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ASTI president Deirdre Mac Donald says additional work generated by Junior Cycle changes are just one of a range of new demands on teachers in recent years.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Major curriculum change at senior cycle level should not take place until there is a comprehensive review of the impact of Junior Cycle changes, a tea(...)

 Marks & Spencer  has  reshaped Irish retail and  consumer habits since it first arrived. In the early days Irish people could not get enough of its chicken Kievs, while its Cornish pasties ent down a treat

“Marks and Spencer has been refused permission to import delicatessen foods for sale at its Mary St department store in Dublin,” the short news report(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe announced an increase in the military service allowance paid to virtually all members of the Defence Forces of 10 per cent. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Increases to allowances put in place to boost pay for Defence Forces personnel will not be extended to other groups of State employees, a development (...)

Thomas Byrne TD: “The department has an obligation to make these periods of leave as short as possible and conduct the investigations as expeditiously as possible.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Three principals and 14 school teachers are currently on administrative leave with full pay while investigations are being carried out, the Department(...)

Schools will receive 5 per cent more in capitation funding from September 2019. Photograph: iStock

Schools have warned that they will still be forced to fundraise and seek “voluntary contributions” from parents despite a small restoration increase i(...)

It is estimated that the combined cost of losses for ASTI members totals about €15 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A second level teachers’ union has initiated legal proceedings against the Government over “unfair” financial penalties imposed following industrial a(...)

In recent weeks there has been a succession of announcements by Ministers which would indicate that the grip of the Department of Public Expenditure may be loosening. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government will be very relieved the dispute by 40,000 nurses which caused chaos in the country’s hospital system this year has been brought to a (...)

Delegates at the IMO’s  agm in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: SON Photo

The Minister for Health Simon Harris is expected on Saturday to promise a new process to tackle the pay gap between medical consultants taken on since(...)

 ASTI delegates at the union’s annual convention in Wexford, where members voted to reverse austerity-era sick leave cuts. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Second-level teachers are seeking the reversal of significant cuts made to their sick leave arrangements during the economic crisis. However, the Dep(...)

ASTI delegates during the annual convention in Wexford during debates on the motions on  teachers’ pay. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The teachers’ conferences are on and there are loud demands for pay equality and higher spending – and a clear preparing of the ground for wider pay d(...)

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