With it looking unlikely that schools will reopen on Monday next due to the pandemic, Galway Minister calls for an exemption for special schools.
The Minister for Disability, Galway East deputy Anne Rabbitte says that she is supporting her colleague Minister Madigan in the call to keep special schools open. These schools cater to children and teenagers with profound disabilities and she says the number of children involved, is significantly lower than in mainstream schools.
She believes the impact of previous shutdowns on this cohort of students is much greater and longer lasting.
Minister Rabbitte has been speaking to Midwest News about why a special case must be made to re-open Special schools