The Regional Education and Language Teams (REALT) is hosted by the 16 regional ETBs and are staffed by existing, regionally based education support personnel.

With almost 18,000 Ukrainian students currently enrolled in Irish schools, the ETB community has shown leadership in the effort to integrate students from Ukraine into the Irish education system where a 91% enrolment rate among Ukrainian children aged 5-18 is the most successful in Europe. From ETB coordination of the Regional Education and Language Teams (REALTs) to the very human response and supports offered locally by ETBs, we hear about one school’s experience.

The primary role of the REALT is to build on existing regional education support structures and the initial focus will be on assisting families in securing school places. REALT will also  support schools in the area to meet the needs of these children as they emerge, to advise and support the Department in developing new capacity where required, and to co-ordinate the provision of education services to schools and families across their defined area. 

Below are the email and phone contact details for the 16 ETBs and ETBI.

LocationETBEmail AddressPhone No.
Cavan & MonaghanCMETBREALT@cmetb.ie087-6036711
CorkCork ETBREALT@corketb.ie021-4907172
Dublin CityCDETBREALT@cdetb.ie086-0108230
DonegalDonegal ETBREALT@donegaletb.ie074-9161600
Dublin & Dún LaoghaireDDLETBREALT@ddletb.ie085-8012821
Galway & RoscommonGRETBREALT@gretb.ie086-1367245
KerryKerry ETBREALT@kerryetb.ie086-0108222
Kildare & WicklowKWETBREALT@kwetb.ie087-7767895
Kilkenny & CarlowKCETBREALT@kcetb.ie087-1344558
Laois & OffalyLOETBREALT@loetb.ie085-8764777
Limerick & ClareLCETBREALT@lcetb.ie086-4408220
Longford & WestmeathLWETBREALT@lwetb.ie085-8850753
Louth & MeathLMETBREALT@lmetb.ie086-1036571
Mayo & Sligo & LeitrimMSLETBREALT@msletb.ie085-8269416
TipperaryTipperary ETBREALT@tipperaryetb.ie052-6134330
Waterford & WexfordWWETBREALT@wwetb.ie086-8040089