John Boyle: “We must grow in membership and influence, strengthening ties with sister unions and professional organisations and delivering additional services to members.” File photograph: YouTube

A Dublin-based school principal has been elected to lead the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) from next year. John Boyle, principal of St(...)

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“I was bruised and battered, I couldn’t tell what I felt/I was unrecognisable to myself/Saw my reflection in a window and didn’t know my own face.” –(...)

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network said surveys showed difficulties in sourcing substitute teachers for teachers on short-term absences were getting worse. Photograph: PA

Children’s education is now suffering because of growing difficulties finding qualified teachers, school managers have warned. The Oireachtas educat(...)