Fianna Fáil TD and Ireland South MEP election candidate Billy Kelleher has been accused of "selling out" traditional pro-life party support over his decision to back the removal of the eighth amendment.
A breakthrough in securing pay equality for new entrants to primary school teaching has been signalled by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) after a form of wording has been agreed with Government.
The country’s 33,000 primary school teachers will be balloted for industrial action over, what their union says, is the continued ban on job promotion in schools as well as an increasing workload.
As a member of the INTO I was delighted to see our general secretary, Sheila Nunan, quoted in your paper (22/8) describing the JobBridge scheme as ‘exploitative’ and urging young teachers not to be pressured into taking up a JobBridge placement.
The Equality Tribunal has found that a primary school in Munster discriminated against a teacher on the grounds of age, religion, and sexual orientation and has ordered it to pay her €54,000 in compensation, the equivalent of a year’s salary.