An unregistered person may be appointed “where a school has made all reasonable efforts to appoint a registered teacher in accordance with the normal appointment procedures and no registered teacher is available to take up the position in question”.

Thousands of unqualified people are being employed as teachers as schools struggle to fill gaps for short-term absences. Figures supplied to The Iris(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is due to meet with hundreds of Irish teachers at meetings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

An overwhelming majority of Irish teachers based in the United Arab Emirates say the quality of life is better and would recommend a career there, acc(...)

When asked if the Government would consider more pay for teachers based in the greater Dublin area, the Minister replied that the cost of living was also an issue for other professions. File photograph: Getty

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has pledged to tackle barriers preventing emigrant teachers returning home but has warned he does not have “any quic(...)

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(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: his decision to close schools for a second day was widely backed by school bodies.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Schools are unlikely to be required to cut short their holidays to make up for lost time as a result of closures linked to Storm Ophelia, according to(...)

School classrooms remained empty for a second day on Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Education has defended its decision to close all schools for a second day in the face of criticism from some parents. Minister for (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: “It beggars belief that the ASTI will close schools over 33 hours a year.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A further 100 secondary schools are set to close today as the dispute between the Government and a teachers’ union over pay for new entrants continues(...)

 ASTI delegates arrive at the Department of Education on Wednesday. From left: general secretary Kieran Christie,  president Ed Byrne,   Máire G Ní Chiarba and vice-president Ger Curtin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 500 secondary schools will be closed on Thursday after last-ditch talks with the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) ended on W(...)

ASTI protesters outside Leinster House earlier this month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Hundreds of secondary schools that are set to close on Thursday as a result of a teachers’ strike are informing parents they may not reopen at all fol(...)

Contingency plans during looming industrial action by teachers will give priority supervisor cover to Leaving and Junior Cert classes. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Secondary schools will begin to advertise for supervisors from today in a bid to keep schools open in the face of looming industrial action. School m(...)

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