There has been friction for some time between the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland  and the Teachers’ Union of Ireland  over representation rights in specific schools.

Trade union leaders will on Wednesday vote on a challenge by the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) to a report by the trade union movem(...)

Teachers’ contribution to remote teaching and keeping schools open has been of crucial importance in meeting young people’s needs, said the unions. Photograph: Getty Images

Teachers should get proposed Covid-19 bonus payments for frontline workers because of their “extraordinary efforts” during the pandemic, teaching unio(...)

Ireland ranks in last place out of 36 developed countries for investment in education as a measure of our gross domestic product (GDP), according to latest OECD data. Photograph: iStock

Ireland ranks last out of 36 developed countries for investment in education as a measure of our national wealth or gross domestic product (GDP), acco(...)

Faults have been identified in 10,000 devices that were due to be delivered to schools. Photograph: iStock

The rollout of carbon dioxide monitors to all schools looks set to be delayed until next month after faults were identified in 10,000 devices. Teach(...)

 Minister for Education Norma Foley said it has been a particularly challenging 18 months for students on the back of school closures and disruption to their education. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Education Norma Foley has defended the integrity of record-breaking high grades awarded to Leaving Cert students on the basis that studen(...)

Many pregnant teachers say they are worried that they will be exposed to virus in crowded classrooms in the early weeks of their pregnancy. Photograph: iStock

Hundreds of unvaccinated pregnant teachers have raised concerns about returning to the classroom in September due to Covid-19 safety issues. Pregnant(...)

ASTI president Eamon Dennehy  said difficulties in recruitment and retaining second-level teachers have “bedevilled the system for several years”. Photograph: Getty Images

As the Government prepares for the reopening of schools, all necessary resources must be put in place to ensure teachers and students can be assured o(...)

Many students are not receiving an adequate sex education at school and are relying on the internet for information, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Photograph: iStock

Many students are not receiving an adequate sex education at school and are relying on the internet for information, an Oireachtas committee has heard(...)

Mr Martin said the target is for 80 per cent of adults to have their first vaccine dose by the end of June. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin has signalled that the Government will not be deviating from the scientific advice to allocate Covid-19 vaccines by age, (...)

 Grafton Street: The easings under consideration  would relieve pressure on the contact tracing system, allowing more resources to be focused on high-risk cases. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fully vaccinated people will no longer have to restrict their movements after being identified as a close contact of a Covid-19 case, under proposals (...)

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