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Teachers from the INTO, ASTI and TUI protesting before a Government report on pay equalisation. Photograph: Alan Betson

Unequal pay for teachers is causing a “brain drain” which has the potential to seriously undermine children’s education, trade unions have warned. Th(...)

The way the Leaving Cert is structured is maximising stress on students, parents’ representatives have claimed.

The way the Leaving Cert is structured is maximising stress on students and leading to crippling levels of anxiety, parents’ representatives have clai(...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation  said there were plenty of options to make up lost time other than cutting short holidays. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

School managers say any move to cut short Easter holidays in order to make up for lost tuition time due to adverse weather would be “unfair” on parent(...)

Richard Terry, ASTI member, said a third of members left his local branch during the union's dispute last year. Photograoh: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Richard Terry began to worry for the future of his local branch of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI), in Fermoy, Co Cork, last yea(...)

Members of the ASTI and TUI at a protest in 2015 at the Holy Child Community School, Sallynoggin, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A formal investigation has been launched into complaints by the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) that up to 1,000 of its members were (...)

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network said surveys showed difficulties in sourcing substitute teachers for teachers on short-term absences were getting worse. Photograph: PA

Children’s education is now suffering because of growing difficulties finding qualified teachers, school managers have warned. The Oireachtas educat(...)

Surveys   by the Joint Managerial Body indicate that 70% of schools have had to employ either unregistered, retired or unqualified staff in the current academic year. Photograph: Getty Images

Some secondary schools are considering dropping languages such as French, Spanish and German due to a “crisis” in the supply of teachers, according to(...)

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(...)

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