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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# schools reopening

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Leaving Cert student: The government needs to listen to students for once and for all
Stella Butler shares her frustration at what she feels is a lack of long-term planning from government on schools.
All time
Covid-19 test referrals ‘have surged among children since schools reopened’
“It is absolutely right that the schools have reopened and that parents are seeking advice on possible Covid cases,” one doctor said.
No social distancing and underlying health risks: Covid committee to hear from teachers and parents today
A number of representative groups will voice their concerns in the Dáil today.
'Heart of our communities': Acting CMO pens open letter to parents and teachers as schools reopen today
Dr Ronan Glynn has moved to reassure parents and teachers with concerns for children returning to classrooms this week.
Overcrowded classes and an empty classroom: Serious 'frustration' at teaching job cuts during a health crisis
A mixture of excitement and frustration prevailed at one Louth school with classes of 33 pupils as available classrooms lie empty.
'Anxiety levels in my house are through the roof': Major challenge ahead for parents of children with ASD
Against the backdrop of Covid-19, parents worry how their children with special needs will cope with school this year.
'No school wants to be the one to close due to Covid': Pressure is on as thousands of students return to class
Some schools have sacrificed computer rooms, home economics facilities and fitness spaces to ensure a safe reopening.
'Into a storm': Failing on schools could shatter Martin's already troubled leadership
Government has spent the summer planning for the reopening of schools next Thursday.
Psychologists launch guidance to help teachers and pupils returning to school
The guidance says that health and wellbeing should be prioritized for school staff.
It is not envisaged that significant PPE will need to be worn when schools reopen, says minister
Guidelines for schools are currently being drafted.