A file image of  INTO members attending a rally for pay equality for lower paid teachers outside the Dáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Primary school teachers have set the Government a deadline of the end of the current school year to deal with the two-tier pay system. The Irish Nat(...)

Fire damage to Scoil Chaitríona Cailíní, which is located off the Malahide Road near Mask Avenue Dublin. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos.

A fire has substantially damaged a primary school in Artane, north Dublin which will remain closed for the forseeable future. Six units from Dublin F(...)

Hundreds of teachers and special needs assistants will be hired over the coming year under measures contained in Budget 2020. File photograph: David Sleator

Hundreds of teachers and special needs assistants will be hired over the coming year to meet the needs of our growing school population. Overall, the(...)

Over the last decade, marked by an avalanche of new initiatives, our school leaders have been put under extreme pressure, says John Boyle, INTO general secretary. Photograph: iStock

I was a primary school principal teacher for nearly 20 years. I have an intimate understanding of the role. School leaders are the cement that holds a(...)

Minister for Education says use of reduced timetables to manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils is ‘unacceptable’. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

The use of reduced timetables to manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils is “unacceptable” in an education system that promotes inclusion at its cor(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said the Government’s National Broadband Plan would allow more people to work remotely and could help breathe new life into isolated rural schools as a result. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Minister for Education is involved in “intense discussions” over securing more favourable pupil-teacher ratios to help secure the future of small (...)

An actuarial review published by the Government in December 2017 maintained that the State overall had an accrued liability of about €114.5bn in respect of retirement benefits.

Teachers are urging the Government to upgrade pension arrangements for those appointed in recent years. Unions maintain that changes introduced in 20(...)

Delegates display their votes at the ASTI’s annual convention in Cork last year. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

When Minister for Education Joe McHugh arrives at teachers’ conferences this week, he will find a profession highly exercised about a number of key is(...)

The INTO says  class sizes in primary schools should be capped at 20 pupils to ensure teachers can give students the individual attention and support they need. Photograph: iStock

More than 100,000 children in primary school classes of more than 30 pupils are being “crowded out of education”, according to the country’s largest t(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said that there is “unfinished business” to be addressed on the issue of pay equality. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Teachers’ unions are threatening industrial action if the Government does not make a firm commitment over the coming days to restore pay equality for (...)

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