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 Minister for Education Norma Foley. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the leading teachers unions has called on the Department of Education to reconsider its plans to resume in-person special education later this (...)

ASTI general secretary Kieran Christie. The union is to urge members to reject the new public pay deal.  File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Second-level teachers union the ASTI is to urge its members to reject the new public service pay agreement in a forthcoming ballot. The union said o(...)

Parents and guardians should keep other factors in mind besides academic achievement when choosing a school for their child. Photograph: iStock

Click here to download the full 2020 Feeder School tables Critics of feeder school data contend that there is so much more to a school than(...)

Students have had to adjust to changed classroom environments due to Covid-19 restrictions. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

1. Reopening  schools Another shutdown of the school system looks certain - the only question is how long will it last? Current speculation(...)

 Schools had been due to reopen on January 6th, but the decision to delay was made at a hastily convened Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Photograph: iStock

The Cabinet has agreed to keep schools closed until January 11th following record numbers of Covid-19 cases in recent days and calls from unions and p(...)

There were disputes involving gardaí and teachers in 2016 and nurses in 2019. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The proposed new public service pay agreement would, if ratified, significantly change the way pay is determined for State employees . For the Govern(...)

The over-70s will be among the first groups to be given Covid-19 vaccinations, alongside long-term care residents and frontline healthcare workers, un(...)

President Michael D Higgins addressing a virtual meeting of tourism industry experts organised by the Irish Hospitality Institute. Photograph: Maxwells.

The best memorial to honour the efforts and sacrifice of front line workers, who have led the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic, would be to ensure (...)

John Boyle, general secretary of the INTO, says all staff who work in schools should be prioritised for the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

All staff who work in schools should be prioritised for the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available, the country’s largest teachers’ union has said(...)

Public health authorities say latest data indicates schools safe settings with very low rates of transmission of Covid-19.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Substantial progress on safety issues in schools is needed to avoid industrial action, the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has warned(...)

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