Good news, I guess, for anyone out there loving the home-schooling lockdown. Irish schools won't be opening any time soon, the Government confirmed today. With no sign that the coronavirus is abating and the so-called surge in cases on its way, the Minister for Education confirmed today that the closure of Irish schools would be extended indefinitely beyond March 29.
"Obviously we are going to be influenced and directed by the health experts."
“We don’t know where we are going to be in terms of the peak of this virus.
“I think we owe it to those young people who are studying and putting in the effort to see this through to try to have these exams this year. When I say this year, I mean the dates that are defined for this year.
“That’s what we are working towards.”
McHugh said schools would remain closed in the short-term. The reality however is that it will be very difficult to opens schools at this year and the education department faces some very difficult decisions about whether it will keep the Leaving Cert and how it will assess this school year.
More news as we get it.