Lar (6) from Bennekerry, Co Carlow, holding a copy of the application document for Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Carlow to become a technological university.  Photographer: Shaun Dowling

A technological university for the south east has moved a step closer after Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and IT Carlow formally submitted a(...)

 Waterford IT’s governing body is due to meet on Tuesday, while IT Carlow’s is scheduled for Thursday. Photograph: iStock

Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Carlow are due to meet this week to decide whether they will submit an application to fo(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley will bring legislation to Cabinet on Tuesday to allow students found to have lobbied teachers in respect of the accredited grades scheme have their results withheld.

The Teachers Union of Ireland has welcomed a move to allow Leaving Certificate grades to be withheld from students in the event of lobbying, a sanctio(...)

This year’s Teachers Union of Ireland annual conference took place online for public health reasons. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Teachers have renewed their call for an end to unequal pay scales, which sees those appointed after 2011 paid less than their colleagues for the same (...)

Mr Martin said the target is for 80 per cent of adults to have their first vaccine dose by the end of June. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin has signalled that the Government will not be deviating from the scientific advice to allocate Covid-19 vaccines by age, (...)

 Grafton Street: The easings under consideration  would relieve pressure on the contact tracing system, allowing more resources to be focused on high-risk cases. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fully vaccinated people will no longer have to restrict their movements after being identified as a close contact of a Covid-19 case, under proposals (...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley speaking to the media at the INTO’s virtual annual congress which was broadcast from the Killashee Hotel, Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The removal of teachers from the vaccine priority queue is driven by science and is “not a value judgement on any profession”, Minister for Education (...)

Teachers, especially secondary teachers, are also now more likely to be contacted by students for one-on-one support, which places further demands on their time. Photograph: iStock

It’s a dark, miserable night. You’ve been teaching all day, you came home to mark your students’ work, help your own children with their homework, coo(...)

More than 90 per cent of secondary school teachers say some students have disengaged as a result of the move to remote teaching and learning, accordin(...)

Some sources say any potential industrial action might be deferred until the new academic year, which begins in late August. File photograph: The Irish Times

All three teachers’ unions look set to debate emergency motions calling for industrial action this week unless their members are moved up the vaccinat(...)

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