Keeping schools open in Northern Ireland not a political decision, says minister

“Stormont’s education minister has insisted his stance on keeping schools open is not political and is in line with the expert medical advice. Peter Weir was challenged during a sitting of the Assembly as to why schools, colleges and childcare facilities in Northern Ireland remain open, when in the Republic of Ireland they were all closed as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 16 March]

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