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# Teachers

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Substitute teachers refunded after some overtaxed by over €1,200
The issue was caused by a payroll system error that reduced their tax credits to zero.
European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination
Teacher’s union the INTO said that it the ruling was “a bitter disappointment”.
'There are always consequences': Minister responds to claim teachers may seek pay rise following recommendation on nurses
The ongoing nurses’ strike was suspended on Monday following a Labour Court recommendation on pay and conditions.
'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in
The issue has affected a number of substitute teachers who were paid in the first and second pay runs of 2019.
Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life'
Latest figures show that there are over 3,800 children living in emergency accommodation in Ireland.
Poll: How do you feel about buying Christmas presents for teachers?
Some people are sick of the whole thing.
'Embarrassing and nasty': Teachers report high levels of anxiety and stress due to cyberbullying by pupils
There have been calls for more resources for teachers.
Primary schools braced for strike action as INTO to ballot on next move
The union will meet next Wednesday to agree on a ballot for industrial action, up to and including a strike.
Teachers will be allowed work beyond 70 in their final school year under new law
Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.
Teachers avoid jail after 'ugly' brawl at Dublin pub
The men were fined instead.
Irish people on Twitter have been sharing some really lovely things teachers did for them back in school
This will probably make you miss school.
Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel'
A new report by the Children’s Rights Alliance looks at the impact of homelessness on children’s education.
Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice?
Parents may not be fully aware of the vast range of science and technology careers available, Dr Des Fitzgerald said.
Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools
Age restrictions, the use of phones in the classroom, and the taking of photos in school are just some of the issues being consulted on.
'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told
Teachers, including recently qualified teachers and retired teachers, are being asked to apply.
It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities
“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”
'I've lost over €20k already. I can't save, get a mortgage or plan to have kids': Lower-pay teachers speak out
In a week where teachers united in their calls for equal pay, we spoke to some about their experiences.
Parents and students will be able to have their say on the use of smartphones in schools
The Education Minister said smartphone use by students “increasingly caused concern”.
Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues
Unions have voted in favour of industrial action if pay inequality is not addressed.
Minister orders full review of sex education in schools
Richard Bruton is due to address the annual conference of the ASTI teachers’ union this morning.
Unions will 'shut down schools' if equal pay for young teachers is not restored
The president of the INTO said members’ patience is now running thin.
Career breaks: 'We shouldn't be stopping young teachers from going and exploring the world'
We need to look at the real reasons behind our teacher shortages and think about how we can attract more people into the teaching profession, writes Garrett O’Dowd.
Want to be a teacher? The Government has allocated an extra 280 third level places
Specific focus will be placed on science, technology, engineering and maths teachers.
Richard Bruton targets career breaks and expresses concern that teachers are working abroad
The minister says that career breaks should only be granted if schools can replace the teacher.
'Problems coming in the door are more intense': Guidance counsellors say cuts hit teens hard
Some 600 of these posts were withdrawn in Budget 2012.
Kilkenny mother starts petition for all teachers in Ireland to have CPR and first aid training
Maria Condon said defibrillators in all schools “is a great idea but is going to be pointless unless all staff are trained”.
First 'fitness to teach' hearing due to take place next week
About 25 complaints are currently being considered by the Teaching Council.
Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren
The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.
This Galway teacher's comics will resonate with any múinteoir heading back to school
So so accurate.
'Everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay': Mitchell O'Connor weighs in on teachers' pay
The Minister of State said she stands by the ideal that there should be equal pay for equal work.
TUI heads say they will recommend membership reject the new public sector pay deal
The TUI said the deal wasn’t good enough.
English Paper One: Reactions to the first exam of this year's Leaving Cert
Fake news, democracy and inventing the wheel – how did the first day of State exams go?
Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers
The SEC said that it would have sufficient numbers in place and did not want to “cause alarm” with the appeal.
This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here
Irish schools may follow suit if fidget spinners result in bullying.
Newly qualified teachers unable to get dipped over new scheme
The INTO spokesperson added that the professional probation should be done away with.
Teachers' union pass motion asking for review of HPV vaccine scheme
The TUI said that the vote did not mean the vaccine or its effectiveness was being questioned.
Gap between teachers' pay is affecting staff morale - union survey
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland carried out a survey that indicates teachers’ morale at work is low because of the public pay dispute.
Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers
The initiative is aimed at encouraging disadvantaged groups into the teaching profession.
'My daughter has special needs too': How should we educate gifted children in Ireland?
In Alberta, Canada, all gifted children are entitled to personalised learning plans, with the option of a specialised programme too.
Police called to canteen brawl at Tyrone secondary school
Police said no serious injuries were reported following the altercation.