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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…

A dispute over the legal cover for Leaving Cert teachers has been resolved between the Department of Education and ASTI. The union had concerns the state indemnity being offered didn’t go far enough in protecting teachers from potential claims by students. They’ve received clarification that if a pupil, unhappy with…