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Hundreds of teachers and special needs assistants will be hired over the coming year under measures contained in Budget 2020. File photograph: David Sleator

Hundreds of teachers and special needs assistants will be hired over the coming year to meet the needs of our growing school population. Overall, the(...)

Minister for Education says use of reduced timetables to manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils is ‘unacceptable’. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

The use of reduced timetables to manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils is “unacceptable” in an education system that promotes inclusion at its cor(...)

A placard from a teachers’ strike led by the  ASTI in 2016. The TUI is to ballot members next month to renew its mandate for industrial action as tensions rise over controversial two-tier pay scales.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A teachers’ union is to ballot members next month to renew its mandate for industrial action as tensions rise over controversial two-tier pay scales .(...)

Schools will receive 5 per cent more in capitation funding from September 2019. Photograph: iStock

Schools have warned that they will still be forced to fundraise and seek “voluntary contributions” from parents despite a small restoration increase i(...)

BoyleSports is seeking to take advantage of the upheaval in the high-street bookmaker as a result of curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Republic’s second-biggest bookmaker BoyleSports has entered the British market through the acquisition of Wilf Gilbert, which operates a 13-shop c(...)

 Gary Donnelly topped the poll for Moor Ward during the Derry and Strabane District local elections. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

It was a bruising election for Sinn Féin in Derry and Strabane, where the party lost five seats and their position as the largest party on the council(...)

Tara O’Sullivan and Helen Fields, Dublin North branch delegates at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation annual congress in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Pupils in single-teacher schools are practicing emergency drills in case their teacher falls ill in the classroom, the Irish National Teachers’ Organi(...)

Delegates said a lack of time, increasing demands of the role were barriers to effective leadership. Photograph: iStock

School leaders’ rising workloads mean they are spending much of their time “chasing mice, unblocking toilets and organising table quizzes ”, a teacher(...)

Teachers from several unions protest in 2018. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has signalled that it will move to end the two-tier pay system in the public service as part of future negotiations with trade unions. (...)

A forensic officer inspects the scene of the car bombing in Derry. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Police in Derry believe the dissident republican group the New IRA was behind an explosion outside the city’s courthouse on Saturday night. “Our pr(...)

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