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School Closure by Department of Education

13th March 2020 - 19th April 2020

Covid-19 – Statement from the Department of Education and Skills

An announcement was made on Thursday the 12 March, 2020, by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD of the closure of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This will take effect from 6pm this evening, Thursday 12 March. This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.

Read the full statement here.



13th March 2020
19th April 2020