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# back-to-school - Friday 26 March, 2021

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 17,309 Views 27 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Monday 1 March, 2021

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 35,361 Views 43 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Friday 26 February, 2021

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 25,311 Views 49 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Thursday 18 February, 2021

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 87,921 Views 71 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

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 22,882 Views 21 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Thursday 10 September, 2020

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 22,737 Views 24 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Sunday 30 August, 2020

'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 52,631 Views 54 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Thursday 27 August, 2020

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 13,655 Views 12 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

'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 56,563 Views 162 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

'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 16,004 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 61,866 Views 130 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Monday 24 August, 2020

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 175,558 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 13,485 Views 5 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Friday 21 August, 2020

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 51,704 Views 8 Comments

Don’t stand so close to… anyone

# back-to-school - Sunday 16 August, 2020

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 25,476 Views 19 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Friday 14 August, 2020

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 25,122 Views 30 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

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 18,324 Views 36 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Friday 7 August, 2020

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 67,438 Views 94 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Thursday 30 July, 2020

'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 14,197 Views 0 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

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 38,057 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 18,310 Views 15 Comments

The government published its plan to reopen schools yesterday.

# back-to-school - Monday 27 July, 2020

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 37,515 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 33,167 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 74,096 Views 66 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Friday 24 July, 2020

'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.

# back-to-school - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

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 15,462 Views 24 Comments

Guidelines for schools are currently being drafted.

# back-to-school - Friday 12 June, 2020

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 14,551 Views 15 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Monday 11 May, 2020

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 20,113 Views 21 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

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 18,092 Views 82 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Saturday 31 August, 2019

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 21,301 Views 7 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

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 23,735 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 16,771 Views 46 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Thursday 1 August, 2019

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 14,722 Views 37 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

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 14,042 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.

# back-to-school - Monday 17 June, 2019

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 25,548 Views 44 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Friday 31 August, 2018

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 19,288 Views 4 Comments

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

# back-to-school - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

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 4,165 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 18,292 Views 70 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 9,314 Views 0 Comments

This will probably make you miss school.

# back-to-school - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

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.

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