10:50 Wednesday, 20 January 2021
The Education Minister says every demand made by unions representing teachers and SNAs was met by her Department.
The reopening of special schools and classes has fallen through for a second time this month.
Minister Norma Foley says lockdown is a traumatic experience for children with special needs, with many regressing while out of school.
She says her Department agreed to requests regarding childcare and pregnant staff members.