Joanne Irwin

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BBC journalist Fergal Keane spoke of the devastating impact his father’s alcoholism had on him as a child, and into adulthood. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Parents who regularly drink three or more drinks a day could be “unwittingly” abusing their children, a HSE addiction specialist has warned. Marion (...)

A file image showing teachers from the INTO, ASTI and TUI protesting before a Government report on pay equalisation. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) staged lunchtime protests on Thursday to highlight the “continuing injustice of pay discrimination” involving sta(...)

Hibernia said the approach was not a replacement for teachers, but had potential to ease difficulties facing students and school principals. Photograph: Google Street View

Some secondary schools are live-streaming video of classes to their pupils because of a shortage of qualified teachers in key subjects, an Oireachtas (...)

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann at a recent protest by lecturers who  have voted by a margin of 96% to 4% to embark on a campaign of industrial action. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Lecturers in institutes of technology have voted in large numbers to begin a campaign of industrial action over “unsustainable” workloads. From next (...)

TUI President Joanne Irwin has questioned how  teachers can provide alternatives to religious education without extra resources. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland is expected to direct its members not to co-operate with new Department of Education rules allowing students in some sc(...)

TUI general secretary  John McGabhann: he said  members should tell politicians that neither they nor their families would support any election candidate or party until pay equality for recently-recruited teachers was secured :

Delegates attending the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) annual conference gave a standing ovation to a group of teachers appointed after 2011 who tol(...)

Most teachers are involved in extra-curricular activities outside the school. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost half of all teachers recruited in recent years do not see themselves in the profession in ten years’ time, a survey carried out by the Teachers(...)

“The key element of this action is that members will deliver no more than standard lecturing hours (16 or 18) from the next academic year.”

Staff in Institutes of Technology across the country are balloting for industrial action in a dispute over working hours. The Teachers’ Union of Irel(...)

Student teachers say they face acute financial pressures. Photo: iStock

Trainee teachers who are required to carry out unpaid work in schools as part of their studies are suffering from severe financial difficulties , a ne(...)

Teachers from the INTO, ASTI and TUI protesting before a Government report on pay equalisation. Photograph: Alan Betson

Unequal pay for teachers is causing a “brain drain” which has the potential to seriously undermine children’s education, trade unions have warned. Th(...)

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