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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(...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation joins the  Teachers’ Union of Ireland in recommending rejection of the pay deal

Primary school teachers look set to reject the proposed public sector pay deal under which 300,000 State employees would see an increase of between 6.(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton also highlighted a plan to change how resource teachers are allocated. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Teachers held a silent protest over the unequal pay structure for new and younger teachers as the Minister for Education addressed the second day of t(...)

Ms Justice Mella Carroll said a Dublin school board had used two Traveller boys ‘as pawns’. Photograph: Pat Langan

The board of management of a primary school in Loughlinstown, Co Dublin, refused to take two young Traveller boys unless they had a class of their ow(...)

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