Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced on Friday that the Leaving Certificate exams will not go ahead this summer for the first time in almost 100 years. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The Government is concerned over its exposure to legal action by students who may miss out on college places following its decision to replace the Lea(...)

Plans to hold Junior Cycle exams in September have been cancelled.

Schools are to be given the freedom to decide whether to run school-based assessments for Junior Cycle students during May. The move means exams that(...)

Members of the Teachers Union of Ireland on strike outside Mount Temple Comprehensive in Clontarf, Dublin, over equal pay. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Several hundred schools across the country are closed on Tuesday as part of an ongoing campaign against a two-tier pay system by the Teachers’ Union o(...)

‘The evidence shows teachers are going abroad or doing other work.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The number of retired teachers returning to schools to help deal with teacher shortages rose by a fifth (21 per cent) last year to 1,626. Data releas(...)

Pierce Dillon (58) previously worked at the Catholic University School (CUS) on Leeson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A teacher who allegedly called a male pupil “a little bitch” was denied a proper disciplinary process, the High Court has ruled. Ms Justice Deirdre (...)

The year 1984 became notorious for a number of stories involving women, pregnancy outside marriage, and their treatment by society, church and State(...)

Jack Lynch Blennerville and Alex O’Shea  of Brookfield College in Tralee prepare for their exams. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

The State examinations begin today for some 124,000 pupils with a range of new measures aimed at reducing stress and anxiety levels. Youth mental hea(...)

Delegates attending the ASTI Annual Convention in Cork heard the move to waive penalties for any former members who now wished to rejoin was “a wise decision” and “in our best interests”. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

The Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland is to waive penalties against former members who left the union during its controversial campaign of (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said last week that trade unions did not prioritise new entrant pay in recent talks over the public sector pay deal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has been accused of “blaming” trade unions for not prioritising the restoration of pay for new entrant teachers (...)

The way the Leaving Cert is structured is maximising stress on students, parents’ representatives have claimed.

The way the Leaving Cert is structured is maximising stress on students and leading to crippling levels of anxiety, parents’ representatives have clai(...)

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