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Kieran Christie, general secretary, and Ger Curtin, president, at Saturday’s central executive meeting of ASTI which recommended to its members that they should reject the public service pay agreement. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The prospect of further industrial action in schools later in the year will be determined by a number of key events over the coming weeks which will b(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  on Friday. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European travel stocks fell sharply on Friday after the van attack in tourist hotspot Barcelona. Investors were also increasingly concerned about the (...)

Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell plans to run as a candidate for the presidency next year to ensure there is an election. A presidential electio(...)

How would you fancy arriving in your holiday resort with a baby in arms only to find a swarm of mosquitoes buzzing around your room? And how you would(...)

In the wake of the rejection of the proposed new public service agreement by Irish National Teachers’ Organisation members, one of the first things the union will have to decide is whether it will accept any majority decision of the public service trade union movement overall to accept the agreement. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The move by primary school teachers to reject the proposed new public service agreement will cause concern to the Government and could, in theory, inc(...)

Teachers protest last May to highlight the case for equal pay, in a demonstration organised by the INTO and TUI. File photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran

Primary school teachers have overwhelmingly rejected the draft public service pay agreement. The result of the ballot by the Irish National Teachers’(...)

Minister for Education  Richard Bruton: various measures taken by the Government meant it had gone about 75 per cent of the way towards restoring pay equality for teachers appointed since 2011. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Primary school teachers are expected to reject the draft public service pay agreement in a ballot due to be completed on Thursday, in what would be a (...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation  and Teachers’ Union of Ireland executives have already recommended to their members that they reject the deal. Photograph; Getty Images

The country’s biggest secondary school teachers’ union looks set to recommend to its members that they reject the proposed public sector pay deal. Th(...)

File photo of ASTI members taking part in a protest in November 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Campaigners against the proposed new public service agreement have urged State employees to vote against the draft deal and said union negotiators sho(...)

The Junior Cert materials technology (wood) exam was worth just a third of marks, with the remainder resting on practical work completed by students earlier in the year. Photo: iStock

The Junior Cert woodwork exam papers were fair and well-structured to reward students with a wide knowledge of the syllabus, according to teachers. T(...)

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