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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 Donegal TD and former Minister for Education has firmly dismissed reports claiming that some primary school teachers are tutoring students in their homes during Level 5 restrictions. It has also been claimed that primary school teachers have placed ads on an online forum saying they’re available for one-on-one tuition,…

Primary and secondary school students in the counties of Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim could be set for an extended Christmas break.   It’s being speculated this morning that the Education Minister’s being urged to consider extending school holidays this Christmas.   The Labour Party says it’s needed due to the…

Students across the north west are being asked to nominate the teachers who have most inspired them. Teachers Inspire Ireland is an initiative by Dublin City University and focuses on highlighting the contribution made by teachers in Irish society. It is now open for people in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal…

A Sligo councillor is calling for it to be made easier and quicker for people to become teachers. Fianna Fail Councillor Seamus Kilgannon said this would help deal with the current shortage of teachers, particularly in subjects such as maths, Irish and European languages. He proposed this week that Sligo…

Problems with the supply and retention of teachers is expected to be one of the issues on the agenda when Donegal Education and Training Board meet Education Minister and Donegal TD Joe McHugh in over a week’s time. The meeting, due on Friday, February 1st, follows a poll of principals…

Teachers held a lunchtime protest at schools and colleges across the Northwest this afternoon. The action by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) was in protest at lower pay rates for newly qualified teachers. The union claims pay inequality in the profession means schools are finding it hard to recruit…