Sheila Nunan, general secretary of the INTO, is to step down next year.

The general secretary of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation has announced that she will retire next summer. Sheila Nunan has led the country’s(...)

Valerie Gaynor with some of the pre-school children at Creative Kids & Co in Walkinstown, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Regina Bushell still remembers having to be brought in “kicking and screaming” on her first day at primary school, just a few weeks after her fourth b(...)

The INTO will this week use the rainbow logo in correspondence.

Many teachers fear that coming out as gay will have an impact on their career, according to Irish National Teachers Organisation members. The organis(...)

Many Irish teachers based abroad are wondering whether now is a good time to come home given a shortage of qualified staff in key areas. Photo: iStock

Ireland is in the midst of a chronic teacher crisis. Substitutes are the most valuable commodity a school can get, and the number of newly-qualified t(...)

Some primary schools which are struggling to cope with teacher shortages admit to using special needs support teachers to fill in for regular class teachers. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Pupils with special needs are among the most vulnerable of children in the education system. They require the support of resource teachers and, in so(...)

Kieran Christie, general secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland, said young teachers are ’leaving the profession in droves’.

A crisis in the supply of teachers in key subjects has “exploded” in schools and has serious implications for the education of children, the country’s(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton addresses INTO delegates  in Killarney. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Strike action by teachers over two-tier pay rates could trigger pay freezes and loss of earnings for thousands of them, Minister for Education Richard(...)

Many secondary schools have “bring your own device” policies to allow students use smartphones or tablets for educational purposes in some classes

Parents and students are to be consulted on whether smartphones should be allowed in schools. The use of smartphones and tablet devices among young p(...)

Pictured at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation annual conference are Graham Fitzpatrick, Ed Platt, John Paul Phelan and Michael Weed, who are calling for equal pay for all teachers. Photograph: Moya Nolan.

All three teachers’ unions have formed a united front and backed motions calling for potential strike action unless the Government commits to abolishi(...)

Almost 24,000 teachers earn less than their colleagues for the same work as a result of salary reductions introduced for new appointees since 2011

Teachers are threatening to ballot on industrial action before the summer unless the Government restores pay equality in the sector. The Irish Nation(...)

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