Sheila Nunan

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The OECD’s report shows that in Ireland, there were 25 students in primary classes, the fifth highest in the 36-member OECD. Only the UK, Japan, Israel and Chile had slightly larger class sizes.

Ireland has the some of the largest school class sizes in the developed world, according to a major international education report. The OECD’s Educat(...)

A file image of Sylvia Meehan. A  funeral service for her in Dublin was told on Monday of her belief in ‘equality and human rights’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sylvia Meehan, rights activist and the first chair of the Employment Equality Agency (EEA), “believed in equality and human rights that left nobody be(...)

Sheila Nunan, general secretary of the INTO, is to step down next year.

The general secretary of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation has announced that she will retire next summer. Sheila Nunan has led the country’s(...)

Many primary schools are finding it difficult to fill gaps for career breaks and maternity leave, while secondary schools report major difficulties sourcing teachers in key subjects. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The number of retired teachers returning to the classroom is set to reach a record high as schools struggle to fill gaps for short-term absences. Man(...)

Ictu general secretary Patricia King.

Teachers and other public service groups who reject the new public pay agreement will not receive salary increases set out in the accord, Minister for(...)

A new OECD report  says “a relatively large share of the Irish population” has attained tertiary, or third-level education. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Ireland has one of the highest completion rates of upper second-level education, according to the latest OECD report. Ireland has the third highest (...)

Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor has broken with official Government policy by expressing support for the principle of equal pay for equal work for teachers. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has called on the Government to introduce equal pay scales for teachers within the next two years. It follows controversy after Minister (...)

Paschal Donohoe: many of the economic choices facing the State will fall to him. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The MacGill Summer School, held annually in Glenties, Co Donegal, and which has been taking place all this week, is easy to parody. Official Ireland t(...)

Teachers protest last May to highlight the case for equal pay, in a demonstration organised by the INTO and TUI. File photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran

Primary school teachers have overwhelmingly rejected the draft public service pay agreement. The result of the ballot by the Irish National Teachers’(...)

Ictu urged governments in Ireland the UK to make a public declaration that no existing rights or protections would be lost or eroded as a result of Brexit. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters/Illustration

The trade union movement is seeking the Government to establish a special retraining and income protection fund to assist workers adversely affected b(...)

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