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From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Why do so many Irish politicians start out as teachers? The Irish For

The Irish For: Why do so many Irish politicians start out as teachers?

Darach Ó Séaghdha asks why we elect so many múinteoirí to the Oireachtas.

From TheJournal.ie 'The hypocrisy of it really bothers me': Secondary school teachers on why they're striking today

'The hypocrisy of it really bothers me': Secondary school teachers on why they're striking today

Over 90% of the Teachers Union of Ireland’s 19,000 members voted in favour of taking industrial action today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support post-primary teachers going on strike next month? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support post-primary teachers going on strike next month?

Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland will strike on Tuesday 4 February.

From TheJournal.ie Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering' New Sex Ed Plan

Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'

The minister said the ethos of the school is central to any curriculum and will be protected.

From TheJournal.ie 'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like' Smartphones

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'

Parents and teachers need to be better equipped to talk to young people about sex and relationships, Noeline Blackwell has said.

From TheJournal.ie Gaeltacht grant to be restored for trainee teachers but not all students will be eligible Múinteoirí

Gaeltacht grant to be restored for trainee teachers but not all students will be eligible

Minister Joe McHugh announced the measure in his department’s Budget 2020 briefing.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face' Exclusive

Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face' Exclusive

Staff at the school have raised a number of issues about pay and conditions.

From TheJournal.ie 'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs Delays

'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs

Concerns have been raised about the length of time it takes to process teachers’ appointments.

From TheJournal.ie Education minister's UAE 'fact-finding mission' on what will bring Irish teachers back home Joe McHugh

Education minister's UAE 'fact-finding mission' on what will bring Irish teachers back home

More than 2,000 Irish people are employed in the education sector in the UAE.

From TheJournal.ie This new website is working to encourage Irish teachers abroad to return home Recruitment

This new website is working to encourage Irish teachers abroad to return home

Turasabhaile.com will focus on connecting schools with teachers who are working overseas.

From TheJournal.ie Florida approves bill allowing teachers to carry guns School Schootings

Florida approves bill allowing teachers to carry guns

The aim of the measure is to prevent school shootings but opponents say it’s a dangerous move.

From TheJournal.ie Grant won't be reinstated to student teachers spending thousands on placements in the Gaeltacht Múinteoirí

Grant won't be reinstated to student teachers spending thousands on placements in the Gaeltacht

The expense runs into thousands for students who spend two months in the Gaeltacht.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers to be rotated among schools under new substitute panel plan Staff Shortages

Teachers to be rotated among schools under new substitute panel plan

Schools in North and South Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kildare and Meath are being targeted in the new initiative.

From TheJournal.ie 'We shouldn't be defensive about debate led by young people': Bruton defends stance on 'Meatless Monday' teaching pack Farming

'We shouldn't be defensive about debate led by young people': Bruton defends stance on 'Meatless Monday' teaching pack

The Irish Farmers Association want the teaching pack withdrawn or amended.

From TheJournal.ie Substitute teachers refunded after some overtaxed by over €1,200 Tax Credits

Substitute teachers refunded after some overtaxed by over €1,200

The issue was caused by a payroll system error that reduced their tax credits to zero.

From TheJournal.ie European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination INTO

European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination

Teacher’s union the INTO said that it the ruling was “a bitter disappointment”.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are always consequences': Minister responds to claim teachers may seek pay rise following recommendation on nurses TUI

'There are always consequences': Minister responds to claim teachers may seek pay rise following recommendation on nurses

The ongoing nurses’ strike was suspended on Monday following a Labour Court recommendation on pay and conditions.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in Pay Issues

'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in

The issue has affected a number of substitute teachers who were paid in the first and second pay runs of 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life' Homelessness

Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life'

Latest figures show that there are over 3,800 children living in emergency accommodation in Ireland.

Poll: How do you feel about buying Christmas presents for teachers? Christmas This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about buying Christmas presents for teachers?

Some people are sick of the whole thing.

From TheJournal.ie 'Embarrassing and nasty': Teachers report high levels of anxiety and stress due to cyberbullying by pupils Cyberbullying

'Embarrassing and nasty': Teachers report high levels of anxiety and stress due to cyberbullying by pupils

There have been calls for more resources for teachers.

From TheJournal.ie Primary schools braced for strike action as INTO to ballot on next move Equal Pay For Equal Work

Primary schools braced for strike action as INTO to ballot on next move

The union will meet next Wednesday to agree on a ballot for industrial action, up to and including a strike.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers will be allowed work beyond 70 in their final school year under new law Retirement Age

Teachers will be allowed work beyond 70 in their final school year under new law

Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers avoid jail after 'ugly' brawl at Dublin pub Mcgowans

Teachers avoid jail after 'ugly' brawl at Dublin pub

The men were fined instead.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel' Homeless Crisis

Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel'

A new report by the Children’s Rights Alliance looks at the impact of homelessness on children’s education.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice? Education This post contains a poll

Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice?

Parents may not be fully aware of the vast range of science and technology careers available, Dr Des Fitzgerald said.

From TheJournal.ie Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools Phone Use

Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools

Age restrictions, the use of phones in the classroom, and the taking of photos in school are just some of the issues being consulted on.

From TheJournal.ie 'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told Recruitment Appeal

'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told

Teachers, including recently qualified teachers and retired teachers, are being asked to apply.

From TheJournal.ie It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities Health

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities

“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”

From TheJournal.ie 'I've lost over €20k already. I can't save, get a mortgage or plan to have kids': Lower-pay teachers speak out Unequal

'I've lost over €20k already. I can't save, get a mortgage or plan to have kids': Lower-pay teachers speak out

In a week where teachers united in their calls for equal pay, we spoke to some about their experiences.

From TheJournal.ie Parents and students will be able to have their say on the use of smartphones in schools Education

Parents and students will be able to have their say on the use of smartphones in schools

The Education Minister said smartphone use by students “increasingly caused concern”.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues New Teachers This post contains videos

Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues

Unions have voted in favour of industrial action if pay inequality is not addressed.

From TheJournal.ie Minister orders full review of sex education in schools Sex Education

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools

Richard Bruton is due to address the annual conference of the ASTI teachers’ union this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Unions will 'shut down schools' if equal pay for young teachers is not restored Education

Unions will 'shut down schools' if equal pay for young teachers is not restored

The president of the INTO said members’ patience is now running thin.

From TheJournal.ie Career breaks: 'We shouldn't be stopping young teachers from going and exploring the world' Opinion

Career breaks: 'We shouldn't be stopping young teachers from going and exploring the world'

We need to look at the real reasons behind our teacher shortages and think about how we can attract more people into the teaching profession, writes Garrett O’Dowd.

From TheJournal.ie Want to be a teacher? The Government has allocated an extra 280 third level places Teaching Courses

Want to be a teacher? The Government has allocated an extra 280 third level places

Specific focus will be placed on science, technology, engineering and maths teachers.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton targets career breaks and expresses concern that teachers are working abroad Shortage

Richard Bruton targets career breaks and expresses concern that teachers are working abroad

The minister says that career breaks should only be granted if schools can replace the teacher.

From TheJournal.ie 'Problems coming in the door are more intense': Guidance counsellors say cuts hit teens hard Guidance

'Problems coming in the door are more intense': Guidance counsellors say cuts hit teens hard

Some 600 of these posts were withdrawn in Budget 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Kilkenny mother starts petition for all teachers in Ireland to have CPR and first aid training Isabelle's Law

Kilkenny mother starts petition for all teachers in Ireland to have CPR and first aid training

Maria Condon said defibrillators in all schools “is a great idea but is going to be pointless unless all staff are trained”.

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