Minister for Education Richard Bruton said last week that trade unions did not prioritise new entrant pay in recent talks over the public sector pay deal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has been accused of “blaming” trade unions for not prioritising the restoration of pay for new entrant teachers (...)

Teachers from the INTO, ASTI and TUI protesting before a Government report on pay equalisation. Photograph: Alan Betson

Unequal pay for teachers is causing a “brain drain” which has the potential to seriously undermine children’s education, trade unions have warned. Th(...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation  said there were plenty of options to make up lost time other than cutting short holidays. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

School managers say any move to cut short Easter holidays in order to make up for lost tuition time due to adverse weather would be “unfair” on parent(...)

Members of the ASTI and TUI at a protest in 2015 at the Holy Child Community School, Sallynoggin, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A formal investigation has been launched into complaints by the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) that up to 1,000 of its members were (...)

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network said surveys showed difficulties in sourcing substitute teachers for teachers on short-term absences were getting worse. Photograph: PA

Children’s education is now suffering because of growing difficulties finding qualified teachers, school managers have warned. The Oireachtas educat(...)

There will always be substitute work available as a primary school teacher, given the need to cover maternity leaves, normal sickness and career breaks. Photograph: iStock

Question: My daughter is a primary teacher who’s on the second year of a career break. She’s teaching in the United Arab Emirates, while her fiance is(...)

Concern over the safety of children online has prompted a call for a smartphone ban in schools. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Primary teachers have played down calls for a ban on smartphones in schools on the basis that most have long-standing policies which prohibit mobile p(...)

Where difficulties arise between parents and their children’s schools, there is an agreed resolution procedure. Photo: iStock

Question: My son is nine years of age and has become anxious and withdrawn. I think the problem relates to one teacher in the school, whose interactio(...)

Louise Tobin, principal of St Joseph’s primary school, leads children from five schools in Tipperary town who gathered at the Department of Education earlier this year to protest at their ‘exclusion’ from the Deis scheme for disadvantaged schools. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Hundreds of deprived schools identified as qualifying for extra teachers and supports were not included in the State’s official scheme to tackle educa(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced last February that  79 schools were to be added into the Deis system for the first time using the new index.  Photograph: Jason Clarke

More than 200 disadvantaged schools which were identified as needing extra support were not included in the Government’s scheme to support pupils from(...)

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