Talks to place today to avert more teacher strike action

Eunans PicketTalks aimed at averting a third day of strike action by secondary school teachers are to take place today.

The TUI and the ASTI are meeting with officials from the Department of Education in an effort to resolve the row over Junior Cert reform.

Ahead of the talks Unions say there is still some distance between the two sides.

But Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan says she's hopeful progress will be made in the dispute today: