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
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
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.
Wednesday 17th February 2021 Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, today welcomed the re-appointment by the President of Dr Niall Muldoon as Ombudsman for Children for a second six year term with effect from 17...
Press Release 1 March 2021 The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., today announced funding to livestock marts for ICT infrastructure. Livestock marts can apply to the Department for a grant of a maximum of €5,000 to cover 50% of...
Press Release 18 February 2021 The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today advised farmers that the application process for the 2021 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and the Greening Scheme has now opened. Over the coming days, farmers will be receiving a BPS...