More than 2,000 Leaving Cert students in Donegal have returned to the classroom this morning for the first time this year.
Children in the first four years of primary school in the county are also back today.
The government plans to allow the other years to return on a phased basis over the next six weeks, if Covid-19 is kept under control.
Principal of Lurgybrack NS in Letterkenny Annraoi Cheevers says while they're delighted to be back today, concern remains over new variants:
These local primary school children are excited to be back: