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Norma Foley, Minister for Education addressing delgates at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation annual congress in Killarney on Tuesday. Photograph Moya Nolan

Given the long hiatus since their last gatherings, many expected the resumption of teachers’ conferences in the flesh this week would be fiery and acr(...)

ASTI general secretary, Kieran Christie told delegates  that teachers assessing their students for State certification was simply ‘a bad idea’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Delegates at the annual convention of secondary teachers union, the ASTI, have restated their opposition to assessing their own students’ work. The co(...)

Norma Foley pledged the Government will provide the necessary resources to both primary and secondary schools to enable them to cater for the influx of thousands of Ukrainian children expected after the Easter Holidays.

The integration of thousands of Ukrainian children into Irish schools will present challenges on a scale that the education system has never seen befo(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley with INTO general secretary John Boyle (left), president Joe Mc Keown and vice president John Driscoll at the union’s annual congress in Killarney on Tuesday. Photograph: Moya Nolan

A teacher union threat to ballot for industrial action over pay increases to combat spiralling inflation has been shelved as talks over a new public s(...)

Teachers’ pay will dominate proceedings, with motions calling for equal pay for all teachers. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 has transformed education in Ireland. Things that were once deemed too expensive or impractical became possible overnight: class sizes fell t(...)

Joe McKeown, president of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation is applauded by central executive members and delegates at the union’s annual congress in Killarney. Photograph Moya Nolan

The Government has acknowledged the impact of rising inflation on salaries and plans to respond to calls for pay rises from public sector unions short(...)

Norma Foley: she has said that teachers’ pay is part of a wider public sector discussion between unions and Government.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State’s biggest teachers’ union will warn the Government today of potential industrial unrest unless teachers’ pay is increased to compensate for (...)

Delegates at a recent Irish National Teachers’ Organisation’s annual congress in Killarney:  Cost-of-living issues are likely to trigger demands that the Government provides inflation-matching pay rises before the end of the year. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Cost of living crisis With inflation rampant, the cost of living and pay look set to dominate teachers’ conferences. Unions say it is getting harder (...)

ASTI deputy general secretary Diarmaid de Paor said one of the issues that was of growing concern to teachers was the need for them to be protected from sexual assault. File photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

The Department of Education must review its leave system for teachers attacked in schools to include specifically the victims of sexual assault, a lea(...)

The mandatory requirement to wear face coverings has been lifted but it will continue to be advised on public transport and in healthcare settings.  Photograph: iStock

As the country exits the emergency phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government has agreed to lift the vast majority of the remaining public health (...)

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