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Yes, there'll be outbreaks when schools reopen. The key is to not play blame game

Sarah Carey


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Helping hand: Education Minister Norma Foley faces a huge task. Photo: Frank McGrath

Helping hand: Education Minister Norma Foley faces a huge task. Photo: Frank McGrath

Helping hand: Education Minister Norma Foley faces a huge task. Photo: Frank McGrath

Clarity of thought is such a gift. To know what one wants is the first and most important step in achieving anything. The last government resolutely set a goal: open the schools in September.

And so Education Minister Norma Foley faces a huge task.

Against her will be trade unions throwing every obstacle in her path; "concerned parents" losing the head at the tiniest prospect of risk to their child; journalists who need and crave mistakes for headlines, and Opposition TDs who have no responsibility for anything.