General secretary John MacGabhann said the TUI  remained fearful that “lasting damage” could be caused to the education system and individual students by the changes. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The Department of Education and teacher unions remain on collision course over planned Junior Cert reforms as talks aimed at addressing teachers’ conc(...)

The ASTI and TUI held ballots on Haddington Road and possible strike action today.

Senior Government sources have ruled out any prospect of re-negotiating the Haddington Road agreement on public service pay following the rejection of(...)

John Mac Gabhann: “systemic excellence” in public education. Photograph: David Sleator

A spokeswoman for the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) has said there is “no evidence to support the notion that if a parent wants (...)

The decision of the teaching unions to effectively reject the Haddington Road Agreement puts them on a collision course with the Government

The prospect of industrial action in schools in the autumn increasedlast night after the executives of two teaching unions effectively rejected the(...)

Sheila Nunan, general secretary of the INTO said that following the strong rejection of the Croke Park II proposals the ball was now in the Government's court. Photographer: Eric Luke/The IrishTimes

Teachers at primary, secondary and third level are to ballot for industrial action in protest at proposed pay cuts. The decision to hold (...)

A leg up: fee-paying schools are seen to give students an advantage. St Michael’s College and Blackrock College clash in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup Final last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Should the state support fee-paying schools? This question is arguably the most divisive in Irish education today, pitting parent against parent, t(...)

The PwC figures are at variance with figures released by the Department of Education and Skills .Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

A report commissioned by 27 private schools has claimed that the cost to the taxpayer of educating students in non-fee paying schools is almost(...)

Patricia McLaughlin and Joanne Irwin of the Co Donegal TUI branch at the union’s  congress in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy

Schools will experience long delays in appointing new teachers as a result of new national vetting legislation, the Teachers’ (...)

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann speaking at the TUI Annual Congress in Galway today. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

Teachers may withdraw from activities previously carried out on a goodwill basis because of demands being made of them by the Government under the (...)

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