ASTI in the media - a selection of coverage

September, 2017

Workers who reject pay deal may lose out on increases - Irish Examiner (Online) - 19th September, 2017. Click here to read.

Teachers warned of wage freeze if they shut school - Irish Independent (Online) - 19th September, 2017. Click here to read.

Teachers who reject pay deal ‘will not receive salary increases’ - Irish Times (Online) - 19th September, 2017. Click here to read.

Public service unions to ratify new pay deal - Irish Times (Online) - 18th September, 2017. Click here to read.

Call for financial support for trainee teacher placement - Irish Examiner (Online) - 16th September, 2017. Click here to read.

Nurses and doctors vote for new public service pay deal - Irish Times (Online) - 15th September, 2017. Click here to read.

New Junior Cert English results show more pupils with good grades - Irish Independent (Online) - 14th September, 2017. Click here to read.

Junior Cert results day: new English grades ‘confusing’ - Irish Times (Online) Pupils from St. Kevin's Secondary School, Finglas, Dublin 11 interviewed after receiving their results  - 13th September, 2017. Click here to read/watch.

Junior Cert results out: Wait is over for 61,500 students - Irish Times (Online) - 13th September, 2017. Click here to read.

New Junior Cert English results show more pupils with good grades - Irish Independent (Online) - 13th September, 2017. Click here to read.

More students take higher level in new Junior Cert English - Irish Examiner (Online) - 13th September, 2017. Click here to read.

Ireland's spend on students is well below the international average – and primary schools fare worst of all - Irish Independent (Online) - 12th September, 2017. Click here to read.

RTÉ website - OECD: More spending needed on third-level education - 12th September, 2017. Click here to read.

Teachers threaten industrial action over two-tier pay - Irish Independent (Online) - 10th September, 2017. Click here to read.

RTÉ Nine O'Clock News - Coverage of the ASTI CEC Meeting held and interview with ASTI President Ger Curtin - Click here to watch (Scroll to 06:37) - 9th September, 2017.

RTÉ Six One News - Interview with ASTI President Ger Curtin at the CEC meeting on Saturday 9th 2017 - Click here to watch (Scroll to 06:19) - 9th September, 2017. 

Secondary school teachers' union recommends rejection of public pay deal - Journal.ie - 9th September, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI recommends members reject new pay deal - Irish Independent (Online) - 9th September, 2017. Click here to read.

Secondary teachers’ union recommends rejection of public pay deal - Irish Times (Online) - 9th September, 2017. Click here to read.

Real prospect of teachers going their own way on public pay agreement - Irish Times (Online) - 9th September, 2017. Click here to read.

In my opinion: Peace at last - but other goals to reach - Irish Independent (Online) - 7th September, 2017. Click here to read.

August, 2017

‘Time for Government to pay debt’ to teachers - Irish Examiner - 31st August, 2017. Click here to read.

Teachers taking fewer sick leave days than five years ago - Irish Times (Online) - 31st August, 2017. Click here to read.

Ross shuts down FG minister in teacher pay controversy - Irish Independent (Online) - 28th August, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI calls for end to teacher pay disparity after Mary Mitchell O'Connor comments - breakingnews.ie - 25th August, 2017. Click here to read. 

Teachers doing the same job should get equal pay, says Mitchell O'Connor - RTÉ News - 25th August, 2017. Click here to read. 

Mitchell O'Connor backed in call for equal pay for teachers - Irish Independent - 25th August, 2017. Click here to read.

Teachers' union welcome Minister's support for equal pay - Irish Times (Online) - 24th August, 2017. Click here to read. 

Newstalk Breakfast - Interview with Ger Curtin, ASTI President - 24th August, 2017. Click here to listen. 

Smoothing the way into secondary - Irish Times (Online) – 22nd August, 2017. Click here to read.

Fairness and entrants to public service - Irish Times - Letter to the Editor from Deirdre MacDonald, ASTI Standing Committee - 15th August, 2017. Click here to read. 

Today FM - Last Word - Interview with Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary, discussed grinds - 15th August, 2017. Click here to listen. 

RTÉ - News at One - Interview with Ger Curtin, ASTI President - 1st August, 2017. Click here to listen.

July, 2017

Thousands of secondary teachers receive salary increase - 20 July, 2017. Click here to read.

Impact backs public service pay deal - Irish Examiner (Online) - 18 July, 2017. Click here to read.

Primary teachers reject draft public sector pay deal - Irish Times (Online) - 14 July, 2017. Click here to read.

June 2017

Three teachers’ unions look set to reject pay deal - Irish Times (Online) - 28 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Final batch of students sign off on Leaving Cert - Irish Examiner - 24 June, 2017. Click here to read.

LC Religious Ed and Italian - Irish Independent (Online) - 24 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Baggage question adds to difficulty - Irish Independent (Online) - 24 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Exam hits the right key in 'assessing students' skill level' - Irish Independent - 23 June, 2017. Click here to read.

'Too much emphasis on biology' and barley, beef gripe - Irish Independent - 23 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Economics students tested on Brexit budget - Irish Examiner (Online) - 22 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Music exam ‘Star Wars’ theme proves a high note - Irish Examiner (Online) - 22 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Students can no longer count on predictability in Economics papers - Irish Independent (Online) - 22 June, 2017. ~Click here to read.

LC Chemistry and Spanish: 'It was good to see questions that required critical thinking - Irish Independent (Online) - 21 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Junior Cert music: Harmonious affair for most students - Irish Times (Online) - 21 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Woodwork and technical graphics give pupils something to build on - Irish Examiner (Online) - 20 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert Physics fair but reaction to modern questions mixed - Irish Examiner (Online) - 20 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Junior Cert technical graphics: ‘Even the most gifted students were caught for time’ - Irish Times (Online) - 20 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Junior Cert materials technology: rocking chair on ‘balanced’ paper - Irish Times (Online) - 20 June, 2017. Click here to read.

LC Chemistry, Physics and Accounting: Accounting candidates taxed to the limit with VAT exam poser - Irish Independent - 20 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Students pressed for time on German paper - Irish Times (Online) - 17 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Alexander was great but who could have written about 'Frogs'? - Irish Independent (Online) - 17 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Rote learning was no use to students in German exam - Irish Independent (Online) - 17 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Candidates had plenty of foundation for these papers - Irish Independent (Online) - 17 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Caravaggio exhibition helps students master Art exam - Irish Independent (Online) - 16 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Pupils get their teeth into paper featuring chewing gum and fish fingers - Irish Independent (Online) - 16 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert business: Topical paper refers to exploding mobiles - Irish Times (Online) - 15 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert art history: Louis Le Brocquy back in wide-ranging exam - Irish Times (Online) - 15 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Junior Cert home economics: Students quizzed on value of gluten-free fish fingers - Irish Times (Online) - 15 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Qu’est-ce que c’est? French question may have got the goat of students - Irish Examiner (Online) - 15 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Junior Cert: Très bien for students familiar with past years - Irish Examiner (Online) - 15 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Junior Cert history: From ancient civilisation to Bertie Ahern - Irish Times (Online) - Irish Times (Online) - 15 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert history: Popular topics and good choice of questions - Irish Times (Online) - 15 June, 2017. Click here to read.

LC & JC French: When a canapé is for sitting and not for eating - Irish Independent (Online) - 15 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert biology: Incinerator and IVF on lively paper - Irish Times (Online) - 14 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Junior Cert Business: Brexit and strikes feature on topical paper - Irish Times (Online) - 14 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Incinerator and Zika virus make for a 'relevant' exam - Irish Independent (Online) - 14 June, 2017. Click here to read.

It's business as usual as Brexit pops up again - Irish Independent (Online) - 14 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Tricky but doable sections in Junior Cert higher level maths - Irish Examiner (Online ) - 13 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Helpful hints ease sum of all fears in Leaving Cert maths papers - Irish Examiner (Online) - 13 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Manageable or convoluted - the differing views on paper - Irish Independent (Online) - 13 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Complaints of 'guesswork' and 'waffle for no marks' - Irish Independent (Online) - 13 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Students give thumbs up after 'very fair' first of the Irish papers - Irish Independent (Online) - 13 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Less clutter, gimmicks, but experiments 'confusing' - Irish Independent (Online) - 13 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert Maths: Students struggle with time on challenging Paper 2 - Irish Times (Online) - 12 June, 2017. Click here to read.

'Leaving cert Maths paper two was more challenging than the first', say teachers - Irish Independent (Online) - 12 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert Maths: Students struggle with time on challenging Paper 2 - Irish Times (Online) - 12 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Junior Cycle Maths: ‘we’re looking forward to seeing the memes later’ - Irish Times (Online) - 12 June 2017. Click here to read.

Trump, migration and EU give pupils plenty to write about - Irish Independent (Online) - 12 June 2017 - Click here to read.

ASTI brings end to futile campaign that divided union - Irish Times (Online) - 11 June, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI leaders under pressure following strategy U-turn - Irish Times (Online) - 11 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Peace for now, but trouble looms in teachers' unions - Irish Independent (Online) - 10th June, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI members vote to suspend all industrial action - Irish Independent (Online) - 10th June, 2017. Click here to read.

Straightforward test an 'easy' start - with little of the dreaded calculus - Irish Independent - 10 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Difficult questions throughout Junior Cert maths paper ‘a fairer way of doing things’ - Irish Examiner (Online) - 10 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Change in style spreads tough parts throughout 'fairer' exam - Irish Independent (Online) - 10 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Question on financial maths 'challenging, even for most able students' - Irish Independent (Online) - 10 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Irish Paper 2 gives Junior Cert students a tough afternoon - Irish Examiner (Online) - 9 June, 2017. Click here to read.

Groups have mixed views on new public pay agreement - Irish Times (Online) - 8th June, 2017. Click here to read.

Lots of material for students to get teeth into on opening day of exams - Irish Examiner (Online) - 8th June, 2017. Click here to read.

Stone Age question sees students tasked with reinventing the wheel - Irish Independent (Online) - 8th June, 2017. Click here to read.

Marriage and cheese on menu in home economics - Irish Independent (Online) - 8th June, 2017. Click here to read.

How we teach our children: We must prepare children for professions of the digital age - Moira Leydon, Irish Examiner (Online) - 7th June, 2017. Click here to read.

Low rate of pay blamed for lack of teachers to mark exams - Irish Independent (Online) - 2nd June, 2017. Click here to read.

May 2017

Pay rises and jobs on cards if Asti suspends action, says education department - Irish Examiner (Online) - Click here to read - 29th May, 2017. 

Newstalk - Pat Kenny Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President interviewed about article in Irish Times on withdrawal of substitution cover. Click here to listen - 19th May, 2017.

ASTI members face pay cuts of €2,500 if cover withdrawn - Irish Times (Online) - 19th May, 2017. Click here to read.

RTÉ Claire Byrne Live Programme - Philip Irwin, ASTI History teacher and a member from Dublin South 1 discusses Leaving Cert Reform - click here to watch piece. - 15th July, 2017.

Pressure on ASTI to end action - Irish Independent (Online) - 13th May, 2017. Click here to read.

Public service unions want talks as soon as possible - Irish Examiner (Online) - 10th May, 2017. Click here to read

ASTI stance is affecting school choice, principals say - Irish Times (Online) - 10th May, 2017. Click here to read.

Suspension of all strike action is a step closer as date set for ASTI meeting - Irish Independent (Online) - 10th May, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI stance is affecting school choice, principals say - Irish Times (Online) - 9th May, 2017. Click here to read.

Teachers' union stalls on date for talks over future of strikes - Irish Independent (Online) - 8th May, 2017. Click here to read.

RTÉ - Claire Byrne Live Programme - Bernardine O'Sullivan, Honorary Life Member from Dublin North West Branch and a member of the RSTA discusses public sector pensions.  Click here to watch discussion.

Now ASTI is facing a strike threat from its own staff - Irish Independent (Online) - 6th May, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI staff threaten strike action against their own leadership - Irish Times (Online) - 5th May, 2017. Click here to read.

Grassroots force leaders to call special ASTI convention - Irish Independent (Online) - 4th May, 2017. Click here to read.

RTÉ Radio One-  - News at One -  ASTI president discusses petition for special convention - 2nd May, 2017. Click here to listen.

ASTI revolt: ‘We’re stuck in the doldrums saying no’ - Irish Times (Online) - 2nd May, 2017. Click here to read.

April, 2017

ASTI president hits out at petition to suspend industrial action - Irish Times (Online) - 27th April, 2017. Click here to read.

Grassroots effort to end ASTI industrial action is resisted by union leaders - Irish Independent (Online) - 27th April, 2017. Click here to read.

Industrial action could hit school sport events from September - Irish Examiner (Online) - 25th April, 2017. Click here to read.

For many, the price of current dispute is too high - Irish Independent (Online) - 21st April, 2017. Click here to read.

Schools spared strike in May as pay dispute divides union - Irish Independent (Online) - 21st April, 2017. Click here to read.

Relief for exam students as ASTI decides against one-day strike - Irish Independent (Online) - 20th April, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI struggles with infighting and internal dysfunction - Irish Times (Online) - 20th April, 2017. Click here to read.

Discontent in ASTI grows as members demand clarity on dispute strategy - Irish Independent (Online) - 20th April, 2017 - click here to read.

Strike action to be debated today at secondary teachers’ conference - Irish Times (Online) - 20th April, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI teachers to resist UK-style academy schools - Irish Times (Online) - 20th April, 2017. Click here to read.

Absent 'silent majority' speaking the loudest - Irish Independent (Online) - 20th April, 2017 - click here to read.

ASTI Conference: Teacher union staff may strike in dispute over ‘respect’ issues - Irish Examiner (Online) - 20th April, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI: No teacher strikes ahead of summer - Irish Examiner (Online) - 20th April, 2017. Click here to read.

Bereaved students should have second chance to sit Leaving Cert - Irish Times (Online) - 19th April, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI Conference: 'ASTI has become the North Korea of the trade union movement' - Irish Examiner (Online) - 19th April, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI the 'North Korea of trade union movement', claims delegate - Irish Independent (Online) - 19th April, 2017 - click here to read.

Teacher pay: ‘Even with my partner’s income, we struggle to make ends meet’ - Irish Times (Online) - 19th April, 2017 - click here to read.

RTÉ Radio 1 - Seán O'Rourke Radio Programme - Breda Lynch, ASTI Vice President interviewed along with ASTI member, Keith Howley, Dublin North East Branch discuss Equal Pay for Equal Work campaign.  19th April, 2017. Click here to listen.

ASTI criticised by own delegates for ‘zombie campaign’ - Irish Times - 19th April, 2017 - click here to read.

ASTI criticised as ‘North Korea’ of trade union movement - Irish Times (Online) - 19th April, 2017- click here to read.

Equal pay dominates teachers' conferences - RTÉ - 18th April,2017 - click here to read.

Today FM - The Last Word Programme - Moira Leydon, Assistant General Secretary discussed education issues - 18th April, 2017. Click here to listen.

RTÉ Radio 1 - Drivetime Programme - Coverage of ASTI conference, interview with ASTI delegates - 18th April, 2017. Click here to listen.

'ASTI is fighting for principles, but is being punished' - ASTI President, Ed Byrne - Irish Independent (Online) - 18th April, 2017 - click here to read.

Infighting hits ASTI as 450 members quit in first three months of the year - Irish Independent (Online) - 18th April, 2017 - click here to read.

RTÉ Radio 1 - Morning Ireland Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President interviews about upcoming issues for debate during ASTI Convention - 18th April, 2017. Click here to listen.

ASTI is being punished for being ‘principled’, says union president - Irish Times (Online) - 18th April, 2017 - click here to read.

Infighting hits ASTI as 450 members quit in first three months of the year - Irish Independent (Online) - 18th April, 2017. Click here to read.

Young teachers warn unequal pay driving them out of Ireland - Irish Examiner (Online) - 18th April, 2017. Click here to read.

Teachers’ conferences: pay and conditions top the agenda - Irish Times (Online) - 17th April, 2017 - click here to read.

ASTI hardening its position in long-running dispute over pay and junior cycle reform - Irish Independent (Online) - 3rd April, 2017. Click here to read.

Almost 20pc of young teachers forced to work a second job - Irish Independent - 13th April,2017 - click here to read.

ASTI to hold ballot next month on possible industrial action over redundancy - Irish Independent (Online) - 17th April, 2017 - click here to read.

March, 2017

ASTI leaders under pressure to consider new ballot of members in their long-running rows over pay and junior cycle reform - Irish Independent (Online) - 31st March, 2017. Click here to read.

Bruton to attend ASTI conference but will not deliver speech - Irish Times (Online) - 30th March, 2017. Click here to read.

Fears for allocation of special needs teachers - Irish Examiner (Online) - 27th March, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI may opt to reballot at central executive meeting - Irish Times (Online) - 20th March, 2017. Click here to read.

Junior Certs ‘will have time’ to complete new English exam - Irish Times (Online) - 16th March 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI clears way for junior cycle pupils to sit vital English exam - Irish Independent (Online) - 10th March, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI back guidelines over 10% of junior English exam - RTÉ Website - 9th March, 2017. Click here to read.

Risk of 10% penalty for junior cycle students lifted after ASTI decision - Irish Times (Online) - 9th March, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI welcome new Junior Cert reform - Newstalk News (Online) - 9th March, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI clears way for 35,000 third-year students to sit a crucial assessment in English next month - Irish Independent (Online) - 9th March, 2017. Click here to read.

30,000 Junior Cert students to avoid losing out on marks - Irish Examiner (Online) - 7th March, 2017. Click here to read.

Exam bosses turn screw on ASTI over English exam row - Irish Independent (Online) - 7th March, 2017. Click here to read. 

Kieran Mulvey to chair Adare consultancy - Irish Times (Online) - 7th March, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI under pressure to ensure 35,000 pupils are able to complete crucial assessment - Irish Independent (Online) - 6th March, 2017. Click here to read.

Junior cycle students in ASTI schools ‘can avoid 10% penalty’ - Irish Times (Online) - 6th March, 2017. Click here to read.

Government is holding back education - Irish Times (Online) - 4th March, 2017. Click here to read.

Bus Éireann strike deferred for crunch talks at WRC - Irish Examiner (Online) - 4th March, 2017. Click here to read.

Teachers threaten unrest unless €1.4bn returned in new pay deal - Irish Independent (Online) - 2nd March, 2017. Click here to read.

Nurses warned action in breach of Lansdowne Agreement - Irish Independent (Online) - 1st March, 2017. Click here to read.

February, 2017

Union threatens action if 'surplus' teachers are fired - Irish Independent (Online) - 28th February, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI warns against plans to make surplus teachers redundant - Irish Times (Online) - 28th February, 2017. Click here to read.

RTÉ Radio Programme - Today with Seán O'Rourke interviews Ed Byrne, ASTI President regarding Redeployment issue. Click here to listen back to interview - 27th February, 2017.

Newstalk - The Pat Kenny Programme - Interview with Ed Byrne, ASTI President who discusses Redeployment scheme and redundancy threat to ASTI members. Click here to listen back - 27th February, 2017 (Part 2).

ASTI threatens strike action if schools let teachers go - Irish Times (Online) - 27th February, 2017. Click here to read.
Teachers face first forced redundancies in years - Irish Times (Online) - 27th February, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI president warns of industrial action as schools notified of 'surplus staff' - Irish Examiner (Online) - 27th February, 2017. Click here to read.

Winter of industrial discontent spills over into spring - Irish Times (Online) - 25th February, 2017. Click here to read.

Taxpayers should be rightly nervous at onerous demands - Irish Independent (Online) - 25th February, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI schools to lose out on hundreds of extra teachers - Irish Times (Online) - 17th February, 2017. Click here to read.

Newstalk - Pat Kenny Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President discusses parent teacher meetings - 16th February, 2017 - Click here to listen - Part 2. 

Hundreds of schools may close for parent-teacher meetings - Irish Times - 15th February, 2017. Click here to read.

Country is making a fast descent into a spiral of industrial action - Irish Independent (Online) - 7th February, 2017. Click here to read.

Exam students in limbo after ASTI ballot result - Irish Examiner (Online) - 5th February, 2017. Click here to read.

Exams body says Junior Cert students can avoid 10% penalty - Irish Times (Online) - 4th February, 2017. Click here to read.

External supervisors will be brought in to allow pupils to sit English assessment in April - Irish Independent (Online) - 4th February, 2017. Click here to read.

Industrial action could see pupils lose exam marks - Irish Examiner (Online) - 4th February, 2017. Click here to read.

Impact of teachers’ rejection of deal to be known next week - Irish Examiner (Online) - 4th February, 2017. Click here to read.

Concern growing among students over loss of marks - Irish Examiner (Online) - 4th February, 2017. Click here to read.

RTÉ - Drivetime - Ed Byrne, ASTI President interviewed about the ballot result - 3rd February, 2017. Click here to listen.

Uncertainty looms large for schools, students and parents - Irish Examiner (Online) - 3rd February, 2017. Click here to read.

Is an ASTI strike inevitable? - Newstalk Breakfast - Ed Byrne, ASTI President interviewed about the ballot result - 3rd February, 2017. Click here to listen.

Radió na Gaeltachta - Admhaidin programme - Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI Immediate Past President interviewed about the ballot result - 3rd February, 2017. Click here to listen.

Concern for 250,000 pupils as ASTI says No - Irish Independent (Online) - 3rd February, 2017. Click here to read.

How will the ASTI’s vote affect my child’s school? - Irish Times (Online) - 3rd February, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI leadership must realise the war is over - Irish Independent (Online) - 3rd February, 2017. Click here to read.

Industrial unrest within public transport and teaching persists - Irish Times (Online) - 3rd February, 2017. Click here to read.

Public transport users and schools face strike disruption - Irish Times (Online) - 3rd February, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI vote 'no' to package on pay restoration and junior cert reform, re-igniting threat of strike - Irish Independent (Online) - 2nd February, 2017. Click here to read.

RTÉ Six One News - Interview with Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discussing ASTI ballot result. Click here to watch - 2nd February, 2017.

Results of ASTI teachers' industrial action ballot expected - RTÉ Website - 2nd February, 2017. Click here to read.

Newstalk Drive Programme - Interview with Ger Curtin, ASTI Vice President who discusses ASTI ballot result.  Click here to listen - 2nd February, 2017.

More strike fears as secondary teachers reject "final offer" pay deal - Journal.ie - 2nd February, 2017. Click here to read.

More disruption for students ahead as teachers reject deal - Irish Times (Online) - 2nd February, 2017. Click here to read.

Teachers reject proposals aimed at averting strike action - Irish Examiner (Online) - 2nd February, 2017. Click here to read.

Will secondary teachers go on strike again? We'll know later today - Journal.ie - 2nd February, 2017. Click here to read.

Results of ASTI teachers' industrial action ballot expected - RTÉ Website - 2nd February, 2017. Click here to read.

Result of teachers’ ballot over industrial action due today - Irish Times (Online) - 2nd February, 2017. Click here to read.

Secondary teachers will vote on industrial disputes later today - Irish Examiner (Online) - 2nd February, 2017. Click here to read.

January, 2017

Classroom-based assessments - Letters to the Editor - Irish Times - 30th January, 2017. Click here to read.

Fee-school teachers criticised over refraining from junior cycle reform - Irish Times - 26th January, 2017. Click here to read.

Newstalk - Pat Kenny Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President interviewed about ASTI ballot - January 23rd, 2017. Click here to listen. (Part 2)

ASTI teachers may lose pay rise if proposals rejected - Irish Times (Online) - January 23rd, 2017. Click here to read. 

Teachers may defy union executive to accept pay deal - Irish Examiner (Online) - January 23rd, 2017. Click here to read.

Strike-ready INMO to mull over HSE offer - Irish Examiner (Online) - January 21st, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI warns there could be further industrial action in schools - Irish Times (Online) - January 20th, 2017. Click here to read.

Donohoe asked how he will pay for public service top-up - Irish Times (Online) - January 18th, 2017. Click here to read.

‘Down payment’ welcomed, but unions warn of bigger pay battle - Irish Examiner (Online) - January 18th, 2017. Click here to read.

€1k pay hike brought forward for public workers - Irish Examiner (Online) - January 18th, 2017. Click here to read.

RTÉ Website - Public service unions back early €1,000 pay restoration - January 17th, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI teachers face redundancy if deal is rejected - Irish Independent - January 17th, 2017. Click here to read.

Brexit among dominant issues as Dáil resumes - Irish Examiner - January 16th, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI face another ballot on industrial action next month - Newstalk News (Online) - January 13th, 2017. Click here to read.

All-out strike a possibility, say teachers - Irish Examiner (Online) - January 13th, 2017. Click here to read.

Teachers’ ballot may result in strike days as union recommends rejection of pay and reform proposals - Irish Examiner (Online) - January 13th, 2017. Click here to read.

Union: 'No' vote on pay deal may lead to more school closures - Irish Independent (Online) - January 13th, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI head says union 'does not respond well to threats' - RTÉ (Online) - January 12th, 2017. Click here to read.

Second level teachers may take further strike action, ASTI says - Irish Times (Online) - January 12th, 2017. Click here to read.

'There is a possibility of further strike action' - ASTI doesn't rule out further school closures - Irish Independent (Online) - January 12th, 2017. Click here to read.

RTÉ - News at One Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President interviewed about ongoing industrial relation issue - January 12th, 2017. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 00:37)

Teaching abroad: How and where to find a job - Irish Times (Online) - January 11th, 2017. Click here to read.

Irish Times - Letter to Editor - Curriculum reform and business - Irish Times (Online) - January 10th, 2017. Click here to read.

Newstalk - Pat Kenny Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President interviewed re. ongoing dispute - January 9th, 2017. Click here to listen. (Part 2)

John Walshe: Union's 'unlikely radicals' are at a crossroads, but further strike action may inflame public opinion - Irish Independent (Online) - January 9th, 2017. Click here to read.

ASTI teachers will lose €30,000 if they throw out latest proposals to settle dispute - Irish Independent (Online) - January 9th, 2017. Click here to read.

Opinion: Junior cycle reforms are a badly needed corrective - Irish Times (Online) - January 9th, 2017. Click here to read.

Education reform needs to keep pace with change in workplace - Irish Times (Online) - January 9th, 2017. Click here to read.

After winter of discontent, a spring of industrial unrest - Irish Times (Online) - January 9th, 2017. Click here to read.

Pay freezes for 10,000 teachers if ASTI rejects ‘final’ offer - Irish Times (Online) - January 8th, 2017. Click here to read.

Are junior cycle reforms on the right track? Irish Times (Online) - January 3rd, 2017. Click here to read.

‘Public sector pay is biggest challenge for Dáil’ - Irish Examiner (Online) - January 1st, 2017. Click here to read.

December, 2016

Newstalk Breakfast Programme - Discussion on industrial disputes in Ireland during 2016 - December 28th, 2016. Click here to listen. (Part 2 - scroll to just under letter m in word entertainment above)

Copycat strikes led to big pay rises for workers - Irish Independent (Online) - December 25th, 2016. Click here to read.

Breda O’Brien: Ireland about to take a wrong turn on education - Irish Times (Online) - December 11th, 2016. Click here to read.

Fake news and filter bubbles: how to tell truth from lies online - Irish Times (Online) - December 10th, 2016. Click here to read.

‘Snob value’ pushing school-leavers to universities – professor - Irish Times (Online) - December 9th, 2016. Click here to read.

‘Irish Times’ poll: Government’s avoidance strategy is working - Irish Times (Online) - December 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

Gender gap emerges in maths and science in Irish secondary schools - Irish Examiner (Online) - December 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

Irish students among ‘best at reading’ in developed world - Irish Times (Online) -  December 6th, 2016. Click here to read.

League tables a reminder of inequality in Irish society - Irish Times (Online) - December 6th, 2016. Click here to read.

Richard Bruton: No more offers for teachers - Irish Examiner (Online) - December 6th, 2016. Click here to read.

35,000 pupils thrown into chaos as ASTI does the unthinkable - Irish Independent (Online) - December 5th, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cert: 40,000 pupils can avoid penalties with agreement - Bruton - Irish Times (Online) - December 5th, 2016. Click here to read.

A guide to junior cycle reforms: what parents need to know - Irish Times (Online) - December 5th, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them - Journal.ie - December 5th, 2016. Click here to read.

Newstalk - Pat Kenny Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President discusses upcoming ballot - December 5th, 2016. Click here to listen.

Radió na Gaeltachta - Admhaidin programme - Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI Immediate Past President interviewed about CEC meeting - December 5th, 2016. Click here to listen.

A guide to junior cycle reforms: what parents need to know - Irish Times (Online) - December 5th, 2016. Click here to read.

Union chief defends rejection of teacher pay proposal - Irish Examiner (Online) - December 5th, 2016. Click here to read.

Rolling strikes may hit schools if ASTI rejects settlement - Irish Times (Online) - December 4th, 2016. Click here to read.

Reject pay deal, ASTI members urged, and prepare for more strikes - Irish Independent (Online) - December 4th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI members urged to reject pay deal in January ballot - Irish Independent (Online) - December 3rd, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI executive urges rejection of deal aimed at averting strikes - Irish Times (Online) - December 3rd, 2016. Click here to read.

TG4 Nuacht - Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI Immediate Past President discusses CEC meeting - December 3rd, 2016. Click here to watch.

ASTI mulls over ballot on wages and junior cycle reform - Irish Independent (Online) - December 1st, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI to decide whether to ballot on deal - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 30th, 2016. Click here to read.

November, 2016

ASTI executive to meet on proposals to avert school closures - Irish Times (Online) - November 30th, 2016. Click here to read.

Last chance for teacher's union as Government issue 'final offer - Irish Independent (Online) - November 30th, 2016. Click here to read.

One new offer in latest ASTI pay talks document - RTÉ - November 30th, 2016. Click here to read. 

ASTI publishes deal hammered out in teacher talks - Irish Examiner - November 30th, 2016. Click here to read.

Students given second chance to do crucial assessment - if their teachers agree new deal - Irish Independent - November 30th, 2016. Click here to read.

New teachers to get 22% pay rise under latest pay proposals - Irish Times - November 30th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI to consider proposals aimed at ending industrial dispute - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 30th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI meets for talks as more school strike action is looming - Irish Independent (Online) - November 30th, 2016. Click here to read.

Proposal document aims to avoid more industrial action by secondary teachers - Irish Independent (Online) - November, 29th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI to consider proposals aimed at ending industrial action - Irish Times (Online) - November 29th 2016. Click here to read.

Possible breakthrough reached in teachers' dispute - Irish Independent (Online) - November 29th, 2016. Click here to read.

Performance in key subjects is not adding up - Irish Times (Online) - November 29th, 2016. Click here to read.

Government must stop discrimination in funding for new schools, say teachers - Journal.ie - November 28th, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers could face loan fees of €120 a month - Irish Independent (Online) - November 25th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI drops ban on principals helping with strike back-up plans - Irish Times (Online) - November 24th, 2016. Click here to read.

Public sector pay talks are a matter of urgency - Irish Times (Online) - November 21st, 2016. Click here to read.

Talks to end disruption at secondary schools continue - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 17th, 2016. Click here to read.

Students may lose 10pc of English grades as Education Minister rules out ASTI dispute intervention - Irish Independent (Online) - November 17th, 2016. Click here to read.

Who needs Trump? Response to unions' pay demands shows populism is thriving in the Daíl - Irish Independent - November 17th 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cert students to lose marks over ASTI row, Minister says - Irish Times (Online) - November 16th, 2016. Click here to read.

Ireland can’t afford to be held to ransom by unions - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 16th, 2016. Click here to read.

Siptu boss has gone for jugular on pay talks - and it's totally reckless - Irish Independent (Online) - November 16th, 2016. Click here to read.

Near FM - Donie Tarant interviews Mark Walshe, ASTI Standing Committee representative, Region 17 about the ASTI industrial dispute - November 15th, 2016. Click here for podcast.

Generals of the ASTI will find it hard to march the troops up the hill again - Irish Independent (Online) - November 14th, 2016. Click here to read.

Unions' demands must be grounded in reality - Irish Independent - November 11th, 2016. Click here to read.

Gardaí will be left to make up own minds over deal - Irish Independent (Online) - November 11th, 2016. Click here to read.

Siptu warns of New Year strike chaos if ministers refuse new pay talks - Irish Independent (Online) - November 11th, 2016. Click here to read.

GRA unable to recommend pay deal for members - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 11th, 2016. Click here to read.

Holding the line on public sector pay - Irish Times (Online) - November 11th, 2016. Click here to read.

Pressure mounts over public service pay - Irish Times (Online) - November 11th, 2016. Click here to read.

Demise of the Lansdowne Road agreement greatly exaggerated - Irish Times (Online) - November 11th, 2016. Click here to read.

Moderate voices win out over hardliners in teachers’ dispute - Irish Times (Online) - Irish Times (Online) - November 10th, 2016. Click here to read.

Still a lot of issues to be settled in talks with ASTI - Irish Independent (Online) - November 10th, 2016. Click here to read.

A typical student teacher here is a high-achieving, socially advantaged, white Irish woman - Journal.ie - November, 10th, 2016. Click here to read.

Unclear if teacher pay is part of talks - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 10th, 2016. Click here to read.

GRA boss survives vote - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 10th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI warns of strikes next month if deal is not struck - Irish Times (Online) - November 10th, 2016. Click here to read.

Radió na Gaeltachta - Admhaidin programme - Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI Immediate Past President interviewed about ongoing industrial dispute - November 9th, 2016. Click here to listen.

'Talking is always better than walking': Relief this morning as teachers to attend pay talks - Journal.ie - November 9th, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools reopen as teachers agree to enter talks but hospitals face chaos as nurses union threatens to strike - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 9th, 2016. Click here to read.

Sports fixtures hit by teachers’ action - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 9th, 2016. Click here to read.

‘Lansdowne deal must be replaced’ - November 9th, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers’ union calls off strike action - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 9th, 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary school pupils back in classrooms today as ASTI suspends action - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 9th, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools open as ASTI calls off action for talks - Irish Independent (Online)  - November 9th, 2016. Click here to read.

All parties involved had a taste of imminent havoc - Irish Independent (Online) - November 9th, 2016. Click here to read.

Turn up Wednesday, students: Second-level schools open after ASTI calls off action to allow for talks - Irish Independent (Online) - November 9th, 2016. Click here to read.

All schools will open tomorrow as ASTI strike is suspended - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 9th, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools will reopen tomorrow as teachers' union enters talks - Journal.ie - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Website - All schools to reopen as ASTI suspends industrial action - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ - Today with Sean O'Rourke Programme - Interview with Brian Mooney - Click here to listen.  Diarmaid de Paor, ASTI General Secretary responds to Brian Mooney.  Click here to listen - November 8th, 2016.

RTÉ Prime Time Programme - Diarmaid de Paor, ASTI Deputy General Secretary discusses ASTI's industrial dispute - panel discussion - November 8th, 2016. Click here to watch.

Secondary schools to open after ASTI calls off strike - Irish Times (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers’ strike ‘does down’ Leaving Cert students, Kenny says - Irish Times (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

‘Young teachers have a vocation – I would hate to lose them’ - Irish Times (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary students criticise industrial action by teachers - Irish Times (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

'We're here to work. That's what we want to do' - Irish Times (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

Government accused of failing to keep schools open during ASTI strike action - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

Taoiseach: There is 'money on the table' to resolve teachers dispute - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI President says sides in pay dispute 'as far apart as ever' - Irish Independent (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

Taoiseach insists he is not trying to 'punish' the secondary teachers’ union - Irish Independent (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read. 

Striking teachers hit out at government as stalemate continues - Irish Independent (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI teachers begin second day of strike action - RTÉ Website - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ One o'clock TV News - Interviews with teachers around the country on picket lines - Deirdre MacDonald, ASTI Standing Committee Regional Representative interview also.  Click here to watch. (Scroll to 06.22)

Teachers and school closures - Irish Times (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read. 

Around 500 secondary schools closed today as teachers strike - Journal.ie - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

Student sports and activities to suffer - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

‘We’re here to teach and we’re unable to teach because of the minister’s decision not to pay the money owed’ - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

Industrial action closes schools: Let’s stick to the Lansdowne deal - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools to close today as second day of strike takes place - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

‘We’re available for work – let us teach our students’ - Irish Times (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

Doors remain closed at over 500 schools today - Irish Examiner - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

'It's become a lock-out,' say teachers - Irish - Irish Independent (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

New pay deal or free-for-all, unions warn Government - Irish Independent (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

200,000 students left in dark about when they can go back to school - Irish Independent (Online) - November 8th, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ - Claire Byrne Show - Panel discussion including on public sector pay and teachers. Audience contribution from Breda Lynch, ASTI Standing Committee representative, Region 18 - November 7th, 2016.  Click here to watch.

Today FM, The Last Word Programme - Interview with Ed Byrne, ASTI President responds to interview by Minister for Education & Skills - November 7th, 2016. Click here to listen.

RTÉ - Today with Sean O'Rourke Programme - Interview with Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary who discusses today's industrial action - November 7th, 2016. Click here to listen.

Teachers’ strike: ‘There are no winners here. Everyone loses’ - Irish Times (Online) - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

More than 500 schools shut as ASTI row rumbles on - Irish Times (Online) - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

Noonan: We can't afford to duplicate garda deal across public sector - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

TV3 - 12:30 pm News - Interview with Ed Byrne, ASTI President - November 7th, 2016. Click here to view.

‘We’re available for work – let us teach our students’ - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

'Was he really that naïve to think we'd work for free?': Teacher's message to Education Ministe - Journal.ie - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

'It beggars belief the ASTI would decide to close schools indefinitely' - Journal.ie - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools shut all week - 200,000 pupils locked out of school indefinitely as talks fail - Irish Independent (Online) - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

Enda Kenny takes a swipe at ASTI during Brexit conference - Irish Independent (Online) - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI and Minister blame each other for schools shut down - Irish Times (Online) - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

Confirmed: About 400 secondary schools will be closed tomorrow - Journal.ie - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

Richard Bruton calls ASTI action a 'bad mistake' that should not have happened - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

Update: Richard Boyd Barrett accuses Government of 'locking out' teachers - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta - Adhmhadin Clár - Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI Immediate Past President discusses industrial action- November 7th, 2016.  Click here to listen.

Almost 60% of secondary schools closed over ASTI action - RTÉ Website - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary schools plunged into chaos over one hour’s additional work a week - Irish Times (Online) - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

'Every single one of us would rather be in school' - Hundreds of teachers locked out of schools - Irish Independent (Online) - November 7th, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools shut all week - 200,000 pupils locked out of school indefinitely as talks fail - Irish Independent (Online) - November , 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Morning Ireland Programme - Interview with Ed Byrne, ASTI President on industrial action - November 7th, 2016. Click here to listen.

RTÉ Morning Ireland Programme - Interview with Richard Bruton, Minister for Education & Skills - November 7th, 2016. Click here to listen.

RTÉ Morning Ireland Programme - Coverage of today's action - Almost 60% of secondary schools closed over ASTI action - November 7th, 2016. Click here to listen.

Around 200,000 students won’t be able to attend school tomorrow as talks with ASTI collapse - Irish Independent - November 6th, 2016. Click here to read.

No school for 200,000 secondary school students tomorrow - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 6th, 2016. Click here to read.

More than half of schools to remain shut after pay talks collapse - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 6th, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools set to close indefinitely from tomorrow - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 6th, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools to stay shut as teacher dispute heats up - Irish Independent (Online) - November 6th, 2016. Click here to read.

Confirmed: About 400 secondary schools will be closed tomorrow - Journal.ie - November 6th, 2016. Click here to read.

Talks deadlocked as schools set to close from Monday - Irish Times (Online) - November 4th, 2016. Click here to read.

Bruton defends efforts to prevent school closures - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 4th, 2016. Click here to read.

Pay claims only mean bad times - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 4th, 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary schools to close next week due to dispute, Minister says - Irish Times (Online) - November 4th, 2016. Click here to read.

Widespread school closures are now inevitable next week - Irish Independent (Online) - November 4th, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers’ strike and equal pay - Irish Times (Online) (Letters) - November 4th, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers ready for ‘lockout’ scenario - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 3rd, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI dispute Q&A - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 3rd, 2016. Click here to read.

In the absence of vision, the goal is a return to pre-crash days - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 3rd, 2016. Click here to read.

Headache for parents as no progress in bid to end school strike - Irish Independent - November 3rd, 2016. Click here to read.

Analysis: Few unions back gardaí and teachers’ strike strategy - Irish Times (Online) - November 3rd, 2016. Click here to read.

Bríd Smith claims attempt to portray ASTI as ‘dodgy organisation’ - Irish Times (Online) - November 4th, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools unlikely to reopen next week as deadlock rolls on - Irish Independent (Online) - November 2nd, 2016. Click here to read.

Bruton criticises display of ASTI posters in classrooms - Irish Times (Online) - November 2nd, 2016. Click here to read.

Pay parity for teachers will cost €70m - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 2nd, 2016. Click here to read.

Minister warns striking gardaí pay will be docked and they face being sued - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 2nd, 2016. Click here to read.

In the firing line: Enda’s enduring legacy is not written just yet - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 2nd, 2016. Click here to read.

Gardaí risk being sued for failing to go to work  - Irish Examiner (Online) - November 2nd, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools unlikely to reopen next week as deadlock rolls on - Irish Independent (Online) - November 2nd, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI accused of targeting students with posters - Irish Times (Online) - November 2nd, 2016. Click here to read.

Mid-term holidays are now a 'window of opportunity' to stop ASTI teacher row - Irish Independent (Online) - November 1st, 2016. Click here to read.

Teacher unions and the ASTI action - Irish Times (Online) - November 1st, 2016. Click here to read.

October, 2016

Commitment to equal pay could halt ASTI action, says union - Irish Independent - October 31st, 2016. Click here to read.

Time to take a hard look at how we do education - Irish Examiner, October 31st, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers' strike will pose huge problems for parents - Irish Independent - October, 31st, 2016. Click here to read.

'We will have difficulties attracting people to the profession' - teacher - Irish Independent - October 31st, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Radio - This Week Programme - Discussion on industrial action - Interview with Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform - Click here to listen.

Union hardliners don’t want ASTI to settle anything - Irish Independent - October 30th, 2016. Click here to read.

Teaching unions sold out their professional autonomy for cash - Irish Independent - October 30th, 2016. Click here to read.

Pay deals have to be rooted in realism - Irish Independent - October 29th, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers on strike: Education system risks total shutdown, warns TDs - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 28th, 2016. Click here to read.

Students' view: Notion that we ‘don’t mind’ lost school days insulting - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 28th, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers' view: ‘I’d have more disposable income on social welfare’ - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 27th, 2016. Click here to read.

Talks, not picket lines, best way to push a cause - Irish Independent - October 28th, 2016. Click here to read.

Pay equality worth fighting for but ASTI strategy lacks clarity - Irish Times (Online) - October 28th, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers on strike: ‘I’d have more disposable income on social welfare’ - Irish Examiner - October 28th, 2016. Click here to read.

Scramble for options to keep schools open - Irish Independent (Online) - October 28th, 2016. Click here to read.

Mid-term break provides the space to sort out damaging dispute - Irish Independent (Online) - October 28th, 2016. Click here to read.

'Parents understand why we're protesting - and they support what we are doing - Irish Independent (Online) - October 28th, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers speak out: why we have gone on strike - Irish Times (Online) - October 27th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI is "a long way away" from temporarily suspending teachers strike - Journal.ie - October 27th, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Prime Time TV Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President interviewed on industrial action - October 27th, 2016. Click here to watch.

RTÉ Six One News TV Programme - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary interviewed on industrial action along with members around the country - October 27th, 2016. Click here to watch.

Newstalk - Drive Programme - Interview with Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI Immediate Past President discusses today's strike action - October 27th, 2016. Click here to listen.

Today FM - The Last Word Programme - Interview with Noelle Moran, ASTI Standing Committee Representative, Region 3 discusses today's strike action - October 27th, 2016. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 09:49)

‘I’m €200k worse off as I started teaching later’ - Irish Examiner - October 27th, 2016. Click here to read.

Five things we learned from the first day of strike action by teachers - Irish Independent (Online) - October 27th, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers take to the pickets on first of seven planned strike days - Irish Times (Online) - October 27th, 2016. (Video clips from picket lines) - Click here to watch/ read.

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes - Journal.ie - October 27th, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers’ strike: ASTI proposes ‘temporary’ deal to ease tension - Irish Times (Online) - October 27th, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ - Sean O'Rourke Programme - Interview with teachers from Waterpark College, Waterford - Deirdre MacDonald, ASTI Standing Committee Representative Region 8 interviewed. Click here to listen.

Newstalk - Breakfast Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President discusses today's industrial action - October 27th, 2016. Click here to listen. (Part 2)

Teachers have 'stepped out of a commitment that is part of their contract' - Minister Bruton - Irish Independent (Online) - October 27th, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Morning Ireland Programme - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discusses today's industrial action by ASTI members - October 27th, 2016. Click here to listen.

Most secondary schools closed over ASTI strike - RTÉ website - October 27th, 2016. Click here to read

Over 500 schools close as ASTI teachers stage industrial action - Irish Times (Online) - October 27th, 2016. Click here to read.

Strike is teaching our children one thing: That it's OK to hurt those relying on you if it means better wages - Irish Independent (Online) - October 27th, 2016. Click  here to read.

Students will be 'damaged' by teacher strikes as 'exam results will be impacted' - Irish Independent (Online) - October 27th, 2016. Click here to read.

Students being held to ransom in pay row - Irish Independent (Online) - October 27th, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ - The Late Debate Programme - Diarmaid de Paor, ASTI Deputy General Secretary joins a panel to discuss ASTI industrial action - October 26th, 2016. Click here to listen.

TG4 Nuacht - Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI Immediate Past President discusses ASTI talks - October 26, 2016. Click here to watch.

Teachers’ strike: the scale of disruption to our secondary schools is not justified - Irish Times (Online) - October 26th, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ - RnaG - Cormac ag a Cúig - Moira Leydon, ASTI Assistant General Secretary discusses ASTI industrial action - Click here to listen.

Department confirms teachers will be off payroll if they refuse to do supervision and substitution duties - Irish Independent (Online) - October 26th, 2016. Click here to read.

Newstalk - Breakfast Programme - Breda Lynch - ASTI Standing Committee Representative, Region 18 discusses reasons for industrial action - October 26th, 2016. Click here to listen.

Dept circular confirms ASTI teachers will be removed from payroll - RTE - October 26th, 2016. Click here to read.

46% of Irish people support teachers as strikes set to go ahead - Journal.ie - October 26th, 2016. Click here to read.

Strike looms: Schools warn may not reopen after midterm - Irish Times (Online) - October 26th, 2016. Click here to read.

Last-ditch talks unlikely to result in school closures being called off - Irish Times (Online) - October 26th, 2016. Click here to read.

Don’t go ahead with strikes, Taoiseach urges gardaí, teachers - Irish Times (Online) - October 26th, 2016. Click here to read.

Taoiseach puts out direct appeal to gardaí and teachers - Irish Independent (Online) - October 26th, 2016. Click here to read.

'Strikes a major disruption to my two sons'  - Irish Independent (Online) - October 26th, 2016. Click here to read.

Parents in the dark as 500 schools set to close tomorrow - Irish Independent (Online) - October 26th, 2016. Click here to read.

No school for over 200,000 pupils as ASTI set to strike - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 26th, 2016. Click here to read.

Newstalk - Pat Kenny Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President discusses talks and industrial action - October 25th, 2016. Click here to listen.

Industrial Action: Gardaí consider what strike cover will be offered as teacher talks fail to bring progress - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 25th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI’s leadership focused on conflict rather than compromise - Irish Times (Online) - October 25th, 2016. Click here to read.

Pay offer to cause tension in schools - Irish Times (Online) - October 25th, 2016. Click here to read.

Time running out as teachers hold on for better deal - Irish Independent (Online) - October 25th, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ - Claire Byrne Live Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President discusses upcoming industrial action - Click here to watch.

Eight out of ten people think lower paid gardaí, teachers and nurses should have their pay increased - Journal.ie - October 24th, 2016. Click here to read.

Public sector pay commission ‘will have no power,’ says ASTI - Irish Times (Online) - October 24th, 2016. Click here to read.

Hopes of averting teachers' strike fall as four hours of talks end without resolution - Irish Independent (Online) - October 24th, 2016. Click here to read.

Newstalk Drive Programme - Ger Curtin, ASTI Vice President discusses industrial action - October 24th, 2016. Click here to listen. 

Union warns special pay deals will trigger knock-on claims - Irish Times (Online) - October 24th, 2016. Click here to read.

'Large gap' between union and Department of Education - ASTI - RTÉ Website - October 24, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ - Morning Ireland Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President discusses industrial action this week - October 24th, 2016. Click here to listen.

Newstalk - Breakfast Programme - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary interviewed on industrial action this week.  - October 24th, 2016. Click here to listen.

'Give us a pledge to restore teacher pay equality' - Sunday Independent (Online) - October 24th, 2016. Click here to read.

FG and FF are on the same page but offer no solutions - Sunday Independent (Online) - October 24th, 2016. Click here to read.

Leo's giving good leadership over threat of garda strike - Sunday Independent (Online) - October 23rd, 2016. Click here to read.

Union warns special pay deals will trigger knock-on claims - Irish Times (Online) - October 23rd , 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers and gardaí betraying fellow public sector workers - Irish Times (Online) - October 23rd, 2016. Click here to read.

Warning of exam repeats surge as teachers strike - Irish Independent (Online) - October 23rd,  2016. Click here to read.

Public sector pay: How we came to the brink of a major strike - Irish Times (Online) - October 22nd, 2016. Click here to read.

Vetting teachers – and parents - Letter to the Editor - Séamus Ó Raghallaigh - October 24th 2016. Click here to read.

Lansdowne Road pay deal must be adhered to - Irish Independent (Online) - October 22nd, 2016. Click here to read.

Many parents in dark over whether their child's school will be closed during strike Irish Independent (Online) - October 22nd, 2016. Click here to read.

Recession measures demonstrated utter contempt for welfare of young people - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 22nd, 2016. Click here to read.

Lansdowne Road pay deal must be adhered to - Irish Independent (Online) - October 22nd, 2016. Click here to read.

When students struck back: During the 2001 teachers' strike, students took to the streets - Journal.ie - October 22nd, 2016. Click here to read.

Newstalk - Drive Programme - Ger Curtin, ASTI Vice President discusses the upcoming industrial actin and talks between the Government and the ASTI - October 21st, 2016. Click here to listen. 

TUI members will not carry out duties of ASTI colleagues - Irish Times (Online) - October  21st, 2016. Click here to read. 

Prolonged school closures risk grows - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 21st, 2016. Click here to read.

Hundreds of schools ‘may not reopen’ after mid-term break - Irish Times (Online) - October 21st, 2016. Click here to read.

Boarding schools may be forced to send pupils home - Irish Independent (Online) - October 21st, 2016. Click here to read.

Falling public pay dominoes may knock down the Coalition - Irish Independent (Online) - October 20th, 2016. Click here to read.

Efforts to halt school strikes will go to wire - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 20th, 2016. Click here to read.

Paschal Donohoe: Those who strike face backlash - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 20th, 2016. Click here to read. 

It's hard to see how we can reopen, say school bosses as action looms - Irish Independent - October 20th, 2016. Click here to read.

Newstalk Breakfast Programme - Ger Curtin, ASTI Vice President discusses the upcoming industrial action - October 19th, 2016. Click here to listen.

Strike, strike, strike: What, when and why guide to upcoming actions by teachers, gardai, doctors and nurses - Irish Times (Online) - October 19th, 2016. Click here to read.

TV3 Pat Kenny Tonight Show - Ed Byrne, ASTI President interviewed about upcoming industrial action - October 19th, 2016. Click here to watch.

Teachers' strike: Department agrees process with school boards to arrange cover during strike action - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 19th, 2016. Click here to read.

We want you - Government in desperate recruitment bid for parents to run schools - Irish Independent (Online) - October 19th, 2016. Click here to read.

Those in exam years will feel the strain of teacher strikes, says student organisation - Journal.ie - October 19th, 2016. Click here to read.

TUI must cross ASTI picket lines in order to be paid - Irish Times - October 19th, 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary schools seek supervisors to keep strike-hit schools open - Irish Times - October 19th, 2016. Click here to read.

Disastrous Garda strike must be averted - Irish Times (Online) - October 19th, 2016. Click here to read.

Doctors latest group to threaten strike over pay claim - Irish Times - October 19th, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ - Prime Time TV Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President interviewed and discusses ASTI industrial action - October 18th, 2016. Click here to watch. 

'Special' public pay cases will risk wrecking our fragile economy post-Brexit - Irish Independent (Online) - October 18th, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers’ pay gap narrows but is not going away soon - Irish Times (Online) - October 18th, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers to be offered deal to halt industrial action - Irish Times (Online) - October 18th, 2016. Click here to read.

Bruton to cut China trip short over ASTI strike row - Irish Independent - October 18th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI says Richard Bruton’s stance is a serious escalation - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 17th, 2016. Click here to read.

Strike is 'about solidarity with younger teachers' - Irish Independent - October 17th, 2016. Click here to read.

Substantial pay offer on table for new teachers, says Bruton - Irish Times (Online) - October 17th, 2016. Click here to read.

Plan for parents to help keep the schools open is unworkable - Irish Independent (Online) - October 17th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI describes talks with Department so far as childish - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 16th, 2016. Click here to read.

Education Minister: ASTI have taken unreasonable approach - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 16th, 2016. Click here to read.

Two out of three secondary schools will close over teachers strike - Evening Echo (Online) - October 15th, 2016. Click here to read.

Public sector unions fight for a fantasy, not fairness - Irish Independent (Online) - October 16th, 2016. Click here to read. 

Parents could be hired to supervise during teachers' strike - Today FM - interview with ASTI President, Ed Byrne - October 15th, 2016. Click here to listen.

Department to pay parents to supervise students during strike - Irish Times (Online) - October 15th, 2016. Click here to read.

Parents could be contingency plan for ASTI strike action in schools - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 15th, 2016. Click here to read.

Poll: Do you support the striking teachers? - Journal.ie - October 15th, 2016. Click here to read.

Parents may run schools if teachers strike - Irish Times (Online) - October 15th, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior cycle row affecting 'real lives' - Irish Independent (Online) - October 15th, 2016. Click here to read.

TG4 - Nuacht - Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI Immediate Past President interviewed about pending industrial action. Click here to watch. (Scroll to 01:00).

Teachers' union must learn the hard lessons - Irish Independent (Online) - October 14th, 2016. Click here to read.

Richard Bruton: At least seven weeks to draw up plan for teachers’ action - Irish Times (Online) - October 14th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI refuse to enter talks involving the Lansdowne Road pay agreement - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 14th, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI ‘available for talks’ to avert industrial action - Irish Times (Online) - October 14th, 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary teachers announce seven days of strike action - Irish Times (Online) - October 14th, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools will shut for seven days as secondary teachers announce strike action - Journal.ie - October 14th, 2016. Click here to read.

Seven weeks: That's how long the minister says there is to avoid school closures - Journal.ie - October 14th, 2016. Click here to read.

Bruton seeks talks with the ASTI as school chaos looms - Irish Independent (Online) - October 14th, 2016. Click here to read.

'Money is not available, we have to balance the budget' - Education Minister's words to ASTI - Irish Independent (Online) - October 14th, 2016. Click here to read.

'Forget about buying a house' - young teachers protest over pay - Irish Independent (Online) - October 14th, 2016. Click here to read.

Parents could be hired to supervise during teachers' strike - Today FM - interview with ASTI President, Ed Byrne - October 15th, 2016. Click here to listen.

Newstalk Drive - Interview with Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary - October 14th 2016. Click here to listen.

RTÉ Nuacht - Interview with ASTI member Madeleine Ní Ghallchobhair - October 14th, 2016. Click here to watch. 

RTÉ Nine News - Interview with Ed Byrne, ASTI President - October 14th, 2016. Click here to watch. 

ASTI ballot result expected today; schools may close this autumn - Irish Examiner (Online) - October 13th, 2016. Click here to read.

Government’s handling of ASTI strike will have wide implications - Irish Times (Online) - October 13th, 2016. Click here to read.

Half country's secondary schools may close for a day - or more - as ASTI backs industrial action - October 13th, 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary school closures loom as ASTI backs industrial action - Irish Times - October 13th, 2016. Click here to read.

Today FM, The Last Word Programme - Panel discussion on ballot results - Noelle Moran, ASTI Standing Committee Representation, Region 3 interviewed - October 13th, 2016. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 01:27)

Secondary school teachers vote for industrial action - Irish Examiner - October 13th, 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary schools face closures as teachers vote for strike action - Journal.ie - October 13th, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ RnaG, Admhaidin Clár - Interview with Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI Immediate Past President about Equal pay for Equal work Protest - October 13th, 2016. Click here to listen.

Plans for resource to allocate teachers welcomed - Irish Examiner - Irish Examiner - 13th October, 2016. Click here to read.

TV3 Ireland AM - Budget 2017: Second-level teacher Brian Carroll discusses how Budget 2017 impacts on him - 12th October, 2016. Click here to watch. 

Union warns of strike by second-level teachers - Irish Examiner - 11th October, 2016. Click here to read.

More teachers next year - but nothing to help cash-strapped schools and parents - Irish Independent - 11th October, 2016. Click here to read.

Budget 2017: Investment in education has long road ahead - Irish Times - 11th October, 2016. Click here to read.

Budget 2017: Extra funds for higher education after decade of cuts - Irish Times - 11th October, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ, Claire Byrne Live Programme - Deirdre MacDonald, ASTI and Standing Committee Representative for Region 8 joins audience to discuss growing epidemic of obesity among young children and adults - 10th October, 2016. - Scroll to 11:22 to watch.  Click here to watch.

Watch ASTI member Sean Lynch, a teacher at Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School, Dublin 15 outlines his hopes for Budget 2017 - Watch: The Secondary School Teacher - What are you hoping for in Budget 2017?  - Irish Independent - 10th October, 2016. Click here to watch.

Richard Bruton asks ASTI to end junior cycle opposition - Irish Times - 10th October, 2016. Click here to read.

Union wants to address gender imbalance among Irish teachers - Journal.ie - 10th October, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI members seek ‘confidence-building measures’ - Irish Examiner - 8th October, 2016. Click here to read.

Today FM - News - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discusses upcoming ballot - 7th October, 2016. Click here to listen. 

RTÉ Radio 1 - Morning Ireland Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President responds to proposals from the Department of Education for contingency plans in the event of industrial action in secondary schools - 7th October, 2016. Click here to listen.

Secondary schools may close due to ASTI dispute - Irish Times - 7th October, 2016. Click here to read.

Q&A: How real is threat of widespread school closures? - Irish Times - 7th October, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI help requested to ensure schools stay open - Irish Independent - 7th October, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cycle students write new chapter - Irish Independent - 5th October, 2016. Click here to read.

No extra marks for junior cycle students in ASTI dispute - Irish Times - 4th October, 2016. Click here to read.

If Government surrenders to union muscle it will hurt us all - Irish Independent - 4th October, 2016. Click here to read.

Is the Lansdowne Road pay agreement dead in the water? - Journal.ie - 2nd October, 2016. Click here to read.

Garda strikes could leave just 210 to police entire country - Sunday Independent - 2nd October, 2016. Click here to read.

The taxing problem of pay restoration - Irish Examiner - 1st October, 2016. Click here to read.

Rolling back 25 years to public versus private sector conflicts - Irish Independent - 1st October, 2016. Click here to read.

September, 2016

Newstalk Pat Kenny Show - Ed Byrne, ASTI President discusses the 10% mark loss issue - Click here to listen - 30th September, 2016. (Scroll to just under '30th' on bar)

Newstalk Breakfast Programme - ASTI members are voting on whether to shut down schools with industrial action in a row over pay disparity. Newstalk Reporter Kieran Cuddihy has been out to meet ordinary members in the classroom over teachers strike. Interview with ASTI members Sean Lynch, Hansfield Education Together Secondary School and Madeline Ní Ghallchobhair, Dominican College, Griffith Avenue -  - Click here to listen - 30th September, 2016. (Part 1 - Scroll to three quarters across)

Garda industrial action: Frances Fitzgerald ‘absolutely open’ to holding talks with force - Irish Examiner - 30th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Preventing gardaí from striking could be a serious error - Irish Independent - 30th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Government fears a flood of pay claims if gardaí get deal - Irish Independent - 30th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Dublin Bus deal puts pressure on Government’s pay policy - Irish Times - 30th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Bruton: Junior cycle students to lose 10% unless reforms accepted - Irish Independent - 30th September, 2016. Click here to read.

The fickle finger of fate ends up pointing right at Justice Minister - Irish Independent - 29th September, 2016. Click here to view.

Donohoe rules out pay deal to prevent Garda strike - Irish Times - 28th September, 2016. Click here to view.

Law and order must be preserved above all - Irish Independent - 29th September, 2016. Click here to view.

Analysis: Government facing test of commitment to pay policy - Irish Times - 29th September, 2016. Click here to view.

Idea of elitism won’t wash - Gardaí pay vote - Irish Examiner - 28th September, 2016. Click here to view.

Union boss sees teachers ‘heading for full strike’ - Irish Examiner - 27th September, 2016. Click here to read.

UTV Ireland - Ireland Live Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President interviewed about possible future industrial action - 26th September, 2016. Click here to watch. (Scroll to 04:53)

RTÉ - Morning Ireland programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President interviewed - 26th September, 2016. Click here to listen.

New pay deal for gardaí agreed with Department of Justice - Irish Times - 26th September, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI faces lone stance against Government on pay - Irish Independent - 26th September, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI is marching its members towards their own destruction - Sunday Independent - 25th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Garda strikes averted as pay deal is agreed - Sunday Independent - 25th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Autumn of discontent has not spilled into the private sector - Irish Independent - 24th September, 2016. Click here to read.

The unions behind the spreading disruption - Irish Independent - 24th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Tackle transport chaos before point of no return - Irish Independent - 24th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Insurer cut payments to teacher with ME - Irish Examiner - 21st September, 2016. Click here to read.

Young teachers to lose out on pay - Irish Examiner - 17th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Deal to increase new teachers’ salaries leads to new pay gaps - Irish Times - 17th September, 2016. Click here to read.

'We don't want a pay increase; we are demanding pay restoration for our vulnerable colleagues' - Journal.ie - 17th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Teacher deal reinforces pay gap between TUI, ASTI members - Irish Times - 16th September, 2016. Click here to read.

€2k pay deal for newly qualified teachers - Irish Independent - 16th September, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Six One News - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discusses Government's announcement on new pay offer for NQT's - 16th September, 2016. Click here to watch (Scroll to 21:40m)

RTÉ Nine O'Clock News - Report - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discusses Government's announcement on new pay offer for NQT' -16th September, 2016. Click here to watch (Scroll to 03:10m)

Newly-qualified teachers will now start on €31,800 a year - Journal.ie - 16th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Irish education spending low by OECD standards - Irish Times - 16th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Insurer accused of spying on ex teacher - Irish Examiner - 15th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Making the grade: Junior Cert students get balance right - Irish Examiner - 15th September, 2016. Click here to read

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Admhaidin clár - Máire G Ní Chiarba, Immediate Past President discusses the Junior Certificate results - 14th September, 2016. Click here to listen.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Cormac ag a Cúig - Máire G Ní Chiarba, Immediate Past President discusses the Junior Certificate results - 14th September, 2016. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 00:14:56)

Junior Cert: Record high for students taking spoken Irish tests - Irish Examiner - 14th September, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI teachers defy own ban on assessing their students - Irish Times - 14th September, 2016. Click here to read.

The Last Word - Ed Byrne, ASTI President discusses the Irish Oral ASTI Directive - Click here to listen. (Part 2 - scroll to 44:44)

Rethinking the Leaving Cert - Letters to Editor - Ed Byrne, ASTI President - Irish Times - 12 September, 2016. Click here to read.

Strike action is a bitter pill at the bottom of the ladder - Sunday Independent - 11 September, 2016. Click here to read.

Just hoping the strikes go away is not a real strategy - Sunday Independent - 11 September, 2016. Click here to read.

Pay deal is on the way to bring equality to 7,000 younger teachers - Irish Independent - 9th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Minority Government is in peril as Ireland now faces its own 'winter of discontent' - Irish Independent - 8th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Why industrial action by ASTI members is likely this autumn - Irish Independent - 7th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Pupils in same school divided by union row - Irish Independent - 6th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Public sector pay: A test of ministerial mettle - Irish Times - 6th September, 2016. Click here to read.

‘Children must not be pawns in teacher pay dispute’ - Irish Examiner - 6th September, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Drivetime Radio Programme - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary interviewed (soundbyte piece) - 5th September, 2016. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 01:22:30)

Newstalk - The Pat Kenny Show - Ed Byrne, ASTI President interviewed regarding balloting of members over LRA and new teachers' pay - 5th September, 2016.  Response by Richard Bruton in an earlier programme also included. Click here to listen.

Raidió na Gaeltachta, Admhaidin clár - Máire G Ní Chiarba, Immediate Past President interviewed re balloting of members over LRA and new teachers' pay - 5th September, 2016. Click here to listen.

Secondary schools at risk of closure over pay dispute - Irish Examiner - 5th September, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI members to vote on action - Teachers’ union seeks equal pay - Irish Examiner - 5th September, 2016. Click here to read.

The four areas in which the union is waging its battle - Irish Independent - 5th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Two-thirds of secondary schools face closure as teachers' union threatens strike action over pay - Irish Independent - 5th September, 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary schools face strike closure threat in pay row - Sunday Independent - 4th September, 2016. Click here to read.

'We're prepared to strike': Union to ballot secondary school teachers for industrial action - Journal.ie - 3rd September, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Morning Ireland Radio Programme - Interview with Ed Byrne, ASTI President - 3rd September, 2016. Click here to listen.

RTÉ Morning Ireland Radio Programme - Interview with Richard Bruton, Minister for Education & Skills - 3rd September, 2016. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 00:05:29).

ASTI strike can be avoided, says Richard Bruton - Irish Times - 3rd September, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools dispute will test the Government’s resolve - Irish Times - 3rd September, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI schools face strike closure in row over payment for supervision - Irish Independent - 2nd September, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Certs may miss out on full exam mark with teachers in dispute over assessment changes - Irish Examiner - 2nd September, 2016. Click here to read.

August 2016

Newstalk Breakfast Show - Interview with Ed Byrne, ASTI President - discusses Junior Cert reform and ongoing issues - 30th August, 2016. Click here to listen.

Tech spend the last thing needed in school reform - Irish Examiner - 29th August, 2016. Click here to read.

Newstalk Lunchtime Radio Programme - Interview with Ed Byrne, ASTI President - 24th August, 2016. Click here to listen. (Part 2).

Newstalk - The Pat Kenny Show - 22nd August 2016 - Ed Byrne, ASTI President. Click here to listen.

TV3, Sunday AM - 14th August 2016 - Interview with Ed Byrne, ASTI President. Click here to watch. 

TV3, Ireland AM - Secondary school closures are looking increasingly likely following a warning from the Association of Secondary Teacher - 10th August 2016 - interview with Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary. Click here to watch. 

ASTI: Industrial Action up to and including strike is likely - Morning Ireland - 8th August, 2016 - Interview with Ed Byrne, ASTI President. Click here to listen. 

Newstalk -The Pat Kenny Show - Interview with Ed Byrne, ASTI President. Click here to listen. 

July, 2016

Teacher talks explore restoration of allowances - Irish Times - 29th July, 2016. Click here to read. 

Union wanted hearings to be held in private - Irish Independent - 26th July, 2016. Click here to read.

Today FM - The Last Word Radio Programme - Diarmaid de Paor, ASTI Deputy General Secretary joins discussions on Fitness to Teach Legislation announcement - click here to listen. (Scroll to 01:25)

RTÉ, Sean O'Rourke Radio Programme - Diarmaid de Paor, ASTI Deputy General Secretary participates in a discussion on the Fitness to Teach Legislation announced today - click here to listen to interview with panel guests including John Walshe, former advisor to Ruairí Quinn and Sheila Nunan, General Secretary, INTO. - 25th July, 2016.

RTÉ, Morning Ireland Radio Programme - New mechanism introduced to preserve standards in teaching - Interview with Richard Bruton, Minister for Education & Skills discusses same. Click here to listen to interview -  25th July, 2016.

State withholds pay rise from trainee gardaí in industrial row - Irish Times - 23rd July, 2016. Click here to read.

Today FM, The Last Word - Interview with Diarmaid de Paor, ASTI Deputy General Secretary on retired teachers being employed in schools - Click here to listen - (Scroll to 22:06m - Part 1)

'An old boys and girls network' - Retired teachers 'hogging' posts from graduates - Sunday Independent - 17th July, 2016. Click here to read.

'I'd have more money and less stress working in Aldi': Our new generation of frontline staff have had enough - The Journal (Online) - 10th July, 2016. Click here to read. (Article includes interview with Jason Poole, ASTI member and a member of Dublin North West Branch).

Secondary school disruption in autumn likely, signals Bruton - Irish Times (Online) - 8th July, 2016. Click here to read.

Government to talk with teachers over new entrants’ pay - Irish Times (Online) - 7th July, 2016. Click here to read.

Galway Bay FM - The Keith Finnegan Show - Interview with Noelle Moran, ASTI Standing Committee Representaive, Region 3 - 5th July, 2016. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 00:19:20)

Analysis: When teachers go to war, students and parents will suffer - Irish Times - 2nd July, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools draw up plans to hire staff as cover in case of strikes - Irish Times - 2nd July, 2016. Click here to read.

Garda and teacher strikes loom as Government digs in on pay - Herald.ie - 2nd July, 2016. Click here to read.

Garda body warns of industrial dispute over pay freeze - Irish Independent (Online) - 2nd July, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI says secondary schools could face industrial action - Irish Times - 2nd July, 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary school teachers protest outside the Dail in dispute over pay - Journal.ie - 1st  July, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers and gardaí face pay freezes as Lansdowne Road agreement comes into effect - Journal.ie - 1st July, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Nine O'Click TV News - Coverage of ASTI Protest outside Leinster House - 1st July, 2016. Click here to watch. (Scroll to 15:44)

RTÉ Six One TV News - Interview with teachers at ASTI Protest - 1st July, 2016. Click here to watch - (Scoll to 07:18)

RTÉ Six One TV News - Interview with Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary - 1st July, 2016. Click here to watch - (Scoll to 27:17)

Today FM Website - If schools close in September, it's not our fault - Interview with Ed Byrne, ASTI President Elect - 1st July, 2016. Click here to read.

Newstalk Lunchtime Programme - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discusses today's protest and LRA Agreement - 1st July, 2016. Click here to listen. (Scroll to bottom of page to listen to interview)

TV3 News - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discusses today's protest at Leinster House - 1st July, 2016. Click here to watch.

Today FM - News - ASTI to protest outside Leinster House - interview with Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary - 1st July 2016. Click here to listen.

RTÉ Radio One - Morning Ireland Programme - ASTI warns of 'Autumn of Discontent' - interview with Ed Byrne, ASTI President Elect - 1st July 2016. Click here to listen.

Gardaí and teachers face pay freezes after Government failure on new agreement - Irish Examiner (Online) - 1st July, 2016. Click here to read.

June, 2016

UTV Ireland - Ireland Live at Ten - Interview with Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary - 30th June 2016 - Click here view. (Scroll to 27:50)

Country facing industrial action if Gardaí financially penalised for pay deal refusal - Irish Examiner (Online) - 30th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Radió na Gaeltachta - Admhaidin Programme, Moira Leydon, Assistant General Secretary discusses public sector agreements - 30th June, 2016. Click here to listen.

Tánaiste will ask gardaí to return to pay talks - Irish Independent (Online) - 30th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers and gardaí face sanctions over Lansdowne Road agreement - Irish Times - 29th June, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Drivetime programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President Elect interviewed on the Lansdowne Road Agreement - 29th June, 2016. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 01:22:50)

ASTI accepts invitation to talks with Education Minister Richard Bruton in dispute over Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) on pay and productivity - Irish Independent (Online) - 28th June, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Website & Six One News link  - Risk of secondary school closures increases after ASTI vote - Interview with Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President - RTÉ Website - 28th June, 2016. Click here to read and watch interview.

RTÉ Six One News - Secondary school teachers, gardaí set to lose pay increments for not accepting LRA - Interview with Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President - 28th June, 2016. Click here to watch.

RTÉ - Nuacht - Vóta caite ag meánmhúinteoirí gan 33 uair bhreise a oibriú - 28th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Nuacht TG4 - Interview with Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President regarding Lansdowne Road Agreement - 28th June, 2016. Click here to watch. (Scroll to 07:37)

ASTI instructs teachers to cease working extra hour a week - Irish Times (Online) - 28th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert final day: Some final hurdles - but it's all over now - Irish Independent - 25th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers face financial penalties from next week in schools dispute - Irish Times - 24th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Education experts highlight urgent need to reform ‘outdated’ Leaving Cert - Irish Times - 24th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Students down to earth on agri exam - Irish Examiner (Online) - 24th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cert: No surprises with classics, but Italian proves tricky - Irish Examiner (Online) - 24th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Music ends on a good note, but not all in clover in agriculture - Irish Independent (Online) - 24th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Mediterranean feel to weather and papers as the Junior Certificate ends - Irish Independent (Online) - 24th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Education experts highlight urgent need to reform ‘outdated’ Leaving Cert - Irish Times (Online) - 23rd June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert music: Both levels ‘very straightforward’ - Irish Times (Online) - 23rd June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert agricultural science: A paper of two halves - Irish Times (Online) - 23rd June, 2016. Click here to read.

New question type poses challenge for students - Irish Independent (Online) - 23rd June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Wealth of topical issues in economics - Irish Examiner (Online) - 23rd June, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cert music covers U2, Ella Fitzgerald and John Lennon - Irish Times (Online) - 23rd June, 2016. Click here to read.

McDonald’s and seafaring adventures on a fair paper - Irish Times (Online) - 23rd June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert economics paper ‘veered off the curriculum’ - Irish Times (Online) - 22nd June, 2016. Click here to read.

'Teachers best placed to assess own pupils' - Irish Independent (Online) - 22nd June, 2016. Click here to read.

Chemistry is good, but not on a Spanish paper - Irish Independent (Online) - 22nd June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Mixture of fair and tough for students - Irish Examiner (Online) - 22nd June, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cert: Phone recycling question has students lost in translation - Irish Examiner (Online) - 22nd June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert Spanish: Fair paper but selfie question a challenge - Irish Times (Online) - 22nd June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert chemistry: Exam that rewarded hard work - Irish Times (Online) - 22nd June, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cert metalwork considered fair, says ASTI representative - Irish Times (Online) - 22nd June, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cert Spanish: fair and wide-ranging - Irish Times (Online) - 22nd June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Physics blasts off week three of exams - Irish Examiner (Online) - 21st June, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cert: Woodwork a fair test for the well-prepared - Irish Examiner (Online) - 21st June, 2016. Click here to read.

Students face new approaches and different question styles - Irish Independent (Online) - 21st June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert physics: ‘This was not student-friendly’ - Irish Times - 20th June, 2016. Click here to read.

No resolution in sight to divisive junior cycle dispute - Irish Times - 20th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert exams: time to reform an outdated system - Irish Times - 20th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Topical themes test students on German papers - Irish Independent (Online) - 18th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving & Junior Cert: Topical questions on water, eco-design - Irish Examiner - 18th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Latin teacher tells students to abandon subject - Irish Times (Online) - 17th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Refugees, ‘Star Wars’ on topical German paper - Irish Times - 17th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Topical questions are the business - Irish Examiner (Online) - 17th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cert: Science and religion papers prove doable - Irish Examiner - 17th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Examiners demonstrate the art of keeping students happy - Irish Independent (Online) - 17th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert business: Current affairs-savvy students ‘have an edge’ - Irish Times (Online) - 17th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Department of Education to implement pay freezes for ASTI teachers - Irish Times (Online) - 17th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Never mind the Euros, now French is history - Irish Independent - 16th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Topical mixed with issues from the past in French and History papers - Irish Examiner - 16th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cert: Sighs of relief over Rising questions - Irish Examiner - 16th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Second Irish paper proves testing - Irish Examiner - 15th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cert: Biz students get down to brass tacks - Irish Examiner - 15th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Students have a difficult time dissecting 'wordy' Biology exam - Irish Independent - 15th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Challenging for some, but a decent day all round in the exam hall - Irish Independent - 14th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Second maths ‘more of a challenge’ - Irish Examiner - 14th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cert: Well balanced second paper adds up after last week’s tough first round - Irish Examiner - 14th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Irish paper ticks all the right boxes in Gaeltacht school - Irish Independent - 14th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Higher Maths 'a hard slog but fair' - Irish Independent (Online) - 11th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Summing up: Dreaded maths brings week one of state exams to a close - Irish Examiner (Online) - 11th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cert maths: Higher level paper ‘very tough’ - Irish Times (Online) - 10th June, 2016. Click here to read.

WB Yeats is unseen – but Paul Durcan’s appearance brings ‘huge sighs of relief’ - Irish Independent - 10th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Why more girls need to study engineering - Irish Times - 10th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Poets line up nicely as Paul Durcan pleases plenty - Irish Examiner - 10th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Junior Cert Irish papers considered ‘fair’ on both levels - Irish Examiner - 10th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Student-friendly papers in Engineering for Ordinary and Honours level - Irish Independent (Online) - 9th June, 2016. Click here to read. 

English papers tackle blogging and emojis in nod to the future - Irish Independent (Online) - 9th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Students try to play it cool on day one - Irish Examiner (Online) - 9th June, 2016. Click here to read.

Students urged to mind their mental wellbeing as 120,000 start State exams - Irish Independent (Online) - 8th June, 2016. Click here to read.

May, 2016

Near FM, Northside Today Programme, Interview with Mark Walshe, ASTI Standing Commitee Representation, Region 17 - 31st May, 2016. Click here to listen.

Droichead teacher mentoring scheme reveals a gap to be bridged - Irish Times (Online) - 31st May, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers Union of Ireland votes in favour of new deal - Irish Times (Online) - 31st May, 2016. Click here to read.

TUI decision on deal averts all-out war with teachers - Irish Times (Online) - 30th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers in dispute: A collective agreement is the best way to restore pay and conditions - Irish Times (Editorial) - 30th May, 2016. Click here to read.

An explosion in public sector pay looms and the State can't afford it - Irish Independent - 28th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Richard Bruton renews invitation to ASTI for talks - Irish Times (Online) - 27th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary school strikes loom over pay dispute - Irish Examiner - 26th May, 2016. Click here to read.

'Pick a topic you'd tell your friends about' - advice for the junior cycle assessment - Irish Independent - 26th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools forcing ‘voluntary contributions’ on parents face scrutiny - Irish Times (Online) - 25th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Irish Times - Letters to Editor - Asti and Croke Park hours - 24th May, 2016. Click here to read.

TUI faction calls on teachers to reject additional hours - Irish Times (Online) - 23rd May, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ - Claire Byrne Live Programme - Discussion on Mental wellbeing in Schools - Sally Maguire, former ASTI President participated in interview - 23rd May, 2016. Click here to view. (Scroll to 29.22)

Irish Times - Letter to Editor - ASTI and Croke Park hours - 21st May, 2016. Click here to read.

Department ‘confident’ it can deduct ASTI pay - Irish Times (Online) - 21st May, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Morning Ireland Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI President Elect discusses ASTI Ballot result on Croke Park Hours withdrawal - 20th May, 2016. Click here to listen.

Croke Park hours a ‘detention for teachers’, says ASTI - Irish Times (Online) - 20th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools could close as result of latest teachers' union vote - Irish Independent - 20th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Long summer? Country's secondary students could face school closures in September - Irish Independent - 20th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers’ roll-back on productivity to cause major headache for Government - Irish Times (Online) - 20th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Government faces rows with teachers, doctors and nurses - Irish Times (Online) - 20th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Teacher action over ‘wasted’ hours to impact pay - Irish Examiner - 20th May, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Nine News - Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President interviewed on result of Croke Park Hours ballot - 19th May, 2016. Click here and scroll to 6:40 to view.

RTÉ Six One News - Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President interviewed on result of Croke Park Hours ballot - 19th May, 2016. Click here and scroll to 9:31 to view.

School closures loom after teachers vote against pay deal - Irish Times (Online) - 19th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Public service demands mount for new Minister Paschal Donohoe - Irish Times - 16 May, 2016. Click here to read.

Celtic Tiger pay 'will not return' for public sector - Sunday Independent - 15 May, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta - Adhmhaidin Programme - Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President discusses the Croke Park ballot and Fempi Leigislation - Click here and scroll down to section titled Máire Ní Chiarba, Uachtarán ASTI to listen - 10 May, 2016.

ASTI asks teachers to vote against extra hours despite pay warning - 9 May, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Morning Ireland Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI Vice President discusses public sector pay cuts and ASTI ballot. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 01:45:55).

Teachers warned of €31,000 losses if they reject extra hours - Irish Times (Online) - 6th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers warned of losses over ballot - Irish Independent - 6th May 2016. Click here to read.

Newstalk Breakfast Programme - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discusses the two-tier pay scale damaging teaching - 5th May, 2016. Click here to listen. (Part 2 - scroll to last 5/10 mins).

Two-tier pay scale damaging teaching, says ASTI boss - Irish Times (Online) - 5th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Unions give mixed reaction to pay proposals in government deal - Irish Times (Online) - 4th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Today FM, The Last Word Programme - Diarmaid de Paor, ASTI Deputy General Secretary discusses disparity in pay in the public service - 4th May, 2016. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 02:05 - Part 1)

Salary cuts for recent public-service entrants to be reversed - Irish Times - 4th May 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary school teachers vote today on additional hours - Irish Times - 4th May, 2016. Click here to read.

Newstalk - The Pat Kenny Programme - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discusses Junior Cycle assessment issues - 3rd May, 2016. Click here to listen.

Junior cycle students to lose out as ASTI resists reforms - Irish Times - 3rd May, 2016. Click here to read.

April, 2016

Department of Education warns teachers about rejecting extra hours - Irish Times - 29th April, 2016. Click here to read.

O'Sullivan to appeal directly to teachers in exam reform row - Irish Independent - 29th April, 2016. Click here to read.

The Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discusses Junior Cycle dispute - Click here to listen (Part 1)

ASTI directs teachers not to provide cover for colleagues - Irish Times - 22nd April, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI rejects talks with Department over pay and working hours - Irish Times - 21st April, 2016. Click here to read.

Industrial Unrest: What the key groups want - Irish Examiner - 20th April, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI issues warning over junior cycle training - Irish Times - 19th April, 2016. Click here to read.

Newstalk Lunchtime Show - Interview with Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary re. Junior cycle dispute - Click here to listen (Part 2) (scroll to begin at under word 'takes' from line above).

One third of Asti teachers defy union ban - Irish Independent - 18th April, 2016. Click here to read.

Oral examinations at junior cycle - Letter to the Editor from Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President - Irish Times - 14th April, 2016. Click here to read.

Ask Brian: Can my school provide oral exams for Junior Cert language students? - Irish Times - 12th April, 2016. Click here to read.

Principals sign teachers up for Junior Cert training despite union ban - Irish Times - 11th April, 2016. Click here to read.

‘Unless Junior Cert dispute is resolved, I face being unemployed’ - Irish Times - 10th April, 2016. Click here to read.

Nurses, teachers, gardaí who feel undervalued and underpaid - Irish Times - 9th April, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools must prepare plans to monitor pupil attendance - Irish Times - 8th April, 2016. Click here to read.

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will soon learn there is no escape from political evolution - Irish Independent - 7th April, 2016. Click here to read.

The Last Word Programme, Today FM - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discusses pay disparity among newly qualified teachers - 5th April, 2016. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 38:56)

Over 34,000 teachers to be vetted by gardaí - Irish Times - 4th April, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers warned they must deliver hours - Irish Examiner - 4th April, 2016. Click here to read.

Strikes back on track but many refuse to join in - Irish Independent - 3rd April, 2016. Click here to read.

Katherine Donnelly: Less drama at teacher conferences - but behind the scenes a crisis looms - Irish Independent - 2nd April, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI may risk losing members over stance on junior cycle reform - Irish Times - 1st April, 2016. Click here to read.

Private school teachers ‘are treated like second-class citizens’ - Irish Times - 1st April, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI members 'leaving for TUI' amid fears over jobs as Junior Cert dispute drags on - Irish Independent - 1st April, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers 'examining neighbours' children' because of cutbacks - Irish Independent - 1st April, 2016. Click here to read.

Private school ‘elitism’ masks staff's poor pay - Irish Examiner - 1st April, 2016. Click here to read.

Jobs ‘risk’ as junior cycle row intensifies - Irish Examiner - 1st April, 2016. Click here to read.

Women suffering miscarriage forced back to work in schools - Irish Examiner - 1st April, 2016. Click here to read.

March, 2016

Teachers go to war over pay, productivity and the junior cycle - Irish Times - 31st March, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI votes not to co-operate with junior cycle reform - Irish Times - 31st March, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI refusing to write new school reports - Irish Independent - 31st March, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI plan to stop working extra 33 hours - Irish Independent - 31st March, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers won’t assess their own students in junior cycle - Irish Examiner - 31st March, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI members back motion to cease working extra hours - Irish Times - 30th March, 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary teachers plunge junior cycle reform into fresh chaos - Irish Independent - 30th March, 2016. Click here to read.

TG4 - Nuacht TG4 - Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President interviewed - 30th March, 2016 - Click here to listen.

RTÉ News (Website) - ASTI members vote to end 'stupid' Croke Park hours - 30th March, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Radio One - Morning Ireland Programme - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary interviewed about ballot on industrial action over pay scales - 30th March, 2016. Click here to listen.

RTÉ Radio One - Morning Ireland Programme - Emma O'Kelly interviews teachers over varying pay scales - 30th March, 2016. Click here to listen.

‘It’s hard when you see others doing the same job paid more’ - Irish Times - 30th March, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI conference: teachers back vote over ‘heinous’ pay gaps - Irish Times - 30th March, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI backs vote for industrial action over 'appalling' pay inequalities - Irish Independent - 30th March, 2016. Click here to read.

Plea for 'common sense' over hugely unproductive Croke Park Agreement hours - Irish Independent - 30th March, 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary school teachers vote for industrial action and warn split pay scales are destroying their profession - Irish Independent - 30th March, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI 'willing to talk until the cows come home' ahead of planned September strike action - Irish Independent - 30th March, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ TV News - ASTI delegates back action on pay for new teachers - 30th March, 2016. Click here to watch. 

RTÉ - Drivetime Radio Programme - Vox pop interview with delegates attending Teacher Conferences including the ASTI Convention - 29th March, 2016. Click here to listen.

Newstalk -Teachers expected to join forces with gardaí and nurses over pay, see extract off interview with Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President. Click here to listen. - 29th March, 2016.

Newstalk - Pat Kenny Programme - Teachers battle for equality and better working conditions -  Audio Clip: Breda Lynch, ASTI Standing Committee Representative for Region 18 and a Maths teacher at Muckross Park College, Dublin discusses pay and conditions in the workforce. Click here to listen. - 29th March, 2016. (Part 1 - scroll to under the words - Broadcasting in line above to hear interview).

Teachers are holding their annual conferences this week to discuss pay and conditions in the workforce. Audio Clip: Breda Lynch, Maths teacher at Muckross Park College, Dublin.

RTÉ Radio One - Seán O'Rourke Programme - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary interviewed along with a number of delegates re. issues being debated during Convention - 29th March, 2016. Click here to listen.

ASTI says teachers’ pay scales must be top of agenda for next minister - Irish Times - 29th March, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers 'giving up jobs as they can’t afford rent', says union - Irish Examiner - 29th March, 2016. Click here to read.

No minister at the helm, but issues still haven't gone away - Irish Independent - 28th March, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI leadership faces crisis over disengaged majority - Irish Times - 28th March, 2016. Click here to read.

Brian Mooney: ASTI sleep-walking into educational chaos - Irish Times - 28th March, 2016. Click here to read.

Analysis: Teachers’ conferences to set scene for autumn campaign - Irish Times - 28th March, 2016. Click here to read.

Staff cuts hurting mental health aid to students - Irish Independent - 23rd March, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers say cuts making it harder to help vulnerable pupils - Irish Times - 23rd March, 2016. Click here to read.

Student mental health impacted by staff cuts - Irish Examiner - 23rd March, 2016. Click here to read.

Five time bombs facing a new minister for education - Irish Times - 22nd March, 2016. Click here to read.

Lansdowne Road pay pact ‘creaking at the edges’ - Irish Times - 22nd March, 2016. Click here to read.

TG4 - 7 Lá Programme, Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President interviewed and discussed Annual Convention, the Haddington Road Agreement, the Lansdowne Road Agreement plus Junior Cycle issues, new entrants to the profession and the different pay-scales - 22nd March, 2016. Click here to watch. (Scroll to 15.15).

RTÉ website - ASTI says promotion ban damaging young people - Click here to read.

Time to re-imagine social partnership as Luas dispute and other pay claims raise prospect of further strike action - Irish Times - 21st March, 2016. Click here to read.

RTÉ Radio Drivetime Programme - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discusses the proposed one-day strike threat over the Junior Cycle in September - 18th March, 2016. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 01:39:52).

Raidió na Gaeltachta, Admhaidin, Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President interviewed regarding one-day strike threat over the Junior Cycle - 18th March, 2016. Click here to listen.

Jan O’Sullivan says ‘deeply disappointing’ teacher strike plans not in her power to deal with - Journal.ie - 18th March 2016. Click here to read.

New government faces wave of school and college strikes - Irish Examiner - 18th March, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers in one-day strike threat over new-style Junior Cert exams - Irish Independent - 17th March, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers to go on strike over Junior Cert - Irish Independent - 17th March, 2016. Click here to read.

ASTI planning wave of one-day strikes in secondary schools in opposition to Junior Cert reform - Irish Independent - 16th March, 2016. Click here to read.

Secondary school teachers threaten autumn strikes - Irish Times - 16th March, 2016 - 16th March, 2016. - Click here to read.

Schools scramble to be first to offer pupils coding course - Irish Independent - 14th March, 2016. Click here to read.

TUI motions may spark fresh industrial unrest in schools - Irish Times - 14th March, 2016. Click here to read.

No country for young teachers? - Letter to Editor, Kevin P. McCarthy, ASTI member - 9th March, 2016. Click here to read.

Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President interviewed on Wired FM about ongoing Junior Cycle and the issues around the Framework - 8th March, 2016. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 16.50).
Schools should not be run like businesses, ASTI warns - Irish Times - 8th March, 2016. Click here to read.

No country for young teachers? - Letter to Editor, Ed Byrne, ASTI Vice President - Irish Times - 7th March, 2016. Click here to read.

Caretaker ministers must not deflect higher education - Irish Times (Business) -7th March, 2016. Click here to read.

Newstalk Breakfast Programme - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary interviewed about the ASTI Junior Cycle Conference and issues around Junior Cycle Framework - 4th March, 2016. Click here to listen.

Schools to close for 3 days for JC reform - Irish Independent - 3rd March, 2016. Click here to read.

No country for young teachers: the two-tier pay problem - Irish Times - 1st March, 2016. Click here to read.

More-autonomy-for-schools-could-lead-to-greater-inequality - Today FM - Diarmaid de Paor, ASTI Deputy General Secretary comments on School Autonomy - 1st March, 2016. Click here to listen.

February, 2016

Education sector lost 27,600 days to strikes - Irish Independent - 26th February, 2016. Click here to view.

ASTI motions may spark fresh industrial unrest in schools - Irish Times - 25th February, 2016. Click here to view.

Where now for junior cycle reform? - Irish Times - 22nd February, 2016. Click here to view.

Unions to seek full restoration of pay if law abolished - Irish Times - 19th February, 2016. Click here to view.

Squeezed Middle: ‘Fine Gael would be toxic to all teachers’ - Irish Times - 18th February, 2016. Click here to view.

ASTI opposition means only some benefit from junior cycle reform - Irish Times - 16th February, 2016. Click here to read.

Squeezed Middle: ‘The cost of living in Dublin is crazy’ - Irish Times - 11th February, 2016. Click here to read.

Schools to close as union approves teachers’ strike - 8th February, 2016. Click here to read.

Teachers' strike could shut down 350 schools - Irish Independent - 4th February, 2016. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert pupils to study politics and society - Irish Examiner - 2nd February, 2016. Click here to view.

January 2016

RTÉ, Radio One, Morning Ireland - Mary Keane, ASTI member and Principal at Christ King Secondary School discusses impact of cuts to Guidance in schools. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 04:08) - 29th January, 2016.

Government plans to increase school leaver age to prevent dropping out after Junior Cert - Irish Examiner - 28th January, 2017. Click here to read.

Education Department hardens line with ASTI over Junior Cert reform - Today FM, The Last Word Programme - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary interviewed - Click here to listen. (Scroll to 05:00)

Department hardens line with ASTI over Junior Cert reform - Irish Independent - 25th January, 2016. Click here to read.

Latest punt on Junior Cert reform may pay off - Irish Independent (Editorial) - 25th January, 2016. Click here to read.

Thomas MacDonagh Charm offensive - Irish Independent (The 1916 Collection Supplement) - 21st January, 2016. Click here to read. 

Delays to plans for fitness to teach hearings for school teachers - Irish Examiner - 19th January, 2016. Click here to read.

The Yates anthology: Spin is no substitute for good governance - 16th January, 2016. Click here to read.

A system divided by years of rows - Irish Independent - 6th January, 2016. Click here to read.

Staff at teacher union complain about alleged cyberbullying - Irish Times - 6th January, 2016. Click here to read.

Two-tier Junior Cert looms as ASTI deals with internal dispute - Irish Independent - 6th January, 2016. Click here to read.

December, 2015

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan refuses to commit on teacher pay scales - Irish Examiner - 29th December, 2015. Click here to read.

Junior-cycle reform still hangs in balance - Irish Times - 28th December, 2015. Click here to read.

2015 News Review: Lansdowne Road deal talks continue to divide - Irish Times - 28th December, 2015. Click here to read.

A dozen issues to dominate Irish education in 2016 - Irish Times - 15th December, 2015. Click here to read.

Education in 2015: the year in quotes - Irish Times - 15th December, 2015. Click here to read.

Education in 2015: Good year, bad year - Irish Times - 15th December, 2015. Click here to read. 

The Yates Anthology: Election campaign to spark industrial unrest - Irish Independent - 5th December, 2015. Click here to read.

Clare ASTI Representative calls on education Department to meet with unions - Clare FM -(Peter Quinn, ASTI Standing Committee Representative, Region 4 quoted). News item - 1st December, 2015. Click here to read

Gardaí and teachers ‘can still change their mind’ on pay deal - or may lose €2K bonuses - Irish Examiner, 1st December, 2015. Click here to read.

Schools facing industrial action 'as sure as night follows day', says union - Irish Examiner - 1st December, 2015. - Click here to read.

November 2015

Pay rises for 300,000 public service staff from January - Irish Times - 30th November, 2015. Click here to read.

Unions outside Lansdowne Road deal will not get pay increases, warns Howlin - Irish Examiner - 30th November, 2015. Click here to read.

1916 centenary events in Cloughjordan - The Nenagh Guardian - 29th November, 2015. Click here to read.

Casualisation of teaching - Irish Independent - Letter to the Editor - Máire G. Ní Chiarba ASTI President -27th November, 2015. Click here to read (scroll to end of letters page to read).

Irish teachers well paid, but work longer hours in larger classes - Irish Times - 25th November, 2015. Click here to read.

Limerick School accepts father's request for daughter to opt out of Religion Class, Breakfast Show, Newstalk - Moira Leydon, ASTI Assistant General Secretary interviewed- 25th November, 2015. Click here to listen.

Teachers here are among the best paid in the world - Irish Independent - 25th November, 2015. Click here to read.

Most schools not able to deliver Junior Cert reforms in spring  - Irish Times - 24th November, 2015. Click here to read.

Majority of union and lobby group bosses refuse to disclose salaries - Irish Independent - 24th November, 2015. Click here to read.

Head Girl faces Delinquents - Phoenix - 20th November, 2015. Click here to view.

RTÉ, The Week in Politics Programme - 11th November, 2015. Programme discusses reforms proposed by Government in Irish education. Click here to view. 

Downward trend of strike action disrupting business in last quarter - Irish Examiner - 10th November, 2015. Click here to read.

Invest now to strengthen the recovery - Managing economic growth  - Irish Examiner - 6th November, 2015. Click here to read.

'Triple pensions' teachers to pay back €2.8m - Sunday Business Post - 1st November, 2015. Click here to read.

October, 2015

Teachers set for junior cycle training - Irish Examiner - 31st October, 2015. Click here to read.

Gardaí join teachers in revolt over pay deal - Irish Independent - 30th October, 2015. Click here to read. 

Irish teachers in high demand in Britain - Irish Times - 27th October, 2015. Click here to read.

ASTI and the English syllabus - Irish Times - Letter to the Editor - Ed Byrne ASTI Vice President - 26th October, 2015. Click here to read.

Second-level schools to face shutdown in new teachers dispute - Irish Independent - 24th October, 2015. Click here to read.

Analysis: Rejection of pay deal could have implications for teachers - Irish Times - 16th October, 2015. Click here to read.

Newstalk Breakfast Programme - Pat King, ASTI General Secretary is interviewed about the LRA ballot result - 15th October 2015. Click here listen.

RTÉ, Raidió na Gaeltachta, Adhmhaidin, Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President interview about the LRA ballot result - 15th October, 2015. Click here to listen. 

Secondary school teachers' union refuses to rule out strike action - Irish Examiner - 15th October, 2015. Click here to read.

Pay cut reversal up in air as teacher unions reject deal - Irish Independent - 15th October, 2015. Click here to read.

ASTI, TUI members reject Lansdowne Road pay deal - Irish Times - 15th October, 2015. Click here to read.

Additional teaching posts welcomed - Irish Independent - 14th October, 2015. Liz Walsh, ASTI member quoted. Click here to read.

Education: Over 2,200 new teaching posts being created - Irish Times - 14th October, 2015. Click here to read.

Extra teaching posts will rebuild goodwill after years of cuts - Irish Times - 14th October, 2015. Click here to read.

Budget 2016: Education spending plans outlined - Irish Examiner - 14th October, 2015. Click here to read.

RTE Prime Time TV Programme - Budget discussion. Seán O'Neill, ASTI member interviewed re. Budget outcome. Click here to watch programme. - 13th October, 2015.

ASTI schools are left out of new training for teachers - Irish Independent- 9 October, 2015. Click here to read.

The new Junior Cert train is departing the station without ASTI - Irish Independent - 9 October, 2015. Click here to read.

Schools told make uniform rules for transgender pupils - Irish Independent - 7th October, 2015. Click here to read.

Our education system is paralysed - but the Coalition offers only glib, quick-fix solutions - Irish Independent - 1st October, 2015. Click here to read.

September, 2015

Union to continue opposing junior cycle plan - Irish Examiner - 28th September, 2015. Click here to read.

ASTI appoints union activist as new General Secretary - Irish Independent - 28th September, 2015. Click here to read.

ASTI orders teachers to boycott junior cycle training - Irish Times - 28th September, 2015. Click here to read. 

Teachers have a golden opportunity to do what is right on assessment - Irish Independent - 28th September, 2015. Click here to read.

ASTI appoint Kieran Christie as next General Secretary - Irish Times - 26th September, 2015. Click here to read.

ASTI meets to discuss why union rejected junior cycle proposals - Newstalk Breakfast Programme - 25th September, 2015 - Pat King, ASTI General Secretary interviewed - click here to listen.

Newstalk Programme, Splanc - 25th September, 2015. Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President interviewed, click here to listen to show.

ASTI top brass meet to discuss members' rejection of junior cert reform plan - Irish Examiner - 25th September, 2015. Click here to read.

ASTI rejection throws Junior Cert into turmoil - Irish Independent - 25th September, 2015. Click here to read.

RTÉ, Raidió na Gaeltachta,  Nuacht a hAon, Máire G. Ní Chiara, ASTI President interviewed about the ASTI ballot result - 25th September, 2015. Click here to listen.

Today FM, The Last Word Programme - Ed Byrne, ASTI Vice President interviewed about ASTI ballot result - 24th September, 2015. Click here to listen (Part 2 - Scroll to 05:33)

RTÉ, Radió na Gaeltacha, Cormac ag a Cúig Programme - Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President interviewed about ballot result - 24th September, 2015. Click here to listen.

ASTI rejects, TUI accepts junior cycle reform proposals - Máire G. Ní Chiarba, ASTI President interviewed - RTÉ TV News - 24th September, 2015. Click here to watch.

ASTI rejects, TUI accepts junior cycle reform proposals - RTÉ TV News - 24th September, 2015. Click here to watch.

ASTI reject latest proposals on Junior Cycle Reform - Limerick Live 95 FM - Interview with Máire G. Ni Chiarba, ASTI President - 24th September, 2015. Click here to listen.

Union rejects the latest Junior Cycle reforms - Today FM News - Interview with Máire G. Ni Chiarba, ASTI President - 24th September, 2015. Click here to read / listen.

ASTI members reject Junior Cycle reform proposals, RTE News at One Radio Programme - Interview with Pat King, ASTI General Secretary - 24th September 2015. Click here to listen.

ASTI rejects junior cycle reform proposals - Irish Examiner - 24th September, 2015. Click here to read.

ASTI members reject proposals on new Junior Cert - Irish Independent - 24th September, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers threaten further industrial action after split vote - Irish Times - 24th September, 2015. Click here to read.

The Junior Cert row is BACK for a new term, as teachers vote to reject reforms - Journal.ie - 24th September, 2015. Click here to read.

The Last Word, Today FM - 17th September, 2015. Pat King, ASTI General Secretary interviewed about Lansdowne Road Agreement. Click here listen (Scroll to 07:03).

Teachers could lose €800 if unions fail to back pact - Irish Times - 17th September, 2015. Click here to read.

Students celebrate Junior Cert as six get top marks of 12 As - The Herald - 9th September, 2015. Click here to read.

Almost 60,000 students receive Junior Cert results - Irish Times - 9th September, 2015. Click here to read.

One-third of students take optional Oral Irish - Irish Examiner - 9th September, 2015. Click here to read.

Six students get 12 As as long wait ends for Junior Cert results - The Herald - 9th September, 2015. Click here to read.

Overhaul of CAO points will see average scores drop for school leavers - Irish Independent - 4th September, 2015. Click here to read.

A new CAO points scale for students sitting the Leaving Certificate in 2017 has been unveiled - Irish Independent - 4th September, 2015. Click here to read.

New style Junior Cert assessment next spring - Irish Independent - 1st September, 2015. Click here to read.

Junior cycle education staff hired before union vote - Irish Examiner - 1st September, 2015. Click here to read.

 

 

August 2015

Half of secondary teachers under 30 lack job security  - Irish Times - 31st August, 2015. Click here to read.

No Asti recommendation on junior cycle vote - Irish Examiner - 31st August, 2015. Click here to read. 

Teachers to be balloted on Junior Cert reforms - Irish Independent - 31st August, 2015. Click here to read.

ASTI to vote on junior cycle reform without recommendation - Irish Times - 29th August, 2015. Click here to read.

Union leaders support Junior Certificate reform - Irish Examiner - 29th August, 2015. Click here to read.

Nearly 8,800 days lost due to strike action in Q2 - Irish Examiner - 26th August, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers yet to vote on Junior Cycle reform - Irish Examiner - 24th August, 2015. Click here to read.

Philosophy: the subject that improves children’s literacy, numeracy and conduct - Irish Times - 15th August, 205. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert Results: Consider all the options after receiving results - Irish Examiner - 12th August, 2015. Click here to read.

Unite to reject ‘completely insufficient’ public pay deal - Irish Times - 10th August, 2015. Click here to read.

Limerick woman at the helm of secondary teachers' union - 8th August, 2015. Click here to read. (Got to page 18)

July 2015

Teachers to get 16 days' training for Junior Cert changes - Irish Independent - 15th July, 2015. Click here to read.

June 2015

ASTI leadership recommends 'no' vote in Lansdowne Road agreement - Irish Independent - 24th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Two ?more unions urge No vote for pay deal? - Irish Independent - 24th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Exam round-up: Final flurry brings an end to Leaving Cert 2015 - Irish Independent - 20th June, 2015. Click here to read. 

Refreshing blend of posers on applied maths - Irish Examiner - 20th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert wraps up with five papers on final day - Irish Times - 19th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Junior Cert final day: Latin, classical studies, Italian and ancient Greek - Irish Times - 19th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Junior Cert final day: Latin, classical studies, Italian and ancient Greek - Irish Times - 19th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Agri-science and music challenging but fair tests - Irish Examiner - 19th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Exam round-up: LC Music brings a smile to faces - Irish Independent - 19th June 2015. Click here to read.

The People's Debate with Vincent Browne Programme - TV3 - Noelle Moran, ASTI Standing Committee Representative, Region 3 raises the issue of cuts to guidance counselling in schools. Click here to watch. (Scroll to 39m)

Music exam hits all the right notes as technology is well received - Irish Examiner - 18th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert economics and DCG: Topical and challenging paper - Irish Times - 18th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Exams 2015 Round-up: 'Deep concentration' needed for a challenging paper - Irish Independent - 17th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Junior Cert Spanish and Metalwork: A chance to shine - Irish Times - 17th June, 2015. Click here to read.

First-time question in organic chemistry - Irish Examiner - 17th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Newstalk Breakfast Programme - 16th June 2015 - Employment Equality Bill debate/Section 37 - Eoin Houlihan, ASTI Member. Click here to listen (Part 4 - Scroll to piece)

Junior Cert German and home economics: Where dull means engaging - Irish Times - 15th June, 2015. Click here to read.

LC Classical Studies / Latin: Examiners are urged to show a little leniency - Irish Independent - 13th June, 2015. Click here to read.

JC Home Economics: Some comfort for students of Home Economics - Irish Independent - 13th June, 2015. Click here to read.

German and Construction Leaving Cert papers well received - Irish Examiner - 13th June, 2015. Click here to read.

LC Business: Syllabus too large for three-hour exam - teacher - Irish Independent - 12th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert history: Treaty no-show a surprise - Irish Times - 11th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Eucharistic Congress question wasn't what pupils had prayed for - Irish Independent - 11th June, 2015. Click here to read.

State Exams: Absence of Berlin blockade causes stir - Irish Examiner - 11th June, 2015. Click here to read.

State Exams: ‘Traditional’ French questions, but history throws up surprise - Irish Examiner - 11th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Students had to apply knowledge to unfamiliar situations - Irish Independent - 10th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert Biology: Unusual questions make it difficult - Irish Times - 10th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Junior Cert business studies: Fair papers on an outdated syllabus  - Irish Times - 10th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert Irish, paper 2: Fair, but a little bit sneaky - Irish Times - 10th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Higher-level students get confused by question phrasing - Irish Independent - 9th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Water charges add to topicality - Irish Independent - 9th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Students given flexible and fair options - Irish Independent - 9th June, 2015. Click here to read.

After Friday, would the maths gods balance the positive and negative? - Irish Independent - 9th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Students relieved and even delighted at Paper 2 - Irish Independent - 9th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Scope for better students to show abilities - Irish Independent - 9th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert Irish 1: Few surprises in a well-received paper  - Irish Times - 9th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Leaving Cert: Higher Level Maths 'not as accessible as Paper 1 but had decent scope for better students' - Irish Independent - 8th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Students protest against 'unfair' ordinary maths paper  - Irish Independent - 6th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Junior Certificate English: more difficult than Leaving Cert Bono comprehension - Irish Times - 4th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Exams 2015: Bono hogs the limelight again - Irish Independent - 4th June, 2015. Click here to read.

STATE EXAMS 2015: Stargazing on first day of Junior Cert - Irish Examiner - 4th June, 2015. Click here to read.

Almost 119,000 students begin State exams today - Irish Times - 3rd June, 2015. Click here to read.

What did a Leaving Cert exam paper look like 80 years ago? - Journal.ie - 3rd June, 2015. Click here to read.

May 2015

RTE Radio 1, Today with Sean O'Rourke Programme - Pat King, ASTI General Secretary and Keith Howley, ASTI Member (Dublin North East Branch) discuss the casualisation of the teaching profession and the difficulties facing teacher graduates  - 26th May, 2015. Click here to listen. 

Students to do extra written tasks for new Junior Cert - Irish Independent - 23rd May 2015. Click here to read.

Teacher unions agree to put junior cycle plan to ballot - Irish Times - 22nd May, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers to assess their own students for new junior cycle award - Irish Times - 22nd May, 2015. Click here to read.

Teacher unions may put junior cycle deal to ballot without endorsement - Irish Times - 22nd May, 2015. Click here to read.

TUI and ASTI committees to meet on junior cycle deal - Irish Times - 21st May, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers agree to mark classroom work but not for Junior Cert grade - Irish Independent - 21st May, 2015. Click here to read.

Proposals on junior cycle reform agreed - Irish Examiner - 21st May, 2015. Click here to read.

Compromise agreement will come as a relief to everyone - Irish Independent - 21st May, 2015. Click here to read.

End to long-running dispute between teachers and minister over Junior Cert reform in sight - Irish Independent - 21st May, 2015. Click here to read.

Ireland ranks 15th in global league table for maths, science - Irish Times - 14th May, 2015. Click here to read.

Shortage of skills in graduates a concern for firms - Irish Examiner - 14th May, 2015. Click here to read.

We’ll strike again - Dublin Northside People  - 11th May, 2015. Click here to read.

Thousands of teachers protest over Junior Cycle reform - Irish Times - 8th May, 2015. Click here to watch video/ read article.

Teachers’ action over junior cycle to continue - Irish Examiner - 8th May, 2015. Click here to read

Teachers' threaten more strikes in the Autumn - Evening Herald - 8th May, 2015. Click here to read.

Secondary school teachers protest over junior cycle reform - Irish Times - 7th May, 2015. Click here to read. 

Newstalk - The Pat Kenny Show - Philip Irwin, ASTI President interviewed about the Lunchtime protests taking place - 7th May, 2015. Click here to listen to part 2 of show - (note interview is in this portion)

Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms - 7th May, 2015. Click here to listen.

RTE Radio 1 - Drivetime Programme - Interview with teachers at Holy Child Community School, Sallynoggin, Dublin during lunchtime protests - 7th May, 2015. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 00:53:34)

RTE Radio 1 - Today with Sean O'Rourke Programme - Gerry Quinn, TUI President interviewed about the Lunchtime protests taking place - 7th May, 2015. Click here to listen.

Newstalk Lunchtime Programme - 7th May, 2015. - Breda Lynch interviewed - Click here to listen.

RTE Radio - News at One Programme - Interview with Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan - 7th May, 2015.  Click here to listen

Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms - TheJournal.ie - 7th May, 2015. Click here to read.

Today FM, The Last Word Programme - Diarmaid de Paor,  ASTI Deputy General Secretary and Charlie McConalogue TD, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education discuss retired teachers being hired to teach - 5th May, 2015. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 10.37)

April 2015

Leaving Cert shake-up not ‘dumbing down’ exercise - Irish Examiner - 30th April, 2015. Click here to read.

The banks broke the country. It’s a bit rich allowing them into schools - Irish Examiner - 30th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers and Strike Action - Letter to the Editor, Irish Times Printed 29th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Department issues apology over incorrect teacher strike figures - Irish Times - 28th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Teacher boycott holds firm with training sessions cancelled - Irish Times - 20th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers ‘pass pickets’ to attend Junior Cert reform training course - Irish Examiner 15th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Barely a handful of teachers turn up for junior cycle training - Irish Independent - 14th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Union pickets stop junior-cycle courses for teachers - Irish Examiner - 14th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers boycott training as junior cycle protest escalates - Irish Times - 13th April, 2015. Click here to read.

How did Jan O’Sullivan do at the teachers conferences? - Irish Times - 11th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers call for changes to pregnancy-related sick leave - Irish Times - 10th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers 'punished' for difficult pregnancies, claims ASTI - Irish Independent - 10th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers to get ‘indefinite duration’ contracts - Irish Examiner - 10th April, 2015. Click here to read.

New rules on sick leave 'unfair' to teachers with high-risk pregnancies - The Herald - 10th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Minister vows to address working conditions for special needs assistants - Irish Times - 10th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Raidió na Gaeltachta, Adhmhadin - Máire Ní Chiarba, ASTI President Elect discusses Convention 2015. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 00:38:24)

ASTI chief says cutting pension levy best way to boost pay - Irish Times - 9th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Teacher threatens ‘hunger strike’ if forced to assess students - Irish Times - 9th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Jan O’Sullivan: Don’t block upskilling by colleagues - Irish Examiner - 9th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Government divisions emerge over calls to restore pay to country's teachers - Irish Independent - 9th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Special schools staff treated as ‘second rate’ - Irish Examiner - 9th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers want full pay restored - Irish Examiner - 9th April, 2015. Click here to read.

'We work the same hours but I'm paid 10pc less than some colleagues' - The Herald - 9th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Strong opposition to Junior Cert reforms  - Irish Examiner - 9th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Taking the minister to task in the most polite way possible - Irish Independent - 9th April, 2015. Click here to read.

No break in Junior Cert row as O'Sullivan meets union - Irish Independent - 9th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Disgruntled secondary teachers must change for the better - Irish Examiner - 9th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Junior Certificate reform row - Concern at impact on students - Irish Examiner - 9th April, 2015. Click here to read.

English teachers would find assessing own students 'professionally repugnant' - Irish Independent - 8th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers turn deaf ear to Minister’s call for pay restraint - Irish Times - 8th April, 2015. Click here to read.

RTE, News at One Programme - Coverage of Teachers' Conferences - 8th April, 2015. Click here to listen.

ASTI demand equal pay for teachers - Evening Echo - 8th April, 2015. Click here to read.

‘No compromise’ over reforms to Junior Certificate - Irish Examiner - 8th April, 2015. Click here to read. 

Focus less on pay for teachers - Evening Herald - 8th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Croke Park deal is the ‘greatest waste of time ever’ - Irish Examiner - 8th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Croke Park hours force teachers to cut back extra-curricular activities - Irish Independent - 8th April, 2015. Click here to read.

TG4 Nuacht - Máire Ní Chiarba, ASTI President Elect interviewed about ASTI Convention week - 7th April, 2015. Click here to watch

Teachers plan lunch time protest over Junior Cert reform -TUI - Irish Independent - 7th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Today FM, The Last Word Programme - Pat King, ASTI General Secretary discusses pay restoration - 8th April, 2015. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 21:32)

Radio Kerry, Kerry Today Show - Interview with Matthew O'Connor, ASTI Standing Committee Representative, Region 5 discusses key issues for debate during ASTI Convention, 2015 - 7th April, 2015. Click here to listen.

RTE Today with Sean O'Rourke Programme - Interview with Pat King, ASTI General Secretary - 7th April, 2015. Click here to listen.

RTE Morning Ireland -  Interview with Philip Irwin, ASTI President - 7th April, 2015. Click here to listen.

RTE Morning Ireland - Interview with Jan O'Sullivan, Minister for Education & Skills - 7th April, 2015. Click here to listen.

Education Minister to unveil new school places plan - Irish Examiner - 7th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers unions differ on exam reforms - Irish Examiner - 7th April, 2015. Click here to read.

RTE Radio 1 Drivetime Programme - Máire Ní Chiarba, ASTI President Elect interviewed - 7th April, 2015. Click here to listen.

The traits that make a ‘good’ teacher - Irish Times - 7th April, 2015. Click here to read.

What teachers want: where should a bigger budget go? - Irish Times - 7th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Cork teacher to be declared ASTI President - Evening Echo - 6th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Junior Cert counselling hit by cuts - Irish Independent - 6th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Teacher conferences: Unions up for a battle on pay and conditions - Irish Times - 6th April, 2015. Click here to read. 

Why do the teachers conferences matter - Irish Times - 4th April, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers threaten further strike action over Junior Cycle plan - Irish Times - 1st April, 2015. Click here to read.

Protests still likely over junior cycle changes -Irish Examiner - 1st April, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers warn schools are not ready for Junior Cert changes - Irish Independent - 1st April, 2015. Click here to read.

March 2015

Teachers threaten further strike action over Junior Cycle plan - Irish Times - 31st March, 2015. Click here to read.

Secondary school teachers warn of more strikes - Irish Independent - 31st March, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers to get permanent employment rights after two years under new measures - Irish Times - 28th March, 2015. Click here to read.

Special needs assistants vote for industrial action - Irish Examiner - 26th March, 2015. Click here to read.

‘Teachers will in time value assessments more than exams’ - Irish Examiner - 20th March, 2015. Click here to read.

‘Enact junior cert reforms or students will suffer’ - 19th March, 2015. Click here to read.

Schools left frustrated by ban on new Junior Cert - Irish Independent - 19th March, 2015. Click here to read.

The Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk - Philip Irwin, ASTI President discusses Junior Cycle - 19th March, 2015. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 09:52)

Newstalk Lunchtime - Pat King, ASTI General Secretary discusses the ASTI Conference - 18th March, 2015. Click here to listen.

RTE Drivetime Programme - Philip Irwin, ASTI President interviewed about ASTI Conference - 18th March, 2015. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 02:27:33)

ASTI is a union shooting itself in the foot - Irish Independent, 14th March, 2015. Click here to read.

New school inspections turn heat up on teaching - Irish Independent - 14th March, 2015. Click here to read.

Minister snubbed by teachers' union over Junior Cert dispute - Irish Independent - 14th March, 2015. Click here to read.

Alarm as controversial DrinkAware campaign plans to target schools - Irish Independent - 9th  March, 2015. Click here to read.

Union ban on teacher training under fire - Irish Examiner - 9th March, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers are still playing hardball with pupils - Sunday Independent - 8th March, 2015. Click here to read.

Give me a crash course in... Junior Cycle reform - Irish Times, Weekend Review - 7th March, 2015. Click here to read.

The ASTI to consider discussions on TUI merger - Irish Times - 6th March, 2015. Click here to read.

Teacher unions propose deal to suspend industrial action - Irish Times - 4th March, 2015. Click here to read. 
Junior Cert row rumbles on as O'Sullivan rebuffs union bid for trade-off  - Irish Independent - 4th March, 2015. Click here to read.
Call for suspension of junior cycle teacher training rejected - Irish Examiner - 4th March, 2015. Click here to read.

Seeking a sensible end to the impasse on Junior Cert reform - Irish Examiner - 3rd March, 2015. Click here to read.

Principals at odds with teachers in Junior Cert reform plan - Irish Independent - 3rd March, 2015. Click here to read.

‘Teachers not union chiefs must have a say’ - Irish Examiner - 3rd March, 2015 - Click here to read.

Raidió na Gaeltachta, Adhmhaidin Clár - Márie Ní Chiarba, ASTI Vice-President interviewed re. junior cycle talks - 2nd March, 2015. Click here to listen. 

School managers to be briefed on junior cycle implementation plan - Irish Times - 2nd March, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers' strike off but battle continues - Evening Herald - 2nd March, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers stand firm on junior cert reform plan - Irish Independent - 2nd March, 2015. Click here to read.

We'll reform without you, O'Sullivan tells teachers - Irish Independent - 1st March, 2015. Click here to read. 

Internal politics in teacher unions has become obstacle - Sunday Times - 1st March, 2015. Click here to read.

February 2015

 

Minister says junior cycle reforms will go ahead despite protests - Irish Times - 28th February, 2015. Click here to read.

RTE Six One TV News - 27th February, 2015 - Philip Irwin, ASTI President interviewed. Click here to watch. (Scroll to 22:40)

Minister urges teachers to accept ‘very fair’ junior cycle deal - Irish Times - 27th February, 2015. Click here to read.

Unions to give verdict on Junior Cert deal - Irish Independent - 27th February, 2015 - Click here to read.

Divisions emerging in teacher unions ahead of junior cycle meeting - Irish Times - 26th February, 2015. Click here to read.

Government's inertia on education results in vested interests ruling the roost - Irish Independent - 26th February, 2015. Click here to read.

Raidió na Gaeltacha - Cormac ag a Cúig - 24th February, 2015 - Moira Leydon, ASTI Education & Research Officer discusses school enrolment. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 00:33)

Unions to consider junior cycle plan - Irish Times - 20th February, 2015. Click here to read.

Talks aimed at ending long running dispute around planned Junior Cycle reform end tonight - Irish Independent - 20th February, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers' unions to consider junior cycle reform proposal - Irish Times - 20th February, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers in talks stalemate over junior cycle reform - Irish Examiner - 19th February, 2015. Click here to read.

Great expectations drive industrial unrest - Irish Times (Business & Technology) - 19th February, 2015. Click here to read.

Working days lost to disputes trebled in 2014 - Irish Times (Business & Technology) - 19th February, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers strike threat still on as peace plan rebuffed - Irish Independent - 14th February, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers must end stand off on reform - Irish Independent - 14th February, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers strike threat still on as peace plan rebuffed - Irish Independent - 14th February, 2015. Click here to read.

Talks to avert second level strike to go down to the wire - Irish Examiner - 14th February, 2015. Click here to read.

TG4 Nuacht - 13th February, 2015 - - Máire Ní Chiarba, ASTI Vice President interviewed - 13th February, 2015. Click here to watch.

Raidió na Gaeltachta - Cormac ag a Cúig - Friday 13th, 2015 - Máire Ní Chiarba, ASTI Vice President interviewed - 13th February, 2015. Click here to listen (Scroll to 09:45)

Unions reject proposal to split junior cycle assessment in two - Irish Times - 13th February, 2015. Click here to read.

RTE Drivetime Radio Programme - Pat King, ASTI General Secretary interviewed post joint union talks - 13th February 2015. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 49:52)

The Last Word, Today FM - Philip Irwin, ASTI President interviewed post joint union talks - 13th February, 2015. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 05:10)

Junior Cert plan will see exam split in two - Irish Independent - 13th February, 2015. Click here to read. 

This honourable compromise offers real chance of progress - Irish Independent - 13th February, 2015. Click here to read. 
Hopes for breakthrough in Junior Certificate dispute - Irish Examiner - 10th February, 2015. Click here to read.
A plan to liberate teachers - not just collect fees - Irish Times - 10th February, 2015. Click here to read.
Teachers strikes: 'If no compromise is made I will be crossing the pickets again - Irish Times - 10th February, 2015. Click here to read.
Teacher unions agree to hear Junior Cycle proposals - Irish Examiner - 7th February, 2015. Click here to read.

Unions to decide on further talks over junior cycle plans - Irish Examiner - 4th February, 2015. Click here to read.

Talks to avert teachers strike end without agreement - Irish Times -  3rd February, 2015. Click here to read.

No signs of progress in Junior Cert reform talks - Irish Examiner - 3rd February, 2015. Click here to read. 

Newstalk Breakfast Programme  - Discussion on Junior Cycle talks - 3rd February, 2015. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 03:40) 

 

 

January 2015

How do teachers in other countries assess students ? - 24th January, 2015. Click here to read.

Teacher union leader open to reballot on reform plans - 24th January, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers say report cards a way to end strike - Irish Times - 23rd January, 2015. Click here to read.

'We're doing what's right for our students - that's why we're here' - Irish Independent - 23rd January, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers fear change in pupil relationships - Irish Examiner - 23rd January, 2015. Click here to read.

Now the teachers' phoney war is over talks can really begin - Irish Times - 23rd January, 2015. Click here to read.

New bid to resolve Junior Cert row likely next week - Irish Independent - 23rd January, 2015. Click here to read.

Teacher unions and minister set for talks to stop third strike - Evening Herald - 23rd January, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers says report cards a way to end strike - Irish Times - 23rd January, 2015. Click here to read. 

Galway Bay FM - Keith Finnegan Show - Noelle Moran, ASTI Standing Committee Region 3 discusses yesterday's strike action by teachers. Click here to listen - 23rd January, 2015. (Scroll to 01:11:37)

Hopes of a breakthrough in row remains slim - Irish Examiner, 23rd January, 2015. Click here to read.

RTE Nuacht - Máire Ní Chiarba, ASTI Vice President interviewed. Click here to watch - 22nd January, 2015. 

TG4 - Nuacht - Máire Ní Chiarba, ASTI Vice President interviewed. Click here to watch - 22nd January, 2015. (Scroll to 04:09)

Irish Examiner You Tube clip of teachers at picket line being interviewed from Mayfield Community School, Cork including an interview with Máire Ní Chiarba, ASTI Vice President - 22nd January, 2015. Click here to watch clip.

RTE Nine O'Clock News Programme - Click here to watch (Scroll to 06:30) - 22nd January, 2015. 

Today FM - The Last Word Programme - Interview with Philip Irwin, ASTI President, Don Myers, President, National Parents Council Post Primary and Luke Saunders, ASTI Member. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 35.26) - 22nd January, 2015. 

Today FM - The Last Word Programme - Interview also with Minister for Education & Skills, Jan O'Sullivan. Click here to listen (Scroll to 02:01) - 22nd January, 2015.

RTE Radio 1 - Drivetime Programme - Vox pops from teachers picketing at Newpark Comprehensive, Blackrock, Co. Dublin plus vox pops from parents, students, comments from the picket line at Newpark from Philip Irwin ASTI Presient. Pat King, ASTI General Secretary discusses the day's action by teachers in the studio. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 01:10) - 22nd January, 2015.

RTE Radio 1 - News at One Programme - ASTI & TUI Members at Mayfield Community School, Cork discuss reasons along with comments from parents. - Click here to listen - 22nd January, 2015.

Cork News - Máire Ní Chiarba, ASTI Vice President quoted in article - O'Sullivan says dispute will not be resolved on picket lines - Click here to read -  22nd January, 2015.

Teachers' union reject second vote on exam plans - Irish Examiner - Click here to read - 22nd January, 2015.

UTV Ireland - Ireland Live at 10 - Interviews with Diarmaid de Paor, ASTI Deputy General Secretary, along with interviews with Sally Maguire, ASTI member and Aidan O'Leary, ASTI Standing Committee Representative, Region 9. Click here to watch - 22nd January, 2015.

Newstalk - News item - Education Minister agrees to fresh talks with teachers unions next week - Click here to read and listen to interviews from Teachers on picket lines, Don Myers, President, NPCPP, Student Union Representatives and Education Correspondents.

TV3 12.30 pm News - Interview with Philip Irwin, ASTI President at picket line with Teachers from Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin - Click here to watch - January 22nd, 2015. 

Newstalk - The Breakfast Programme - Teachers on the picket line from Presentation Secondary School, Askea, Co. Carlow.  Click here to listen - 22nd, January  2015.

Minister's worry for Leaving Cert as teachers stage another strike - The Herald - 22nd January, 2015 - Click here to read.

RTE Morning Ireland Programme - Teachers on the picket line discuss today's action - Click here to listen - 22nd January, 2015.

RTE Morning Ireland Programnme - Don Myers, National Parents Council Post Primary - Click here to listen - 22nd January, 2015.

Teachers refuse to back down as 'more strikes are on the cards' - Irish Independent, 22nd January, 2015. Click here to read.

TV3 Ireland AM Programme - Jan O'Sullivan, Minister for Education & Skills and Gerry Quinn, TUI President debate the junior cycle issues - Click here to watch.

Teachers run risk of delaying Leaving Cert - Irish Independent, 22nd January, 2015.  Click here to read. 

Secondary teachers strike again over Junior Cert reform - Irish Examiner, 22nd January, 2015. Click here to read.

Letter to Editor, Irish Times - 22nd January, 2015 - Letter from Philip Irwin, ASTI President and Gerry Quinn, TUI President. Click here to read.

Red FM - News - Máire Ní Chiarba, ASTI Vice President interviewed on today's strike action by teachers - Click here to listen - 22nd January, 2015.

Irish educators divided over junior cycle reform - Irish Times - 22nd January, 2015. Click here to read.

Unions banking on public support for today's strike - Irish Times - 22nd January, 2015. Click here to read.

RTE Radio 1 - News at One - Gerry Quinn, TUI President discusses reasons for further strike action. 21st January, 2015. Click here to listen.

Unions cannot stand in the way of Junior Cert reform - Irish Independent - 21st January, 2015. Click here to read.

Don't play politics with Junior Cert, says minister - Irish Independent - 21st January, 2015. Click here to read.

Follow the links below to some recent media coverage of the ASTI and media appearances by ASTI members and representatives.

Students begin oral exams with unpaid assessors - Irish Examiner - 20th January, 2015. Click here to read.

Gender imbalances in the classroom and all the way up - Irish Times - 20th January, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers' pay will be down €10m after second strike day - Irish Independent - 19th January, 2015. Click here to read.

RnaG - Adhmhaidin Clár - Máire Ní Chiarba, ASTI Vice President discusses the industrial action next week and the latest talks on the junior cycle - 16th January, 2015. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 00.49:13)

The Breakfast Show, Newstalk - Pat King, ASTI General Secretary discusses the talks - 15th January, 2015. Click here to listen. (Scroll to 50.35)

"No Basis For Strike" Says O'Sullivan - Corknews - 15th January, 2015 - Click here to read.

Further strike looms as talks fail to resolve exam reform row - Irish Times - 15th January, 2015. Click here to read.

Teachers set to strike after talks fail to break impasse - Irish Times - 15th January, 2015. Click here to read.

Little hope talks will avert teachers' strike - Irish Independent - 14th January, 2015. Click here to read.

Student assessment is the key to proper reform of the junior cert - Irish Times - 13th January, 2015. Click here to read.

Business chief calls for legal ban on teachers' strike - The Herald - 12th January, 2015. Click here to read.

Teacher refusal to assess pupils a 'step back' - Irish Times - 12th January, 2015. Click here to read.

IT woes leave teachers out of pocket - Irish Examiner - 12th January, 2015. Click here to read.

Teacher plan for strike ahead of fresh junior cycle reform talks - 12th January, 2015. Click here to read.

Breakthrough between unions and teachers only likely close to strike day - Irish Examiner - 9 January, 2015. Click here to read.

Who are we? Why are we here? News Comment piece, Irish Independent - 3rd January, 2015. Click here to read.