TUI in the Media

Ar chlár nuachta Raidió na Gaeltachta ar maidin, phléigh John MacGabhann, Rúnaí Ginearálta Cúnta, na bearta breise maidir le h-ionadaíocht i scoileanna iar-bhunoideachais. Sa chomhthéacs sin, phléigh sé chomh maith feachtas an Aontais chun comhionannas pá  a bhaint amach dóibh siúd a thosaigh i ngairm na múinteoireachta ó 2011 i leith.  30/11/21
 
Secondary teachers asked to volunteer for overtime to cover substitute shortages - 29/11/21 Click here 
 
Post-primary teachers asked to volunteer for overtime to ease substitution crisis, but unions hit out at two-tier pay rates - Irish Independent 29/11/21 Click here 

Teaching ‘crisis’: Leaving Cert oral exams may switch to Easter break - Irish Times 29/11/21 Click here 
Is remote teaching the solution to the teacher supply crisis? - Irish Times 23/11/21 Click here 
 
New close contacts rule ‘may lead to more pupils being sent home’ - Irish Times 17/11/21 Click here 
 
Never waste a good crisis: ‘Now is the time to overhaul our schools exams’ - Sunday Independent 7/11/21 Click here 
 
Around 240 classroom CO2 monitors damaged in transit and returned to manufacturer - Irish Examiner 3/11/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discussed teacher supply problems and the clear link to pay discrimination and contracts of less than full hours on RTE's Drivetime programme 22/10/21 
 
Survey find 80% of schools struggle to recruit teachers  - Irish Examiner 22/10/21 Click here 

Schools in urban areas badly hit by teacher shortage because of rental costs - Irish Independent 22/10/21 Click here 
 
Most secondary schools receive no applications for advertised teaching posts - survey - Irish Times 22/10/21 Click here 
 
Cut in primary class sizes and increase in student grants are key measures - Irish Independent 13/10/21 Click here 
 
Dyslexia Association says Leaving Cert is too narrow and unforgiving - Irish Examiner 9/10/21 Click here 

Secondary students don’t want traditional exams - Irish Independent 6/10/21 Click here 

TUI: Leaving Cert reform to tackle CAO points race would be 'misdiagnosing real problem' - Irish Examiner 6/10/21 Click here 
 
Teachers support spreading Leaving Cert assessment over two-year period - Irish Times 6/10/21 Click here
 
TUI President Martin Marjoram clarifies on Today FM's Last Word programme that teachers are not seeking a pandemic 'bonus' payment but would welcome opportunity to engage in wider discussion around additional resourcing required for education service, including abolition of the two-tier pay system 29/9/21 Click here 
 
Primary school principals face huge challenges managing Covid outbreaks and children displaying concerning symptoms - Sunday Independent 19/9/21 Click here 

Ireland ranks bottom of the class for investment in education - OECD - RTÉ 16/9/21 Click here 
 
Ireland’s primary schools were shut for longer than international average during Covid-19 – report - Irish Independent 16/9/21 Click here 
 
Ireland ranks in last place in OECD for investment in education - Irish Times 16/9/21 Click here 
 
Ireland worst in OECD on investing in education - Irish Examiner 16/9/21 Click here 
 
TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discussed 'hugely disappointing' delay in provison of CO2 monitors on RTE's Drivetime programme. UCD academic Orla Hegarty also featuered in the dicussion - RTE 15/9/21 Click here 
 
Covid-19: Rollout of air quality monitors to schools to be delayed until October - Irish Times 15/9/21 Click here 

Fault in 10,000 CO2 monitors delays efforts to measure Covid risk in classrooms - Irish Independent 15/9/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Majoram addressed the concerns of third level staff ahead of the return to campus on RTE's News At One 14/9/21 Click here

 
Some colleges have not engaged adequately with staff over safe return to campus, union claims - Irish Independent 14/9/21 Click here 

College lecturers should ‘walk away’ from unsafe classrooms, says union - Irish Times 14/9/21 Click here 
 
TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie interviewed on Newstalk Breakfast about concerns over contact tracing and other current challenges - 13/9/21 Click here 
 
Union is tracking school Covid cases to gauge impact of Delta - Sunday Independent 12/9/21 Click here 

HSE to assign extra staff to Covid-19 helpline for school principals - Irish Times 9/9/21 Click here 
 
Extra hours to help students affected by Covid closures - RTE 8/9/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discussed the return to schools and 'unacceptable' delay in distribution of CO2 monitors on RTE Radio 1's Morning Ireland programme - 6/9/21 Click here 

Students achieved results in 'remarkable' times - Foley - RTE 3/9/21 Click here 
 
Union praises LC students who ‘had to cope with significant uncertainty’- Irish Times 3/9/21 Click here 
 
Record-breaking results a ‘reward’ for this year’s Leaving Certs, says Foley - Irish Times 3/9/21 Click here 

Over 61,000 students set to receive Leaving Cert results at 10am this morning - thejournal.ie 3/9/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram discusses return to schools on Today FM's Last Word programme 30/8/21 Click here 

CO2 monitors to be delivered to all State schools by mid-September - Irish Times 30/8/21 Click here 

TUI Deputy General Secretary Annette Dolan interviewed on RTE's Six One and Nine news bulletins on the call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed to work remotely 25/8/21 Click here 

TUI Deputy General Secretary Annette Dolan interviewed on Virgin Media News bulletin in relation to unvaccinated pregnant teachers 25/8/21 Click here 

Refusal to allow pregnant teachers to work remotely ‘unconscionable’ - Irish Times 25/8/21 Click here 

Row over return of pregnant teachers intensifies as unions ‘condemn’ Minister Foley ahead of schools reopening - Irish Independent 25/8/21 Click here 

Schools return: Unions 'alarmed' at return of unvaccinated pregnant teachers to classroom - Irish Examiner 25/8/21 Click here 
TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie interviewed on TUI's call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed to work remotely - RTE's Morning Ireland 24/8/21 Click here 
Teachers’ Union of Ireland says it is seriously concerned for staff in early stages of pregnancy - Irish Times 24/8/21 Click here 
Over 200,000 under-18s have jab as schools ready to open - Irish Independent 24/8/21 Click here 
TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed on Virgin Media News bulletins about concerns for unvaccinated pregnant teachers - 23/8/21 Click here 
Foley seeking Holohan’s advice on antigen tests as schools reopen - Sunday Independent 22/8/21 Click here 
Lessons learned: How to improve our education system post-pandemic - Irish Times 21/8/21 Click here 
Schools prepare for return, but last term’s firm restrictions to stay - Sunday Independent 15/8/21 Click here 
TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discussed issues around the return to schools on Virgin Media News - 14/8/21 Click here 
Many unvaccinated pregnant teachers fear return to classroom - Irish Times 13/8/21 Click here 
Unions in talks with Department of Education over pregnant teachers' concerns - Irish Examiner - 13/8/21 Click here 
The issue of unvaccinated pregnant teachers returning to crowded classrooms is addressed by Martin Marjoram on Virgin Media News - 13/8/21 Click here 
TUI President Martin Marjoram engaged in a discussion around TUI's serious concerns in relation to the return to classrooms of unvaccinated pregnant teachers on Today FM's Last Word programme - 13/8/21 Click here 
TUI President Martin Marjoram discusses concerns around return to workplaces of unvaccinated pregnant teachers on RTE's Drivetime programme - 13/8/21 Click here 
'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated - thejournal.ie 13/8/21 Click here 
Department to issue blanket vaccine guidelines to schools - Irish Examiner 27/7/21 Click here 

Foley confirms plans for full return to schools - RTE - 27/7/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed on KFM about return to schools for next academic year - 27/7/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed on RTE Radio's News At One regarding planned return to schools for the next acdemic year - 26/7/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie interviewed on Midlands 103.8 FM on return to schools 26/7/21 Click here 

Covid-19 vaccine registration for 16- and 17-year-olds to begin tomorrow - Irish Times 26/7/21 Click here 


**TUI exam representatives are providing analyis of the written Leaving Certificate examinations on a subject by subject basis to the national broadsheets throughout the examinations period*** 

Minister won’t rule out the use of accredited grades in 2022 exams - Irish Independent 1/7/21 Click here 

Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption - thejournal.ie 1/7/21 Click here

Stockpile of AstraZeneca jabs to soar into millions as rollout stops - Irish Independent 26/6/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses concerns around the Delta variant and keeping schools safe in September - RTE's Saturday With Justin McCarthy 26/6/21 Click here 

Will young teachers be vaccinated by September?  TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses issues around vaccination programme on Newstalk's Lunchtime Live programme 21/6/21 Click here 

Teachers to receive additional Covid payment to mark Leaving Cert exams - Irish Independent 21/6/21 Click here 

False positive antigen tests could lead to missed exams - Sunday Independent - 13/6/21 Click here 

Leaving Certificate exams finally bring an end to a senior cycle like no other - Irish Examiner 9/6/21 Click here 

Leaving Cert 2021: ‘Small number of students’ will not sit exams due to Covid   - Irish Independent 9/6/21 Click here 

Leaving Cert results to be issued on 3rd September - RTE 2/6/21 Click here 

'Twelve big ideas for the future of education' - TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie identifies funding and an end to pay discrimination as key for future of educaiton in Irish Times feature 1/6/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses introduction of air monitors in schools on Virgin Media News 30/5/21 Click here

Poorly ventilated schools to get air monitors, cleaners under updated guidance - Irish Times 28/5/21 Click here 

Dept to supply schools with carbon dioxide monitors - RTE 28/5/21 Click here 

Labhair Declan Glynn, Ard-Rúnaí Cúnta, ar an gclár Tús Áite, ar Raidió na Gaeltachta, faoi aighneacht TUI ag Coiste Oideachais an Oireachtais, 18 Bealtaine.

Covid-19: Transmission rates in schools remain low despite outbreaks doubling in one week - Irish Times 13/5/21 Click here 

Leaving Cert students ‘terrified’ about contracting Covid in run-up to exams - Irish Times 10/5/21 Click here 

14% increase in under-18s testing positive for Covid-19 - RTE - 5/5/21 Click here 

Move to sanction students who lobby teachers welcomed - Union says legislation will bring rules on accredited system into line with those for traditional exams - Irish Times 19/4/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed on latest developments in terms of vaccine rollout and related issus on Newstalk's Breakfast With Susan Keogh - 18/4/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses return to schools on Virgin Media News bulletins - 12/4/21 

Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return - thejournal.ie 12/4/21 Click here  

Teacher unions seeking meeting in vaccine row - Irish Independent 9/4/21 Click here 

Changes to vaccine priority list not a reflection on any profession, Minister says - Irish Times 9/4/21 Click here 

Teachers' unions seek 'urgent meeting' with department over vaccine rollout - Irish Examiner 9/4/21 Click here 

Secondary teachers’ to consider strike action unless there is end to pay inequality - Irish Times 8/4/21 Click here 

Education minister pledges 'further action' on second level pay - Irish Examiner 7/4/21 Click here  

TUI President Martin Marjoram discusses position on vaccine rollout on Virgin Media News 7/4/21 Click here 

Teachers threaten strike action in new academic year over vaccines - Irish Times 7/4/21 Click here 

Teachers call for medical-grade masks ahead of schools reopening - Irish Independent 7/4/21 Click here 

All three teacher unions to ballot for strike action if vaccines not scheduled for teachers by end of school year - Irish Independent 7/4/21 Click here 

Teacher unions vote for motion backing industrial action - RTE 7/4/21 Click here 

Third-level funding ‘ducked and dodged’ for too long, says Harris - Irish Times 7/4/21 Click here 

Teaching delegates support potential strike over changes to the vaccine priority list: What next? - Irish Examiner 7/4/21 Click here 

Foley acknowledges new vaccine schedule is 'cause of upset' but defends decision after teacher unions vote for industrial action ballot - Irish Examiner 7/4/21 Click here 

Jess Casey: Covid, choc-a-block classrooms, and contracts top of teachers' agenda- Irish Examiner 7/4/21 Click here 

Third-level model ‘has placed appalling levels of pressure’ on young people – Simon Harris  - Irish Independent 7/4/21 Click here 

Teachers want more time off to grieve than current five days for death of close family member - Irish Independent 7/4/21 Click here 

Teachers threaten strike action in new academic year over vaccines - Irish Times 7/4/21 Click here 

Third-level system places 'appalling' stress on young people, says minister - Irish Examiner 6/4/21 Click here 

Martin Marjoram's address to Annual Congress 2021 featured on RTE's Six One News 6/4/21 Click here 

Vice President Liz Farrell discusses TUI's Annual Congress on RTE's Today Wtih Claire Byrne 6/4/21 Click here (from 6 mins) 

Jess Casey: Teacher conferences may be online, but Norma Foley won't get off the hook - Irish Examiner 6/4/21 Click here 

Teachers believe remote learning has led some students to disengage - Irish Times 6/4/21 Click here 

Calls for more teachers and funding in schools ‘to help pupils catch up’- Irish Independent 6/4/21 Click here 

Students disengaging due to remote learning, teachers say - Irish Examiner 6/4/21 Click here 

TUI trying to co-ordinate with other unions on potential industrial action (interview with Martin Marjoram) - Newstalk 6/4/21 Click here 

How Zoom revitalised teachers' unions - Irish Times 6/4/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie previewed TUI's Annual Congress including issues around vaccine rollout and pay discrimination on RTE's Drivetime programme 5/4/21 Click here 

'Our Annual Congess is not a whingefest...' Opinion editorial by TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie in Irish Times in which he identifies key issues of Annual Congress 2021 including COVID-19 related issues, pay discrimination, third level funding, issues in FET sector and general underfunding of education 5/4/21 Click here 

‘I’m down €80,000 over a career... doing same job for less pay is kick in the gut’ - TUI Executive Committee member David Waters discusses pay discrimination in Irish Independent - 5/4/21 Click here 

Calls for more teachers and funding in schools ‘to help pupils catch up' - Irish Independent 5/4/21 Click here 

TUI members prepare emegerency motions over vaccinations commitment - Newstalk Breakfast 5/4/21 Click here 

Antigen test trials for schools but teachers want priority for vaccines - Sunday Independent 4/4/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses the commitment that was made to teachers in terms of the vaccination roll-out on RTE's Today With Katie Hannon programe 3/4/21 Click here 

Policing online cheating is adding to workload, lecturers say - Irish Times 2/4/21 Click here 

Around 30% of lecturers have considered leaving profession or retiring early due to pandemic - Irish Examiner 2/4/21 Click here 

Harder to prevent students cheating with online assessment – college lecturers - Irish Independent 2/4/21 Click here 

Teachers and SNAs keep up pressure for priority vaccination after ‘shock and disappointment’ over roll-out plan reversal - Irish Independent 2/4/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie criticises revision of vaccination roll-out on RTE's Morning Ireland programme 31/3/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram outlines TUI's grave concerns over 'extraordinary disrespectful' changes to vaccination roll-out programme on Newstalk's Breakfast programme 31/3/21 Click here 

Teachers warn vaccination changes undermine efforts to keep schools open - Irish Times 30/3/21 Click here 

Education unions furious over move to push teachers and SNAs down the vaccine list - Irish Independent 30/3/21 Click here 

Anger from unions as reports suggest teachers could lose vaccine prioritisation - Irish Examiner 30/3/21 Click here 

Pregnant teachers want clarity on remote work after Easter - Irish Examiner 30/3/21 Click here 

Call for pregnant teachers to continue remote working - RTE 30/3/21 Click here 

Covid-19: Inspectors say 98% of schools are complying with pandemic rules - Irish Times 18/3/21 Click here 

Phléigh Declan Glynn, Ard-Rúnaí Cúnta, ceist na mbréagscrúduithe Ardteiste ar an gclár Adhmhaidin, de chuid Raidió na Gaeltachta ar 5/3/21

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses why TUI believes mock examinations for Leaving Cert students are counter-productive and should not take place - RTE's Drivetime programme 4/3/21 Click here 

Over 320,000 students return to school under phased reopening - RTE website 1/3/21 Click here 

‘Everyone’s happy, everyone’s delighted’: More than 300,000 return to school - Irish Times 1/3/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie interviewed on the continuing phased return to schools on Newstalk's Breakfast programme - 1/3/21 Click here from around 9 mins 

Third of pupils return to class as effort to control virus continues - Irish Independent 1/3/21 Click here 

Schools begin phased reopening as Sixth Years and young primary pupils return - thejournal.ie 1/3/21 Click here 

'They just want to see their friends' — thousands of students set to return to school - Irish Examiner 1/3/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram addresses the need for protections for teachers in Leaving Certificate 2021 on Virgin Media News bulletins - 26/2/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses publication of guidelines on Leaving Certificate 2021 on Newstalk's Breakfast programme - 26/2/21 Click here from around 16 minutes in

Leag Declan Glynn, Ard-Rúnaí Cúnta, amach na socruithe i leith na mBéaltrialacha Ardteistiméireachta ar an gclár Tús Áite ar Raidió na Gaeltachta ar 26ú Feabhra

TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed on RTE's Nine News regarding confirmation of a return to schools for final year Leaving Certificate students - 23/2/21 Click here 

Parents told they must play their part to keep Covid out of schools - Irish Independent 23/2/21 Click here 

Public health advice must guide return to school, unions warn - Irish Examiner 23/2/21 Click here 

Schools will reopen on Monday for Leaving Certs and junior infants to second class, Minister confirms - Irish Times 23/2/21 Click here 

Rinne Declan Glynn, Ard-Rúnaí Cúnta, agallamh le Nuacht RTÉ agus TG4 ar 23ú Feabhra faoi phlean leasaithe an rialtais maidir le COVID-19 i dtaca le hathoscailt na scoileanna.

Back to school, just not as we know it – Sunday Independent 21/2/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram takes part in a panel discussion on RTE’s Today With Claire Byrne programme in relation to this year’s Leaving Certificate 18/2/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed on current issues on Virgin Media News bulletins 18/2/21 Click here 

Teacher unions concerned over Leaving Cert exam plans  - RTE 18/2/21 Click here 

Labhair Declan Glynn, Ard-Rúnaí Cúnta, ar an gclár Adhmhaidin ar Raidió na Gaeltachta ar 18ú Feabhra agus ar Nuacht RTÉ 1 agus TG4 ar an lá céanna, i dtaobh cinneadh an rialtais i leith na hArdteiste.

Teachers seek further talks following ‘serious concern’ over Leaving Cert plans - Irish Times 17/2/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram calls for confirmation that the Junior Certificate examinations will not run this year on RTE’s Morning Ireland programme 17/2/21 Click here 

TUI general secretary Michael Gillespie discusses Leaving Certificate 2021 as part of a panel on Newstalk’s Breakfast programme 17/2/21 Click here

Junior Cert is likely to be cancelled to allow focus on Leaving Cert  - Irish Times 16/2/21 Click here 

Teachers' union calls for Junior Cert exam to be cancelled - Irish Independent 16/2/21 Click here 

Rinne Declan Glynn, Ard-Rúnaí Cúnta, agallamh faoi athoscailt na scoileanna agus faoin idirbheartaíocht i leith socruithe don Ardteist le RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, 16ú Feabhra.
 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses TUI's position on Leaving Cert 2021 on RTE television news bulletins 13/2/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses the union's engagement in the process for this year's Leaving Certificate on RTE Radio 1's Today With Katie Hannon programme 13/2/21 Click here 

'New new commitments' given to ASTI on Leaving Cert talks - Irish Independent 13/2/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed on RTE's Morning Ireland in relation to TUI's ongoing engagement in discussions around this year's Leaving Certificate 12/2/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie interviewed on Newstalk's The Pat Kenny Show in relation to Leaving Certificate issues 12/2/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed around ongoing Leaving Cert situation on Virgin Media News bulletins 12/2/21 Click here 

Rinne Declan Glynn, Ard-Rúnaí Cúnta, agallamh le Nuacht RTÉ 1 agus TG4 ar 12 Feabhra ar athoscailt scoileanna dara leibhéal agus cúrsaí scrúduithe na hArdteiste.

Labhair Ard-Rúnaí Cúnta, Declan Glynn, ar Nuacht a hAon ar Raidió na Gaeltachta, 12 Feabhra, faoi na comhráití i leith leagan amach agus socruithe na scrúduithe Ardteiste.

Leag Ard-Rúnaí Cúnta, Declan Glynn, amach seasamh an Aontais ar na comhráití i measc na bpáirtithe leasmhara i dtaca le scrúduithe na hArdteiste ar Nuacht RTÉ agus Nuacht TG4, 12 Feabhra.  

Leaving Cert thrown into chaos as teacher union resists plans to reopen schools - Irish Independent 12/2/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed on re-opening of special classes in post-primary schools on Virgin Media News bulletins 11/2/21 Click here 

ASTI agrees to fresh talks with Foley after quitting Leaving Cert negotiations - Irish Times 11/2/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram discusses re-opening of special classes from 22nd February, the possible return of Leaving Cert students and related issues on RTE’s Today With Claire Byrne programme 11/2/21 Click here  

TUI President Martin Marjoram discusses re-opening of schools and arising issues on Newstalk’s Breakfast programme 11/2/21 Click here 

Secondary schools to reopen to special classes on February 22nd but Leaving Cert return in balance - Irish Times 11/2/21 Click here 

Special classes at post-primary level to return on February 22 - Irish Independent 11/2/21 Click here 

Teachers unions agree to reopening of special education classes from February 22 - Irish Examiner 11/2/21 Click here 

Nearly 3,000 students to return to secondary school special classes - RTE 10/2/21 Click here 


More than 550 students who sat postponed Leaving Cert to get improved CAO offers - Irish Times 8/2/21 Click here 

Talks on Leaving Cert exams and possible alternative - RTE 5/2/21 Click here 

Leaving Cert plans include exams and alternative assessment option - Irish Times 5/2/21 Click here 

Leaving Cert to include written exams and an alternative - Irish Examiner 5/2/21 Click here 

Norma Foley announces two-track approach to Leaving Certificate - Irish Independent 5/2/21 Click here 

Teachers' unions oppose 'hybrid' Leaving Cert proposal - Irish Times 3/2/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie interviewed on Newstalk's The Pat Kenny Show about hike in numbers applying through CAO system and also issues around Leaving Cert 2021 2/2/21 Click here (from 2.05 in relevant programme)

TUI President Martin Marjoram discusses issues around Leaving Cert 2021 with ISSU President on Virgin Media's Ireland AM programme 2/2/21 Click here to watch back 

TUI President Martin Marjoram discusses Leaving Cert 2021 on RTE's Six One News - 1/2/21 Click here (from around 2.35) 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie interviewed on Leaving Cert 2021 and the reopening of schools - RTE's Drivetime programme 1/2/21 Click here 

TUI Assistant General Secretary Declan Glynn interviewed on issues around Leaving Cert 2021 on RTE Nuacht and TG4 news (Click here, from around 1 minute)  1/2/21

Deal agreed for return of special education this month - RTE website 1/2/21 Click here 

TUI Assistant General Secretary Joanne Irwin outlines the Union's position on Leaving Cert 2021 - Today FM's Last Word programme 1/2/21 Click here (from around 2 mins) 

Teacher unions want to stick with traditional exams ahead of crunch meeting on future of Leaving Cert - Irish Independent 1/2/21 Click here 

Leaving Cert students to be given clarity on exams on Tuesday - Irish Examiner 1/2/21 Click here 

Ministers optimistic Leaving Cert exams will go ahead this year - Irish Times 27/1/21 Click here 

Talks resume between unions and officials over reopening special schools - Irish Times 25/1/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses return to schools and this year's Leaving Certitifate on Newstalk's Breakfast programme 25/1/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram was interviewed in studio on RTE's Prime Time in relation to ongoing concerns around the safe re-opening of schools 21/1/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram discussed the return to schools as part of a panel on Today FM's Last Word Programme 20/1/21 Click here (Martin's contribution from 53.00) 

TUI President Martin Marjoram discusses the Union's position on the sitting of this year's Leaving Certificate on Newstalk's The Pat Kenny Show 19/1/21 Click here 

Plan for second set of Leaving Cert exams for Covid-affected students under consideration - Irish Times 16/1/21 Click here 

Foley under growing pressure to consider alternative to the traditional Leaving Cert - Irish Independent 15/1/21 Click here 

Next academic year will see 5,000 extra students at college compared to 2 years ago - Irish Times 14/1/21 Click here 

Schools and classes for children with additional needs to reopen next Thursday - Irish Times 14/1/21 Click here 

‘This was a ministerial decree. That’s not the way to bring people with you’ - Sunday Business Post 10/1/21 Click here 

Homework not being done on school shutdown - Sunday Independent 10/1/21 Click here 

Big Read: Harsh lessons: the pitfalls ahead as home-schooling returns - Irish Independent 9/1/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses reversal of decision for return to face-to-face teaching for some students on Newstalk's Pat Kenny Show 8/1/21 Click here - From 1.17.40 of Friday's programme 

TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed on health and safety risks of return to face-to-face teaching on RTE's Nine News 7/1/21 Click here 

Government U-turn on partial reopening of schools amid mounting opposition from teachers - Irish Times 7/1/21 Click here 

ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn - thejournal.ie 7/1/21 Click here 

Assistant General Secretary Declan Glynn interviewed on school health and safety concerns on both Nuacht RTÉ and TG4 7/1/21

Government confirms all schools to remain shut on Monday - Irish Examiner 7/1/21 Click here 

Government U-turns on plan for Leaving Cert classroom returns in 24 hours - breakingnews.ie 7/1/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed on health and safety risks of return to face-to-face teaching on RTE's Six One 7/1/21 Click here

Teachers' Union of Ireland calls for pause on reopening schools amid concern over 'reckless' decision (includes video interview with TUI President Martin Marjoram) - The Irish Mirror 7/1/21 Click here 

TUI Assistant General Secretary Joanne Irwin discusses the countless health and safety and logistical problems posed by the unilateral decision of Government regarding the re-opening of schools for Leaving Cert students - Today FM's Last Word programme 7/1/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram outlines concerns of members on Virgin Media News bulletins 7/1/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram calls for Minister to urgently reconsider reckless decision to bring back Leaving Cert students to return to face-to-face learning from next week on RTE's Morning Ireland programme 7/1/21 Click here 

Teachers' unions opposed to in-class Leaving Cert plan - Irish Examiner 7/1/21 Click here 

Partial reopening of schools is ‘rushed and reckless’ – teachers’ union - Irish Times 7/1/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie expresses grave concerns around Government announcement regarding return to face-to-face learning for Leaving Cert students for next week on RTE's Drivetime programme 6/1/21 Click here 

Ombudsman for Children urges Cabinet to avoid blanket school closure - RTE - 5/1/21 Click here 

Taoiseach confirms school closures until end of month being discussed in bid to reduce mobility - Irish Times - 5/1/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses TUI's call for schools to stay closed until at least Monday 18th January - RTE's Morning Ireland programme - 5/1/21 Click here 

TUI - Uncertainty over school reopening "not helping anybody"- breakingnews.ie 5/1/21 Click here 

Major Junior and Leaving Cert update as teachers' union warns mocks could be delayed ahead of schools decision - Irish Mirror 5/1/21 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie  and Aodhan O’Riordan Labour Party’s Education spokesperson discuss potential swich to remote learning - Newstalk's Breakfast programme 5/1/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram discusses safety issues around schools reopening on Virgin Media News - 4/1/21 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram discusses possible return to remote teaching and learning as part of a panel on Today FM's Last Word programme - 4/1/21 Click here 

Covid-19: Schools may remain closed while cancellation of hospital services expected - Breaking News 4/1/21 Click here

Teachers ‘very concerned’ as schools prepare to open - The Times 4/1/21 Click here

Michael Gillespie, TUI General Secretary, Josepha Madigan, TD and Minister of State for Special Education & Inclusion and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Labour Spokesperson on Education, on the possibility of schools re-opening their doors next week and what may happen if this cannot be done - Today With Claire Byrne, RTE 4/1/21 Click here 

Coronavirus surge in children may hit return to school - The Times 3/1/21 Click here

Teachers Will Seek Assurances That Schools Are Safe To Reopen - Carlow Nationalist 3/1/21 Click here

Next seven days crucial as principals plan schools' reopening - Sunday Independent 3/3/21 Click here

Coronavirus in Ireland: Pupils will fall behind if schools stay closed, teachers fear - The Times Click here

Norma Foley braced for a fresh wave of Covid cases when schools reopen - Irish Independent 1/1/21 Click here

'Anxious' teachers fear how new virus variant will now spread as reopening of schools delayed - Irish Independent 31/12/20 Click here 

Unions warn that school safety measures may not be sufficient - Irish Examiner 31/12/20 Click here 

Covid restrictions Ireland: Micheál Martin confirms ‘full-scale’ Level 5 lockdown - Irish Independent 30/12/20 Click here

Schools welcome decision to close until January 11th - Irish Times 30/12/20 Click here 

Unions welcome delay in reopening as Taoiseach says 'schools are safe' - thejournal.ie 30/12/20 Click here 

Teachers’ union requests delay to reopening of schools - Irish Mirror 29/12/20 Click here


TUI President Martin Marjoram discusses decision to recommend rejection of public sector pay deal on Newstalk's Breakfast programme 16/12/20

TUI recommends rejection of public service pay agreement - Highland Radio 16/12/20 Click here 

Teachers' Union To Advise Members To Vote Against New Public Sector Pay Deal - KFM 16/12/20 Click here 

Teachers' unions split on whether to accept public service pay deal - Irish Independent 16/12/20 Click here 

Executive committee of TUI rejects proposed public service agreement - Irish Examiner 16/12/20 Click here 

Teachers' Union of Ireland will be strongly advising its members to reject new public sector pay deal - thejournal 15/12/20 Click here 

Teachers' Union of Ireland opposes new public service pay deal - Irish Times 15/12/20 Click here 

TUI executive recommends rejection of public service pay agreement - RTE 15/12/20 Click here

RTE News report on teacher union representatives, including TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie, addressing Oireachtas on keeping schools open in a safe and sustainable manner 19/11/20 Click here 

Schools face closure if too cold due to Covid-19 ventilation - Irish Examiner 19/11/20 Click here 

Assistant General Secretary Declan Glynn discussed what is needed to keep schools open in a safe manner on Tús Áite, Raidió na Gaeltachta 19/11/20

Schools may have to close due to inadequate ventilation, unions warn - Irish Times 19/11/20 Click here 

Primary schools 'struggling to source substitute teachers' - Irish Examiner 19/11/20 Click here 

Teachers should be prioritised for the Covid-19 vaccine, says union - Irish Times 19/11/20 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie interviewed on Christmas break issue on Virgin Media's Tonight programme 18/11/20 

TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed on Christmas break issue on Virgin Media News and also on Today FM's Last Word programme 18/11/20

Assistant General Secretary Declan Glynn discussed Christmas break proposal on Nuacht RTÉ 1 and Nuacht TG4 18/11/20

TUI calls for extension to Christmas school break - RTE 18/11/20 Click here 

Teachers' union calls for early finish to school term - Irish Times 18/11/20 Click here 

TUI admits plans for early Christmas holidays 'divisive' - Newstalk 18/11/20 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie interviewed around Christmas break proposal on Newstalk's Breafast programme and RTE's Today with Claire Byrne 18/11/20

Teachers seek 'morale boosting' early Christmas holidays to reduce Covid risk - Irish Independent 18/11/20 Click here 

TUI President's calling for full disclosure on next year's Leaving Cert plans KCLR FM 10/11/20 Click here 

Top teachers union insists ‘traditional’ State exams must return next year - extra.ie 10/11/20 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram calls for confirmation that traditional State examinations will take place in 2021 on Virgin Media News  9/11/20 Click here 

TUI says 'traditional' Leaving and Junior Cert exams must return next year -  thejournal.ie - 9/11/20 Click here 

Government urged to confirm traditional Leaving Cert for 2021 - Highland Radio 9/11/20 Click here 

Hundreds of free upskilling courses to tackle teacher supply 'crisis' - 4/11/20 Click here 

Changes expected for 'freezing classrooms' - Highland Radio - 4/11/20 Click here 

Speaking on Virgin Media News, TUI President Martin Marjoram outlines the necessity of ongoing, robust engagement between unions, Department of Education and public health authorities to ensure that the concerns of teachers are fully addressed 2/11/20 

'Questionable' hand santiser on market due to early pandemic demand - breakingnews.ie 1/11/20 Click here 

Principals' fury over lack of HSE contacts - Sunday Independent 31/10/20 Click here 

Schools told to stop using more than 50 sanitising products - RTE 29/10/20 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed on latest withdrawal of sanitising products on RTE's Nine O' Clock TV News 29/10/20 

Chaos ahead of schools re-opening as 52 hand sanitisers and anti-Covid products withdrawn - Irish Independent 29/10/20 Click here 

Schools told to withdraw more than 50 hand sanitisers, wipes and detergents - Irish Times 29/10/20 Click here 

Michael Gillespie interviewed on RTE's News At One programme around new safeguards for schools and ongoing worries of teachers - 29/10/20 Click here 

Schools told to stop using more than 50 sanitising products following Government review -thejournal.ie 29/10/20 Click here

Schools crying out for HSE advice on staying open, say worried principals - Sunday Independent 25/10/20 Click here

Coronavirus in Ireland: Stress of school contract tracing could force principals to retire early - The Times Ireland 23/10/20 Click here

Majority of teachers say not enough done to meet school Covid staffing requirements - KFM 23/10/20 Click here

Coronavirus Ireland: Ventilation problems in schools will become critical issue as weather gets colder, teachers warn - Irish Independent 22/10/20 Click here 

TUI Assistant General Secretary Declan Glynn addressed the concerns of principal teachers being asked to contact trace on top of already unsustainable workloads - Nuacht TG4 22/10/20

TUI survey highlights Covid concerns among teachers - RTE 22/10/20 Click here 

Covid-19 survey finds health and access to technology the main worries for teachers - Irish Examiner 22/10/20 Click here 

92% of post-primary teachers say wearing masks makes work more difficult - TUI survey. The survey, carried out amid a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, highlights concern among the profession - thejournal.ie 22/10/20 Click here 

Covid-19 outbreaks in schools almost double in one week - Irish Times 22/10/20 Click here 

Teachers want smaller class groups to enable teaching in a pandemic - KFM 22/10/20 Click here 

Unions issue warning about schools re-opening after midterm - Irish Examiner 21/10/20 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie reacts to the escalation to Level 5 restictions on RTE's Today with Claire Byrne programe 20/10/20 Click here (from 13.50)

Listen: TUI Teachers Not Convinced Schools Are As Safe As The Dept. Contends - KFM 20/10/20 Click here 

Teacher unions concerned at schools staying open amid lockdown - Irish Times 20/10/20 Click here 

TUI want rapid testing in Level 5 - Highland Radio 20/10/20 Click here 

'It has been shambolic' - head of teachers' union blasts tracing in schools - Irish Independent 20/10/20 Click here 

Schools and childcare facilities to remain open - RTE 19/10/20 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram voices concerns of teachers on Virgin Media News bulletins 19/10/20 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed on move to Level 5 restrictions and teachers serious concerns in this regard on RTE's Drivetime programme 19/10/20 Click here (from 1.42.30)

TUI Geneal Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses clarity and safeguards that teachers require in jump to Level 5 restrictions - Today FM's Last Word programme 19/10/20 Click here (from 1.07.35)

Teachers' union calls for clarity as schools expected to remain open despite restrictions - breakingnews.ie 19/10/20 Click here 

Teachers call for clarity on position of schools ahead of new restrictions - TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie interviewed on Newstalk Breakfast 19/10/20 Click here 

Coronavirus: Schools safer than wider community, officials say - Irish Times 19/10/20 Click here 

Teachers union 'frustated' with Department of Education over Covid-19 engagement - Irish Examiner 18/10/20 Click here 

Teachers call for clarity on position of schools ahead of new restrictions - thejournal.ie 18/10/20 Click here 

Teachers want review of health guidelines on schools remaining open - Sunday Independent 18/10/20 Click here 

Teachers' union seeks safety audit of schools in Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal - Irish Independent 15/10/20 Click here  

Budget 2021: €250 payment for third-level students for move to online learning - Irish Times 14/10/20 Click here 

Primary class sizes to be cut while more teachers and special needs assistants hired - Irish Independent 14/10/20 Click here 

Mid-term break could be extended by a week as teachers call for clarity - Irish Independent 10/10/20 Click here 

Coronavirus: Extended mid-term break discussed but plan for now is to keep schools open - Irish Times 9/10/20 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie addresses ongoing speculation around school closures after mid-term break on Today FM's Last Word programme 9/10/20 Click here 

No decision made to extend mid-term - Department - RTE 9/10/20 Click here 

Schools to close for longer at mid-term break to try curb Covid-19 - plans being discussed - Irish Independent 9/10/20 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses speculation around an extension to the upcoming mid-term break on Newstalk's The Pat Kenny Show 9/10/20 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram explains why teachers have justified concerns over working conditions in the pandemic - RTE's Six One News 5/10/20 Click here (from 34.10)

Martin Marjoram discusses concerns of members around any escalation to higher level Covid restrictions on Today FM's Last Word programme 5/10/20 Click here 

TUI Assistant General Secretary Declan Glynn discusses the latest Covid concerns of teachers  -  Nuacht a hAon ar Raidió na Gaeltachta 5/10/20

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discusses concerns of members around latest Covid developments on RTE's Today With Claire Byrne programme 5/10/20 Click here (from around 3.20) 

Government 'priority' is to keep schools open - Irish Examiner - 5/10/20 Click here 

Covid-19: 'Incomprehensible' that schools remain fully open under level 5 lockdown - Irish Examiner 5/10/20 Click here 

Teacher unions raise questions about schools staying open at Level 5 - Irish Times 5/10/20 Click here 

Nphet says Level 5 restrictions needed to keep schools open as teacher unions raise concerns - Irish Independent 5/10/20 Click here 

Teaching unions query whether schools should remain open if Ireland moves to Level 5 - thejournal.ie 5/10/20 Click here 

Coronavirus: Cabinet to discuss Level 5 recommendation after coalition leaders meet Holohan - thejournal.ie 5/10/20 Click here 

Scramble to find 1,000 extra college places after Leaving Cert grades fiasco - Irish Independent 1/10/20 Click here 

Teachers demand 'full investigation' of Leaving Cert grading issue - Irish Examiner 1/10/20 Click here

TUI Assistant General Secretary Declan Glynn discusses Calculated Grades coding errors on Adhmhaidin, Raidió na Gaeltachta, 1/10/20

TUI statement on Calculated Grades coding error featured on RTE's Drivetime programme and Six One News 30/9/20

Report highlights how Irish second-level schools lag behind international average on range of key measures - Irish Independent 29/9/20 Click here

Many secondary students lack access to online learning amid Covid-19 pandemic - Irish Times 29/9/20 Click here

Irish teachers hindered by lack of teachers and poor technology, says international report - Irish Examiner 29/9/20 Click here

TUI President Martin Marjoram discusses the consequenses of the decision of the Deparment to release class rankings data to students who received Calculated Grades this year - Newstalk Breakfast programme 28/9/20 Click here 

Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates - thejournal.ie 28/9/20 Click here

Leaving Cert students to find out where they were ranked against fellow classmates - Irish Independent 28/9/20 Click here

Easing the burden on schools - a letter from the President of the TUI's Principals' and Deputy Principals' Association outlining the difficulties currently experienced by school communities, calling for a restoration of middle management structures, easing of bureaucratic overload and end to pay discrimination to ease burden on schools - Irish Times 26/9/20 Click here 

TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie outlines the hugely negative ramifications for vulnerable students of the Department's breach of trust on the release of Calculated Grades-related rankings - RTE's Drivetime programme 23/9/20 Click here (from around 1.40.45) 

Listen back to TUI President Martin Marjoram discuss the Department's breach of trust on Calculated Grades rankings on Today FM's Last Word programme 23/9/20 Click here (from around 1.21.30) 

Release of class ranking information on website sparks teacher union fury - Irish Independent 24/9/20 Click here 

Minister's plan to release class rankings 'a breach of trust' says teachers union - Irish Examiner 24/9/20 Click here 

Release of class rankings 'a breach of trust', says teachers' union - Irish Times 23/9/20 Click here 

Teachers' union says release of Calculated Grades rank order is a 'fundamental breach of trust'  - thejournal.ie 23/9/20 Click here 

TUI says fast-track Covid-19 testing for teachers is essential - KFM 21/9/20 Click here 

Teachers' unions issue warning amid Covid concerns - Irish Independent 21/9/20 Click here 

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools as they call for fast-track access to testing - thejournal.ie 18/9/20 Click here 

2,100 Covid tests on pupils and teachers to date but delays could lead to school closures - Irish Independent 18/9/20 Click here 

Covid-19: Thirteen outbreaks in schools since early September - Irish Times 17/9/20 Click here 

Appeal for Leaving Cert grades review as pupils and parents consider legal action after failing to secure college places - Sunday Independent 13/9/20 Click here 

Fast, vigorous testing vital to keep schools open - Sunday Independent 13/9/20 Click here 

Class sizes hindering social distancing - Irish Examiner 9/9/20 Click here 

Countries with larger class sizes will find Covid rules more difficult - report - Irish Times 8/9/20 Click here

Cabinet discusses more college places ahead of Friday's CAO offers - Independent.ie 8/9/20 Click here 

TUI Assistant General Secretary Declan Glynn interviewed on TG4 news on the Calculated Grades that issued to the Leaving Certificate Class of 2020 8/9/20 Click here

Leaving Cert class of 2020 receives record results - Newstalk 7/9/20 Click here 

Leaving Certificate students to receive results - Irish Independent 7/9/20 Click here 

Record grades for Leaving Certificate class of 2020 - breakingnews.ie 7/9/20 Click here

Leaving Cert students will not have access to ‘highly sensitive’ class ranking data - Irish Times 3/9/20 Click here

Schools facing 'chronic shortage' of teachers in coming months, Covid committee told - Irish Independent 3/9/20 Click here

Schools essentially very safe, education Minister insists - Irish Examiner 3/9/20 Click here

Listen back to TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discuss concerns about teachers shortages on RTE's Drivetime programme 2/9/20 Click here 

Some schools 'failing to implement Covid-19 social distancing' - thejournal.ie 2/9/20 Click here

Concern that Leaving Cert students will have access to class rankings - breakingnews.ie 2/9/20 Click here

No social distancing and underlying health risks: Covid committee to hear from teachers and parents today - thejournal.ie 2/9/20 Click here

Foley to appear before Covid committee and face questions on school safety - Irish Independent 2/9/20 Click here

Bumper Leaving Cert exam results to fuel rise in CAO points for college entry - Irish Independent 2/9/20 Click here

Some staff told to 'reuse' masks due to shortage, union claims - Irish Times 2/9/20 Click here

Some schools yet to implement social distancing measures - Newstalk 2/9/20 Click here

Teachers with underlying health issues worried on safety - Irish Times 1/9/20 Click here

From safe coughs to happy parents - seven things we've learned as children head back to school - Irish Independent 29/8/20 Click here 

Teachers and school principals clash over 'risky' school assemblies - Irish Times 26/8/20 Click here

The Irish Times view on re-opening of schools - Irish Times 26/8/20 Click here

Return to school: Two-thirds of principals say they have teachers with underlying health issues - thejournal.ie 25/8/20 Click here 

Children return to schools after six months off - RTE - 25/8/20 Click here 

Listen back to TUI President Martin Marjoram talk about importance of delaying opening of schools if physical distancing cannot be ensured - Today FM's Last Word programme - 25/8/20 Click here

Listen back to TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discuss the health concerns of teachers and various other concerns around the re-opening of schools on RTE's Today with Claire Byrne programme - 35/8/20 Click here

Listen back to TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discussing the re-opening of schools on Newstalk's Breakfast programme - 25/8/20 Click here 

School principals struggling to hire subs in time for reopening - Irish Independent  25/8/20 Click here 

Almost half of schools can't find builders for Covid-linked work - Irish Times 25/8/20 Click here 

Delaying reopening of schools 'acceptable' if they are not ready - Union  - Irish Examiner 25/8/20 Click here 

Schools should not reopen if social distancing not possible, TUI warns - breakingnews.ie 25/8/20 Click here 

Teachers call for speed as officials consider school virus test system - Sunday Independent 23/8/20 Click here 

'No profiling' for grade system to predict Leaving Cert results, says former education minister - Sunday Times 23/8/20 Click here 

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann discussed problems encountered with predicated grade systems in the UK on Newstalk's The Pat Kenny Show 14/8/20 

TUI President Martin Marjoram discussed the safe return to schools as part of a panel on Today FM's Last Word programme 13/8/20 Click here

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann featured on RTE and Virgin Media television news bulletins on the updated guidelines regarding the wearing of face coverings in schools 7/8/20

Covid 19: Government recommends facemasks for when schools reopen - Irish Independent 7/8/20 Click here

Teachers and secondary school students to wear face coverings on return to school, Government says -  thejournal.ie 7/8/20 Click here

Masks to be worn in schools when 2m cannot be maintained - Irish Times 7/8/20 Click here

Government recommends face coverings in schools - RTE 7/8/20 Click here

Department of Education considering face coverings in schools - Irish Examiner 5/8/20 Click here

John MacGabhann features on RTE's News television news bulletins in relation to arising issues on the re-opening of schools for the next academic year 28/7/20

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann discusses arsing issues in relation to the Government's publication of the roadmap on the re-opening of schools on RTE Radio 1's Today With Sarah McInerney programme 28/7/20 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram outlines the difficulties in employing 1,000 new teachers on the Newstalk's Breakfast Briefing with Andrea Gilligan 28/7/20 Click here 

Fears €375m budget 'won't be sufficient' to implement new measures - Irish Independent 28/7/20 Click here 

Teachers cast doubt on school reopening time frame 28/7/20 Click here 

Unions pessimistic about schools opening on time - Irish Examiner 28/7/20 Click here 

Plan to reopen schools will be 'massively complex'  - Irish Times 28/7/20 Click here 

Teachers' unions, politicians and parents react to school reopening roadplan - RTE website 27/7/20 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram discussed elements of the roadmap to re-open schools on Today FM's Last Word programme 27/7/20

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann discusses the Government's plans to reopen schools on RTE Radio 1's Today With Sarah McInerney 27/7/20 Click here to listen back 

Government expected to agree €300m school reopening plan - RTE 27/7/20 Click here 

Doctors and and teachers furious at €16,000 top-up pay for Ministers - Irish Independent 27/7/20 Click here 

Funding for reopening of schools must be kept under review - Newstalk 27/7/20 Click here 

Work continues on plan to reopen schools next month - RTE 25/7/20 Click here 

Families of schools 'risk schools not opening if they choose to go abroad' - Irish Independent 25/7/20 Click here 

Schools to fully reopen next month, says Taoiseach - RTE 24/7/20 Click here 

Will all pupils return to school in September? - Irish Times 6/7/20 Click here 

Teaching unions seek more staff to enable full reopening - Irish Times 6/7/20 Click here 

TUI President Martin Marjoram discusses issues around the return to school on RTE's Prime Time programme 2/7/20 Click here

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann discusses return to schools on RTE's Drivetime programme 2/7/20 Click here

TUI President Martin Marjoram interviewed on Newstalk's Hard Shoulder programme regarding the safe return to school for students and educators 2/7/20

Full reopening of schools may be unlikely this autumn, secondary teachers warn - Irish Times 2/7/20 Click here 

Social distancing rules means its inevitable students won't be back in schoool full time - thejournal.ie 2/7/20 Click here 

Next year's Leaving Cert students 'need latitude' after school closures - Irish Times 1/7/20 Click here 

Covid-19: Teachers alerted to 'opportunistic' employers by union - Irish Times 26/6/20 Click here 

Teachers warn of industrial action if school re-opening not in line with health advice - Irish Times 26/6/20 Click here 

What next for the Leaving Cert? - Irish Times 23/6/20 Click here 

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann discusses the re-opening of schools on Wednesday's Virgin Media's Tonight Show (section from around 36.40 of programme) 17/6/20 Click here

Listen back to TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann, Dr Tomás Ryan of TCD and Aine Lynch of the National Parents Council discuss the re-opening of schools on Today FM’s Last Word (Tuesday's programme from around 57.30) Click here 16/6/20

TUI President Seamus Lahart discusses TUI concerns about Government plan to reopen schools on RTE's Today with Sarah McInerney 15/6/20 Click here

Plans for full school return 'a surprise' - TUI - RTE 13/6/20 Click here

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann interviewed on RTE television news bulletins over concerns around plans to reopen schools 13/6/20

Teachers alaremd at plan to reopen schools without social distancing - Irish Times 13/6/20 Click here

Teacher unions react angrily to social distancing proposals - Newstalk 12/6/20 Click here

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann discussed Calculated Grades, the future of the Leaving Certificate and other arising issues on The Pat Kenny Show 3/6/20 Click here (From around 1:42:30 on the relevant programme)

Teachers fear for pupils in 2021 exams - Sunday Independent 31/5/20 Click here

TUI wants CIT and IT Tralee staff issues resolved before Munster Technological University operational -  Irish Examiner 28/5/20 Click here

Munster university merger concerns - Cork Independent 27/5/20 Click here

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann interviewed on RTE News 22nd May 2020 Click here (First item on bulletin)

TUI President Seamus Lahart interviewed on guidlines for Calculated Grades on Newstalk's Breakfast Briefing 22nd May 2020

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann interviewed on RTE's Drivetime programme on the publication of guidelines around system of Calculated Grades - RTE 21st May 2020 Click here

TUI President Seamus Lahart discusses legal indemnty for teachers and other safeguards on Today FM's Last Word programme - 21st May 2020 Click here

TUI President Seamus Lahart discusses Calculated Grade guidelines on Virgin Media's Tonight programme (Thursday) (from around 6.30) - 21st May 2020 Click here

Leaving Cert students warned againsts sending gifts to teachers - Newstalk - 21st May 2020 Click here

Department to send guidance on Leaving Cert grades to teachers this week - Irish Examiner  - 19th May, 2020 Click here

Gifts for teachers to be treated as 'serious attempt' to undermine Leaving Cert grades - Irish Times 18/5/20 Click here

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann interviewed live on RTE's Six One News regarding TUI's concerns about pressure being put on teachers over Calculated Grades Click here (from around 37.30)

John MacGabhann interviewed on Virgin Media News bulletins on Calculated Grades and the need for protocols to prevent teachers being put under undue pressure 11/5/20 Click here for the 5.30 bulletin (from 4.20)


TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann discusses concerns around canvassing over Calculated Grades - Last Word programmme, Today FM 11/5/20 Click here

TUI President Seamus Lahart was interviewed on Newstalk Breakfast over issue of teacher integrity in context of Calculated Grades - Newstalk 11/5/20 Click here (from 1.20.35)

Listen back to TUI Assistant General Secretary Joanne Irwin discussing Calculated Grades and arising issues on Highland Radio's Nine til Noon Show 11/5/20 Click here (from around 22mins)

Teachers call for 'safeguards' from lobbying over Leaving Cert grades - Newstalk 11/5/20 Click here

Teachers' unions seek clarity on predictive Leaving Cert grading - Irish Examiner 11/5/20 Click here

'Too early to say' if schools will fully reopen in September, Minister says - Irish Times 11/5/20 Click here

Parents and pupils who try to influence Leaving Cert face being reported to State - Irish Independent 11/5/20  Click here

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann interviewed about cancellation of Leaving Cert on RTE's Week In Politics programme  10/5/20 Click here

TUI's position that safeguards should be in place for teachers on p.1 of Sunday Times - same position also outlined in Sunday Independent (links not available) 10/5/20

Demands for legislation to protect teachers from parental pressure on Leaving Cert assessments  - Irish Examiner 9/5/20 Click here

Leaving Cert: Teachers seek safeguards against parental pressure on grades - Irish Times 9/5/20 Click here

Teachers' Union calls for 'sanction' of parents who lobby teachers over child's Leaving Cert grade  thejournal.ie 9/5/20 Click here

TUI says it will 'engage' with Leaving Cert grading plan - RTE.ie 9/5/20 Click here

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhan interviewed on RTE Six One and Nine News regarding TUI's engagement with Calculated Grades in the interests of students 9/5/20 Click here to watch back

TUI President and Executive Committee member Liz Farrell discuss need for protection for professional integrity of teachers in relation of Calculated Grades- Virgin Media News 9/5/20 Click here to watch back

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann was live in the studio on RTE Radio 1's Saturday with Cormac Ó hEadhra programme 9/5/20 Click here to listen
 

Education officials to meet teacher and student groups to discuss Leaving Cert plans - Newstalk 6/5/20 Click here

'Significant efforts of educators in the further education and training sector' highlighted by TUI AGS Colm Kelly in letter to Irish Times 4/5/20 Click here

Move to cancel Junior Cert was the right call to make - Irish Examiner 29/4/20 Click here

Schools to decide whether to hold Junior Cycle assessments in May - Irish Times 29/4/20 Click here

Junior Cycle students don't have to sit exams - McHugh - RTE 29/4/20 Click here

All schools given choice on whether to hold assessments for Junior Cycle students - Newstalk 29/4/20 Click here

Junior Cert students to receive 'certificates of completion' from State and written report from school - thejournal.ie 29/4//20 Click here

TUI President Seamus Lahart interviewed on Virgin Media's Tonight programme regarding the state of play with the 2020 State Examinations 22/4/20  Click here to access programme

Schools to open once a safe plan put in place - extra.ie 21/4/20 Click here

Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) says no guarantee Leaving Cert will go ahead - extra.ie 20/4/20 Click here

'No guarantee' Leaving Cert will proceed this summer, teachers' union tells members - Irish Times 19/4/20 Click here

John MacGabhann reacts to speculation regarding possibility of schools reopening for a day a week on Newstalk and regaionl radio news bulletins 19/4/20 Click here

Exam stress bites as students await Leaving Cert start date - Sunday Business Post 19/4/20 Click here

Ireland's builders plot a path towards lockdown exit - Sunday Times front page 19/4/20  Click here

Leaving Cert students unlikely to progress to third-level courses before November - Irish Times  17/4/20 Click here

The Irish Times view on postponing the Leaving Cert: Students must come first  15/4/20 Click here

ASTI says it will work to support delayed Leaving Cert - Irish Times 15/4/20 Click here

Teachers will support students ahead of delayed exams - Irish Examiner 15/4/20 Click here

TUI will work with State Exams Commission to help vulnerable students - Breakingnews 14/4/20 Click here

ASTI executive to meet amid confusion over Leaving Cert exams - Irish Times 14/4/20 Click here

TUI President discusses State Exams issues on Newstalk's Breakfast programme 13/4/20 Click here (From 1.18)

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann interviewed about rescheduling of Leaving Cert exams on RTE's Nuacht and Six One television bulletins 11/4/20

Unions call on teachers to engage in exam process 11/4/20  - RTE Click here

Teachers' union raises 'serious concerns' over delay in Leaving Cert - Irish Times 11/4/20 Click here

TUI reaction to rescheduling of Leaving Cert exams covered on RTE's Nine television news 10/4/20

Union has serious concerns about Government's Leaving Cert plans - RTE 10/4/20 Click here

Late Leaving Cert may defer start of next school year - Irish Independent 10/4/20 Click here

Leaving Cert postponed until July or August - Newstalk 10/4/20 Click here

Survey finds half of Leaving Cert students now want exams to be cancelled - extra.ie 4/4/20  Click here


Coronavirus: Teachers will not be redeployed to help health service, unions say - Irish Times 31/3/20 Click here

TUI's advice to students to ignore speculation on exams and to continue to engage with studies covered on RTE's Drivetime programme 25/3/20

Teachers want protections for vulnerable students while out of school - Irish Examiner 25/3/20 Click here

Coronavirus: Varadkar 'hopeful' schools can return in May or June - Irish Times Click here 24/3/20

Schools could reopen in May or June, says Taoiseach - RTE 24/3/20 Click here

Students urged to ignore speculation about exams and stay focussed on studies - Irish Examiner 23/3/20 Click here

Covid-19: schools to remain shut - Evening Echo 24/3/20 Click here

Speaking on regional news bulletins, TUI General Secretary John MacGabhannstates that students, particularly those in Leaving Cert year, should maintain focus and continue to prepare daily for their examinations 24/3/20

Fresh exam uncertainty as 'schools could shut until May' - Irish Independent Click here 20/3/20

Public sector workers to be transferred to help with contact tracing and social welfare applications - thejournal.ie Click here 18/3/20

Teachers' Easter conferences postponed due to Coronavirus - Irish Times Click here 13/3/20

Teachers' conferences postponed - Newstalk Click here 13/3/20

TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann discusses closure of schools due to Coronavirus on Newstalk's Breakfast programme 13/3/20

Coronavirus: 'No isolation needed' for family members of pupils at Dublin school - Irish Times Click here 2/3/20

Dispute over timing of secondary school meetings escalates - Irish Times Click here 28/2/20

Schools face losing hundreds of teachers due to dispute - Irish  Times Click here 26/2/20

No school for thousands of teachers as TUI strikes over equal pay - RTE Click here 4/2/20

Hundreds of schools closed due to strike action over pay - Irish Times video Click here 4/2/20

Hundreds of schools remain shut as TUI continue with 'last resort' strike - www.breakingnews.ie Click here 4/2/20

TUI President Seamus Lahart interviewed outside Greenhills College on RTE's One, Six and Nine bulletins - interviews and footage from IT Sligo and LIT also feature 4/2/20

RTE's News At One interviewed TUI members outside Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) Click here 4/2/20

Newstalk's The Pat Kenny Show reports live from picket line at Greenhills College 4/2/20

Pupils facing teacher strikes in run-up to exams if two-tier pay not resolved - Irish Independent Click here 4/2/20

'The hypocrisy of it really bothers me' - Teachers on why they're striking today thejournal.ie Click here 4/2/20

Brian O' Connell reports live from the picket line outside Glanmire Community College in Cork on Today with Sean O' Rourke - includes clips with Executive Committee member Mike Lyons and colleagues Click here to listen 4/2/20

Next government will have to deal with calls for two-tier pay reversal - Irish Times 4/2/20 Click here

Virgin Media News report live from Greenhills College picket for lunchtime news - also features on later bulletins 4/2/20

Two-tier pay system driving people away from teaching, says union - Irish Mirror 4/2/20 Click here

Hundreds of schools closed today due to TUI strike - Newstalk 4/2/20 Click here

Teachers threaten escalation of strike action if next govt fails to address 'pay discrimination' - Irish Examiner 4/2/20 Click here

Virgin Media's Ireland AM reports live from picket line at Greenhills College, Dublin 4/2/20

'Not alone were teachers hunted down in 2010 with cuts, they were hunted down again in 2012 with additional cuts' - John MacGabhann on RTE's Morning Ireland programme. Also features interviews with post-2011 teachers Eamonn Maguire and Zara Blake. Click here to listen 4/2/20

On Newstalk's Breakfast Briefing, TUI Vice President Martin Marjoram makes clear that the Union will not tolerate pay discrimination affecting teachers, lecturers, Youthreach resource persons and other affected grades 4/2/20

Teachers' strike - we have to work part-time jobs to get by - Irish Times 3/2/20 Click here

TUI Assistant General Secretary Joanne Irwin was interviewed about link between pay discrimination and teacher recruitment and retention issues on Newstalk's Pat Kenny Show - Newstalk 29/1/20

TUI President Seamus Lahart dicussed strike action and teacher shortages on RTE's Drivetime programme 28/1/20

Second level schools continue to struggle to fill job vacancies - Irish Independent 28/1/20 Click here

Four out of five schools receive no applications for advertised teaching jobs - study - Irish Examiner 28/1/20 Click here

Teachers say four in five schools have had no applicants for job openings - Newstalk 28/1/20 Click here

Teacher recruitment, retention problems getting worse says union - Irish Times 28/1/20 Click here

Four out of five secondary schools face teacher recruitment issues - RTE 28/1/20 Click here

Fears election-week strike will close more schools - Irish Independent - 21/1/20 Click here

Government to consider sanctions for striking teachers - Irish Times 20/1/20 Click here

TUI President Seamus Lahart interviewed on Newstalk's Pat Kenny Show, on which he outlines that any programme for Government must commit to ending pay discrimination - Newstalk 20/1/20

Most secondary schools to close for day in pre-election strike - Irish Times - 18/1/20 Click here

Schools face mass closures as teachers plan to strike days before polls open - Times Ireland - 18/1/20