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has taken a decision to mount a legal challenge to legislation underpinning public sector pay cuts if it is not rescinded next month when it is up for review.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.

The ASTI is about to ballot members on ceasing to work the so-called Croke Park hours from September

Teachers warned over Croke Park hours

28 Apr The Secretary General of the Department of Education has warned that second level teachers will be effectively repudiating the Lansdowne Road Agreement if they cease to work additional hours - known as the Croke Park hours - from next September.

The State Examinations Commission has published its reports on last year's maths exams

Warning over students Higher Level exam choices

28 Apr The State Examinations Commission has warned that a small proportion of Junior and Leaving Certificate students are sitting Higher Level examination papers when the Ordinary Level may be more appropriate.