Children's Rights Alliance Calls On Government To Keep Deis Schools Open In The Event Of A New Lockdown

Yesterday saw 1,012 new cases of the virus confirmed in Ireland

The prospect of closing schools for two weeks rather than one during the Halloween mid-term was raised at Cabinet this week.

However the Department of Education has played down the prospect saying no decision has been taken yet.

Chief Executive of the CRA, Tanya Ward, says closing schools will particularly impact on children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

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