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‘Key Covid issues in schools must be addressed’: ASTI secures mandate for industrial action

ASTI members have voted to take industrial action unless the Government immediately addresses key Covid-19 issues in schools.

  • 28 October 2020
  • Press releases

Budget 2021 fails to protect students’ education during pandemic

“Budget 2021 represents a sticking plaster for schools, and does little to address the prolonged underfunding of Irish second-level education,” ASTI President Ann Piggott said today.

  • 13 October 2020
  • Press releases

ASTI calls for review of school openings at Level Five


The President of the ASTI Ann Piggott has said teachers are concerned by the implications of the recommendation from the National Public Health Emergency Team to place the country on Level 5 restrictions - the highest level in the 'Living with Covid-19 Plan'

  • 5 October 2020
  • Press releases

Leaving Cert grades errors ‘deeply disappointing’ – ASTI President

The President of the ASTI, Ann Piggott, has said teachers are shocked and disappointed by the news that two errors in the Leaving Cert 2020 Calculated Grades Process have been identified.

  • 29 September 2020
  • Press releases

Report underlines urgent need for investment in education

The OECD report PISA 2018 Results: Effective Policies, Successful Schools, once again underlines Ireland’s poor track record for investment in education.

  • 29 September 2020
  • Press releases

ASTI to ballot on industrial action

The ASTI Central Executive Committee met today and decided to ballot its members in relation to a number of key issues which have emerged since schools re-opened.

  • 19 September 2020
  • Press releases

Ireland bottom of global ranking for investment in education

The OECD report Education at a Glance 2020, published today, again ranks Ireland in last place out of 36 countries for investment in second-level education as a percentage of GDP.

  • 8 September 2020
  • Press releases

ASTI congratulates Leaving Cert students

ASTI President Ann Piggott today congratulated more than 60,000 young people who have received their results from the Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades Process.

  • 7 September 2020
  • Press releases

ASTI notes statement on Calculated Grades adjustment process

In the context of the current global pandemic the ASTI recognizes that the emergency Calculated Grades for Leaving Cert 2020 process has been necessary in order to allow our Leaving Cert students to progress to the next stage of their lives.

  • 1 September 2020
  • Press releases

‘Pandemic has exposed serious under-investment in school buildings’ – ASTI President

ASTI President Ann Piggott has called for a programme of investment in school buildings in the upcoming Budget.

  • 26 August 2020
  • Press releases

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