IRISH GOVERNMENTReopening Primary and Special Schools Safely
As the vaccine is rolled out for COVID-19, each community is going to need support in charting a path to safely and responsibly reopen schools crucial to the well-being and vitality of our communities. Our government will be with you every step of the way.
Special schools at 100% capacity
Junior and senior infants, 1st and 2nd class to return to school
Final year Leaving Certificate classes to return to school
Resumption of the ECCE programme and return to school of ECCE-age children
3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class return to school at primary level
5th year post-primary students to return to school
Early learning and care, and school-age childcare services to reopen
1st to 4th years post-primary return to school
Where contingency arrangements are required to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures, a school authority may reduce the length of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 31st March 2021.
Extended to 30June 2021
Pandemic Unemployment Payment
Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme
COVID-19 Enhanced Illness Benefit
Covid Restrictions Support Scheme
Suspension of redundancy provisions
Commercial rates waiver
Covid 19 response plan
CLEANING OF THE SCHOOLS
Protecting your child from Coronavirus
Our News & Announcements
Here you will find a snapshot of my work as Minister of State in Leinster House and updates on my constituency work.
Minister for Disability Anne Rabbitte TD has welcomed a new TFI Local Link service launched this week from Portumna to Nenagh in Co. Tipperary. Route 322 will operate four daily return trips Monday to Saturday, with an additional return service between Puckaun and...
Iarnród Éireann has announced it has awarded a contract for the major redevelopment of Galway’s Ceannt Station to BAM Ireland
The redevelopment is funded by the Department of Housing’s Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) and the National Transport Authority. It will ensure Ceannt Station – perhaps the best located railway and bus station in Ireland’s major cities – becomes an...
Government announce the delivery of €550,000 in funding for sustainable development projects in schools.
The successful projects include: new school gardens outdoor classrooms local air quality initiatives wildlife walkways poetry for climate action and climate justice. Approx. €550,000 is being provided in funding for the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)...