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Sunday 3 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# school closures

This year
Snow day: Schools have 'autonomy' to close depending on local weather conditions
Education Minister Norma Foley praised the “enormous determination” of schools to try and remain open.
All time
Impact of Covid school closures to be felt 'throughout next century'
Ireland could experience a loss in GDP of as much as 1.5% over the next century.
Education Minister: Unions 'refused to accept public health advice' over special schools return
The Fórsa union has said it wanted special education back “as soon as possible” but criticised “running commentary in the media”
School closures prompt changes to 2021 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams
The changes were announced this evening by the Department of Education.
Hong Kong to close all schools after spike in coronavirus cases
Locally transmitted cases hit 34 on Thursday, the highest daily total in three months
Irish-focused study finds no evidence that Covid-19 was transmitted in schools before government closures
The authors suggest that evidence of transmission among school children has yet to emerge.
Coronavirus: Schools 'actively working on contingency plans' in case of nationwide closures
No closures have been implemented but this is being constantly reviewed.
Debunked: Department of Education says as of now, it is not ordering all schools to close
Rumours were circulating on WhatsApp and on social media today that all schools nationwide are to be closed.
Whistleblowers alleged to have raised school building concerns to Department of Education in 2012
The Joint Committee on Education heard claims that industry officials met with former Minister Ruairi Quinn over the issue.
Attorney General consulted over awarding of school building contracts to WBS
A total of 42 schools will be assessed over the next two weeks.
Here's the full list of schools impacted by the building scandal
Education Minister Joe McHugh said he expects a number of schools will be forced to close.
Structural issues could affect 40 schools as Taoiseach says it will be difficult to find alternative classrooms
Leo Varadkar has promised to “pursue the builder in the courts” in order to get the issues resolved.
Two more Dublin schools closed with immediate effect over structural problems
More than 1,200 pupils in north Dublin have been affected by the closures.
200 pupils affected as Dublin school building closed after 'significant structural issues' discovered
A structural engineer found significant issues after an inspection on Friday at Ardgillan Community College.
Some schools have closed today because of heavy snowfall and icy road conditions
A Status Yellow snow and ice warning was issued for the whole country until 3am last night.