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A North West teaching official is warning that soaring Covid-19 transmission rates and a substitution crisis has primary schools ‘creaking at the seams.   A survey of around a quarter of primary schools has found that 605 teachers were Covid-positive in the first two weeks in November.   In almost…

Primary and post-primary schools throughout Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal will share in an allocation of more than €3m before Christmas for the support of information and communications technology. Sligo primary schools will receive €426,783 with post primary schools in the county getting almost €327,000. More than €209,000 will go to…

Primary and Secondary schools across Sligo, leitrim and Donegal are to benefit from a €55m grant. The funds, announced by Minister for Education Norma Foley, are for minor works that need to be carried out such as implementing physical distancing procedures, enhancing ventilation and adapting toilet areas. Non fee paying…

It’s time to end the practice of using primary schools as polling stations at elections. That’s according to Leitrim Fine Gael Councillor Sean McDermott who says too many school days are being lost as a result. The Irish Country Women’s Association recently raised concerns about this. Councillor McDermott says there…