Last week’s provisional CAO figures show an increase in the numbers applying to study undergraduate teacher training courses.

The number of students applying for postgraduate teaching courses has increased amid concerns of a “crisis” in teacher supply. There has been a stead(...)

Schools are unable to fill 12-month contracts across a range of core subjects such as languages, maths, science and home economics.

Secondary schools need to hire students in order to tackle an acute shortage of qualified teachers for key subjects such as Irish, maths and modern la(...)

Pupils enjoy a snow day off school. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Schools will not cut short their Easter holidays to make up for lost time as a result of closures linked to snow and ice this week, according to senio(...)

Catholic school managers say it is “over-prescriptive” to have to set out details of arrangements for students who do not wish to attend religious instruction.

Campaigners are calling for children who “opt out” of religious instruction classes to have their rights properly respected. The issue has emerged as(...)

Joe Lyons, principal of Ballybrown St Joseph’s National School in Limerick, says having to split or cram several classes into one room is a health and safety issue. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

Sunnier climes, the chance to save for a mortgage and a better quality of life are just some of the reasons that newly qualified teachers are ditching(...)

A survey of 90 secondary schools found 96% reported difficulties recruiting part-time or temporary teaching cover

Pupils in secondary schools are increasingly being taught by unqualified staff due to a major shortage of teachers in key subject areas, a school man(...)