Long-awaited report raises concerns that staff shortages could place the quality of tuition at risk. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Trainee and retired teachers will be used to tackle an acute shortage of qualified staff in schools from next September. This follows the publication(...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation joins the  Teachers’ Union of Ireland in recommending rejection of the pay deal

Primary school teachers look set to reject the proposed public sector pay deal under which 300,000 State employees would see an increase of between 6.(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has been accused of “sitting on the report” and ignoring the  issue of shortages despite the difficulties facing schools. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The quality of teaching across primary and secondary schools is at risk due to a lack of qualified teachers, according to an unpublished report commis(...)

Richard Bruton: a spokesman for the Minister said additional teachers being allocated this year would see pupil-teacher ratios return to pre-economic crisis levels. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Much of the progress in reducing class sizes in primary schools during the economic boom has been eroded, according to new research. Average class si(...)

A formal diagnosis will no longer be required to access special needs resources in schools. Photograph: Getty Images

Q. Will my son or daughter lose out under the new system for allocating supports? The Department of Education insists existing resources provided to (...)

New proposals suggest there should be a greater focus on creative play during the early years of primary school. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Religious education will no longer feature as part of the State’s core curriculum at primary school under new proposals being considered by policy-ma(...)

The ASTI is to hold a special meeting of its central executive committee on Saturday to consider a deal following mediation talks with the Department of Education. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has been warned that members face losing thousands of euro if they reject new proposals aimed at avert(...)

The ASTI is  to consider proposals to avert school closures at a special meeting of its central executive on Saturday. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) is to hold a special meeting of its 180-member central executive committee on Saturday to con(...)

 Minister of Education Richard Bruton speaks to media in Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A large number of schools are expected to close on Monday because of planned industrial action by the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI)(...)

Madeleine Ní Ghallchobhair, a teacher of Irish and English who graduated in 2012, feels there has been a deliberate strategy at Government level to divide the different teacher unions. Above, TUI and ASTI members on strike in 2014. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Teachers’ unions are usually at one on most issues: protecting pay rates, investing in education and improving outcomes for children. But today, tea(...)

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