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Ó Ríordáin welcomes decision to extend school meals for July and August

25 June 2020

Statement by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
Spokesperson on Education and Skills, Gaeilge and the Gaeltacht

Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has welcomed the decision by Government to extend school meals for July and August.

Deputy Ó Ríordáin said:

“I wholeheartedly welcome the news that Cabinet is due to sign off on extending school meals for the rest of the summer.

“I have been calling for the Government to make this decision since I received an answer to a Parliamentary Question which stated that school meals would not continue into the summer.

“I did make an appeal to Joe McHugh yesterday and he said that he would seek to get movement on this issue from the Department of Social Protection.

“I greatly appreciate the efforts. Vulnerable children will now be assured of nutritious  and regular meals for the rest of the summer.”