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“The key element of this action is that members will deliver no more than standard lecturing hours (16 or 18) from the next academic year.”

Staff in Institutes of Technology across the country are balloting for industrial action in a dispute over working hours. The Teachers’ Union of Irel(...)

Many students are checking their devices in class on a regular basis, research shows. Photograph: Istock

Teachers are battling to contain a rise in smartphone use in the classroom, according to a new survey. A nationwide poll of 1,000 second-level teache(...)

Richard Terry, ASTI member, said a third of members left his local branch during the union's dispute last year. Photograoh: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Richard Terry began to worry for the future of his local branch of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI), in Fermoy, Co Cork, last yea(...)

Members of the ASTI and TUI at a protest in 2015 at the Holy Child Community School, Sallynoggin, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A formal investigation has been launched into complaints by the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) that up to 1,000 of its members were (...)

Teachers say a lack of extra staff threatens to jeopardise the changes aimed at reflecting a decrease in religious belief and practice among students. File photograph: iStock

No additional resources will be given to State secondary schools so that students who opt out of religion can study something else. Teachers and scho(...)

 CRH dipped 0.8%  to €27.43 despite European peers such as Heidelberg Cement and Buzzi gaining ground on Wednesday

European markets see-sawed following stronger-than-expected inflation data from the US, which first sent shares plunging in early afternoon before ral(...)

The State Examinations Commission needs to hire about 3,000 qualified teachers to assist in the delivery of State oral and practical exams this year. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The State Examinations Commission is struggling to recruit enough qualified language teachers to mark the Leaving Cert oral exams. The commission has(...)

Science subjects and pay inequality

Sir, – In launching his department’s policy statement on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) education, Minister for Education Ric(...)

People attending an ASTI protest seeking equal pay for younger teachers outside Leinster House, Dublin, last year. File photograph: Eric Luke

Second-level school teachers have decided not to resume their campaign of industrial action. At at meeting in Athlone on Wednesday the central execu(...)

The teacher’s name, school and other identifying details will remain anonymous. File photograph: Getty Images

Primary schoolgirls have told how they were left upset and in tears after a teacher placed Sellotape on their mouths to stop them from chatting during(...)

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