Teachers conferences take place today

The ASTI, TUI & INTO conferences are taking place today.

The Teachers Union of Ireland says pay discrimination is having a severely damaging effect on the education system.

President Seamus Lahart – who teaches at Colaiste dun Iascaigh in Cahir – says schools in both urban and rural areas are struggling to fill vacancies – and that graduates who might formerly have chosen teaching are now looking at other options.