While there continues to be a significant surplus of applicants over available places for teacher training programmes, demand has fallen since 2012. Photograph: iStock

The “prohibitive” cost of training and austerity-era cuts to starting salaries may have led to reduced interest in students choosing teaching as a pro(...)

Secondary-school teacher Róisín Scanlon

Last year was Bliain na Gaeilge when the Irish language was celebrated across the world. More and more people are working in the first language of the(...)

A review of teacher education reforms commissioned by the Higher Education Authority notes that primary teaching applicants were drawn from the top 12.5 per cent of Leaving Cert students in 2011. Photograph: iStock

The academic calibre of trainee teachers has dipped at a time of controversy over two-tier pay rates and falling numbers of applications to the profes(...)

Adam Kelly, a fifth year student from Skerries Community College, is the overall winner at SciFest 2018 Photograph: Keith Arkins

Large-scale quantum computers are set to be the next frontier in advanced computing but they are not yet widely available, which means there is a requ(...)

Students at fee-paying colleges benefit from smaller class sizes. Photograph: iStock

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Open day: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019, at York Street and St Stephen’s Green campuses Web: rcsi.com Located (...)

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(...)

An Coimisinéir Teanga, Rónán Ó Domhnaill, at the launch of Annual Report 2017 in Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin. From left: Caoimhín Ó hEadhra, An Foras Patrúnachta, Bláthnaid Ní Ghreacháin, príomhfheidhmeanach Gaeloideachas and Prof. Teresa O’Doherty, president Marino Institute of Education. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A decision by the Department of Education to revise how the school patronage process operates has been welcomed by an Coimisinéir Teanga (Irish langua(...)

A two-tier salary structure is one factor encouraging Irish teachers to move abroad for work. Photograph: iStockphote/Getty Images.

Ireland is in the midst of a teacher recruitment crisis. At secondary schools, we don’t have enough Irish, science, maths or European language teacher(...)

The president of DCU has called on policy makers to take action to help control the escalating rental cost of student housing. Professor Brian MacCrai(...)

Seán Delaney, Marino Institute; Treasa Kirk, Department of Education; Minister for Education Richard Bruton; David O’Sullivan, OGP, and Aodán Mac Suibhne,  Marino Institute.

Up to 60 new places on Irish-medium teacher-training courses are to be created as part of a €7 million push to address the shortage of Irish teachers (...)

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