I note the announcement by the Departments of Agriculture and Education late last night about the recall of hand sanitiser distributed to some schools via the Department of Education procurement process and the decision by the Department of Education that affected schools can close today.
Thankfully, when the procurement process for such products for schools opened this summer, we decided to stick with the supplier who has always looked after us. Our Board of Management has always been clear that it is a priority for us to buy Irish, shop local, support jobs in the locality and keep small businesses going where this does not compromise the school. WipeOut, based in Dublin 24, has taken good care of our school since our early days when our invoice was not worth much. They give us products of a high quality, supply and fit dispensers free of charge and are prompt with delivery.
They set us up with dozens of hand sanitiser dispensers plus additional soap and hand towel dispensers during the summer and kept supply of products coming to us when there was a shortage in the country. We are more than happy with their service and saw no reason to change supplier this summer.
Therefore, it is with relief that I let you know that we do not have the recalled product in our school and we will be open today.
Have a good day.