Louise Holden

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Awaiting a session at the ASTI annual convention in  Wexford. “More tough choices for teachers. There was no appetite for industrial action when the ballots were cast for Croke Park 1, but at conferences this week there was a sense that many teachers have reached the end of their rope.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Usually, after an Easter week in the spotlight, teachers go back to the classroom and get on with the quiet job of seeing out the summer term. (...)

Delegates convey their anger  as Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn addresses the ASTI convention on Tuesday. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

The education conferences are over for another year, and the opportunity that Easter week offers to teachers through their trade unions to comm(...)

Delegates Imelda Keogh, Carlow, and Anne Loughnane, Cork, at the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland annual convention.  Photograph: Patrick Browne

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland has threatened to ballot members on industrial action if existing terms and conditions of members(...)

Delegates at the annual convention of the ASTI wait for the afternon session to begin at White’s Hotel, Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Rising levels of depression among students is a “reasoned response” to dwindling career options, declining living standards and “a complete lac(...)

Delegates at the annual convention of the Association of Secondary Teachers  Ireland  in  Wexford. Picture: Patrick Browne

The impact of the recession on second-level schools and their pupils, including students going hungry, was spelled out on the third day of the (...)

Of 38 survey areas selected according to demographic criteria, 23  demonstrated demand for “immediate change in the existing school patronage”, the Department of Education said. Photograph: AbsolutVision

Catholic bishops in 23 areas across the State have six months to provide detailed proposals on how they plan on divesting primary schools of th(...)

Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) have made their position clear on Croke Park II. They have voted against a package of measures (...)

It could be a fraught Easter week for Minister for Education  Ruairí Quinn as he makes his rounds. Photograph: Frank Miller

The three teacher unions gather this week for their annual conventions in venues in Galway, Cork and Wexford. Traditionally a (...)

Less than half of primary school teachers teach religion willingly in schools across the State, a new survey has found. The research, car(...)

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