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John Boyle, general secretary of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation: Response plan tweaked to include symptoms associated with Delta variant.  Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 46,000 children in Ireland contracted Covid-19 between the start of the pandemic in March 2020 and last month, according to a HSE report. T(...)

Children who have more uncommon symptoms associated with the delta variant of Covid -19 should not attend school, the INTO has said. Photograph: iStock

Children who have more uncommon symptoms associated with the delta variant of Covid -19 should not attend school when they resume from this coming wee(...)

The Government’s decision to change the Covid-19 vaccination schedule was not based on how those working in any particular profession are valued,  Minister for Education Norma Foley has said. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Industry Correspondent The Government’s decision to change the Covid-19 vaccination priority list was not based on how those working in any particula(...)

Gardaí and teachers are seeking the introduction of a separate vaccination programme to run in parallel with the new age-based system for the general public

The HSE has told hospitals that in exceptional circumstances they can provide surplus vaccines to people who do not have conditions that could leave t(...)

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland  annual retention fee for nurses is €100. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/ Reuters

Nurses will not face any increase in the cost of their annual retention fee to their regulatory body under an agreement reached as part of the new pub(...)

A smart board replaces blackboard and chalk: if a child is interested in planes, that interest should be nurtured with toy planes, books about planes, binoculars and aviation posters. Photograph: Eric Luke

As new students enter colleges hoping to learn the skills required to become good primary teachers, they might be better off brushing up on their fund(...)

The Government’s proposals to tackle the new entrant issue have been rejected by  ASTI and INTO although neither have balloted members for industrial action.

New measures aimed at addressing the controversial two-tier pay system for thousands of staff who joined the public service since 2011 will come into (...)

Phil Ni Sheaghdha INMO general secretary at a hearing in relation to the nurses dispute over pay and recruitment at the Labour Court, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

There has been no immediate drive by public service groups for additional pay deals similar to that secured by nurses on Monday after their recent str(...)

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(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation general secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha (centre), with members. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Strikes by nurses appear set to go ahead from the end of the month after talks broke down on Friday without resolution. Negotiations between the Iris(...)

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