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Castlepollard teachers stage lunchtime protest over new Junior Cert

The teaching staff of Castlepollard Community College joined 27,000 of their colleagues across the country in lunchtime protests on Tuesday March 11.

GMIT student numbers rise as lecturer numbers fall

New figures released by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) show a massive increase in student enrolments in Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) at a time when both staff levels and budgets have plummeted. The union has warned of the hugely detrimental effects of cutbacks on the sector.

Mayo branch of TUI launches survey results

The Mayo branch of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland has launched a new member satisfaction survey results document, which is the first of its kind to be produced in Ireland.

Connolly and college staff urge trade unions not to accept Croke Park deal

Trade unions and workers have no reason to support the Croke Park deal on public service pay and reform as it will “copper-fasten pay cuts” and lead to a pay freeze and lower living standards.

Teachers have nothing left to give says Kilkenny TUI at Newpark meeting

At a Kilkenny campaign meeting against the public service proposals held at the Newpark Hotel on Thursday night last, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) warned that teachers have ‘nothing left to give” in terms of productivity and that the sector has already been ‘bled dry’.

No deal with Gavin for supporting Guthrie for VEC post

The Fine Gael party in Castlebar has not made any deal with Fianna Fáil councillor Blackie Gavin to get him to support former town councillor Kevin Guthrie’s appointment to a vacant post on Mayo VEC, according to Cllr Ger Deere. The post, which was vacated by Fine Gael councillor Noreen Heston when she resigned from the VEC in March, was filled by former Mayor of Castlebar, Kevin Guthrie, on Tuesday night when he beat fellow nominee Tony Deffley by five votes to four in council chamber. “I can categorically deny that any deal has been done with Cllr Gavin in relation to him supporting Kevin Guthrie for the post in the VEC,” Cllr Deere said. “He made up his own mind in relation to it and thinks Kevin Guthrie is the best person for the position.”

Education is key to a united society

A 15-year-old old boy who was about to enter into the prime of his life was savagely murdered in Dublin last week on the one day which is referred to as good — Good Friday. Racist motives are suspected in the stabbing of Toyosi Shittabey, a well-respected Nigerian boy, who was a promising young football star with Shelbourne FC, and who had been living in Ireland for the past 11 years with his family. His tragic death, along with an eye-opening report issued by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland this week, which showed that almost half of members surveyed had shockingly witnessed racial incidents in schools/colleges in the past month, is sending out a stark signal that it racial policy and cultural cohesion is a vital necessity for Ireland in 2010, with education key in implementing such integration.

Teachers’ unions divided on pay deal

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Teachers’ unions meeting in Galway and elsewhere this week were deeply divided on the issue of the controversial public service pay and reform deal with a small majority at the INTO conference accepting the deal while both the TUI and ASTI delegates rejected it.

20 per cent of students absent for a month

Westmeath has the third highest 2nd level school absentee rate in the country behind Leitrim and Cavan, according to figures released earlier this year from the school attendance body, the National Educational Welfare Board (NEWB) but highlighted by the teachers' union, the INTO, at conference this week.

The unusual health of the Galway poetry scene

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EVELYN WAUGH said you should always give positive reviews to your friends, as it is terribly rude to give a bad review to a book you have not actually read.

 

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