Sheila Nunan

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New proposals suggest there should be a greater focus on creative play during the early years of primary school. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Religious education will no longer feature as part of the State’s core curriculum at primary school under new proposals being considered by policy-ma(...)

ASTI president Ed Byrne at a protest outside Dominican College in Dublin 9 yesterday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The president of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), Ed Byrne, has acknowledged that it is “unlikely” the union will secure an agre(...)

INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan said teachers have had enough of being expected to run schools without the necessary resources and supports.

Primary teachers have voted to back industrial action in response to a ban on promotion in schools and increasing workload for teachers. Some 97 per (...)

A teacher and pupils of Our Lady of the Wayside national school in Bluebell, Dublin, recently. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Irish attitudes to primary education have transformed over the past two decades. It was once seen – at best – as a necessary route to the basics of r(...)

Sheila Nunan, INTO.  Photograph: Eric Luke/THE IRISH TIMES

Primary school teachers are to ballot for industrial action as part of a dispute over a continued ban on promotion in schools and increasing workloads(...)

Peter Cassells. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

“Is it her fault she is born to non-Catholic Irish parents? Is it fair to discriminate children on the basis of religion?” Roopesh Panicker, a Hin(...)

Teachers in Ireland are paid more than countries such as the UK, France, and Italy, but they lag behind countries such as Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.

Irish teachers are well-paid by international standards, but work longer hours and in larger classes, according to a major new study. Analysis by the (...)

A further 600 resource teaching posts will be created next year.

A small cut in the pupil-teacher ratio and the creation of 2,260 additional teaching posts are the key education measures of Budget 2016. The Departm(...)

‘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(...)

The INTO resource pack, which contains lesson ideas, advice and posters for display in the classroom,  was produced by the INTO’s LGBT teachers’ group. Photograph: Alan Betson

Posters that showcase the diversity of Ireland’s families are to be sent to all primary schools. The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), wh(...)

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