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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# First day of school

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# First day of school
What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament?
Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace both wore ‘Free Assange’ t-shirts today, so is this allowed?
# First day of school
Boy who spent 3 years of his life in hospital is enjoying his first day at school
Liam Mac an tSaoi, who requires 24-hour care, wasn’t expected to live when he was born at 23 weeks.
# In Pictures
All grown up: Ireland's kids head to their first day of school
It’s a big – and emotional – day.
# Big School
They grow up so fast: It's the first day of school for Ireland’s infants
It’s an emotional day.
# 1 September
Open Thread: How do you feel about sending your little one off to school?
All grown up.
# Big School
This lovely video perfectly captures the first day of school
You may cry.
# Good Friends
Little boy adorably comforts girl on their first day of school
“Don’t worry, I’ll protect you.”
# Slideshow of Cute
All grown up! Ireland's infants head to school for the first time
It’s been emotional.
# Baby Steps
21 tips for parents on their child's first day of school
Tens of thousands of children will go to school for the first time this week. Here’s one teacher’s advice to parents.