Third Level Institutions Urged To Give Clear Start Dates For 2020/2021 Academic Year
The Government has announced a 168 million euro package
It's to help colleges and universities with remote learning, due to Covid-19.
Over 10,000 students will be given money to buy laptops, tablets, and internet dongles to study from home.
The funding will also cover health protection measures for students and staff to make sure they can return to campus safely.
Earlier this week, University College Cork confirmed that their 2020/2021 academic year is still due to begin on September 28th, despite the news that this year's Leaving Certificate results will not be published until September 7th.
Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris says first year students need to know when college will start:
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Second Level Students And Staff Will Have To Wear Face Coverings
Schools are due to return later this month
A Local Lockdown Is In Force In Laois, Offaly And Kildare
The new restrictions were announced yesterday
Taoiseach says the local lockdown is needed because the virus is a 'deep and urgent threat'
People in Laois, Offaly and Kildare must stay within their own counties for two weeks from midnight tonight
Localised Lockdown From Midnight Tonight In Kildare, Laois and Offaly
Taoiseach addressed the nation to reveal detail of the three county lockdown and reminded people that "We are all responsible for each other"
BREAKING: Kildare, Laois & Offaly locked down for a fortnight
Residents banned from travelling outside their county, restaurants, cafes, gyms closed, indoor gatherings limited to six people and creches can remain open
Secondary School students and their teachers will have to wear face coverings when schools reopen
UPDATE: Reaction from the Teachers Union Of Ireland
Taoiseach Has Been Briefed On Whether Three Counties Should Be Locked Down To Stop Covid-19 Spread
Ministers will hold a teleconference shortly to consider the advice given by public health officials
Everyone Has A Personal Responsibility To Ensure Schools Can Reopen Safely
That's according to Cork ETB Director of Schools Pat McKelvey who was speaking following a meeting of school principals yesterday.
NPHET Not Ruling Out Local Lockdowns, According To The HSE's Chief Clinical Officer
People living in Kildare, Laois and Offaly are being asked to 'double down' on the public health advice amid concern at the spread of the virus in the 3 counties.
Localised Covid-19 Restrictions Could Be Imposed In Kildare, Laois And Offaly Later Today
Over 70s and the medically vulnerable in the three counties have been advised against using public transport.
69 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
The total number of cases now stands at 26,372
Restaurant and cafe owners should be storing contact details of customers securely
The details need to be kept out of sight of other clients