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Lar (6) from Bennekerry, Co Carlow, holding a copy of the application document for Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Carlow to become a technological university.  Photographer: Shaun Dowling

A technological university for the south east has moved a step closer after Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and IT Carlow formally submitted a(...)

 Waterford IT’s governing body is due to meet on Tuesday, while IT Carlow’s is scheduled for Thursday. Photograph: iStock

Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Carlow are due to meet this week to decide whether they will submit an application to fo(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley will bring legislation to Cabinet on Tuesday to allow students found to have lobbied teachers in respect of the accredited grades scheme have their results withheld.

The Teachers Union of Ireland has welcomed a move to allow Leaving Certificate grades to be withheld from students in the event of lobbying, a sanctio(...)

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(...)

This year’s Teachers Union of Ireland annual conference took place online for public health reasons. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Teachers have renewed their call for an end to unequal pay scales, which sees those appointed after 2011 paid less than their colleagues for the same (...)

Minister of Further and Higher Education Simon Harris: ‘You can have all the lofty ambitions and plans you want but to make them a reality we need to properly fund third-level education.’  File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The issue of third-level funding has been “ducked and dodged for far too long”, Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said. With(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 TUI president  Martin Marjoram. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lecturing staff in third-level educational institutions have experienced a significant increase in workload following the move to remote teaching duri(...)

Chairwoman of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee Karina Butler: ‘I am confident that once people understand why decisions are taken . . . they will probably find no disagreement.’ File photograph: Collins

The change in how Covid-19 vaccines are administered is “not a measure of how valued or how important” certain workers are, but is designed to cut rap(...)

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