Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 9°C


All time
# Midnight oil
After late night talks, a possible breakthrough at the ASTI teacher dispute
It’s three weeks since the current talks process began.
Opinion: How can the government prevent further strikes?
The next few months look bleak for industrial relations in the public sector, writes Dr Michelle O’Sullivan.
# Schooled
'Talking is always better than walking': Relief this morning as teachers to attend pay talks
The agreement to suspend the action has been welcomed by the government and education bodies.
Schools will reopen tomorrow as teachers' union enters talks
Teachers were due to withdraw from supervision and substitution duties tomorrow, leading to the closure of schools nationwide.
# Teachers
Around 500 secondary schools closed today as teachers strike
The strike centres on pay for newly-qualified teachers.
'Was he really that naïve to think we'd work for free?': Teacher's message to Education Minister
Earlier today Minister Richard Bruton accused the union of trying to “rewrite the entire approach to public pay in this dispute”.
# supervising
'It beggars belief the ASTI would decide to close schools indefinitely'
ASTI members are withdrawing from certain duties.
# No deal
Confirmed: About 400 secondary schools will be closed tomorrow
No deal was reached today.
# Under Pressure
Bertie Ahern is "iffy" about how the Garda dispute was resolved
The former Taoiseach isn’t sure if gardaí should have access to industrial relations mechanisms.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Lansdowne Road Agreement be replaced?
A number of unions have said that a deal offered to gardaí changes the landscape of the agreement.
# Deadlock
No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike
The gardaí are not the only public servants who are currently locked in talks.
# a lot more to do
ASTI is "a long way away" from temporarily suspending teachers strike
Today marked the first day of strike action for teachers across the country, with over 500 schools closed.
# winter of discontent
Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes
Teachers are not the only group set to strike over the coming weeks.
# Secondary SChools
Those in exam years will feel the strain of teacher strikes, says student organisation
Some students in exam years have expressed an interest in studying in school during these days but this is not likely to be feasible due to the lack of supervision and insurance requirements.
Schools will shut for seven days as secondary teachers announce strike action
The ASTI have this evening announced the dates of seven strike days.
# Industrial Relations
Seven weeks: That's how long the minister says there is to avoid school closures
Minister for Education Richard Bruton says they’d need seven weeks to put a contingency in place. .
# Strike
Secondary schools face closures as teachers vote for strike action
ASTI members voted overwhelmingly in favour of an industrial action.
# out of college
We'll know today if teachers are going to strike for their younger colleagues
The results of two ASTI ballots will be revealed.
'It's punishing children': Students could be penalised over dispute about Junior Cert English exam
Students taught by ASTI could end up losing 10% of their overall mark, it is feared.
'We don't want a pay increase; we are demanding pay restoration for our vulnerable colleagues'
ASTI representative Ciara Kinsella explains why secondary school teachers are considering going on strike.
# Teachers
'We're prepared to strike': Union to ballot secondary school teachers for industrial action
Teachers will be asked about industrial action and will also vote on whether they want to withdraw from supervision duties.
# agreement
TUI votes to accept government proposals over pay and work hours
The TUI will effectively be signing up to the terms of The Landsdowne Road Agreement.
# Industrial Action
Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts
2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.
# Croke Park
Warnings of 'major disruption' to schools as teachers vote to stop working 33 extra hours
The hours were agreed under the Croke Park agreement.
# pastoral care
Vast majority of principals say austerity has undermined mental health support for students
The results of a survey show how a moratorium on hiring has affected schools.
# not my problem
Education minister says it's not up to her to deal with teacher strike plans
The ASTI is planning further strike days over concerns about planned changes to the junior cycle.
# Stalemate
Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms
Only a nominal number of teachers have taken up the new teacher training.
# admissions
Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit
Minister Jan O’Sullivan is due to announce new legislation later today.
# Not happy
Teachers are miffed Junior Cert details were leaked to newspaper
Unions have rejected the draft document but say it may form the basis for discussions.
# let's take a look
Teacher unions to consider new proposals on junior cycle reform
Will it mean peace in our time?
# placards at dawn
"It's not a holiday for us ... it will actually cause more work"
Who’ll blink first in the junior cycle row? Not the teachers, by the sounds of it… stopped by one city centre picket this morning to take the temperature.
# ham fisted
Taoiseach says teachers' strike is avoidable, but they don't agree
Around 330,000 second level students will have a day off tomorrow, as teachers go on strike again.
# School's Out
Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day
Teachers will hold their second strike on Thursday 22 January.
The forgotten voice: a student’s opinion of the Junior Cycle
In the bickering between unions and government, one voice is often lacking: that of the student.
# no light ahead
No resolution in sight for striking teachers
The action today has seen 27,000 of the country’s teachers taking industrial action.
Opinion: 'I want to support my students, I don't want to judge them'
Times are changing, as is teaching, but we can’t lose sight of what’s important; instilling a love of learning in our students.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support the teachers strike?
Students have a day off as teachers take action over proposed Junior Cert reforms.
# Deadlock
Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow
Neither the minister nor the unions will budge.
# striiike
Secondary teachers are going on strike in December
Two days of action are going ahead. The first is on 2 December.
Opinion: Teachers should grasp this unique opportunity to engage with young learners
The current Junior Cycle reform impasse presents teacher unions with an opportunity to show creative leadership.