How the Easter Rising split Ireland's largest teachers' union

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Review of the historical factors that led to the Ulster Teachers Union breaking away from the Irish National Teachers Union.  The impact of the split is reflected upon as is new evidence that identifies that, although the two unions are now working collaboratively, the sectarian tensions that brought about the schism still define the membership profile of each. 

Period10 Oct 2019

Media contributions


Media contributions


  • teaching
  • industrial relations
  • sectarian division
  • Northern Ireland education