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Difference of opinion: NI education minister Peter Weir

Difference of opinion: NI education minister Peter Weir

Difference of opinion: NI education minister Peter Weir

Calls are growing for Northern Ireland schools to close next week - on the basis that a child or teacher testing positive for Covid-19 will ruin Christmas for whole families.

Education Minister Peter Weir has nevertheless insisted that schools will remain open as planned until December 23.

Several high-profile principals have, however, urged the DUP man to urgently reconsider his stance and for the Executive to bring the closing date forward to next Friday, December 11.


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