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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…

There is a lot of ‘nervousness and concern’ among teachers in the region over the revised vaccine rollout programme. That’s according to Brendan Greene of St. Clare’s Comprehensive school in Manorhamilton and north west representative of the Teachers Union of Ireland. Last week the government changed the vaccine plan to…

Senior government ministers will meet today to consider closing schools until the end of the month.   The cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 will discuss the proposal before a final decision is made tomorrow.   It comes as 6,110 new cases of the virus were confirmed last night – the highest…

It’s been reported today that some students were sent home with books yesterday in case schools are forced to close in January.   The Irish Independent reports a number of schools took the precaution to ensure pupils are set up for remote learning after Christmas, if necessary.   The Department…