Protests at Newpark Comprehensive, Blackrock, Co Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Another day, another compromise plan for junior cycle reform dashed.The teacher unions must be aware that the scope for further negotiation is limited(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn speaking to media outside Leinster House yesterday in relation to protests by teachers over the new junior cycle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Teachers protested against the new junior cycle plans yesterday as the Minister for Education defended the programme and reje(...)

  Teacher’s Union of Ireland (TUI) president Gerard Craughwell said teachers were “angry” at the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn’s failure to listen to their concerns about the Junior Cycle Student Award programme.

Teachers protesting outside schools today say they are “angry and frustrated” with the Government’s failure to heed their concerns about the new ju(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter; brought forward legislation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Long-delayed draft legislation to reform the legal profession is due to be formally brought before the Cabinet today barring any last-minute difficult(...)