Staff in special schools in Wexford, Dublin and Galway have been vaccinated despite a Government decision to remove teachers from the priority vaccination list in favour of an age-based approach. File photograph: Alan Betson

Teachers and special needs assistants (SNAs) in special schools across at least three counties have been vaccinated ahead of schedule, it has emerged.(...)

Mary Magner, president of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation speaking to delegates at the union’s virtual congress 2021 which is taking place in a studio in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Moya Nolan

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed chronic failings in our primary education system such as schools without hot water or soap, the president of the Iri(...)

Some sources say any potential industrial action might be deferred until the new academic year, which begins in late August. File photograph: The Irish Times

All three teachers’ unions look set to debate emergency motions calling for industrial action this week unless their members are moved up the vaccinat(...)

Mass testing took place at the school on Thursday. File photograph: iStock

There has been an outbreak of Covid-19 in a Dublin special school, amid calls for special needs assistants (SNAs) and teachers to be reprioritised for(...)

The Sipo report shows Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan were among the politicians who returned donations they received in 2019. Photograph: Julien Behal/ PA Wire

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) made donations of €1,000 – the maximum allowed under political funding rules – to 21 local and Europe(...)

The INTO said there had been “zero consultation or notification of this drastic change” which was  certain to affect  teachers  confidence about safety at work.

Teachers have strongly criticised proposed new changes to the Government’s vaccination schedule and warned it would undermine efforts of staff to kee(...)

Thousands of students who attend special classes in mainstream primary and secondary schools returned to the classroom on Monday for the first time since before Christmas. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of students who attend special classes in mainstream primary and secondary schools returned to the classroom on Monday for the first time si(...)

The INTO says a  decision on the return of some primary classes is expected early next week. Photograph: iStock

The union representing primary teachers has confirmed that latest public health advice provided to Government allows for the return of some primary sc(...)

General secretary of the INTO John Boyle. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The prospect of the proposed new public service pay agreement being ratified has received a boost after members of two of the largest unions in the St(...)

Eddie Cadman’s son Nathan (12) is autistic and has regressed due to the closure of schools

Minister for Education Norma Foley and unions are at an impasse over the return of classes for students with special needs. The Department of Educati(...)

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