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Philip Boucher-Hayes: always knowledgeable but sometimes a victim of his natural confidence

Teachers may disagree, but Philip Boucher-Hayes is surely right when he says Monday’s full reopening of schools will prompt a “collective sigh of reli(...)

Staff in special schools in Wexford, Dublin and Galway have been vaccinated despite a Government decision to remove teachers from the priority vaccination list in favour of an age-based approach. File photograph: Alan Betson

Teachers and special needs assistants (SNAs) in special schools across at least three counties have been vaccinated ahead of schedule, it has emerged.(...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation’s (INTO) annual congress took place online this year, broadcast from a studio in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Thousands of LGBT teachers are “hiding their sexuality” due to fears of discrimination within schools, say primary teachers. Despite laws which provi(...)

Mr Martin said the target is for 80 per cent of adults to have their first vaccine dose by the end of June. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin has signalled that the Government will not be deviating from the scientific advice to allocate Covid-19 vaccines by age, (...)

Mary Magner, president of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation speaking to delegates at the union’s virtual congress 2021 which is taking place in a studio in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Moya Nolan

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed chronic failings in our primary education system such as schools without hot water or soap, the president of the Iri(...)

Boylesports, Galway.

Former UK Tote and Ladbrokes Coral manager Mark Kemp is joining Irish bookie Boylesports as chief executive. The digital gambling and betting shop op(...)

Gardaí and teachers are seeking the introduction of a separate vaccination programme to run in parallel with the new age-based system for the general public

The HSE has told hospitals that in exceptional circumstances they can provide surplus vaccines to people who do not have conditions that could leave t(...)

The INTO said there had been “zero consultation or notification of this drastic change” which was  certain to affect  teachers  confidence about safety at work.

Teachers have strongly criticised proposed new changes to the Government’s vaccination schedule and warned it would undermine efforts of staff to kee(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath: ‘Crucially, these pay adjustments are progressive with those on lower incomes receiving proportionally greater pay increases.’

Trade unions are expected to commence talks with the Government on on a further pay deal for public service staff by the early summer of next year. A(...)

General secretary of the INTO John Boyle. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The prospect of the proposed new public service pay agreement being ratified has received a boost after members of two of the largest unions in the St(...)

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