Cosgrove supports idea for extended Christmas break

Primary and secondary school students in the counties of Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim could be set for an extended Christmas break.


It’s being speculated this morning that the Education Minister’s being urged to consider extending school holidays this Christmas.


The Labour Party says it’s needed due to the high levels of stress students and staff have faced in recent months.


Minister Norma Foley is to go before the Oireachtas Education Committee later to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the education system.


Whereas the news will be welcomed by most students it will cause serious disruption for working parents when it comes to childcare for the extra days in the days before the holiday period.


Labour’s education spokesperson, Aodhan O’Riordain, says a longer Christmas break is something she should look at:




Labour Party Member and former  election candidate Nessa Cosgrave – works in the class room environment.


Speaking to Ocean FM news, Nessa Cosgrove says the ides has merit: