Delegates  at the ASTI conference: union president Ed Byrne said it  had railed against injustice in an age of conformity and orthodoxy. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

Delegates from the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) have voted to maintain the union’s campaign for equal pay for teachers despite (...)

ASTI Fermoy branch member Richard Terry, who complained of members being ‘left out in the cold’, is instructed to leave the podium after exceeding his speaking time.  Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) delegates have voted to maintain the union’s campaign for equal pay despite criticism from some memb(...)

ASTI has voted to cease working additional hours in a move which could trigger steep pay cuts and result in a wave school closures this autumn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The country’s biggest secondary teachers union has voted to cease working additional hours in a move which could trigger steep pay cuts and result in(...)

Shakespeare ponders the question before answering. Photograph: Stock Montage/Getty Images

In just under a month, the Junior and Leaving Cert exams begin. This is a stressful time for students; many will feel overwhelmed. Here are some top t(...)

The Department of Education has warned that teachers they risk losing up to €31,000 over the next four years if they follow through with the proposed industrial action. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The head of the secondary teachers’ union the ASTI has appealed directly to members to support a ballot that would see them cease working 33 hours of (...)

The Department of Education said  losses are based on increment freezes, non-inclusion of supervision and substitution payments and the withdrawal of improved pay scales for new entrants.

Teachers risk losing up to €31,000 over the next four years if they vote to cease working additional hours, the Department of Education has said. T(...)

Pictured outside Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin were Rebecca Black, Darcey Barrett, Emily McAndrew and Aoife Byrne. Photograph: Dave Meehan

While the Eucharistic Congress made an appearance instead of an anticipated question on the Treaty, higher level Leaving Cert history students woul(...)

A comprehension question concerning a woman smuggling a tortoise onto an airplane   was one of the highlights of this year’s Junior Cert higher-level French exam. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Whoever set this year’s Junior Cert higher-level French paper must have been in a good mood, judging by the general reaction to the paper. Many of t(...)

Twitter: the topic of the day at Junior Cert level. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

The majority of Leaving Cert candidates who applied for exam support were granted one or more supports last year, according to new figures released by(...)

“It wasn’t a predictable paper,” said Elaine Dobbyn, a teacher in Coláiste Iognáid, Galway. “I thought the State Examinations Commission did a good job of challenging the students without throwing them completely.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There were no tears today for Leaving Cert students of English as Paper 2 performed as students hoped and, dare one suggest, expected on Thursday afte(...)

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