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Close-contact positivity something 'we really need to watch' as schools return
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Close-contact positivity something 'we really need to watch' as schools return

Updated 15 hours ago 23,323 Views 49 Comments

The so-called UK variant now accounts for about 92% of cases in this country.

Cabinet sub-committee gives green light for phased reopening of schools in March and April
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Cabinet sub-committee gives green light for phased reopening of schools in March and April

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 7:45 PM 87,727 Views 71 Comments

It’s understood it’s likely there will be little easing of restrictions until May.

More than 4,000 children and teachers tested for Covid-19 since schools opened
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More than 4,000 children and teachers tested for Covid-19 since schools opened

Sep 29th 2020, 12:43 PM 22,816 Views 21 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said there have been 180 index cases, with a further 84 linked to those.

Over 3,000 students turned down for school bus tickets, according to new figures
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Over 3,000 students turned down for school bus tickets, according to new figures

Sep 10th 2020, 7:45 AM 22,724 Views 24 Comments

TD Mattie McGrath said that the ‘archaic’ system was facing a worrying backlog.

'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools
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'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools

Aug 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 52,082 Views 54 Comments

Many teachers complain they’ve received little guidance or assurances about how pregnant staff will be looked after.

Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents
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Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents

Aug 27th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,630 Views 12 Comments

Many children, and parents, are anxious about schools reopening.

'For the love of God': Anger as shed to be used as Covid-19 isolation room at Athlone school
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'For the love of God': Anger as shed to be used as Covid-19 isolation room at Athlone school

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 3:03 PM 56,533 Views 161 Comments

The school’s principal said the situation is “not ideal”.

'It's up to everyone to try their best to get this right': Inside a Wicklow school preparing to reopen
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'It's up to everyone to try their best to get this right': Inside a Wicklow school preparing to reopen

Aug 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 15,991 Views 6 Comments

We paid a socially distant visit to St Kevin’s Community College in Dunlavin.

Return to school: Two-thirds of principals say they have teachers with underlying health issues
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Return to school: Two-thirds of principals say they have teachers with underlying health issues

Updated Aug 25th 2020, 11:53 AM 61,828 Views 130 Comments

Second-level schools should delay reopening if they can’t implement social distancing, according to the TUI.

New cough, stay at home. Runny nose, attend school: HSE releases new advice for parents
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New cough, stay at home. Runny nose, attend school: HSE releases new advice for parents

Aug 24th 2020, 6:28 PM 175,144 Views 44 Comments

The advice notes that: “Every year, schoolchildren get colds, flu and other infections”.

NI schools to re-open today despite concerns from teachers about Covid-19
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NI schools to re-open today despite concerns from teachers about Covid-19

Aug 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,483 Views 5 Comments

The North’s chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride has insisted it is safe to return.

Quiz: How well do you know these songs about school?
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Quiz: How well do you know these songs about school?

Aug 21st 2020, 9:30 PM 51,685 Views 8 Comments

Don’t stand so close to… anyone

The mental health system is preparing for a 'tsunami' of cases from young people - staff are worried it can't cope
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The mental health system is preparing for a 'tsunami' of cases from young people - staff are worried it can't cope

Aug 16th 2020, 7:15 AM 25,380 Views 19 Comments

Long waiting lists and a disjointed system have already caused major issues.

TDs seek clarity on social distancing rules for school buses as minister says there's been 'significant progress' on reopening plans
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TDs seek clarity on social distancing rules for school buses as minister says there's been 'significant progress' on reopening plans

Updated Aug 14th 2020, 7:23 PM 25,102 Views 30 Comments

Social distancing is a rule while waiting for school buses but not on them.

Back to school costs rising at secondary and primary level as 27% of parents find themselves in debt
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Back to school costs rising at secondary and primary level as 27% of parents find themselves in debt

Aug 12th 2020, 7:57 AM 18,279 Views 36 Comments

The average debt for parents to cover back-to-school costs is €397.

Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it'
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Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it'

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 11:15 AM 67,394 Views 94 Comments

Students at third level institutions have been advised to wear face coverings if they cannot maintain a distance of two metres.

'I have no clue what it will be like when she goes back': Parents share their fears about their children returning to school
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'I have no clue what it will be like when she goes back': Parents share their fears about their children returning to school

Jul 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 14,196 Views 0 Comments

Children also told of their worries about the new layout of classes.

How will school pods and 'class bubbles' work?
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How will school pods and 'class bubbles' work?

Jul 28th 2020, 8:24 AM 37,920 Views 55 Comments

The aim is that if a student contracts the virus, then only their pod or classroom would have to be sent home to self-isolate.

'If ever there is a time to reduce class sizes, it is during a pandemic': Opposition react to reopening plan for schools
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'If ever there is a time to reduce class sizes, it is during a pandemic': Opposition react to reopening plan for schools

Jul 28th 2020, 6:00 AM 18,304 Views 15 Comments

The government published its plan to reopen schools yesterday.

Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus
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Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus

Jul 27th 2020, 7:05 PM 37,469 Views 44 Comments

The rules will be in place on School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann.

Here's a breakdown of where the government's €376m funding to re-open schools will be spent
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Here's a breakdown of where the government's €376m funding to re-open schools will be spent

Jul 27th 2020, 6:52 PM 33,136 Views 53 Comments

The plan includes €53 million for 1,000 extra teachers at post-primary level and a €52.2 million school cleaning grant.

1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August
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1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August

Jul 27th 2020, 6:13 PM 74,088 Views 66 Comments

All schools have been closed since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

'Clarity takes time': Education Minister responds to criticism over schools plan
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'Clarity takes time': Education Minister responds to criticism over schools plan

Jul 24th 2020, 1:19 PM 23,092 Views 44 Comments

A plan for the full reopening of schools will be revealed on Monday.

It is not envisaged that significant PPE will need to be worn when schools reopen, says minister
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It is not envisaged that significant PPE will need to be worn when schools reopen, says minister

Jun 24th 2020, 4:33 PM 15,458 Views 24 Comments

Guidelines for schools are currently being drafted.

Special summer school programmes with supports for children with special needs get green light
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Special summer school programmes with supports for children with special needs get green light

Updated Jun 12th 2020, 2:42 PM 14,523 Views 15 Comments

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said he hopes that schools, teachers and SNAs “feel they can get involved”.

Nearly 400,000 UK parents sign petition asking government for greater choice on early return to school
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Nearly 400,000 UK parents sign petition asking government for greater choice on early return to school

May 11th 2020, 1:03 PM 20,101 Views 21 Comments

Boris Johnson has announced that children could start returning to school in England from 1 June.

Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget
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Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget

Oct 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 18,083 Views 82 Comments

Sinn Féin also wants to introduce an annual ‘Back to School Bonus Child Benefit Payment’ of €140

From the Garden: Healthy back to school recipes to break free from the ham sandwich
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From the Garden: Healthy back to school recipes to break free from the ham sandwich

Aug 31st 2019, 1:00 PM 21,298 Views 7 Comments

Salads, stews and cold omelettes are great options for a back to school lunchbox.

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?
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Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?

Aug 27th 2019, 8:45 AM 23,722 Views 108 Comments

Making primary school books free every year would “significantly reduce financial stress” on parents, SVP has argued.

SVP dealing with up to 300 calls a day from parents concerned about back-to-school costs
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SVP dealing with up to 300 calls a day from parents concerned about back-to-school costs

Aug 27th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,770 Views 46 Comments

The charity said it took approximately 250 to 300 calls per day from parents last week.

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school
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Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school

Aug 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 14,677 Views 37 Comments

That’s according to the Barnardos School Costs Survey, published today.

Parents are spending €1,399 getting their child ready to go back to secondary school
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Parents are spending €1,399 getting their child ready to go back to secondary school

Jul 16th 2019, 6:01 AM 14,017 Views 48 Comments

Parents of primary school students are paying €50 less than last year, while parents of secondary school students are paying €20 more.

Government to provide extra €25 per child after funding boost for back to school allowance
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Government to provide extra €25 per child after funding boost for back to school allowance

Jun 17th 2019, 11:19 AM 25,517 Views 44 Comments

Funding for the scheme increased to €56 million in Budget 2019.

Amy Huberman shared a gas back-to-school photo of Brian O'Driscoll
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Amy Huberman shared a gas back-to-school photo of Brian O'Driscoll

Aug 31st 2018, 9:39 AM 19,271 Views 4 Comments

Why does this 39-year-old man look so much like a child?

12 nifty organisation tips that'll make the school year a whole lot easier
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12 nifty organisation tips that'll make the school year a whole lot easier

Aug 28th 2018, 5:06 PM 4,164 Views 0 Comments

From making the whiteboard your Holy Grail to double-checking the schoolbags.

‘Your mammy hasn’t paid for your books’: SVP reports 20% increase in calls for back to school help
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‘Your mammy hasn’t paid for your books’: SVP reports 20% increase in calls for back to school help

Aug 28th 2018, 4:04 PM 18,289 Views 73 Comments

The Department of Employment Affairs has experienced delays in processing some back-to-school allowance applications.

Irish people on Twitter have been sharing some really lovely things teachers did for them back in school
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Irish people on Twitter have been sharing some really lovely things teachers did for them back in school

Aug 28th 2018, 10:10 AM 9,310 Views 0 Comments

This will probably make you miss school.

Parents Panel: What's your one tip for keeping back-to-school costs low?
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Parents Panel: What's your one tip for keeping back-to-school costs low?

Aug 21st 2018, 5:17 PM 1,951 Views 1 Comment

Start buying during the sales, ask for vouchers as gifts – and skip the brand new schoolbag.

8 reasons I'm already desperate for the kids' summer holidays to be over
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8 reasons I'm already desperate for the kids' summer holidays to be over

Aug 14th 2018, 5:23 PM 1,213 Views 0 Comments

We’re on the home stretch now and I can taste the sweet relief, writes Ciara McDonnell.

Parents 'starting to panic' amid delays receiving school clothing allowance
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Parents 'starting to panic' amid delays receiving school clothing allowance

Aug 12th 2018, 10:00 PM 30,139 Views 77 Comments

Children will be returning to school in the coming weeks.

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