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The Government’s decision to change the Covid-19 vaccination schedule was not based on how those working in any particular profession are valued,  Minister for Education Norma Foley has said. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Industry Correspondent The Government’s decision to change the Covid-19 vaccination priority list was not based on how those working in any particula(...)

Teachers, especially secondary teachers, are also now more likely to be contacted by students for one-on-one support, which places further demands on their time. Photograph: iStock

It’s a dark, miserable night. You’ve been teaching all day, you came home to mark your students’ work, help your own children with their homework, coo(...)

More than 90 per cent of secondary school teachers say some students have disengaged as a result of the move to remote teaching and learning, accordin(...)

Some sources say any potential industrial action might be deferred until the new academic year, which begins in late August. File photograph: The Irish Times

All three teachers’ unions look set to debate emergency motions calling for industrial action this week unless their members are moved up the vaccinat(...)

Mass testing took place at the school on Thursday. File photograph: iStock

There has been an outbreak of Covid-19 in a Dublin special school, amid calls for special needs assistants (SNAs) and teachers to be reprioritised for(...)

General secretary of the ASTI, Kieran Christie, says he expects an alliance of unions will come together to try have the policy on the vaccination rollout overturned. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s planned change to the Covid-19 vaccination schedule is unacceptable and needs to be reversed, second-level teachers have maintained.(...)

Gardaí have said high-visibility patrols at public amenities, parks and beauty spots will continue across the country this weekend. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A further 624 Covid-19 cases and an additional two coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the State. This brings the total number of Covid-(...)

The  ASTI says it has received euro280,000 from rival TUI in compensation as a settlement to a dispute over “poaching” of members. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) says it has received €280,000 from the rival Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) in compensation as (...)

Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan. File photograph: Laura Hutton

The new public service pay deal for about 340,000 State employees will be formally ratified by trade unions on Tuesday. Fórsa, the largest public ser(...)

Unions are expect to finalise a return-to-school plan with Department of Education officials on Monday before a formal announcement is made following a Cabinet meeting the following day. File photograph: iStock

Many secondary students may have to wait until April 12th before they return to the classroom under school reopening plans related to the Covid-19 pan(...)

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