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A Sligo councillor wants it to be made compulsory for all teachers and special needs assistants to be trained in First Aid. Independent Councillor Marie Casserly says recent statistics show 15 people a day dying from sudden death syndrome and 125 people a year die from choking. Councillor Casserly says…

A rural north Leitrim community now seems set to be able to hold onto the second teacher in its local primary school, thanks to the success of its campaign to attract more families to its area. Kiltyclogher was in danger of losing one of its two teachers due to the…

Teachers in the North West are believed to be unsurprised by developments between the ASTI and government over the Croke Park Pay deal. Schools around the country including some in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim received a letter this week stating that any surplus teachers would be facing redundancy instead of…

ASTI member teachers in the north west hope to be back in the classroom for good following today’s industrial dispute action. 22 schools in the north west are closed today due to the ongoing ASTI dispute with the department of education over equal pay for new teachers. The ASTI has…

A total of twenty-two schools throughout Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim are expected to be closed tomorrow because of the ASTI dispute with the Department of Education over equal pay for teachers. The ASTI has 751 member teachers in those schools. With little prospect of a settlement to the dispute at…