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Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation general secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha.

Nurses are understood to have declined to attend a meeting of the group which oversees compliance with terms of the public service agreement which was(...)

Announcing the result of the ballot of INTO members on the two-tier pay system, general secretary Sheila Nunan said the proposal by Government failed to signal an end to pay inequality for all new entrants.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Primary school teachers have narrowly rejected new Government proposals to address the controversial two-tier pay system in schools. The move increase(...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton     has commenced key provisions of the School Admissions Act which removes religion as a ground for priority entry into most schools for the coming academic year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The immediate lifting of the “Baptism barrier” will cause chaos in primary school admissions, the country’s biggest teachers’ union has warned. On We(...)

 A view of the crowd at the Raise the Roof protest at the Dail on Wednesday .Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The housing and homelessness crises are now affecting “everyone” and could become “the new water charges” in terms of mobiling protesters, those at a (...)

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 (...)

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