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Roadmap to education return unveiled as thoughts turn towards autumn reopening of schools

Now I know we’ve had two major plans, one the July Stimulus Package, but the plan I want to focus on today in this column is the plan for Education and the Roadmap to get it.

Air of liberation lingers as plans for an autumn return to education remain unknown

Welcome to Liberation Day on Monday of this week! As you all know by now, many areas of life have opened up that were not due to open up until later, particularly shops, other retail outlets and so on.

Creating a roadmap to college

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The cancellation of the Leaving Cert exams, as announced by Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh last week, has provided some clarity for students and parents while facilitating the emergence of further uncertainties. The Department of Education has provided a guide to help explain why this decision was reached, what it means for students, parents, and teachers - and how it will happen.

Focus on a return to primary school education as Government formation talks persist

I want to especially say hello and Godspeed to people who, like myself, have come out of lockdown and who are experiencing the bit of freedom, small as it is, which we have now got.

Easing of cocooning measure evokes sense of freedom as leaving certificate students tread into unknown waters

To those of you who, like myself, have been in lockdown, I say a big big hello and welcome to the free world again!

Local leaving certificate students bear impact of landmark decision


Connolly calls for clarity on re-opening of special schools

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The continued closure of special schools "cannot be tolerated or accepted any longer", and the Government must give parents of pupils with "clarity as to when the special schools will reopen".

Sinn Fein constituency Deputy calls for work from home legislation

Sinn Féin TD for Longford/Westmeath, Sorca Clarke, has noted the urgent need for legislation to address the various issues pertaining to the large employee base working from home during the present pandemic.

Coronavirus caution still very much en vogue as Government talks make minute progress

So we’re another week further on, heading towards May 5. However, in the last seven days, the Taoiseach, Simon Harris and various other people, some political, some scientific, have begun to say that there is no certainty at all that we will open up any area of life come next Tuesday, May 5.

Poems for the Lockdown - the Leaving Cert

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THIS POEM is from my first collection, The Boy With No Face, which came out in 2005. If I remember right, I wrote it in 2000. It was inspired, or rather provoked, by walking down St Mary’s Road one evening.


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