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Minister for Education Joe McHugh is likely to formally announce that the Leaving Cert will begin on Wednesday, July 29th.

When will the Leaving Cert begin, exactly? Minister for Education Joe McHugh is likely to formally announce that it will begin on Wednesday, July 29th(...)

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has stated that it will work to support the Government’s decision to postpone the Leaving Cert exams until later this year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has stated that it will work to support the Government’s decision to postpone the Leaving Cert exams u(...)

The postponement of the Leaving Cert has  created even more questions than answers, argues student Adam Johnson. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

I am a Leaving Certificate student and in recent weeks we have been clamouring for clarity around the fate of the 2020 exams. The announcement la(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh said the announcement gave students clarity over the future of the exams and would allow students to catch up on work.  Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Many secondary students have expressed concern that the Government’s decision to postpone the Leaving Cert until late summer will lead to burnout and (...)

Second level teachers’ unions   said they will work to serve the ‘best interests of students’. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

The country’s largest secondary teachers union says it has “a number of serious concerns” over elements of the decision to postpone the Leaving Cert u(...)

Teachers’ unions say they do not expect members will be redeployed to assist with health services. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Teachers’ unions say they do not expect members will be redeployed to assist with health services as part of the Government’s efforts to contain the c(...)

A file image of delegates at the TUI annual conference which has been suspended this year due to coronavirus.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

All three teachers’ union conferences which were due to take place over Easter have been postponed due to coronavirus. The Association of Secondary (...)

A dispute between the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) and the Department of Education over the timing of professional collaboration meetings has escalated into a major stand-off which is threatening tuition hours for thousands of pupils. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A dispute between secondary teachers and the Department of Education over the timing of professional collaboration meetings has escalated into a major(...)

The ASTI central executive meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Secondary schools face losing teaching posts if teachers continue to hold professional collaboration meetings during normal tuition hours, the Departm(...)

The ASTI claims the practice of holding meetings outside teaching hours is contrary to a 2015 agreement with the Government on junior cycle reforms. Photograph: David Sleator

Secondary teachers could end up teaching for longer under a plan drafted by the Department of Education aimed at ending a dispute over the timing of m(...)

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