About 50% of second-level schools in the country are in the 'voluntary' sector, with most Catholic-run

'Soft barriers' may discourage students - NCSE

30 May The National Council for Special Education has expressed concern about schools applying about what it terms "soft barriers" to discourage some students with special educational needs from applying for admission.

TUI members will now be able to retain benefits of the public sector agreement including the restoration of pay

TUI votes to accept Government proposals

30 May The Teachers' Union of Ireland has voted to accept proposals from the Department of Education aimed at addressing issues which led the union to reject the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

Just over half of the country's second-level schools participated in the survey

IGC survey finds cuts hitting guidance in schools

16 May A study of guidance counselling provision for second-level students has found more than one in five fee-charging schools are paying privately for guidance counselling services since cutbacks.

The ASTI's central executive committee met in Dublin today

ASTI threatens action on pay cut legislation

07 May The Association of Secondary Teachers has taken a decision to mount a legal challenge to legislation underpinning public sector pay cuts if it is not rescinded next month when it is up for review.

A protest organised by the ASTI took place outside the Department of Education this afternoon

Teachers accuse Department of interference

06 May The leadership of the ASTI second level teachers' union has demonstrated outside the Department of Education this afternoon in protest at what they say is the interference of the Department in the democratic processes of their union.

The ASTI is currently balloting on withdrawing from the 33 additional hours agreed under the Croke Park Agreement

Warning for teachers over ballot on hours

05 May Secondary teachers could face compulsory redundancy, an increment freeze and lose out on up to €31,000 by 2020 if they vote to cease performing an extra 33 hours a year introduced under the Croke Park Agreement, according to the Department of Education and Skills.

The man was stretchered down to a flat area before being helicoptered to hospital

News in Brief

19 May A round-up of other Irish and international news.