ASTI members  picketing Rosmini Community College during a recent industrial dispute.  The union  lost about 2,000 members during a recent dispute. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) may end up paying hundreds of thousands of euro to a rival union following allegations it “poached” more than 1,0(...)

Hibernia said the approach was not a replacement for teachers, but had potential to ease difficulties facing students and school principals. Photograph: Google Street View

Some secondary schools are live-streaming video of classes to their pupils because of a shortage of qualified teachers in key subjects, an Oireachtas (...)

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann at a recent protest by lecturers who  have voted by a margin of 96% to 4% to embark on a campaign of industrial action. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Lecturers in institutes of technology have voted in large numbers to begin a campaign of industrial action over “unsustainable” workloads. From next (...)

Delegates attending the ASTI Annual Convention in Cork heard the move to waive penalties for any former members who now wished to rejoin was “a wise decision” and “in our best interests”. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

The Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland is to waive penalties against former members who left the union during its controversial campaign of (...)

 Audrey Cepeda told the   TUI annual conference   a student threatened a pregnant teacher that he would “kick the baby out of her”. Photograph:  Tommy Clancy.

Teachers have called for more to be done to tackle violence in schools after it emerged that a student who told his pregnant teacher he would “kick th(...)

Speakers at the ASTI annual conference raised concerns about low fees paid to those marking Junior and Leaving Certificate exams. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

Secondary teachers say the integrity of State exams are at risk unless there is a sharp increase in pay rates for marking students’ work. The confere(...)

TUI President Joanne Irwin has questioned how  teachers can provide alternatives to religious education without extra resources. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland is expected to direct its members not to co-operate with new Department of Education rules allowing students in some sc(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton pictured on Wednesday at the  ASTI  conference in Cork. He addressed the TUI conference in Wexford on Wednesday. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

The Government wants to make progress in dealing with the two -tier pay system for State employees recruited after 2011, the Minister for Education Ri(...)

Kieran Christie, general secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland, said young teachers are ’leaving the profession in droves’.

A crisis in the supply of teachers in key subjects has “exploded” in schools and has serious implications for the education of children, the country’s(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton addresses INTO delegates  in Killarney. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Strike action by teachers over two-tier pay rates could trigger pay freezes and loss of earnings for thousands of them, Minister for Education Richard(...)

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