Trish Reilly Nolan pictured with her son, nine-year-old  Alex near their home in Athlone. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Children – many of them disadvantaged – are being “denied their education” by being placed on reduced timetables at school, usually for behavioural is(...)

Latest forecasts indicate that the number of students at second level is due to jump by 40,000 by 2024. Photograph: iStock

Second level principals have warned that teacher shortages will worsen due to a significant spike in student numbers over the next six years. Latest (...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh: “We have to find innovative ways to resolve the issue of teacher supply.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Secondary schools could be asked to share teaching staff in key subjects where there is an acute shortage of qualified teachers such as physics or hom(...)

The TUI  stated that irrespective of the ballot outcome, its campaign would ‘continue until pay equality has been delivered’.

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is to ballot members on the Government’s new proposals to tackle the two-tier pay system in the public service wi(...)

The Government is expected to announce new proposals to end the controversial lower pay arrangements in place for about 60,000 staff who were recruited to the public service since 2011.

The Government will not go beyond the measures announced on Monday to end lower-pay arrangements for personnel recruited since 2011, Minister for Publ(...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell said he believed, as a former member of the defence forces, he would have support from veterans. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell believes he has “massive support” for his bid for the presidency. He told RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke show t(...)

Teachers’ unions are seeking an increase in the rates of pay that apply for correcting exams. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Teachers’ unions have called for urgent talks with the State Examinations Commission (SEC) to address a joint pay claim and avoid it having to hire in(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said that university rankings  can impact on international perceptions of our education system.

The Department of Education is to work with universities to identify ways of improving their performance in international rankings. This follows the (...)

A question on the  implications for Ireland of the US government’s decision to reduce corporation tax cropped up on the paper. Photograph: iStock

The last group of Junior Cert students to sit two separate business papers were met by a straightforward and topical exam, teachers have said. The im(...)

Many Irish teachers based abroad are wondering whether now is a good time to come home given a shortage of qualified staff in key areas. Photo: iStock

Ireland is in the midst of a chronic teacher crisis. Substitutes are the most valuable commodity a school can get, and the number of newly-qualified t(...)

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