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Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar

Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney

Leo Varadkar

The Dáil around the corner is in a class of its own… for dawdling, sucking on the end of a pencil and staring vacantly into space.

Teachers will recognise the apparent stupor, and the impossibility of knowing how much is sinking in. A new school year is almost upon us, parents and teachers alike are chanting it over and over, but the Government doesn't appear to have done its homework.

And it's no excuse to say it was eaten by the virus, because the virus is the very thing at issue. How will schools reopen? What are the plans? Tell us what you know.