Sheila Nunan:  “I obviously have been in organised labour all my life; this is a shift to political Labour.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A prominent trade unionist is being lined up by Labour to stand in the European Parliament elections, although some in the party claim the move could (...)

John Boyle: “We must grow in membership and influence, strengthening ties with sister unions and professional organisations and delivering additional services to members.” File photograph: YouTube

A Dublin-based school principal has been elected to lead the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) from next year. John Boyle, principal of St(...)

Primary school teachers seem set to ballot for industrial action in the New Year. However, at a meeting on Friday, the Irish National Teachers’ Orga(...)

Teachers from the INTO, ASTI and TUI protesting over pay rates for new entrants earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The country’s largest secondary teachers’ union has narrowly rejected Government proposals to address the controversial two-tier pay system in schools(...)

Overall, schools will receive 5 per cent more in capitation funding from September 2019 - the first increase in a decade - at a cost of just over €10 million. File photograph: Getty Images

A modest increase in school capitation funding and the creation of 1,300 new classroom posts are among the key education measures in Budget 2019. Ov(...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton     has commenced key provisions of the School Admissions Act which removes religion as a ground for priority entry into most schools for the coming academic year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The immediate lifting of the “Baptism barrier” will cause chaos in primary school admissions, the country’s biggest teachers’ union has warned. On We(...)

 A view of the crowd at the Raise the Roof protest at the Dail on Wednesday .Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The housing and homelessness crises are now affecting “everyone” and could become “the new water charges” in terms of mobiling protesters, those at a (...)

A spokesman for the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation said it was “alarming” to see gaelscoileanna and Gaeltacht schools struggling to secure qualified teachers for permanent roles.

Many gaelscoileanna are reporting acute difficulties finding qualified Irish teachers to fill vacant teaching positions. Some schools say they have h(...)

The OECD’s report shows that in Ireland, there were 25 students in primary classes, the fifth highest in the 36-member OECD. Only the UK, Japan, Israel and Chile had slightly larger class sizes.

Ireland has the some of the largest school class sizes in the developed world, according to a major international education report. The OECD’s Educat(...)

A file image of Sylvia Meehan. A  funeral service for her in Dublin was told on Monday of her belief in ‘equality and human rights’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sylvia Meehan, rights activist and the first chair of the Employment Equality Agency (EEA), “believed in equality and human rights that left nobody be(...)

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