Annette Dolan, Deputy General Secretary and John MacGabhann, General Secretary at the TUI conference on Tuesday. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) should tell politicians that neither they nor their families will support any candidate or party until(...)

The State Examinations Commission needs to hire about 3,000 qualified teachers to assist in the delivery of State oral and practical exams this year. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The State Examinations Commission is struggling to recruit enough qualified language teachers to mark the Leaving Cert oral exams. The commission has(...)

The Irish Times was the first newspaper to publish information about how many students, from which school, go on to third-level. Photograph: iStock

They’re perhaps the most controversial feature of the Irish education landscape. Back in 2002, The Irish Times was the first newspaper to publish info(...)

General secretary of the TUI John MacGabhann advised delegates to ‘pause before you press’. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Teachers have been warned to think carefully about becoming friends on Facebook with their students. The general secretary of the Teachers’ Union of (...)

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann also reiterated the union’s concern about proposed new legislation to establish technological universities. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The Government should introduce a 1 per cent levy on corporation profits to generate a dedicated fund to finance higher education, the Teachers’ Union(...)

Madeleine Ní Ghallchobhair, a teacher of Irish and English who graduated in 2012, feels there has been a deliberate strategy at Government level to divide the different teacher unions. Above, TUI and ASTI members on strike in 2014. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Teachers’ unions are usually at one on most issues: protecting pay rates, investing in education and improving outcomes for children. But today, tea(...)

GAA commentator and school principal Colm O’Rourke. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times/File photo

Plans to use parents to supervise in schools on days when the ASTI are on strike are “implausible, ludicrous and unworkable” according to GAA commenta(...)

A faction within the Teachers’ Union of Ireland  has urged members to vote against a deal which would see teachers continue to work so-called Croke Park hours. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A faction within the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) has urged members to follow the example of the other main secondary teachers’ union and vote agai(...)

Proposals for public sector pay set to be enacted by a Fine Gael-led minority government have met with a mixed reaction from unions. File photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The commitment to increase Garda numbers to 15,000 contained in the Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil agreement on government formation has been welcomed by the g(...)

The backdrop to potential industrial conflict in schools is that the ASTI and the TUI rejected the new Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay

The next few weeks will be critical if potentially serious industrial action by teachers and the closure of schools next autumn is to be avoided. Tal(...)

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