Unions have strongly criticised the current two-tier pay structure which has seen those recruited since 2011 paid less than those in place prior to that date.

There has been a collapse in the number of people applying to study for qualifications to become second level teachers due to pay inequality, educatio(...)

Many primary schools are finding it difficult to fill gaps for career breaks and maternity leave, while secondary schools report major difficulties sourcing teachers in key subjects. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The number of retired teachers returning to the classroom is set to reach a record high as schools struggle to fill gaps for short-term absences. Man(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: his decision to close schools for a second day was widely backed by school bodies.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Schools are unlikely to be required to cut short their holidays to make up for lost time as a result of closures linked to Storm Ophelia, according to(...)

ASTI delegates at their meeting in Citywest Hotel in June. More than 1,200 members of the ASTI are estimated to have left the union between January and June. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An investigation is under way into claims by the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) that the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) recruited(...)

 INTO members attend a rally for pay equality for lower-paid teachers outside the Dáil, Kildare Street, Dublin, in December 2016. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is to take part in a new Government review of pay equality. The union said the plans by the Governme(...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has  assured teachers that no financial or credit card details were compromised in a cyberattack on its learning website. Photo: iStock

Up to 30,000 teachers have been warned that their personal data may have been compromised after a union website was hacked in recent days. The Irish (...)

CPSU general secretary Eoin Ronayne said his members remain angry over imposition of unpaid additional hours which were not addressed in the new public service pay deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Nurses, doctors, lower-paid civil servants and university teachers have backed the proposed new public service pay deal. Members of the Irish Nurses (...)

A new OECD report  says “a relatively large share of the Irish population” has attained tertiary, or third-level education. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Ireland has one of the highest completion rates of upper second-level education, according to the latest OECD report. Ireland has the third highest (...)

In the wake of the rejection of the proposed new public service agreement by Irish National Teachers’ Organisation members, one of the first things the union will have to decide is whether it will accept any majority decision of the public service trade union movement overall to accept the agreement. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The move by primary school teachers to reject the proposed new public service agreement will cause concern to the Government and could, in theory, inc(...)

Teachers protest last May to highlight the case for equal pay, in a demonstration organised by the INTO and TUI. File photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran

Primary school teachers have overwhelmingly rejected the draft public service pay agreement. The result of the ballot by the Irish National Teachers’(...)

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