News and Events

Writing in today’s Irish Times (4th May), member of the Expert Review Group on Future Funding of Higher Education Joe O’Connor calls for the immediate publication of the Group’s report.
Recruitment to Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills
The NCCA is currently recruiting new staff and is also involved in a consultation process on Junior Cycle reporting. 

Presidential address - Congress 2016

By piofficer Tuesday, 29th March 2016 | 0 comments
Presidential Address at the opening of TUI’s Annual Congress 2016 – Tuesday 29th March 2016
In a wide ranging address to 475 delegates this afternoon, Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) General Secretary John MacGabhann tackled a number of issues relating to education and industrial relations including the campaign for pay equalisation, the funding crisis in Institutes of Technology and the Lansdowne Road Agreement.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned that reduced pay and low hour contracts are resulting in the teaching profession becoming increasingly less attractive to the country’s best young graduates.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has called for the application of a 1% levy to corporate profits in order to generate additional funding for the resource-starved higher education sector. The union represents 15,000 members, including 4,000 members in Institutes of Technology.
TUI's Annual Congress 2016 takes place in the INEC and Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry between Tuesday March 29th and Thursday March 31st.

Examiners required for 2016 State Examinations

By piofficer Tuesday, 22nd March 2016 | 0 comments
The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has advised us that they have a shortfall in applications from teachers  to mark certain subjects in this year’s Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations.
The NCCA is currently involved in a process of consultation on the proposed new subject specifications for Junior Cycle modern foreign languages or Junior Cycle visual art (formerly art, craft and design).  TUI has been involved in this process and asks that members familiarise themselves with the proposed plans and give feedback to the NCCA on same.  A link to the consultation documents is set out below.  If you have any questions then please contact TUI Education & Research Officer David Duffy at
Congratulations to Mairéad Glynn (Community and Comprehensive Schools Sector) and Denis Magner (ETB Sector Leinster), who have been elected to the Teaching Council. A third TUI-endorsed candidate, Séamus Ó Fearraigh (ETB Sector Connaught, Munster and Ulster), was not opposed and had already been deemed elected.
The term of office of the current Teaching Council comes to an end in March 2016. The Council has 37 members and 16 of these are teachers who are elected by teachers. An election for teacher members will be held online from 22 February to noon on 9 March. Full instructions for online voting, including two PIN numbers, will be posted out to teachers by the Teaching Council.
Click here to download the document.
There is currently a vacancy on TUI's NCCA development groups in each of the following subjects:
The Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) today announced that its members in Institutes of Technology have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, up to and including strike action, over grave concerns around significant aspects of the Technological Universities Bill.

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