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TUI general secretary John MacGabhann also reiterated the union’s concern about proposed new legislation to establish technological universities. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The Government should introduce a 1 per cent levy on corporation profits to generate a dedicated fund to finance higher education, the Teachers’ Union(...)

The Minister for Education Richard Bruton will attend a dinner at the ASTI conference but there will not be a speaking opportunity. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Demands for an end to the two-tier pay scale facing new entrants are set to dominate teachers conferences today. Teachers recruited since January 201(...)

The Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland have suffered after reputiating the Lansdowne Road agreement, while the Teachers’ Union of Ireland and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation have benefited from pay increments. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

After eight years of austerity, it’s payback time as far as the teacher unions are concerned. Pay and conditions top the agenda as members of the thre(...)

Photograph taken on June 27th, 2015, at the site of the shooting attack on the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

“Cowardly” Tunisian security forces let down victims of a mass shooting at a beach hotel in 2015, making “deliberate and unjustifiable” delays in thei(...)

Six million euro  will have to be found for the doctors’ accommodation allowance. Photograph: James Thomson/PA Wire

Since he graduated as a doctor 18 months ago, Peter Corry has moved between four different posts in various hospitals in the midwest. Regular job ro(...)

 Department of Education,  Marlborough Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Hundreds of voluntary secondary schools where teachers are members of the ASTI are set to lose out on additional teaching posts from next autumn due (...)

Junior cycle reforms: The ASTI is opposed  and says teachers should not be asked to assess their own students for work linked in any way to State exams. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Teachers in some fee-paying schools have been criticised by Department of Education inspectors for failing to implement changes linked to the reformed(...)

Because of the difficulty of obtaining teaching practice hours here, many young teachers are going to the UK where there is a crisis in teacher recruitment. Photograph: iStock

A new series for Irish Times Abroad focuses on the opportunities for Irish teachers who are interested in moving overseas. Where can they find a job?(...)

Students taking part in group work as part of the new Junior Cycle curriculum.

April has been set as a final deadline for up to 40,000 Junior Cert students to complete a classroom-based assessment task and avoid a 10 per cent pen(...)

Do your homework: gathering as much information as possible can take some of the stress out of choosing a school. Photograph: iStockphoto/Vetta/Getty Images

Being a parent is tough. There’s a lot of judging – especially of mothers – and everyone has an opinion on how best you should rear your children. On(...)

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