Secondary school teachers are calling for students to have greater access to dedicated mental health supports outside of schools following the Covid-19 pandemic.
A survey of ASTI members found 57 per cent of them said this was the most important requirement to ensure students well-being.
Teachers repeatedly cited frustration that students with significant emotional or behavioural problems could not get timely support from the public health services.
Moira Leyden ASTI's assistant general secretary, says greater access is urgently required:
Monaghan GP Illona Duffy says the vaccination plan was changed to make it easier to implement and faster.
Speaking on The Joe Finnegan Show today, she said many would feel teachers and carers should receive their vaccinations earlier but there was a logic behind the change: