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Minister for Education Norma Foley: ‘I would urge strongly any registered post-primary teacher with a potential interest in these subject areas to look into these programmes and assess their options further with the relevant higher education institutions.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Hundreds of secondary school teachers will be able to apply for free third-level upskilling courses which will qualify them to teach maths, physics an(...)

The INTO has welcomed the introduction of substitute supply panels which will make it easier for schools to access replacement teachers. Photograph: iStock

Some 2,800 part-time teachers are being offered additional hours to support schools as they reopen this week and deal with new Covid-19 guidelines. (...)

Paul McAleer: “There are probably thousands of [Irish] teachers in the Emirates alone, and a multiple of that across the Middle East”

After a summer searching for work as a teacher in Ireland, Paul McAleer (32) has for the second time emigrated to the Middle East due to the lack of f(...)

It is now recommended that teachers and secondary school students wear face coverings. Photograph: iStock

Secondary school students and primary and post-primary teachers will be required to wear face coverings in class when a physical distance of 2m cannot(...)

The Government’s financial package included €41.2 million to fund substitute staff in primary schools. Photograph: iStock

The Garda National Vetting Bureau said it has “no concerns” about its ability to handle quickly hundreds of applications for extra teachers, substitut(...)

Leaving Cert grades are due to be issued as close as possible to the traditional date in mid-August. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Secondary schools are due to begin sending calculated grades for more than 60,000 Leaving Cert students to the Department of Education from this week.(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has said opening schools needs to be ‘carefully managed’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA

Massive logistical work is required in order to reopen schools in time for September, according to Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Mr McHugh said (...)

It’s very stressful trying to juggle my job with supervising homeschooling. Photograph: iStock

I’m working from home and have children in both primary and post-primary school. It’s very stressful trying to juggle my job with supervising homescho(...)

Brian Fitzgerald of Meadowlands, Youghal, Co Cork, is serving an 18-month sentence after pleading guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography on various dates between February and May 2017. Photograph: iStock

A deputy primary school principal teacher has been banned from teaching after a fitness-to-teach inquiry heard evidence that he has possessed and dist(...)

The Irish Primary Principals Network’s annual conference in Dublin  heard that many schools are struggling to source substitute teachers to cover short-term absences. Photograph: Alan Betson

Primary school principals have called for the Irish language qualification requirement for teachers to be suspended to ease the “crisis” in teacher su(...)

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