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There is little option now for Micheál Martin but to close schools – science and politics call for it

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The most interesting aspect of the briefing Education Minister Norma Foley gave the opposition on schools re-opening was how little actual briefing she did.

After turning up an hour late for the conference call, she was introduced by Education Department secretary general Seán Ó Foghlú. She said a few words which amounted to “the data shows schools are safe” before sitting back and allowing Mr Ó Foghlú take the questions from opposition TDs.


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