Government in U-turn on plans for Leaving Cert students and special schools to return next week

The Government has been forced into a U-turn on plans to allow Leaving Cert students return to school next week.

Leaving Cert Students will now study remotely along with all other pupils until January 31. The issue will then be reviewed.

Plans to reopen special schools next week are also to be cancelled.

The move comes after the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland instructed members not to attend classes next week.

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