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School transport fees to be waived for the year as Government announce back-to-school package
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School transport fees to be waived for the year as Government announce back-to-school package

Updated 4 minutes ago 5,808 Views 7 Comments

Varadkar said that several ministers were meeting to discuss new proposals ahead of September’s budget.

'We've no way to buy cheaper uniforms': Parents facing price hikes ahead of new school term
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'We've no way to buy cheaper uniforms': Parents facing price hikes ahead of new school term

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  • Poverty campaigners and parents’ groups frequently highlight the cost of going back to school every summer.
  • There are growing fears that the cost-of-living crisis will place an additional burden on parents, Emer Moreau writes.
Schools set to re-open on Thursday as safety measures deemed 'effective and appropriate'
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Schools set to re-open on Thursday as safety measures deemed 'effective and appropriate'

Updated Jan 4th 2022, 9:55 PM 198,853 Views 195 Comments
  • The Department of Education said there was no public health rationale to delay the reopening.
  • The ASTI has said that some classes may be prioritised if adequate teaching staff was not available.
  • The leaders of the three government coalition parties also met this afternoon and green lit the plans for schools.
Minister to meet with unions next week as 'plan is for schools to reopen'
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Minister to meet with unions next week as 'plan is for schools to reopen'

Dec 31st 2021, 4:57 PM 39,179 Views 52 Comments

The Christmas break will end for most schools next week.

Education Minister rejects accusation of ‘complacency’ over return of schools
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Education Minister rejects accusation of ‘complacency’ over return of schools

Sep 21st 2021, 8:22 PM 18,563 Views 22 Comments

Some opposition politicians were critical of what they labelled “confusing” guidance for when pupils are designated as close contacts.

Q&A: The latest Covid-19 protocols for secondary schools as students return to classes
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Q&A: The latest Covid-19 protocols for secondary schools as students return to classes

Aug 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,229 Views 31 Comments

Students across the country have been returning to school this week.

Hundreds of struggling parents call SVP everyday as back-to-school costs bite
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Hundreds of struggling parents call SVP everyday as back-to-school costs bite

Aug 26th 2021, 10:01 PM 20,049 Views 48 Comments

The charity said the cost of iPads and tablets is a particular cause of concern.

832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports
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832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports

Aug 23rd 2021, 8:50 AM 16,633 Views 69 Comments

More than 46,000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in children and teenagers up to July.

Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey
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Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey

Jul 28th 2021, 11:10 AM 11,925 Views 6 Comments

63% were concerned about their children’s emotional development and 51% were concerned about social skills.

New Covid variants 'do not change' the measures needed in schools, Foley says
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New Covid variants 'do not change' the measures needed in schools, Foley says

Jul 27th 2021, 4:43 PM 14,019 Views 12 Comments

The department is planning for a “full reopening” of schools in August/September.

Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned
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Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned

Jul 25th 2021, 3:33 PM 34,948 Views 38 Comments

Minister Norma Foley said the return of children to the classroom for the new school term is a priority.

Parents spending almost €1,500 a year sending children to secondary school - survey
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Parents spending almost €1,500 a year sending children to secondary school - survey

Jul 15th 2021, 6:10 AM 13,860 Views 51 Comments

The average debt parents find themselves in is €336.

Remaining secondary students to return to school on 12 April
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Remaining secondary students to return to school on 12 April

Mar 26th 2021, 7:52 PM 17,432 Views 28 Comments

The last phase of the reopening will see first to fourth-year students return to in-person learning.

Schools: Phased reopening begins as Education Minister says antigen testing has not yet been recommended
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Schools: Phased reopening begins as Education Minister says antigen testing has not yet been recommended

Updated Mar 1st 2021, 1:53 PM 36,094 Views 43 Comments

Sixth years and young primary school students are among those who returned to school today.

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 Feb 26th 2021, 2:27 PM 25,641 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 88,059 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 22,925 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 22,967 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 53,111 Views 55 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 13,857 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 56,669 Views 162 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 16,119 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 61,972 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 179,048 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 13,497 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 51,743 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 25,971 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 25,196 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 18,851 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 67,608 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 14,237 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 38,705 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 18,336 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 37,692 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 33,508 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 74,198 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 23,108 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 15,478 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 14,644 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 20,124 Views 21 Comments

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

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