Political class must resist all greedy pay calls

It wouldn’t be Easter week without it.


Loneliness of principals in one-teacher schools 'worse than a long-distance's runner's'

The loneliness of a long-distance runner is nothing compared to the isolation and fear experienced by the principal of a one-teacher school, the INTO annual congress has heard.


INTO: Removing principals from decision-making on supports is 'anti-education'

“Intrusive questioning” of families requiring educational supports has become a headache for primary school teachers, the INTO congress has heard.


Secondary teachers consider legal action over 'punitive' penalties imposed by Government

The potential legal action specifically relates to the Government imposing "punitive" financial penalties on teachers after they took industrial action three years ago.


Unequal pay issue will be resolved at ballot box, warn teachers

The President of the Teachers Union of Ireland Seamus Lahart warned Education Minister Joe McHugh that the issue of unequal pay is not going away.


'Wellbeing stuff' is tactic to keep teachers distracted from real issues, ASTI conference hears

Bingo, calendars to count smiles and kindness tunnels are being promoted as "wellbeing" in Irish secondary schools as opposed to focusing on improving management practices.