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When asked if the Government would consider more pay for teachers based in the greater Dublin area, the Minister replied that the cost of living was also an issue for other professions. File photograph: Getty

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has pledged to tackle barriers preventing emigrant teachers returning home but has warned he does not have “any quic(...)

Irish teacher: Denise Somers, who has been teaching in Abu Dhabi for a year, can earn a lot more in the Middle East

Repton, a British curriculum private school aimed at children of affluent expatriates, lies close to Abu Dhabi’s new waterfront of soaring residential(...)

There are a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses available for entry to teaching. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I would love to pursue a career in teaching afterwards, but feel hopelessly confused over the different entry routes. What are my options at both prim(...)

The Teaching Council’s draft guidelines say teachers should ‘never accept or initiate Facebook friend requests with current students’. Photograph: Getty

Teachers could face fitness-to-practise complaints over “inappropriate” use of social media such as making Facebook friends with students or criticisi(...)

Many young Irish students have completed primary school teaching programmes abroad and returned to teach in our schools. Photograph: iStock

My daughter’s dream is to become a primary school teacher. She is in fifth year and now and her projected points score – 350 to 420 – fall well short (...)

‘The ASTI has repeatedly refused to amend the wording of its advice, particularly in relation to teachers’ responsibilities to  provide for students with disabilities,’ said Adam Harris of the AsIAm charity. Photograph: iStock

Teachers who refuse to support children with special needs on foot of advice from their trade union could be subject to “fitness to teach” complaints.(...)

The leisure and fitness industry continues to experience rapid growth and there are lots of opportunities. Photograph: iStock

I’d like to study a course that will get me work in the health and fitness sector which is recognised by the industry. I’m based in south Dublin and s(...)

There are lots of options - just be sure your degree meets Teaching Council requirements. Photo: iStock

My daughter is studying the BA in arts at University of Limerick (her joint honours subjects are Irish and history ) and wants to teach. She’s unsure (...)

Trust your instincts, don’t be overinfluenced by the plans of others – particularly your friends’ plans. You will make lots of new friends, wherever and whatever you end up studying. Photograph: Getty Images

1. Register now – - and save money If you hope start an undergraduate college course in Ireland next September , you need to register your application(...)

The qualifications of teachers who qualified abroad are assessed by the Teaching Council to ensure they are of a comparable standard to Irish  programmes. Photograph: iStock

I secured my teaching qualification abroad several years ago. I’ve since relocated to Ireland and want to teach, but have been told I need to be regis(...)

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