Up to 60 000 recent public service hires could be in line for big pay increaseMon, 23 Apr 2018 09:44:39 ISTIrish TimesTeachers from the INTO, ASTI and TUI protesting before a Government report on pay equalisation. File photograph: Alan Betson Tens of thousands of staff who entered the public service in recent years on lower pay rates appear likely to receive special increases to allow them to catch up with longer-serving colleagues on foot of new talks between the Government and unions ...
CAO Late Applications Date is Fast ApproachingMon, 23 Apr 2018 09:42:39 ISTCareersPortal.ieMonday, April 23, 2018 The CAO deadline for late applications is Monday, May 1st at 5:15pm. Potential applicants are advised to register on the system well in advance of this deadline. Applicants can register by logging on to the CAO website and clicking on ‘Apply’ before 5:15 pm on May 1st. A copy of the CAO handbook is available to view online and applicants can use the online ‘Demo Application’ to practice with before submitting their own application ...
Disadvantaged school has been refused a PE hall for 40 yearsMon, 23 Apr 2018 02:06:32 ISTIrish TimesSt Tiernan’s is yards from fee-paying school at the centre of hockey pitches controversy PE teacher Agata Suszczynska, principal Declan Hughes and councillor Lettie McCarthy at St Tiernan’s Community School, Dundrum. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons A disadvantaged community school – just yards from a fee-paying school at the centre of controversy over State-funded hockey pitches – says it has been refused successive applications to build a PE hall for almost 40 years ...
Teachers may lose EUR 6 000 if they go on strikeMon, 23 Apr 2018 01:53:32 ISTIrish ExaminerTeachers could lose €6,000 over two years if they participate in industrial action, including strikes, in support of equal pay for newer entrants to the job. The threat of industrial action from September and continuing through to late 2020 emerged at teacher conferences recently. The projected loss of at least a month’s wages is based on sanctions facing any public servant whose union takes action that repudiates last year’s Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) ...
Wexford has finalists in Junk Kouture eventSat, 21 Apr 2018 00:09:49 ISTIrish IndependentSafari Queen was created by Laura Ryan of Ramsgrange Community School Flare Eggcellence by Estella Crean and Olga Pilarek of Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy Meet the Little Flockers created by Aoife Clauson and Aine Byrne of FCJ Bunclody Eggstravaganza by students Emily Kavanagh and Katie Leppla of Gorey Community School Quirk It Up by Anna Burke and Alexandra Giran of Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy Hanoanana by Sarah Boyce and Niamh Mac Aogain of Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy firestorm20180420 zenarkf ...
Teachers who left ASTI may have to go back to former unionFri, 20 Apr 2018 02:01:47 ISTIrish TimesIctu finds TUI did not act in line with rules in accepting 1,070 teachers as new members Over 1,000 second-level teachers who left the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) to join the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) during its dispute with the Government last year may have to go back to their former trade union. This follows an investigation into all allegations by the ASTI that its members were poached by the TUI during an industrial dispute last year ...
Call for Saturday Leaving Cert exams to ease appalling pressure on studentsThu, 19 Apr 2018 22:04:43 ISTIrish TimesAbout 70 pupils face sitting three exams in a single day due to timetable congestion About 70 students iin this year’s Leaving Cert exams face sitting three exams in a single day due to subject clashes and timetable congestion. School principals have called for Leaving Cert exams to be held on Saturdays to help ease “appalling” pressure on students ...
Aoife Walsh Parents can do a lot now to help children with their SUSI applicationThu, 19 Apr 2018 02:38:02 ISTIrish IndependentGuidance counsellor Aoife Walsh As I wrote last week, SUSI, the centralised grants agency, opened for applications for the 2018/19 year earlier this month and now is the perfect time to begin the process. Any work completed on the form can be saved and applicants can return at a later date. Parents can support their children's application by educating themselves on the process and gathering information on the family finances ...
Almost 1 000 schools waiting for building worksWed, 18 Apr 2018 19:05:24 ISTIrish TimesFianna Fáil says school-building programme is ‘not keeping up with demand’ Thomas Byrne TD, Fianna Fáil’s education spokesman, says many schools are waiting years for vital upgrades. Photograph: Alan Betson Almost 1,000 schools are waiting for renovations or replacement buildings, according to the latest official figures. A total of 341 schools are on existing building programmes which remain to be delivered ...
Maynooth University launches Turn To Teaching initiative to encourage diversity in educationWed, 18 Apr 2018 14:36:15 ISTMaynooth UniversityMaynooth University today launched Turn To Teaching, a unique new programme that will support more than 100 students from marginalised backgrounds over 3 years in studying to become teachers. The programme is funded through a €750,000 award from the Higher Education Authority, with an additional €600,000 from Maynooth University ...
Turn to Teaching Project LaunchWed, 18 Apr 2018 00:45:28 ISTMaynooth UniversityWhat is Turn to Teaching In April 2018 the HEA PATH 1 fund, allocated €750,000 to Maynooth University to implement the Turn to Teaching project ...
Committee hears of massive increase in number of new schoolsTue, 17 Apr 2018 20:04:08 ISTRTE NewsHubert Loftus said €540m will be spent on school building projects for 2018 Department of Education officials have told an Oireachtas committee of a "massive increase" in the number of new schools being built as well as the funding that is being allocated for them. Assistant Secretary at the department, Hubert Loftus told the Oireachtas Education and Skills Committee that for the duration of the current National Development Plan, the Department of Education had a budget of €8.4bn ...
Students discuss equality in Ireland in Seanad debateTue, 17 Apr 2018 15:24:14 ISTRTE NewsStudents from across the country addressed the Seanad The Seanad chamber hosted a unique debate involving 16 secondary schools students this morning. Last September, students were invited to apply with a written submission outlining why they would like to speak in the Seanad. More than 350 students applied and today the 16 students from schools across the island travelled to Dublin city centre to address the upper house ...
Financial survival at third level can be an education in itselfSun, 15 Apr 2018 18:06:01 ISTIrish IndependentIf you're set to start third-level education this autumn, now is the time to start working out how to pay for it amid rising costs'The deadline for student grant applications this year is July 12, but it’s well worth sending in your forms as early as you can' If you are looking to enter third- level education for the first time this year, your thoughts to date may well have been overwhelmingly focused on the choice of course or institution ...
Parents to choose patrons of new schools through online systemFri, 13 Apr 2018 02:01:20 ISTIrish ExaminerParents in dozens of areas where new schools will open in the next four years will have to choose patrons online to run them because of past problems with the selection process. The details are yet to be finalised but the plan is being announced by Education Minister Richard Bruton today as he publishes the list of the areas involved. They have been identified as those where population growth and birth rates are high enough to justify the establishment of new schools ...