Andrew Phelan

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ASTI is fighting battles on the issues of working additional hours, supervision and substitution duties, new-entrant pay levels and junior cycle reform. Photograph: Eric Luke

Members of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) executive committee have warned strike action in schools may resume if a significant d(...)

Kieran Christie: incoming ASTI general secretary

Recriminations continue within the ASTI over the rejected ballot for junior cycle reform. It’s not the finest hour for the 180-member central execu(...)

Dr Geraldine Mooney Simmie, University of Limerick, with Andrew Phelan (centre) and Mark Walshe of ASTI Fightback at a press conference at the Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square, Dublin

Fresh division has emerged within the secondary teacher unions over planned Junior Cycle reforms with two members of the most powerful decision-making(...)

ASTI president-elect Máire Ní Chiarba and outgoing president Philip Irwin. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The dust is still settling after conference season. An alliance of ASTI grandees and left-wing militants suffered a surprise defeat in their bid to(...)

Barry Hazel, Martin McMullin, Andrew Phelan and Fergal Greene at a recent ASTI convention: Mr Phelan says he hopes to play a more central role in influencing the union’s policies. Photograph Patrick Browne

The PE teacher dubbed “Megaphone man” for noisily disrupting last year’s ASTI congress has been elected on to its powerful standing committee.Andrew (...)

Sheila Nunan of INTO speaking at the union’s annual conference at Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny. Photograph: Pat Moore

“I trust you as our teachers to act professionally and assess your own students without fear or favour to anybody . . . It begs the question: does (...)

Shout out: Protesters make their voices heard at the  ASTI Conference in Wexford, disrupting a speech given by the Minister of Education Ruairí Quinn. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Secondary-school teachers return to class on Monday after yet another Easter of negative headlines. The rowdy scenes at their annual conference(...)

Pat King, ASTI general secretary who condemned the actions of dissenters who he said were trying to undermine the union’s leadership. He was speaking at the union’s annual conference at White’s Hotel in Wexford. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

ASTI general secretary Pat King has alleged that he experienced bullying and abuse on a website run and moderated by union members. In a (...)