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# schools - Monday 1 June, 2020

Pupils begin returning to schools in England despite concerns from scientists and parents

It is part of a wider easing of measures that will also see groups of up to six people allowed to meet outdoors.

# schools - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Some school children returning and others not 'would be discrimination' - Children's Ombudsman

Schools have been closed since 12 March as part of efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.

# schools - Friday 29 May, 2020

Government to reopen primary and secondary schools at the end of August

It may not be possible for all students to attend class every day, Varadkar said today.

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.

2m v 1m: Why is the physical distancing advice different around the world and how should Ireland proceed?

The extent of physical distancing needed has become a major debate as Ireland looks to re-open.

# schools - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Over 98% of Leaving Cert students sign up for Calculated Grades system

The deadline to register has been extended until midday tomorrow.

Two-metre rule makes reopening schools in September difficult, minister says

The minister said he will publish a road map for the reopening of schools in two weeks.

# schools - Saturday 23 May, 2020

View from a teacher: So far we’ve been putting out fires, but it's time for proper solutions

One secondary school teacher says now is also an opportunity to reimagine a new way of educating Irish students.

# schools - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Covid-19 will still be here in September so why not open schools sooner?

Ken Cowley, a parent and business owner, believes it’s time NPHET considered a careful reopening of schools.

# schools - Monday 11 May, 2020

Nearly 400,000 UK parents sign petition asking government for greater choice on early return to school

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

# schools - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'Too early' to say how schools will be able to re-open in September, says education minister

Schools and colleges have been shut since March.

# schools - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts

However, concerns have been raised about the legality of predicted grades.

# schools - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans

Most students want the exams to be cancelled, according to a new survey.

# schools - Friday 1 May, 2020

Schools will not reopen until September but 'it's still the plan' for Leaving Cert students to get two weeks of classes

It is expected that the Leaving Certificate exams will still go ahead from 29 July.

# schools - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams

Poppy Kane says despite the challenges, many students believe the exams give them a sense of control in an uncertain time.

# schools - Saturday 11 April, 2020

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There's just one Limerick player in Munster's academy. What's being done about it?

Some of the province’s greatest days have been heavily influenced by Limerick men.

# schools - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Government defers controversial 'School Inclusion Model' for SNAs

The Department is deferring the introduction of the new model due to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

# schools - Monday 30 March, 2020

A TV class for primary school children starts on RTÉ2 today at 11am

The ‘Home School Hub’ will be aired each morning from 11am to 12 noon on RTÉ2.

# schools - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Government working on 'contingency plans' for Leaving Cert

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that there was a very good chance state exams would go ahead as planned this summer.

# schools - Friday 20 March, 2020

Opinion: 'UK's was an economic response to a health emergency' - a school principal from Northern Ireland

Declan Murray runs a boy’s secondary school in the North and says this week was beyond challenging.

# schools - Thursday 19 March, 2020

School closures may be extended into April or May, Taoiseach tells Fine Gael TDs

Leo Varadkar also spoke with Prime Minister Boris Johnson this evening.

Government examining how to continue with meals for vulnerable children during school closure

The Minister for Education acknowledged that many children rely on programmes such as the breakfast club at their schools.

# schools - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

'This is unprecedented': Schools in Northern Ireland to close amid coronavirus crisis

Schools across the UK will close from Friday until further notice for all pupils except children of key workers and the most vulnerable.

# schools - Friday 13 March, 2020

Coronavirus: From water to electricity, vital services shouldn't be interrupted in the coming weeks

Public transport will all be running as normal too.

# schools - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Coronavirus: Schools 'actively working on contingency plans' in case of nationwide closures

No closures have been implemented but this is being constantly reviewed.

# schools - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

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.

# schools - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Covid-19 in Italy: All schools and universities to close until mid-March, sports events to take place without fans until April

Government ministers met to discuss measures this afternoon.

# schools - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in

Our schools may be Catholic, but young Irish families, increasingly, are not, writes David Graham of Education Equality.

# schools - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Education minister pleads with school secretaries to cancel planned industrial action tomorrow

Rallies have been organised at a number of locations including at Leinster House and at the minister’s Donegal constituency offices.

# schools - Monday 23 December, 2019

Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools

Almost 940,000 pupils are enrolled in primary and post-primary schools in Ireland.

# schools - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Patronage of six new post-primary schools announced, with two going to Educate Together

The six schools are due to open in September 2020.

# schools - Monday 9 December, 2019

School secretaries to hold national one-day strike and escalate their industrial action

The one-day strike in January will be followed by a work-to-rule from the secretaries, trade union Fórsa said.

# schools - Thursday 5 December, 2019

20 to 30 new schools to be built across country as government issues contract worth €700 million

A number of new school buildings in Dublin are included among the initial plans.

# schools - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

The CSO has measured how far Irish people live from schools, bus stops and GPs

There is a large difference in distances between rural and urban settings for all services.

# schools - Monday 25 November, 2019

€30 million fund allocated for improvements at more than 400 schools

Some of the allocation will be used to establish electric vehicle charging points.

# schools - Monday 11 November, 2019

Poll: Is legislation banning alcohol advertising near schools and creches a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is legislation banning alcohol advertising near schools and creches a good idea?

From Wednesday, there will be a ban on alcohol advertising within 200 metres of a school.

# schools - Monday 4 November, 2019

Companies that break new alcohol advertisement rules will face fines and jail time

Alcohol ads will be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next week.

# schools - Monday 14 October, 2019

Building company facing legal action from Dept of Education to 'vigorously contest' any litigation

Some 42 schools constructed by Western Building Systems have been at the centre of a safety probe.

# schools - Friday 11 October, 2019

Second level teachers have voted for industrial action over 'pay discrimination'

Schools could be affected by teachers’ strike if Government doesn’t take action on two-tier pay.

# schools - Monday 7 October, 2019

Government launches competition to promote Irish students' individuality

The Children and Youth Affairs Minister launched the social media campaign and competition today.

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