A placard from a teachers’ strike led by the  ASTI in 2016. The TUI is to ballot members next month to renew its mandate for industrial action as tensions rise over controversial two-tier pay scales.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A teachers’ union is to ballot members next month to renew its mandate for industrial action as tensions rise over controversial two-tier pay scales .(...)

Helen O’Shea: ‘It shouldn’t be so hard to uphold a child’s constitutional right to drop out of religion.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Helen O’Shea’s daughter is used to doing her homework at the back of the classroom during religious education. As an atheist parent, she says it is t(...)

The transgender pride parade makes its way along Eden Quay in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Up to 1,000 people took part in the second Trans Pride march in Dublin on Saturday. This was double the numbers that took part in the event last year.(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe announced an increase in the military service allowance paid to virtually all members of the Defence Forces of 10 per cent. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Increases to allowances put in place to boost pay for Defence Forces personnel will not be extended to other groups of State employees, a development (...)

Waterford Institute of Technology and IT Carlow are preparing a joint bid to merge and become a technological university.

Plans to create a technological university for the southeast have hit a new setback. While Waterford Institute of Technology and IT Carlow are prepar(...)

Reform of the senior cycle must cater for all students and their unique talents. Photograph: iStock

With this year’s State examinations almost upon us, and a review of the senior cycle underway, it is perhaps timely to consider how that review should(...)

Cork Institute of Technology. Photograph: Higher Education Authority

Plans for the creation of a new technological university in the Munster area have been dealt a blow after staff at Cork Institute of Technology and IT(...)

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(...)

Teachers’ Union of Ireland delegates heard health and safety assessments in schools are being left to teachers who lack any specialist expertise to carry them out.

A majority of second-level teachers say they would not recommend teaching as a profession. That is the finding on an online survey of almost 800 teac(...)

Jane Donnelly of Atheist Ireland hands Minister for Education Joe McHugh her protest at the TUI conference in Killarney on Wednesday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Pupils are being “forced” to study religion and schools are failing in their duty to allow young people opt out of the subject, Atheist Ireland has cl(...)

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