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Recruitment and retention problems means Irish schools are “creaking at the seams”. That’s according to ASTI General Secretary, and former Sligo secondary school teacher, Kieran Christie. The comments were made after new figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act found nearly 14 thousand people who weren’t registered with the…

There is a lot of ‘nervousness and concern’ among teachers in the region over the revised vaccine rollout programme. That’s according to Brendan Greene of St. Clare’s Comprehensive school in Manorhamilton and north west representative of the Teachers Union of Ireland. Last week the government changed the vaccine plan to…

A north west school teacher and member of the ASTI has urged the teachers union and Department of Education to reach an agreement today on how to proceed with the running of this year’s leaving cert exams   The ASTI yesterday claiimed a proposal to rely heavily on calculated grades…

A leading North West education official says some schools have still not put the necessary social distancing safety measures in place, according to the Teacher’s Union of Ireland.   Representative bodies are before the Covid-19 Response Committee to discuss how the reopening of schools is going.   They’re collectively calling…

A Sligo school teacher and union official says teachers want guidance on whether or not face masks should be made mandatory in secondary schools. Masks are already compulsory on all public transport and the rules will include shops and shopping centres from next Monday. Kieran Christie is the General Secretary…