Members of the ASTI and TUI at a protest in 2015 at the Holy Child Community School, Sallynoggin, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A formal investigation has been launched into complaints by the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) that up to 1,000 of its members were (...)

Teachers say a lack of extra staff threatens to jeopardise the changes aimed at reflecting a decrease in religious belief and practice among students. File photograph: iStock

No additional resources will be given to State secondary schools so that students who opt out of religion can study something else. Teachers and scho(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said  he would be encouraging teachers, the majority of whom retired before the age of 60, to return to teaching. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The current starting pay of a new teacher will rise from € 35,958 to € 37,692 from October 2020 and this is a “very competitive salary”, Minister for (...)

Teachers  during a lunchtime protest outside Greenhills College, Dublin over pay inequality. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Teacher shortages will worsen unless pay equality for new entrants is accelerated, according to the Teachers’ Union of Ireland. The union, which held(...)

Minister For Education Richard Bruton said universities would not lose out under the new funding model for third level. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish universities have warned of the “urgent need” to deal with underfunding of higher education. While they welcomed a new funding model for the se(...)

The State Examinations Commission needs to hire about 3,000 qualified teachers to assist in the delivery of State oral and practical exams this year. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The State Examinations Commission is struggling to recruit enough qualified language teachers to mark the Leaving Cert oral exams. The commission has(...)

Over 5,000 permanent, full-time teachers have been hired since Minister for Education Richard  Bruton was appointed, the department has said. Photograph: Getty Images

The Department of Education has insisted there is no overall problem with teacher supply but has acknowledged there are “pinch points” across key subj(...)

The Irish Times was the first newspaper to publish information about how many students, from which school, go on to third-level. Photograph: iStock

They’re perhaps the most controversial feature of the Irish education landscape. Back in 2002, The Irish Times was the first newspaper to publish info(...)

Unions have strongly criticised the current two-tier pay structure which has seen those recruited since 2011 paid less than those in place prior to that date.

There has been a collapse in the number of people applying to study for qualifications to become second level teachers due to pay inequality, educatio(...)

Science subjects and pay inequality

Sir, – In launching his department’s policy statement on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) education, Minister for Education Ric(...)

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