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(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley speaking to the media at the INTO’s virtual annual congress which was broadcast from the Killashee Hotel, Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The removal of teachers from the vaccine priority queue is driven by science and is “not a value judgement on any profession”, Minister for Education (...)

Teachers, especially secondary teachers, are also now more likely to be contacted by students for one-on-one support, which places further demands on their time. Photograph: iStock

It’s a dark, miserable night. You’ve been teaching all day, you came home to mark your students’ work, help your own children with their homework, coo(...)

More than 90 per cent of secondary school teachers say some students have disengaged as a result of the move to remote teaching and learning, accordin(...)

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(...)

Varenth Krishna Kumar, pupil at St Mary’s National School (front), and (from left to right) his sister Veenosha, mother Anne and father Krishna. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Schools attended by some of the State’s poorest children are struggling to help pupils re-adjust to life in organised education and catch up on their (...)

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