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A moratorium on filling middle-management posts of responsibility in secondary schools has been the subject of regular criticism from unions over recent years. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Hundreds of posts of responsibility to be restored in second-level schools over the coming months will be awarded to teachers on the basis of their su(...)

The State Examinations Commission needs to hire about 3,000 qualified teachers to assist in the delivery of State oral and practical exams this year. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The State Examinations Commission is struggling to recruit enough qualified language teachers to mark the Leaving Cert oral exams. The commission has(...)

Teacher supply We’ve ambition in spades when it comes to becoming the best in Europe. But there’s a major problem: where are we going to find the qual(...)

Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fáil TD and education spokesman, said teacher retirement figures show “people are literally running out of the profession”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Education needs an extra €80 million to pay for a doubling in the number of projected retirements from teaching and other education (...)

Maeve Richardson, welfare officer with the Irish Second Level Students Union: “Good schools have peer-support networks to support young people, especially in the early days.”

Parents and students deserve information about schools. By giving a snapshot of how many students from a given school are going on to third-level, the(...)

Breda Lynch  at the ASTI conference in the INEC, Killarney on Wednesday. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

Parents and students deserve information about schools. By giving a snapshot of how many students from a given school are going on to third-level, the(...)

Job prospects for tens of thousands of young people will depend on Ireland being at the forefront of what is sometimes described as the fourth industrial revolution.

There is no faulting the Government’s vaulting ambition in seeking to become the European leader in Stem subjects – science, technology, engineering a(...)

Saoirse Ní Shúilleabháin, from Cork, at the Dell Robotics tournament. Minister for Education Richard Bruton wants to increase the number of female students taking Stem subjects in the Leaving Cert by 40%. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

An acute shortage of teachers in key subject areas such as maths and science threatens to undermine ambitious Government plans to boost uptake of Stem(...)

People attending an ASTI protest seeking equal pay for younger teachers outside Leinster House, Dublin, last year. File photograph: Eric Luke

Second-level school teachers have decided not to resume their campaign of industrial action. At at meeting in Athlone on Wednesday the central execu(...)

The teacher’s name, school and other identifying details will remain anonymous. File photograph: Getty Images

Primary schoolgirls have told how they were left upset and in tears after a teacher placed Sellotape on their mouths to stop them from chatting during(...)

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