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Minister for Education Joe McHugh is due to meet with hundreds of Irish teachers at meetings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

An overwhelming majority of Irish teachers based in the United Arab Emirates say the quality of life is better and would recommend a career there, acc(...)

When asked if the Government would consider more pay for teachers based in the greater Dublin area, the Minister replied that the cost of living was also an issue for other professions. File photograph: Getty

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has pledged to tackle barriers preventing emigrant teachers returning home but has warned he does not have “any quic(...)

Irish teacher: Denise Somers, who has been teaching in Abu Dhabi for a year, can earn a lot more in the Middle East

Repton, a British curriculum private school aimed at children of affluent expatriates, lies close to Abu Dhabi’s new waterfront of soaring residential(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is prepares to host a series of ‘town hall’ style meetings in the UAE next week to encourage emigrant teachers to return home. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell

A new online portal aimed at connecting emigrant teachers with vacancies in Irish schools has been launched. The moves comes as school management bod(...)

A separate remediation plan is being put in place for Ardgillan Community College, part of which remains closed. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Remediation works on 22 schools found to have structural flaws last year are to begin this summer, the Department of Education has said. Precautiona(...)

US analysis of research found that, for children aged under 11, there was no link between homework and improved academic achievement. Photograph: iStock

It’s hard to know who hates homework more: teachers who have to set and correct it, children who have to do it or parents who struggle to make sure it(...)

Jack Lynch Blennerville and Alex O’Shea  of Brookfield College in Tralee prepare for their exams. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

The State examinations begin today for some 124,000 pupils with a range of new measures aimed at reducing stress and anxiety levels. Youth mental hea(...)

Cllr Frank McBrearty said he had “been caught in the middle of an internal battle” in Fine Gael. Photograph: Alan Betson

A councillor in Donegal who has resigned from Fine Gael says he is considering legal action against the party due to “trauma” which he says he and his(...)

Trina Vargo, the head of the US-Ireland Alliance, who manages the Mitchell scholarship programme. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

The head of the Rhodes scholarship programme has dismissed as “misleading” claims by the US-Ireland Alliance that a majority of students choose its sc(...)

It is estimated that by 2020 Ireland will have more than 70 different apprenticeships on offer, with awards ranging from certificate to PhD level. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of school-leavers choosing apprenticeships has almost doubled in recent years as rising numbers of pupils look towards “earn and learn” opt(...)

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