Confirmation has been issued by the Minister for Education that the amalgamation of secondary schools in Ennistymon has been approved for tender.
Minister for Education Norma Foley (FF) will meet with Clare TD Cathal Crowe (FF) to discuss the finer details of amalgamating Ennistymon schools.
North Clare representatives have said the Department of Education missed “an open goal” by not including an astro-turf in their plans to build a new secondary school in Ennistymon.
With schools set to reopen later this month, a Clare TD has cautioned that the timeframe to equip schools to conform to COVID-19 regulations is unrealistic and thus puts the upcoming academic term at risk.
Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a new school building for Knockanenan NS.
Schools are to reopen at the end of August while play pods are to separate children in childcare facilities from next month.
“Chronic underinvestment” in education and childcare will “come home to roost” with the attempted reopening of schools and creches in the coming months according to a Clare principal.
For the first time since its introduction, the Leaving Certificate has been cancelled, the Minister for Education has confirmed.
*Shannon Leisure Centre. Photograph: John Mangan Minister of Education, Joe McHugh (FG) has been requested by Clare County Council to…
Oral and practical tests for the Leaving and Junior Certificate have been cancelled.