Schools set to remain closed for rest of month

Schools are set to remain closed for the rest of the month.

The cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 is meeting to discuss the closure of schools, with construction sites also on the agenda.

Social education needs will be given special consideration while the 5 kilometre limit is likely to remain as it is.

The Government says it understands the impact not reopening schools will have on the health and well being of children.

Speaking on his way into Government buildings, Minister Eamon Ryan says any closure will be short-lived: