Radio: Learning the hard way as a lockdown closes schools again

Parents and pupils expressed their worries on the airwaves about the weeks ahead as they faced into another spell of remote schooling

Katie Hannon on RTÉ Radio 1‘s Liveline heard from worried parents and pupils last week

There was really only one Irish story last week as the country struggled to get the spread of Covid-19 under control: the question of whether the schools would open on Monday, January 11, or not.

The government had already decided to extend the school holidays to that date, insisting it had full commitment to reopening the schools for the post-Christmas term. As coronavirus cases reached jaw-dropping highs last weekend, however, it became clear that a ...