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Plan for continued teaching for some cohorts needed if schools remain closed

If schools are to remain closed after January 11th, there must be some middle ground solution between full closure and all attending, said Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, calling for teaching solutions to be put in place for certain categories of students as has been done in other countries, but reiterated the Labour Party…

04 January 2021

Certainty needed for parents and childcare operators on who should access services

Current crisis demonstrates need for a publicly funded system of childcare and early childhood education. Labour spokesperson on Children, Senator Ivana Bacik has called for the government and Minister O Gorman to give parents and childcare operators certainty on plans for re-opening, and on the definition of essential workers. She has also backed the call…

04 January 2021

Transparency needed from Government on School Reopenings, Vaccinations and Case Numbers

NPHET should carry out risk assessment of school reopenings. More information and daily updates on vaccinations required. Full explanation needed for delays in reporting Covid-19 cases. Nearly two weeks on since the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was cleared for use in Ireland, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD has repeated his call for transparency and daily updates…

03 January 2021

NPHET risk assessment needed before reopening of schools

Preference is to reopen schools but only if safe to do so. Government should agree to abide by NPHET advice on reopening schools. Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for NPHET to carry out a public health risk assessment on the reopening schools from 11th January and for government to agree to abide…

02 January 2021

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