Shortage of substitute teachers causing ‘major disruption’

A “massive shortage” of substitute teachers is causing disruptions in classrooms across the county, says a Donegal teacher’s union representative. Delegates who attended The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) Congress have demanded full substitute teacher coverage for all approved teacher absences. This includes family illness leave, self-certified sick leave and course days. “The motion we passed […]

Crazy year could get crazier

THERE may be twelve weeks to Christmas, but some of the biggest toy stores and clothing outlets have already issued warnings about product availability. Problems in the supply chains is going to create shortages in-store with some retailers already warning customers that up to 10% of their lines will not be available in Ireland. Irish […]