Members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road, Dublin, during the last teachers’ strike earlier this month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The  Irish Times.

Secondary school teachers are to hold a second day of strike action over the reform of the junior cycle on Thursday, January 22nd.More than 730 second(...)

Additional payments to retiring school teachers are responsible for close to a quarter of the €103 million over-run in education budget, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan revealed. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Additional lump sum payments to retiring school teachers are responsible for close to a quarter of the €103 million overrun in the education budget th(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan has said it is “regrettable that the second-level teaching unions have failed to engage positively with the [junior cycle reform] proposal”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Talks aimed at resolving the dispute over the planned new junior cycle have collapsed after the teacher unions rejected a compromise offer from Minist(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan met teachers’ unions today to discuss the Junior Cert reforms. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Teacher unions have agreed to mediation in their dispute over the planned new Junior Cycle, reducing the likelihood of strike action over the controve(...)

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