Pat King said he had received a death threat and despicable references to his children and grandchildren

Call for ASTI to investigate death threat

24 Apr Allegations of bullying and a death threat need to be investigated by the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland, the union's incoming president has said.

Pat King said he had received a death threat

ASTI General Secretary reveals online threat

23 Apr ASTI General Secretary Pat King has said he received a death threat and despicable references to his children and grandchildren on a website moderated by the union's members.

Ruairi Quinn was booed at the ASTI conference in Wexford

Quinn heckled at ASTI conference

22 Apr Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn was heckled almost constantly as he addressed the ASTI teachers' conference in Wexford this evening.

The funding was originally intended as a support for primary schools that had yet to set up a book rental scheme

Book rental scheme funding extended

17 Apr Primary schools already operating book rental schemes are to be allowed to avail of a State funding programme originally established to support the setting up of new schemes only.

Teachers' unions have concerns over plans for Junior Cycle reform

ASTI and TUI back action over Junior Cycle

26 Mar The Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland and the Teachers' Union of Ireland have both voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in opposition to the proposed introduction of a new Junior Cycle.

Ruairi Quinn said that the current junior cycle is no longer suitable for modern students

Quinn says junior cycle reform necessary

10 Mar Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has said it is important that students are kept in school as long as possible, but that the way in which the junior cycle is taught needs to be reformed.

Former ally of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Fethullah Gulen pictured left lives in the US

Turkish govt passes bill to close some schools

01 Mar Turkey's parliament has passed a bill to close down thousands of private schools, many of which are run by an influential Muslim cleric locked in a bitter feud with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.