Public fractures have opened up in the Garda frontline with rank and file members and their supervisors at sharp odds over the breath test scandal.
Education Correspondent Niall Murray reports from the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland annual congress and also meets a teacher hit by the mortgage deposit trap.
Killorglin-based financial services group Fexco has expressed confidence in weathering the Brexit storm as it continues to grow its UK operations.
The prospect of gardaí accepting the Labour Court deal was dealt a blow yesterday after the executive body of the Garda Representative Association was unable to recommend it.
It was unclear last night if this Friday’s planned Garda strike will be resolved at today’s meeting of the Garda Representative Association as an escalating internal dispute is set to dominate.
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Irish financial services group Fexco has announced the acquisition of UK rival CEC in its largest corporate transaction in the UK ever.
Hundreds of rank and file gardaí believe they should consider strike action if the Government doesn’t begin to restore the 22% pay cuts they’ve endured since 2009.
The 17,000 members of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (Asti) have not been recommended by their leadership to vote for or against a crucial junior cycle reform package.
The possible resolution of the long-running junior cycle dispute has moved a step closer as leaders of a teachers’ union recommended their members back the final reform plan.
Any training of teachers for new assessments of Junior Cycle students from next spring will not be able to start until at least mid-October as unions have yet to ballot members on the plans.
Teachers in special schools say they are seen as “second rate” because they teach children with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
Primary teachers seeking pay restoration should go on strike to secure a rise in their wages, according to a motion yesterday at the Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) annual congress.
Elected officers of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland are to investigate their general secretary’s claim that he was bullied and had a death threat made against him on a website used by some of the union’s members.
Death threats on a website run by some of his own union’s members were alleged by ASTI’s general secretary yesterday, as he rounded on delegates who abused Education Minister Ruairi Quinn this week.
Education Minister Ruairi Quinn is facing further pressure on his plans to replace the Junior Certificate with a school-marked system after Fine Gael members voted to seek changes.
A batch of negative company news gave US investors something to fret over.
Students and schools could be facing further disruption next year as leaders of a second-level teachers’ union have recommended the rejection of latest proposals on the Haddington Road Agreement.
IRELAND’S hopes of making the 2015 Cricket World Cup have taken a massive turn for the better after the International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday overturned a decision to exclude non-Test playing nations.
THE Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) will be under pressure today to consider lifting industrial action in schools and colleges after a sister union decided to put the question to its executive.
THE Central Executive Council of the ASTI will rubber-stamp the rejection of the pay deal at its meeting tomorrow, putting it out to a ballot of members with a recommendation that they vote against the agreement.
THE union representing more than 18,000 secondary schoolteachers is set to decide on Friday whether or not to reject the public service pay deal in a move which could lead to industrial action in schools.
PARENTS want teachers to end any industrial action that will directly affect their children’s education, as unions plan to intensify their campaign against pay cuts.
PALESTINIAN gunmen yesterday shut down central Gaza offices registering voters for a parliamentary election due in July, saying they were protesting at losses by the ruling Fatah Party in last week’s municipal ballot.
THE members of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland are to vote on rejoining the Irish Congress of Trade Unions but a vote might not take place for several months.
IT remains unclear if the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) will have a new general secretary ahead of its annual convention at the end of March.
ASTI General Secretary Charlie Lennon has vowed to face down his opponents when a debate on his continued leadership takes place at a special meeting scheduled for next month.
SECONDARY school teachers have overruled their union and voted to accept the Government’s supervision and substitution deal.
IN THE forthcoming vote on the supervision and substitution scheme, I would urge ASTI members to carefully consider the real issues.
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