ASTI secondary school teachers are balloting for industrial action over a number of issues, including the pay of recently-recruited teachers and penalties imposed on them by the Government for “repudiating” the Lansdowne Road agreement. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Department of Education has warned more than 500 secondary schools are at risk of closure over the coming weeks if the Association of Secondary Te(...)

The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland said the union was prepared to hold two ballots for industrial action next month. Photographs: The Irish Times

Hundreds of secondary schools could close next month unless demands to improve teachers’ pay and conditions are met, a teacher’s union has warned. In(...)

Members of the ASTI protest outside the Dáil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Secondary schools are drawing up contingency plans to hire hundreds of staff to help prevent schools closing as a result of industrial action likely (...)

About 34,000 teachers working in the education system for a decade or more face being vetted for the first time by gardaí over the coming months.  File photograph: Walter B McKenzie/Stone/Getty Images

About 34,000 teachers working in the education system for a decade or more face being vetted for the first time by gardaí over the coming months. At (...)

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