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.
Disability Participation and Awareness Fund – Minister Rabbitte opens the first funding call for the Disability Participation and Awareness Fund 2021
This first year of the Fund, €2.5 million will be made available to local authorities to implement opportunities for people with disabilities to partake in activities at local level and to remove barriers to community involvement. Grants of up to €80,000 will be...
Irish Rural Link (IRL)– the national network representing the interest of rural communities, launched its new Meals on Wheels Network website and Interactive Service Map on Monday last, 6th September 2021
Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission to the UK, France and Germany, took place on Monday, 6th September. The three-day trade mission, visiting London, Paris and Berlin, will support the accelerated export-led recovery of Irish businesses in the UK and Eurozone,...