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Tánaiste Joan Burton who said today  the Government was working to provide young people with work and training options. Photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said youth unemployment is a “very important issue” and that the Government was working hard to provide young people with pos(...)

Gerard Craughwell (left), president TUI and Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn,  pictured at the TUI conference at the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

Teachers in the further education sector will be asked to work throughout the summer under reforms announced by Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn(...)

Pat King, ASTI general secretary who condemned the actions of dissenters who he said were trying to undermine the union’s leadership. He was speaking at the union’s annual conference at White’s Hotel in Wexford. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

ASTI general secretary Pat King has alleged that he experienced bullying and abuse on a website run and moderated by union members. In a (...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn it was “difficult to continue talking” over the din but the “small but loud minority” was entitled to protest at yesterday’s ASTI conference. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has played down the controversy over the reception he received at the ASTI conference yesterday, saying it (...)

Pat King, ASTI general secretary, with former minister for education Mary Hanifin: the TUI, which along with the ASTI has voted to oppose the Junior Cycle reforms, is also opening its annual congress today. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

English teachers – the first group of teachers due to work with the new Junior Cycle framework – have expressed only limited c(...)

Job satisfaction among secondary school teachers has dropped sharply in the past five years, with administrative work and school evaluations am(...)

File photgraph of students sitting their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert English papers at St. Killian’s German School, Clonskeagh, Co Dublin .Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Second-level teacher unions are to ballot members non-cooperation with the new Junior Cycle proposals in March, they announced today. In (...)

While second-level teachers were in favour of reform they have serious concerns about key aspects of what is proposed, Asti general secretary Pat King said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Two unions representing second level teachers, the Asti and Tui, are to ballot their members on withdrawal of co-operation with planned Junior Cert re(...)

Work on the suite began last autumn and was completed at the end of December. It will be used for the first time later this month. It is the first major enhancement to the Kensington Hotel since its reopening in 2009.

The Irish-owned Doyle Collection will open the largest townhouse hotel suite in London later this month in a €500,000 expansion of its four-star Kensi(...)

Sally Maguire Asti president and Pat King, general secretary, wait for the Haddington Road ballot results at their head office on Winetavern Street Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland has voted to accept the revised Haddington Road agreement by a margin of 57 per cent for and 43 per (...)

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