The ASTI decision to instruct members to cease working additional hours is likely to lead to strike action and widespread school closures in the autumn unless issues can be resolved over the summer.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The country’s biggest second-level teachers’ union is to issue a formal directive to its members over the coming days to cease working an additional h(...)

An ASTI ballot box during the counting of ballots at ASTI headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government is facing the prospect of conflict with secondary teachers as well as a major row in the health service after the Health Service Execut(...)

File image: The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) staged a demonstration outside the Department of Education on Friday in protest at what it described as unprecedented interference in a ballot currently underway on whether members should cease working 33 non-teaching hours agreed under the former Croke Park agreement. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Second level teachers are to legally challenge financial emergency legislation introduced in recent years to underpin cuts to pay and conditions for s(...)

Delegates at the ASTI conference in Cork yesterday. It heard that teachers who entered the profession after early 2011 faced pay gaps of 20 per cent. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

Secondary school teachers have overwhelmingly supported a vote for industrial action on different pay scales which they say are undermining the profes(...)

ASTI president Máire Ní Chiarba: “Teachers, the practitioners in the classroom, understand how best to improve teaching and learning.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has ordered its members to boycott training for the new junior cycle programme, after voting narr(...)

The increased uptake in students taking higher level STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects has been welcomed by educational(...)

ASTI president-elect Máire Ní Chiarba and outgoing president Philip Irwin. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The dust is still settling after conference season. An alliance of ASTI grandees and left-wing militants suffered a surprise defeat in their bid to(...)

Seventeen delegates lined up to speak against teachers assessing and certifying their own students. The Irish Times

Teachers will refuse to co-operate with any school-based assessment for the Junior Cycle, following a vote at the ASTI conference in Killarney. The mo(...)

Students reported difficulties with a listening comprehension section on the subject of Spain as a tourist destination. Yesterday’s comprehension accounted for 80 marks out of a total 400 for the subject. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Students of Spanish were presented with a challenging listening exercise at the end of their exams yesterday as a topic on weather presented them with(...)

Jack Lynch: reference to his  speech on Northern Ireland

Junior Cert students took a history paper yesterday but the subject is threatened by planned reforms of the Junior Cert programme, say teachers.The Hi(...)

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