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Efforts Underway To Reopen Midlands Special Schools

A local junior minister is calling for services to resume as soon as possible.

A midlands junior minister has joined the calls for special schools to be reopened.

They were shut due to the spike in covid cases, but advocacy groups says that's having a detrimental effect on students with special needs, who urgently need access to services.

Forsa trade union - which represents special needs assistants - says it will a 'phased resumption' of special schools.

Fianna Fáil Longford-Westmeath TD Robert Troy says efforts are ongoing to get reopen local facilities:

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