Over 300,000 children returning to school today


Over 300,000 children are returning to school today for the first time this year.

Classes will resume for the first four years of primary school and leaving cert students.

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.

Junior Education Minister, Josepha Madigan, is urging parents not to congregate at school gates this morning.