Frank Murray: a charismatic and friendly leader with an ability to relate positively with people, to address issues strategically, and to find solutions that were fair to everyone.

Frank Murray was born in Listowel, Co Kerry, in March 1944. He excelled at GAA football and continued playing during his years in UCD. His love of Gae(...)

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) welcomed the clarity surrounding the examination intentions. File photograph: Eric Luke

The two main secondary teachers’ unions will meet on Friday evening to discuss the cancellation of the Leaving Certificate written examinations this s(...)

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(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is prepares to host a series of ‘town hall’ style meetings in the UAE next week to encourage emigrant teachers to return home. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell

A new online portal aimed at connecting emigrant teachers with vacancies in Irish schools has been launched. The moves comes as school management bod(...)

Schools may have to close facilities outside of school hours due to restrictions on hiring caretakers. Photograph: iStock

Schools may be forced to stop providing access to their facilities by local communities outside of school hours due to restrictions on hiring caretake(...)

More work is needed to ensure greater equality of access to third level, the president of the Associaton of Community and Comprehensive Schools has said. Photograph: iStock.

Students from disadvantaged schools should receive extra CAO points in recognition of the barriers they face, the president of a school management bod(...)

The upskilling plan will focus initially on existing language teachers who are qualified in a second language but do not teach it. Photograph: iStock

Secondary school teachers are to be provided with free training under a plan to boost the number of educators for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Ru(...)

Last week’s provisional CAO figures show an increase in the numbers applying to study undergraduate teacher training courses.

The number of students applying for postgraduate teaching courses has increased amid concerns of a “crisis” in teacher supply. There has been a stead(...)

Schools are unable to fill 12-month contracts across a range of core subjects such as languages, maths, science and home economics.

Secondary schools need to hire students in order to tackle an acute shortage of qualified teachers for key subjects such as Irish, maths and modern la(...)

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