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The union said that 93 per cent of members had voted in favour for directing its members to only attend meetings which were in compliance with the agreed arrangements. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union is likely to direct its members to only only attend meetings relating to junior cycle reforms which ar(...)

“Parents and schools pay a lot of attention to feeder school lists, and therefore they are massively important.” Photograph: iStock

“Misleading” and “unidimensional” or “hugely popular with parents” and “radical and left wing”? As ever, the publication of today’s feeder school lis(...)

The union represents about 19,000 members in second level schools, colleges of further and adult education and Institutes of Technology/Technological Universities.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Teachers are to stage a one-day strike in February in a significant escalation of the long-running campaign to end the two-tier pay system in schools.(...)

‘The evidence shows teachers are going abroad or doing other work.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The number of retired teachers returning to schools to help deal with teacher shortages rose by a fifth (21 per cent) last year to 1,626. Data releas(...)

ASTI delegates at its  annual convention last year. The union is to hold a ballot of members over the timing of teacher meetings during  the school day. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union is to ballot members over a directive which would require members to only attend meetings relating to (...)

Senior cycle education in secondary school could have a more rigorous vocational dimension, according to an OECD analysis.

The Leaving Cert should have a more rigorous vocational focus and give real work-based experience to students, according to a review of senior cycle b(...)

ASTI president Deirdre Mac Donald says additional work generated by Junior Cycle changes are just one of a range of new demands on teachers in recent years.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Major curriculum change at senior cycle level should not take place until there is a comprehensive review of the impact of Junior Cycle changes, a tea(...)

 Marks & Spencer  has  reshaped Irish retail and  consumer habits since it first arrived. In the early days Irish people could not get enough of its chicken Kievs, while its Cornish pasties ent down a treat

“Marks and Spencer has been refused permission to import delicatessen foods for sale at its Mary St department store in Dublin,” the short news report(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe announced an increase in the military service allowance paid to virtually all members of the Defence Forces of 10 per cent. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Increases to allowances put in place to boost pay for Defence Forces personnel will not be extended to other groups of State employees, a development (...)

Thomas Byrne TD: “The department has an obligation to make these periods of leave as short as possible and conduct the investigations as expeditiously as possible.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Three principals and 14 school teachers are currently on administrative leave with full pay while investigations are being carried out, the Department(...)

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