Teachers struggle to make ends meet, survey says

More than two-thirds of teachers struggle to make ends meet.

More

Department criticised over not doing enough for disadvantaged schools

"They don't get a second chance. They don't get to be in primary school for the length of time this review group is taking."

MORE

Ongoing pay gap dispute between teachers could lead to strike action, says union

The ongoing pay gap between teachers could lead to strike action, according to the Teacher's Union of Ireland.

MORE

Principals seek review of working conditions

The joys of a deputy principal in a small primary school range from chasing mice to unblocking toilets to “cleaning up after lost heifers”, the INTO annual congress has heard.

MORE

TUI demands end to two-tier pay: A chance to fight inequities

It is not surprising that the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has taken a strong position on the two-tier pay scale.

MORE

Waging a campaign to deliver equal pay for equal work

The INTO continues to fight for equal pay and pension rights for all teachers and never ‘colluded’ with Government to cut new entrants’ pay, says Sheila Nunan.

MORE

DCU launches first course for Irish Sign Language users to become primary school teachers

The Government has launched the first course in Ireland to enable deaf and hard of hearing people who use Irish Sign Language (ISL) to become primary school teachers.

MORE

Survey finds 75% of principals have had nobody applying for teachers' jobs at schools in a year

The Teachers Union of Ireland is warning of a recruitment and retention crisis in our schools.

MORE

Vote could see over 36,000 teachers left out of pocket

A vote for industrial action in schools could leave more than 36,000 primary teachers thousands of euro out of pocket in pursuit of equal pay for equal work.

MORE

Scottish teachers ‘told to leave school’ after refusing to work with ‘violent’ pupils

Teachers at a school in Edinburgh are having pay deducted after refusing to work with “violent” additional needs pupils.

MORE

Donohoe’s hard line on pay demands seems unsustainable

It is in keeping with the annual whinge-fest from teachers and doctors — I mean conference season — that the issue of pay makes its way to the top of the agenda, writes Daniel McConnell.

MORE

Student who threatened to ‘kick the baby out of' pregnant teacher allowed to return next day

A second level student in Dublin told his pregnant teacher he would ‘kick the baby out of her’ - and was allowed return to class the next day.

MORE

Budget not there for immediate pay restoration for all teachers, says Education Minister

The Education Minister says the budget is not there at the moment to allow for immediate pay restoration for all teachers.

MORE

Teachers Union of Ireland members set deadline for restoration of pay equality

Members of the Teachers Union of Ireland have set a deadline for the restoration of pay equality.

MORE

Young teachers warn unequal pay driving them out of Ireland

Latest: The Education Minister has refused to say if he thinks there will ever be Equal Pay for Equal Work.

MORE

Teachers 'giving up jobs as they can’t afford rent', says union

The country's three teaching unions are meeting today, with talks set to focus on pay and conditions.

MORE

Teachers' union 'too busy' to invite Education Minister to annual conference

The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) has stated that its executive was "too busy" to issue an invitation to Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan to attend its annual conference.

MORE

Quinn warns frontline services will be hit if agreement rejected

The Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has warned that frontline services will be hit if the Croke Park 2 proposals are rejected by unions.

MORE

Stony silence greets minister at TUI conference

The Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn was greeted with a stony silence as he addressed the Teachers Union of Ireland's annual conference in Galway.

MORE

Quinn heckled and 'red-carded' at INTO conference

The Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has been loudly heckled during his speech at the Irish National Teachers Organisation's annual conference in Cork.

MORE

Education Minister Quinn in for frosty reception as teacher conferences kick off

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn is being warned to expect a frosty reception when he addresses the Irish National Teachers Organisation's annual conference in Cork this morning.

MORE

Unions criticise education reforms

Fresh calls have been made for Education Minister Ruairi Quinn to stop taking money from schools.

MORE

Third-level scholarships launched for disadvantaged students

A new third-level scholarship is being launched to assist high-achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

MORE

Quinn: Changes to education will reflect modern Ireland

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has insisted any shake-up in the sector will reflect modern Ireland.

MORE

ASTI 'may be balloted on Croke Park withdrawal' if allowances cut

The General Secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) has said that the union's members may be balloted on withdrawing from the Croke Park deal if teachers' allowances are cut.

MORE

Quinn: Govt standing by Croke Park Agreement

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has said the Government has no plans to change the terms of the Croke Park Agreement.

MORE

Quinn set for cool reception at TUI conference

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn is set to receive a frosty reception from delegates at the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) conference today.

MORE

Minister slammed in school-cuts row

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has come under fire from teachers after warning that small schools could fall victim to further cuts.

MORE

Quinn to publish anti-discrimination proposals 'within weeks'

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has said he will publish proposals to remove discrimination against gay and lesbian teachers in the coming weeks.

MORE

ASTI: We'll ballot members if allowances cut

The President of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) has said his members will be balloted on withdrawing from the Croke Park Agreement if teachers allowances are cut.

MORE

Teachers threaten industrial action if allowances cut

Primary, secondary and third level teachers are threatening industrial action if the Government breaches pay agreements made in the Croke Park Agreement.

MORE

Teacher conference begins in Kerry today

The annual congress of the Irish National Teacher's Organisation begins in Kerry late, with pay and resource cutbacks likely to dominate proceedings.

MORE

No change in moratorium, Minister tells teachers' conference

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has today confirmed that the public service moratorium on filling promotional posts in schools will not be lifted.

MORE

ASTI warns against further pay cuts

The biggest secondary teachers union, the ASTI, has warned against any further reduction in its members' pay.

MORE

Employment prospects to dominate ASTI conference

The future employment prospects of teachers will dominate the annual conference of the Association of Secondary Teachers (ASTI) today.

MORE

Pay tops teaching unions' agenda as conferences kick off

Pay, pensions and job prospects will be top of the agenda at the annual conferences of the three teachers’ unions this week.

MORE

ASTI conference to discuss bullying of teachers by pupils

The issue of bullying and student indiscipline is set to top the agenda at the annual conference of the Association of Secondary Teachers today.

MORE

Bad behaviour in schools 'at crisis point'

Disruptive behaviour in Irish secondary schools is at crisis point, a student representative admitted today.

MORE

ASTI conference to discuss contentious inspection reports

The controversial issue of school inspection reports is due to be discussed at the annual conference of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ennis today.

MORE

Minister's warning over special-needs challenge

Every school in the country must rise to the challenge of educating students with special needs or English language difficulties, it was warned today.

MORE

Extra 1,500 teachers employed to help special needs pupils

An additional 1,500 primary school teachers have been employed over the past year to help cater for children with special needs, it was confirmed today.

MORE

Hanafin announces plans to improve teaching of Irish

Education Minister Mary Hanafin has announced plans to improve the teaching of Irish in schools around the country.

MORE

Indiscipline a major concern for teachers

Classroom indiscipline and unruly behaviour are set to be among the main issues up for discussion at the annual conferences of Ireland's secondary school teaching unions this week.

MORE

INTO seeks reduction in class sizes at annual congress

More than 750 primary teachers are gathering in Killarney in Co Kerry later today for the annual congress of the Irish National Teachers Organisation.

MORE

INTO slams govt failure to reduce primary class sizes

The Irish National Teachers Organisation has criticised the Government's failure to deliver on its promise to reduce primary school class sizes.

MORE

Hanafin vows to make educational disadvantage a priority

Education Minister Mary Hanafin has vowed to make tackling educational disadvantage her main priority in the coming year.

MORE

INTO welcomes govt plan to tackle educational disadvantage

The Irish National Teachers Organisation has welcomed a new government plan to tackle educational disadvantage in poorer areas.

MORE

ASTI seeks national plan to improve classroom discipline

The Association of Secondary Teachers is demanding measures to improve discipline among secondary school pupils.

MORE

Govt devises new plan to tackle educational disadvantage

The Government is reportedly planning a concerted move to tackle educational disadvantage in poorer areas over the next five years.

MORE

1,200 extra teachers needed 'to deal with population growth'

The Teachers Union of Ireland has warned that 1,200 more secondary-school teachers will be needed in the coming years to deal with population growth.

MORE