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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 11,765 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 13,884 Views 12 Comments

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

Education minister has 'every confidence' that schools will reopen as planned
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Education minister has 'every confidence' that schools will reopen as planned

Jul 26th 2021, 2:25 PM 16,135 Views 27 Comments

Norma Foley will bring a school reopening plan to Cabinet tomorrow.

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 34,840 Views 39 Comments

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

Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media
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Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media

May 18th 2021, 6:15 AM 22,967 Views 61 Comments

The claims will be heard at the Oireachtas Education Committee this afternoon.

Poll: Should students wear school uniforms?
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Poll: Should students wear school uniforms?

Apr 9th 2021, 9:24 AM 53,842 Views 93 Comments

Business owner Louisa Meehan says the arguments in favour of school uniforms don’t stack up anymore.

Close contact tracing conducted in over 100 schools last week as cases in young people rise
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Close contact tracing conducted in over 100 schools last week as cases in young people rise

Mar 16th 2021, 6:11 PM 27,890 Views 18 Comments

The positivity rate after mass testing in schools last week was 2.4%.

Nigeria steps up search for 39 students kidnapped from hostels
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Nigeria steps up search for 39 students kidnapped from hostels

Mar 13th 2021, 11:49 AM 9,904 Views 10 Comments

Dozens of students were kidnapped in northwestern Kaduna after gunmen stormed a college.

Current fifth years to receive accommodations in Leaving Certificate 2022 due to loss of in-person learning
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Current fifth years to receive accommodations in Leaving Certificate 2022 due to loss of in-person learning

Mar 13th 2021, 10:41 AM 64,914 Views 22 Comments

Minister for Education Norma Foley has said that she is “very aware” of the loss of in-person teaching that current fifth year students have experienced.

More classes can return to schools as planned, but NPHET watching figures 'very carefully'
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More classes can return to schools as planned, but NPHET watching figures 'very carefully'

Mar 8th 2021, 6:49 PM 23,989 Views 23 Comments

More pupils are set to return to schools next week.

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 35,781 Views 43 Comments

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

Ronan Glynn asks parents not to organise play dates or meet at school gates as schools to reopen next week
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Ronan Glynn asks parents not to organise play dates or meet at school gates as schools to reopen next week

Feb 26th 2021, 6:07 PM 36,889 Views 85 Comments

Around 320,000 students are to return to school buildings next week as part of a phased reopening.

Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19
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Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19

Feb 26th 2021, 3:08 PM 9,787 Views 15 Comments

The findings are contained in the CSO’s latest ‘Social Impact of Covid-19 Survey’.

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 25,482 Views 49 Comments

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

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap
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Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:19 PM 148,255 Views 330 Comments
  • Level 5 restrictions will remain in place until 5 April
  • Schools will begin a phased reopening from 1 March
  • The childcare sector will begin to reopen from 8 March
  • The government will consider some easing of restrictions after 5 April
320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education
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320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:28 PM 27,670 Views 36 Comments

Cabinet agreed to the phased re-opening of schools today.

Michael McGrath: 'There's no going back, there can be no fourth lock down'
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Michael McGrath: 'There's no going back, there can be no fourth lock down'

Updated Feb 23rd 2021, 2:16 PM 108,588 Views 119 Comments

The government is set to publish its new Living with Covid plan after a Cabinet meeting today.

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees
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Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees

Updated Feb 22nd 2021, 11:01 PM 226,943 Views 191 Comments

The government is expected to publish its updated Living with Covid plan this week.

'It's a mixed day for families': Special-education classes in mainstream schools return from today
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'It's a mixed day for families': Special-education classes in mainstream schools return from today

Feb 22nd 2021, 7:45 PM 21,142 Views 21 Comments

Lorraine Dempsey, interim CEO of Inclusion Ireland said that the part-time schedule was causing “difficulties around routine”.

Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents
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Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 10:14 PM 19,807 Views 9 Comments

Earlier this month, local TDs branded the plans for relocation “ridiculous”.

Mother of schoolchildren: 'Who, exactly, is advocating for children at the talks this week?'
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Mother of schoolchildren: 'Who, exactly, is advocating for children at the talks this week?'

Feb 16th 2021, 3:05 PM 30,420 Views 67 Comments

Mother of three, Rita Lovett, shares her concerns over the pace at which decisions are being made about the re-opening of schools.

The fate of this year's Leaving Cert is uncertain - but it's clear that our Sixth Years deserve better
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The fate of this year's Leaving Cert is uncertain - but it's clear that our Sixth Years deserve better

Feb 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 20,310 Views 24 Comments

Teacher Yvonne Brennan asks that the powers-that-be think of the wellbeing of the Class of 2021.

'It is getting tougher': The toll home schooling is having on students and parents
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'It is getting tougher': The toll home schooling is having on students and parents

Feb 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 63,054 Views 157 Comments

“I don’t know how I can show my face in the school again. Everyone has been pitted against each other,” one parent said.

PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years
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PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years

Feb 12th 2021, 4:11 PM 10,933 Views 18 Comments

A report has found that the longest arrangement for temporary schools accommodation dates back over 20 years to 2000.

Children with special education needs return to 124 special schools today
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Children with special education needs return to 124 special schools today

Feb 11th 2021, 8:17 AM 10,656 Views 19 Comments

Around 4,000 students will be attending special schools per day from today.

Students set to return to special classes in secondary schools on Monday week after deal reached
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Students set to return to special classes in secondary schools on Monday week after deal reached

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 10:50 PM 57,281 Views 64 Comments

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland has said its members will facilitate the reopening of special classes from 22 February.

Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school
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Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school

Feb 7th 2021, 6:45 AM 51,979 Views 18 Comments

Labour TD Ged Nash told the Daíl this week that the planned move was a “ridiculous, wrong-headed decision [that] needs to be overturned”.

Parents dismayed over 'ridiculous decision' to move Drogheda Educate Together school for third time
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Parents dismayed over 'ridiculous decision' to move Drogheda Educate Together school for third time

Feb 4th 2021, 5:01 PM 19,246 Views 10 Comments

The school is being moved from east Meath to the grounds of St Oliver’s in Drogheda.

'Major reopening' of economy in March unlikely, says Taoiseach
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'Major reopening' of economy in March unlikely, says Taoiseach

Jan 31st 2021, 5:05 PM 83,995 Views 127 Comments

Ireland may be moving towards a phased reopening of education.

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'
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Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 2:03 PM 33,637 Views 89 Comments

Politicians across Ireland and the UK were left blindsided by the move by the EU over concerns about the supply of Covid vaccines.

Opinion: Childcare providers are still no clearer on the government's long-term plans
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Opinion: Childcare providers are still no clearer on the government's long-term plans

Jan 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,950 Views 6 Comments

Childcare provider Regina Bushell says the government has not inspired confidence with regard to how childcare will work throughout 2021.

Northern Ireland schools to remain shut until at least March
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Northern Ireland schools to remain shut until at least March

Jan 28th 2021, 9:15 PM 10,403 Views 5 Comments

Special education schools and childcare are to continue to remain open.

Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced
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Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 12:25 PM 42,533 Views 95 Comments

Ministers will discuss how much longer Level 5 restrictions will be needed.

Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms
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Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms

Jan 24th 2021, 3:58 PM 53,651 Views 221 Comments

A teachers’ union wants safety measures in schools to be reviewed in the context of the new, more transmissible strains.

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond
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Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond

Jan 21st 2021, 9:43 AM 89,467 Views 226 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said Covid-19 transmission rates are too high to ease restrictions
  • Schools and construction are "essential" and will be examined separately to other sectors
  • Yesterday 61 more deaths and 2,488 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland
'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned
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'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned

Jan 21st 2021, 6:30 AM 15,064 Views 94 Comments

Schools for children with special educational needs were due to re-open today.

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?
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Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?

Jan 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 49,500 Views 0 Comments

Debate about the safety of schools in relation to Covid-19 is ongoing.

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February
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Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 9:45 PM 102,762 Views 75 Comments

Government sources state that it is still their intention to get schools reopened in February.

Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential
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Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential

Jan 20th 2021, 8:36 AM 64,992 Views 344 Comments

Fórsa said that they opposed the return to schools this week as ‘there was no confidence in the Government’s approach’.

Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday
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Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday

Updated Jan 19th 2021, 10:26 PM 51,916 Views 225 Comments

Fórsa said its workers were genuinely fearful that a return to school was unsafe for students and staff.

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