Some union and school management bodies have suggested that oral   exams should be held during the Easter break, which could make it easier to source teachers. Photograph: Getty Images

Education authorities are still seeking teachers to work as examiners just weeks ahead of the start of the Leaving Cert oral exams due to a shortage o(...)

ASTI picket at Monkstown Park College in 2016. File photograph: Eric Luke

Second-level teachers have said they may ballot for strike action following their rejection of Government proposals for ending the controversial two-t(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has appointed a meditor to examine employment conditions in English-language schools. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The scope for setting new minimum employment standards for teachers in the English language education sector is to explored by a Government-appointed (...)

Teachers from the INTO, ASTI and TUI protesting over pay rates for new entrants earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The country’s largest secondary teachers’ union has narrowly rejected Government proposals to address the controversial two-tier pay system in schools(...)

Announcing the result of the ballot of INTO members on the two-tier pay system, general secretary Sheila Nunan said the proposal by Government failed to signal an end to pay inequality for all new entrants.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Primary school teachers have narrowly rejected new Government proposals to address the controversial two-tier pay system in schools. The move increase(...)

If the ASTI’s 17,000 members reject the new pay proposals, its leadership would then meet again to decide the next steps. Photograph: iStock

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) is to ballot its members on new Government pay proposals without a recommendation. The union’s p(...)

The Government is expected to announce new proposals to end the controversial lower pay arrangements in place for about 60,000 staff who were recruited to the public service since 2011.

The Government will not go beyond the measures announced on Monday to end lower-pay arrangements for personnel recruited since 2011, Minister for Publ(...)

A question on drones in the Leaving Cert engineering exam allowed students to  focus on social issues surrounding the technology. Photo: iStock

Drones, parking sensors and American football helmets were among the topics featured on this year’s higher level engineering paper. Kenny Donagher, s(...)

The State Examinations Commission is  seeking teachers to fill vacancies for examiners across several subjects ahead of this week’s exams.

The State Examinations Commission is still seeking teachers to fill vacancies for examiners across several subjects just days ahead of the start of th(...)

Many Irish teachers based abroad are wondering whether now is a good time to come home given a shortage of qualified staff in key areas. Photo: iStock

Ireland is in the midst of a chronic teacher crisis. Substitutes are the most valuable commodity a school can get, and the number of newly-qualified t(...)

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