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A Midlands North West MEP has hit out at the decision to reopen schools with Covid-19 figures soaring in the community. MEP Luke Ming Flanagan is predicting that the decision ultimately lead to schools being forced to shut in the next couple of weeks. He said measures such as the…

A local TD has strongly criticised the provision by the government of ventilators in schools during the pandemic as disappointing.   Independent TD Marian Harkin described the advice from the Department of Education to open windows as ‘the ladybird introduction to ventilation.   The Sligo Leitrim TD says there is…

More than 280 primary school pupils in the north west were sick with Covid 19 between Nov. 1st and 16th. That was made up of 205 pupils in Donegal, 54 in Sligo and 22 in Leitrim. Out of the total number of pupils in each county, the percentage sick was…

The Department of Education is to supply portable Co2 detectors to all schools in August and September. 20 to 35 monitors are to be given to each school to improve ventilation and help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Education Minister Norma Foley brought a memo to Cabinet recently confirming plans…

The local Authority in Leitrim  have been requested to establish clarification from the Department of communications if connections can be ran from 51 schools across the county that have been provided with broadband to neighbouring houses.   Leitrim Councillor Sean McDermott says that this service should be available to the…