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# teaching council

This year
# Schools
Teachers who qualified abroad able to register in Ireland amid staffing shortages
The Teaching Council is trying to increase the supply of registered teachers.
Last year
# Fees
Registration fees for Ukrainian teachers 'under review', Teaching Council says
Labour’s education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says there is an urgent need for language support for Ukrainian children.
All time
# fitness to teach
Former principal who stole over €200k fails to turn up to Teaching Council hearing
Finbar Boyle unreservedly accepted the allegations at a preliminary hearing earlier this year.
# teaching council
Teacher loses bid for injunction to prevent concerns over relationship with former student being disclosed
The relevant allegations, which the teacher denies, include sexual assault, providing drugs and alcohol, and emotional abuse.
# teaching council
Teacher accused of sellotaping students' mouths removed from register
The principal had said the five students were ‘visibly distressed’ after the incident.
# Professional Misconduct
Teaching Council correct to remove teacher who ordered girls to tape their own mouths from register
The High Court made its ruling today.
# High Court
Teacher accused of sexual impropriety against student goes to High Court to stop garda vetting notification
The student was 19-years-old at the time of the allegations.
# fitness to teach
Teacher allegedly placed sellotape over 'giddy' students' mouths
Today marks the Teaching Council’s first-ever Fitness-to-Teach inquiry.
# Misconduct
First 'fitness to teach' hearing due to take place next week
About 25 complaints are currently being considered by the Teaching Council.
# Background Checks
Garda vetting of 36,000 teachers will wait until after new laws are brought in
The minister also wants fitness to teach hearings to be held in public.
# Education
Bad teachers can be punished more easily under new rules
Ruairí Quinn is increasing the power of the Teaching Council to bring in new sanctions for bad and underperforming teachers.
# Athlone
JobBridge primary teacher ad slammed as "exploitative"
The Department of Education has said that schools can participate in the scheme – but not use it to displace staff or fill a current vacancy.
# Social Media
New code of conduct says teachers CAN interact with pupils on Facebook
The guidelines drawn up by the Teaching Council say teachers should make sure that any interaction on social networks is ‘appropriate’.
# Your Say
Poll: Should teachers be on social media with students?
Is it alright for teachers to interact with their students on Facebook in this digital age – or should they steer clear? You tell us…