Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan said her door remained open for talks with teachers

Minister testing water on Junior Cert reform talks

10 Dec The Minister for Education has asked a former head of St Patrick's teacher training college in Drumcondra to consult with second-level teacher unions and with her Department to see if conditions exist for meaningful talks to resume on the issue of Junior Cycle reform.

Across the universities the data shows men strongly outnumbering women in senior academic posts

Men outnumbering women in academic posts

03 Dec New data from the Higher Education Authority reveals that women are massively under-represented in senior academic positions across virtually all of the country's third-level institutions.

The most recently audited financial statements for the college date from 2010

NCAD criticised over account delays

04 Dec The National College of Art and Design has been sharply criticised by the public spending watchdog for delays in preparing its annual accounts and for failing to comply with procurement guidelines.

Around 350,000 students will be affected by the closure of schools as teachers down tools over changes to the Junior Cycle

Teachers' strike looks set to go ahead

28 Nov ASTI President Phillip Irwin has said teachers need more movement from Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan in order to avert next Tuesday's strike action.

Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington applied for a senior lectureship post at the university in 2009

NUIG to pay €70k damages in equality case

17 Nov NUIG has been instructed by the Equality Tribunal to immediately promote a female academic and pay her €70,000 in damages, after it found that the college had discriminated against her on the grounds of her gender.

Unions say major issues to do with the Junior Cycle remain

No resolution reached in Junior Cycle reform talks

19 Nov No resolution was reached on the issue of Junior Cycle reform, following a meeting today between the Minister for Education and representatives from teacher unions, with a planned day of strike action set to go ahead in December.

It has been proposed that 40% of a student's grade be decided by continuous assessment

TUI says teachers could strike this month

12 Nov The Teachers' Union of Ireland has said that if the Minister for Education does not intervene in a meaningful way in the dispute over junior cycle reform, then there could be "days of strike".

The TUI says it still has serious concerns about aspects of the Government's proposals

Schools may close in Junior Cycle protest

11 Nov Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan has said she is disappointed that talks on Junior Cycle reform with the country's two second-level teacher unions have broken down.