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# teachers - Saturday 23 April, 2022

'Some teachers get assaulted more than once a week': Review demanded over attacks at schools
# Assault
# Assault

'Some teachers get assaulted more than once a week': Review demanded over attacks at schools

Apr 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 24,234 Views 84 Comments

Unions have demanded that better supports are available to teachers who have been assaulted by students.

# teachers - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

INTO says 'scourge of supersized classes' should end, as teachers' unions to ask for pay increases
# TEACHERS UNION
# TEACHERS UNION

INTO says 'scourge of supersized classes' should end, as teachers' unions to ask for pay increases

Updated Apr 19th 2022, 12:00 PM 25,748 Views 77 Comments

The two main teachers’ unions will be holding in-person conferences for the first time in two years today.

# teachers - Thursday 14 April, 2022

UK teachers call for ban on conversion therapy for trans pupils
# UK Government
# UK Government

UK teachers call for ban on conversion therapy for trans pupils

Apr 14th 2022, 11:42 AM 11,815 Views 0 Comments

UK teachers at a conference raised concerns over the government’s “repeated U-turns” on banning conversion therapy.

# teachers - Friday 25 March, 2022

Schools under 'incredible pressure' due to staff shortages amid current Covid-19 wave
# Schools
# Schools

Schools under 'incredible pressure' due to staff shortages amid current Covid-19 wave

Mar 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 51,570 Views 67 Comments
  • Staff absence in schools is reportedly "very high" due to the current wave of the virus.
  • The Department of Education said its helpline remains open to support schools.
  • It said measures taken to support the supply of substitute teachers also remain in place.

# teachers - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Thousands of principals fear impact of teacher shortages as schools reopen today
# School's Back
# School's Back

Thousands of principals fear impact of teacher shortages as schools reopen today

Jan 6th 2022, 6:00 AM 17,598 Views 41 Comments

Student teachers are being drafted in to cover Covid absences.

# teachers - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

'Enormous unease' about schools reopening amid concerns about teacher substitutes, unions say
# Re-opening
# Re-opening

'Enormous unease' about schools reopening amid concerns about teacher substitutes, unions say

Updated Jan 5th 2022, 10:30 AM 59,943 Views 102 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said that the next few weeks would be challenging.

# teachers - Saturday 11 December, 2021

Opinion: We owe teachers our thanks for the last two years whether we give them gifts or not
# Parenting
# Parenting

Opinion: We owe teachers our thanks for the last two years whether we give them gifts or not

Dec 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 55,651 Views 105 Comments

Whether parents buy something – or not – for their children’s teachers, Margaret Lynch says it’s important to thank them.

# teachers - Monday 29 November, 2021

Emergency measures to tackle teacher shortages 'perpetuating unequal pay', say teaching unions
# Substitute Teachers
# Substitute Teachers

Emergency measures to tackle teacher shortages 'perpetuating unequal pay', say teaching unions

Nov 29th 2021, 10:57 PM 21,988 Views 68 Comments

Emergency measures include an increased involvement of student teachers and retired teachers.

# teachers - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

'If you want to call me a liar, call me a liar': Dáil row breaks out between Kelly and Martin
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'If you want to call me a liar, call me a liar': Dáil row breaks out between Kelly and Martin

Nov 17th 2021, 2:40 PM 66,173 Views 118 Comments

Micheal Martin has denied that he said teachers would be exempt from Covid-19 isolation rules.

# teachers - Thursday 11 November, 2021

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?
# Education
# Education

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 5:15 PM 7,924 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney and social care worker Anne Marie Quilligan tell Susan Daly about the conditions faced by Traveller children in the country’s education system.

# teachers - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Teachers not at increased risk of admission to hospital with Covid, study finds
# Schools
# Schools

Teachers not at increased risk of admission to hospital with Covid, study finds

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:17 AM 16,207 Views 36 Comments

When schools are open, the risk among teachers and other working-age adults is similar, research has shown.

# teachers - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Foley: Unvaccinated pregnant teachers can return to classrooms or take 'pregnancy related leave'
# Schools Return
# Schools Return

Foley: Unvaccinated pregnant teachers can return to classrooms or take 'pregnancy related leave'

Updated Aug 25th 2021, 4:54 PM 50,330 Views 160 Comments
  • The Education Minister says the department is 'following expert medical advice'.
  • Pregnant women in Ireland are advised to wait until 14 weeks before receiving a Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Foley says the advice also applies to pregnant women in other professions.

# teachers - Monday 23 August, 2021

Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home

Aug 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 20,603 Views 76 Comments

The TUI said this situation is causing “severe stress and anxiety” for affected teachers.

# teachers - Friday 13 August, 2021

'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated

Aug 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 34,237 Views 56 Comments

Pregnant people cannot register for a Covid-19 vaccine prior to 14 weeks’ gestation.

# teachers - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 9:40 PM 25,516 Views 6 Comments

Additional choice was incorporated in Junior and Leaving Cert exams this year and will again next year.

# teachers - Monday 12 April, 2021

Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return

Apr 12th 2021, 7:21 AM 14,712 Views 66 Comments

A million students and staff are back in school today.

# teachers - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands
# Covid19
# Covid19

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands

Apr 7th 2021, 11:02 AM 99,587 Views 324 Comments

The three unions tabled a joint motion on the issue.

Teacher unions to table joint motion over vaccine priority schedule
# Teachers
# Teachers

Teacher unions to table joint motion over vaccine priority schedule

Updated Apr 7th 2021, 8:55 AM 28,981 Views 138 Comments

The conferences of the country’s three teacher trade unions are continuing today.

# teachers - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

'It's not a value judgement on any profession' - Education Minister defends change to vaccine prioritisation
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

'It's not a value judgement on any profession' - Education Minister defends change to vaccine prioritisation

Updated Apr 6th 2021, 3:00 PM 77,291 Views 189 Comments
  • The conferences of the country's three teacher trade unions started online today
  • Unions are unhappy about the revised vaccination rollout based on age and not profession
  • Education Minister Norma Foley has addressed delegates at the INTO Congress

# teachers - Friday 2 April, 2021

ASTI says vaccine meeting with public health experts and minister was 'unsatisfactory'
# Teachers
# Teachers

ASTI says vaccine meeting with public health experts and minister was 'unsatisfactory'

Apr 2nd 2021, 2:14 PM 34,266 Views 122 Comments

The decision to overhaul the vaccine plan has sparked anger from teachers who expected to be vaccinated sooner.

# teachers - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs

Mar 31st 2021, 11:50 PM 30,156 Views 88 Comments

TDs have been hearing from teachers and other frontline workers unhappy with the changes.

# teachers - Friday 12 February, 2021

ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse

Updated Feb 12th 2021, 4:40 PM 46,884 Views 161 Comments
  • ASTI to attend fresh talks with Education Minister this afternoon
  • Harris says there is more time this year to find solution
  • 'Significant increase' in on-site attendance possible at third-level from September

# teachers - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms
# Spread
# Spread

Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms

Jan 24th 2021, 3:58 PM 53,686 Views 221 Comments

A teachers’ union wants safety measures in schools to be reviewed in the context of the new, more transmissible strains.

# teachers - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'

Jan 20th 2021, 8:14 AM 28,893 Views 119 Comments

Wicklow principal Pádraig Murphy says some vulnerable children will need years of added support after this but it’s important to only open schools when safe to do so.

# teachers - Friday 8 January, 2021

Minister to meet special needs groups as families left ‘devastated’ over schools u-turn
# Teachers
# Teachers

Minister to meet special needs groups as families left ‘devastated’ over schools u-turn

Jan 8th 2021, 4:06 PM 15,517 Views 29 Comments

CEO of Down Syndrome Ireland said the u-turn on schools has left families and children with special educational needs reeling.

Unions and Education Minister agree the 'established' Leaving Cert must take place in June
# Teachers' Unions
# Teachers' Unions

Unions and Education Minister agree the 'established' Leaving Cert must take place in June

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 2:45 PM 44,361 Views 116 Comments

Meanwhile, the decision not to allow in-school learning for children with special needs has been called “devastating”.

# teachers - Thursday 7 January, 2021

ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn
# Education
# Education

ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 66,441 Views 221 Comments

Leaving Certs were set to return to school for three days per week.

# teachers - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Teachers Union of Ireland will be 'strongly' advising its members to reject new public pay deal
# Public Servants' Pay
# Public Servants' Pay

Teachers Union of Ireland will be 'strongly' advising its members to reject new public pay deal

Dec 15th 2020, 10:25 PM 30,114 Views 80 Comments

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath published the details of the public pay deal today.

# teachers - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Teaching union said it never proposed breaking early for Christmas
# Winter Months
# Winter Months

Teaching union said it never proposed breaking early for Christmas

Updated Nov 19th 2020, 4:35 PM 39,255 Views 62 Comments

Teaching unions spoke before an Oireachtas Committee today.

# teachers - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Teachers' union asks government to start school Christmas break a few days earlier
# Wellbeing
# Wellbeing

Teachers' union asks government to start school Christmas break a few days earlier

Nov 18th 2020, 6:10 AM 56,453 Views 112 Comments

Schools are due to close on Tuesday 22 December; the TUI is suggesting that they instead close on Friday 18 December.

# teachers - Friday 30 October, 2020

ASTI members insist strike action would be 'last resort' but that government needs to listen to them
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

ASTI members insist strike action would be 'last resort' but that government needs to listen to them

Oct 30th 2020, 6:45 AM 19,799 Views 97 Comments

ASTI members have voted to take industrial action over ‘key coronavirus issues’ in Irish schools.

# teachers - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Poll: Would you support teachers striking over Covid-19 safety concerns?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support teachers striking over Covid-19 safety concerns?

Oct 29th 2020, 7:59 AM 73,466 Views 207 Comments

ASTI members have voted to take industrial action unless government addresses Covid-19 safety concerns.

# teachers - Thursday 22 October, 2020

92% of post-primary teachers say wearing masks makes work more difficult - TUI survey
# TUI
# TUI

92% of post-primary teachers say wearing masks makes work more difficult - TUI survey

Oct 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 19,829 Views 74 Comments

The survey, carried out amid a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, highlights concern among the profession.

# teachers - Monday 5 October, 2020

Teaching unions query whether schools should remain open if Ireland moves to Level 5
# Teachers
# Teachers

Teaching unions query whether schools should remain open if Ireland moves to Level 5

Oct 5th 2020, 10:32 AM 63,784 Views 186 Comments

Under Level 5 restrictions, schools would remain open but most other businesses would be closed

# teachers - Monday 21 September, 2020

ASTI: Teachers' strike may be considered due to Covid-19 safety concerns
# Secondary SChools
# Secondary SChools

ASTI: Teachers' strike may be considered due to Covid-19 safety concerns

Sep 21st 2020, 8:10 AM 32,333 Views 50 Comments

The union is balloting members for industrial action.

# teachers - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Teachers union to ballot for industrial action over Covid-19 safety concerns
# ASTI
# ASTI

Teachers union to ballot for industrial action over Covid-19 safety concerns

Sep 19th 2020, 7:07 PM 99,552 Views 267 Comments

It said ASTI members had “serious concerns” about the health and safety of school communities.

# teachers - Friday 18 September, 2020

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing

Sep 18th 2020, 6:15 AM 42,954 Views 22 Comments

The government has emphasised the importance of keeping schools open in its new plan for living with Covid-19.

# teachers - Sunday 30 August, 2020

'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools
# Schools
# Schools

'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools

Aug 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,105 Views 55 Comments

Many teachers complain they’ve received little guidance or assurances about how pregnant staff will be looked after.

# teachers - Sunday 23 August, 2020

40% of teachers concerned about how play-based lessons will be affected by Covid-19 restrictions
# Schools
# Schools

40% of teachers concerned about how play-based lessons will be affected by Covid-19 restrictions

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:20 PM 20,889 Views 61 Comments

That’s according to a new study published by DCU researchers.

# teachers - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Psychologists launch guidance to help teachers and pupils returning to school
# Health And Wellbeing
# Health And Wellbeing

Psychologists launch guidance to help teachers and pupils returning to school

Jul 30th 2020, 1:22 PM 16,866 Views 10 Comments

The guidance says that health and wellbeing should be prioritized for school staff.

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