Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: it would be “regrettable” if teachers went ahead with the strike.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Hundreds of secondary schools as well as further education centres and institutes of technology are set to shut on Tuesday, February 4th, when thousan(...)

Secondary school managers have warned the Department of Education that time-tabling meetings during class time will lead to a ‘staggering’ loss of teaching hours. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of secondary school students are losing out on tuition time due to an escalating dispute over whether teachers’ professional collaboration m(...)

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann (right) on a teachers’ protest outside Greenhills College in Dublin in 2018. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is facing a bill of almost €280,000 in compensation to a rival union over allegations that it had “poached” abou(...)

The union said that 93 per cent of members had voted in favour for directing its members to only attend meetings which were in compliance with the agreed arrangements. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union is likely to direct its members to only only attend meetings relating to junior cycle reforms which ar(...)

“Parents and schools pay a lot of attention to feeder school lists, and therefore they are massively important.” Photograph: iStock

“Misleading” and “unidimensional” or “hugely popular with parents” and “radical and left wing”? As ever, the publication of today’s feeder school lis(...)

Photograph: iStock

There is still a shortage of special needs assistants in primary schools, despite a new Department of Education report showing a significant increase (...)

ASTI delegates at its  annual convention last year. The union is to hold a ballot of members over the timing of teacher meetings during  the school day. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union is to ballot members over a directive which would require members to only attend meetings relating to (...)

Senior cycle education in secondary school could have a more rigorous vocational dimension, according to an OECD analysis.

The Leaving Cert should have a more rigorous vocational focus and give real work-based experience to students, according to a review of senior cycle b(...)

ASTI president Deirdre Mac Donald says additional work generated by Junior Cycle changes are just one of a range of new demands on teachers in recent years.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Major curriculum change at senior cycle level should not take place until there is a comprehensive review of the impact of Junior Cycle changes, a tea(...)

Cork Life Centre students Jessica Griffin, Liam McCormac, Michael Hartnett and Kyle O’Connor with their teacher Jason Kelleher. The centre helps provide the ‘bare necessities’ for students who are struggling financially. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

“Young people don’t just decide to leave education. It’s not a one-day event. It all starts in primary school, when their parents can’t afford to buy (...)

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