Tomas O Ruairc

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“As teacher supply and demand is a complex issue, all stakeholders need to come together if we are going to come up with feasible solutions that will have impact” -  Tomás Ó Ruairc. File photograph: iStockPhoto

In the Irish Times last week, Brian Mooney highlighted a number of issues that are impacting on the supply of teachers into the future. At the Teachi(...)

Tomás Ó Ruairc, director of the Teaching Council, said vetting was vital in upholding public confidence in the profession. Photograph: Getty Images

Hundreds of long-serving teachers could lose their salaries due to their failure to complete Garda child-protection vetting requirements. Teachers w(...)

Because of the difficulty of obtaining teaching practice hours here, many young teachers are going to the UK where there is a crisis in teacher recruitment. Photograph: iStock

A new series for Irish Times Abroad focuses on the opportunities for Irish teachers who are interested in moving overseas. Where can they find a job?(...)

The move follows a series of developments aimed at improving accountability of schools and giving parents and students greater access to information. Photograph: Getty Images

Teachers could be banned from the classroom for serious misconduct or poor performance under fitness-to-teach measures due to come into force from tod(...)

Jessie Falvey (26), a new teacher at Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh, Rushbrooke, Cobh, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Jessie Falvey has heard the stories from older colleagues of how they waited in dread for the nerve-jangling knock on the door. “I’ve heard how str(...)

An ESRI report published on Wednesday examines the performance of the Droichead programme in which experienced teaching staff play a key role in supporting and assessing new teachers. Photograph: The Irish Times

New teachers who have taken part in a new mentoring programme show greater levels of improvement and lower levels of stress than other newly-qualified(...)

Paul Knox with pupils at Castaheaney Educate Together, engaged in a project called Playworks, a semi-structured approach to organising yard time. Photograph: Alan Betson

Teachmeet Ireland has found a simple way to spread tips and tricks that can be easily integrated into the classroom. In a very informal meeting, na(...)

‘If communication with teachers and students is good, there’s less likely to be conflict with parents.’ Photograph: Getty Images

How can you help your children to reach their full potential in school? Dozens of studies make it clear what matters most in a child’s education is(...)

Teaching in the 21st century is not just about the imparting of knowledge. It is the challenging and complex task of teaching learners to form questions of their own

A response to Dr William Reville: Dr William Reville has expressed his concerns regarding modern teaching methods (Click here to read “Beware o(...)

Future of education: Teachers at a session of Féilte, the Teaching Council’s annual teaching festival, last year. Photograph: Conor McCabe

In many staffrooms, the Teaching Council is loved about as much as Irish Water. Each year teachers have to cough up €65 to stay on the register – or a(...)

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