ASTI in the media - a selection of coverage

March 2020

Leaving Cert: ‘It feels aimless. I don’t know what the story is’  - 1st April, 2020. Click here to read.

Newstalk, The Pat Kenny Show - Deirdre Mac Donald, ASTI President discusses the cancellation of Leaving Certificate oral exams - 20th March, 2020. - Click here to listen. (Scroll to 02:22:14)

RTÉ Six One TV News - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discusses the cancellation of Leaving Certificate oral exams - 19th March, 2020. Click here to watch. (Scroll to 17:19)


Newstalk, The Hard Shoulder, Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discusses the cancellation of Leaving Certificate oral exams - 19th March, 2020. - Click here to listen.


Today FM, The Last Word Programme - Minister for Education Joe McHugh and Deirdre McDonald, ASTI President discuss the cancellation of Leaving Certificate exams - 19th March, 2020. Click here to listen.


RTÉ website - Leaving Cert oral exams cancelled over Covid-19 - 19th March 2020, click here to read.


RTÉ Radio1 - Today with Sean O'Rourke Programme - Deirdre Mac Donald, ASTI President discusses the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills re the cancellation of the oral exams for Leaving Certificate due to Covid-19 - 19th March, 2020. Click here to listen.

RTÉ Website - How second-level schools are rising to the challenge of remote learning - 18th March, 2020 - Click here to read.

Today FM, The Last Word Programme - Kieran Christie, ASTI General Secretary discusses school closures due to Covid-19 on Last Word with Matt Cooper - 12th March, 2020, Click here to listen

Deirdre Mac Donald, ASTI President discusses school closures due to Covid-19  on the The Hard Shoulder with Ivan Yates - March 12th, 2020  Click here to listen

Deirdre Mac Donald, ASTI President discusses school closures due to Covid-19 on Virgin Media One News, March 12th, 2020 Click here to listen - scroll to 12mins. 

Deirdre Mac Donald, ASTI President discusses school closures due to Covid-19 on Today with Sean O Rourke – March 12th,  2020 - Click here to listen

The Last Word Programme, The Last Word - Deirdre Mac Donald, ASTI President joins an interview with Dr. Mary Favier, ICGP and Dr. Sam McConkey, Royal College of Surgeons - Scroll to 00:39 to listen - Click here.

RTÉ Seán O'Rourke Show - Deirdre Mac Donald, ASTI President joins a panel of guests to discuss the Coronavirus.  Click here to listen.

 

February 2020

Teachers' strike to cause chaos as 200,000 pupils will be forced to stay home – TheHerald.ie – 3rd of February, 2020. Click here to read

Teachers not involved in strike may have to pass picket lines to be paid – The Irish Times (online) – 4th of February, 2020. Click here to read.

Hundreds of schools to close as secondary school teachers strike over pay – Extra.ie – 4th of February, 2020. Click here to read.

Hundreds of schools shut today due to strike over pay – The Irish Times (online) – 4th of February, 2020. Click here to read.

Dual union' schools face strike difficulties – RTÉ (online) – 4th of February, 2020. Click here to read.

ASTI 'make no apologies' for TUI teachers' strike against 'horror' of pay inequality – The Irish Examiner (online) – 4th of February, 2020. Click here to read.

Hundreds of secondary schools remain shut as TUI continue with 'last resort' strike – The Irish Examiner – 4th of February, 2020. Click here to read.

ASTI warns of further action if equal pay is not addressed – RTÉ (online) – 4th of February, 2020. Click here to read.  

Dispute that dates back a decade has teachers pledging further strikes – The Irish Independent (online)  - 5th of February, 2020. Click here to read.

Restoring pay equality for teachers would cost €400m over 5 years – RTÉ (online) – 6th of February, 2020. Click here to read.

ASTI President Deirdre MacDonald discusses Senior Cycle reform on The Pat Kenny Show – Newstalk – 13th of February, 2020. Click here to listen.

Teachers face ‘longer tuition hours’ under plan to resolve dispute – The Irish Times (online) – 24th of February, 2020. Click here to read.

IRELAND: Public sector challenges ahead – PSNews.com – 24th of February, 2020. Click here to read.

Schools face losing hundreds of teaching posts due to dispute - Irish Times (Online) - 26th February, 2020 - Click here to read.

Dispute over timing of secondary school teacher meetings escalates - Irish Times (Online) - 28th February, 2020. Click here to read.

January 2020

Tusla not processing child welfare reports sent by post – The Irish Times (online) – 6th of January, 2020, Click here to read.

Second level schools to close in February as teachers announce strike – The Irish Independent (online) – 17th of January, 2020. Click here to read.

Many secondary schools could be forced to close on strike day – RTÉ (online) – 17th of January, 2020. Click here to read.

Most secondary schools to close for day in pre-election strike – The Irish Times (online) – 18th of January, 2020. Click here to read.

Teachers' strike will shut half of secondary schools – The Irish Independent (online) – 18th of January, 2020. Click here to read.

Government to consider sanctions for striking teachers – The Irish Times (online) – 20th of January, 2020.  Click here to read.

Fears election-week strike will close more schools – The Irish Independent (online) – 21st of January, 2020.  Click here to read.

'Big questions for the next government’ – The Irish Times – 21st of January, 2020. Click here to read.

School closures over strike set to be greater than anticipated – The Irish Times (online) – 22nd of January, 2020.  Click here to read.

Teachers' Union 'expects a lot of schools to close' during strike action – TheJournal.ie – 23rd of January, 2020.  Click here to read.

Longford ASTI members in ballot on industrial action over unequal pay – The Longford Leader – 26th of January, 2020.  Click here to read.

Secondary schools face strike action – The Irish Examiner (online) – 27th of January, 2020.  Click here to read.

Teacher recruitment, retention problems getting worse says union – The Irish Times (online) – 28th of January, 2020.  Click here to read.

Four out of five secondary schools report teacher recruitment issues – RTÉ (online) – 28th of January, 2020.  Click here to read.

Schools struggle as teacher vacancies continue to soar – The Irish Independent (online) – 29th of January, 2020.  Click here to read.

Hundreds of schools face closure on Tuesday due to teacher strike – The Irish Times (online) – 31st of January, 2020.  Click here to read.