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‘We had no choice but to leave Ireland and now we’re stuck’ – meet the Irish teachers who want to return home but face 50pc pay cut

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This story of frustration for many who left Ireland after the crash and are stuck in limbo was one of April’s most-read news articles

‘We’re hoping the department do the right thing and rectify this inequality’ – Irish teacher ‘stuck’ in Dubai

Secondary school teachers who left Ireland because they could not find full-time work after the financial crash are being put off moving home because their years of service abroad will not be reflected in their salary.

In some cases, teachers working in private schools in countries such as Dubai, China and Australia would have to accept pay cuts of up to 50pc because they would have to start from the bottom of the ladder.

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