The Labour Party is calling on the government to make a decision.
Talks between teacher unions and the Department of Education are expected to resume today to try and get special education reopened.
Labour TD Aodhan O'Riordain's calling on the Education Minister to stop saying things in public, after a plan to have children back in the classroom was dropped last week.
He also believes it's important the vaccination plan would prioritise those who work in schools.
Deputy O'Riordain hopes any safety concerns over the return of special needs education can be overcome:
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland believes the Leaving Cert can go ahead this year.
The class of 2021 has missed around 40 per cent of the curriculum because of Covid 19.
Schools aren’t expected to return in full until after St Patrick’s Day.
Despite this, General Secretary of the TUI, Tullamore's Michael Gillespie believes the exams can go ahead: