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While latest data released by public health authorities indicates that schools are safer than the wider community and are not driving transmission of Covid-19, ASTI members still have concerns. Photograph: Alan Betson

The decision by Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) members to back industrial action over issues including school safety has put potenti(...)

The ASTI said members had serious concerns about a number of matters following the resumption of teaching

Second level teachers have voted to take industrial action unless the Government immediately addresses a number of concerns regarding Covid-19 in scho(...)

Nphet says that the data on positivity rates in schools suggested that they are not drivers of infection. Photograph: iStock

The chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan has said he does not anticipate the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) advising the Government no(...)

Covid has been found to have spread significantly in fewer than 10 schools, says Nphet. Photograph: Getty Images

Covid-19 is found to have spread significantly within fewer than 10 schools in the State, public health authorities believe. While there have been a (...)

Some school secretaries are  directly employed by   the Department of Education, while  most have their pay and conditions determined by school management boards, which receive grants from the State. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has agreed to “regularise” the pay, conditions and pensions of school secretaries and caretakers which are currently funded from State (...)

Czech Republic’s Josef Cerny celebrates winning the 19th stage of the Giro d’Italia  from Morbegno to Asti, Italy. Photograph: Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP

Czech Josef Cerny won the Giro d’Italia’s 19th stage on Friday after it started amid chaos and was halved in length following a protest by the riders (...)

St Patrick’s Boys’ National School in Drumcondra and Gaelscoil Ros Eo in Rush, Co Dublin among those to close. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Agriculture should have issued a public notice about the problems with ViraPro hand sanitiser on October 16th when a formal notice w(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin addresses the  nation at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday night. Photograph: Julien Behal/Pool/AFP via Getty

The Government has announced Level 5 restrictions across the State for six weeks from Wednesday night/ Thursday morning at midnight until December 1st(...)

 School secretaries gathered for a rally at the Dáil in January this year. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

School secretaries are set to stage three days of strikes in the coming weeks over pay. They are also planning to follow this up with an indefinite (...)

The INTO described it as “incomprehensible” that primary schools would remain fully open when infection levels are high enough to rule out indoor gatherings. Photograph: iStock

Teachers are to demand clarity on what additional protective measures can be put in place in schools should Covid-19 restrictions escalate to Level 4 (...)

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