Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe announced an increase in the military service allowance paid to virtually all members of the Defence Forces of 10 per cent. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Increases to allowances put in place to boost pay for Defence Forces personnel will not be extended to other groups of State employees, a development (...)

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(...)

It is estimated that the combined cost of losses for ASTI members totals about €15 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A second level teachers’ union has initiated legal proceedings against the Government over “unfair” financial penalties imposed following industrial a(...)

Talks between the public service unions and the Department of Public Expenditure on a review of the pay terms set out in the agreement for State employees has taken place, say informed sources. File photograph: Getty Images

Public service unions have had discussions with the Department of Public Expenditure on a review of the pay terms set out in the agreement for State e(...)

Teachers complain that the Government applied Fempi measures arbitrarily. Photograph: PA

Second level teachers have lost out on €15 million in payments as a result of financial penalties imposed by the Government on foot of industrial acti(...)

An actuarial review published by the Government in December 2017 maintained that the State overall had an accrued liability of about €114.5bn in respect of retirement benefits.

Teachers are urging the Government to upgrade pension arrangements for those appointed in recent years. Unions maintain that changes introduced in 20(...)

ASTI said it wanted the timing of incremental pay increases returned to the original dates that applied prior to the dispute. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Second-level teachers are seeking reimbursement of all money they lost from financial penalties imposed due to industrial action nearly three years ag(...)

 An Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) protest outside Leinster House, Dublin, in 2016.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Second-level teachers have indicated they will now be seeking additional pay benefits in the wake of the Government’s proposed settlement of the recen(...)

Delegates display their votes at the ASTI annual convention in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Secondary teachers have stated their “total opposition” to any Leaving Cert reforms involving teachers being forced to assess their own students for S(...)

Kieran Christie, general secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland, said young teachers are ’leaving the profession in droves’.

A crisis in the supply of teachers in key subjects has “exploded” in schools and has serious implications for the education of children, the country’s(...)

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