Monica Hickey, 5th class teacher and Matt Melvin, school principal at St Etchen’s National School, Kinnegad, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Alan Betson

My grandson is 19-months-old. He is half Danish and lives in Copenhagen with his parents. And he has been back in kindergarten since April 15th. That’(...)

Principals charged with reopening schools  are often not aware prefab classrooms require planning permission. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Prefab manufacturers have reported an increase in demand from schools for temporary classroom accommodation, as principals grapple with how to safely (...)