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03rd Mar 2018

Schools And Universities To Open On Monday ‘Where Possible’


Most schools and universities in Ireland have been closed since Wednesday thanks to the Beast from the East and Storm Emma, but it looks like it’s almost time for things to go back to normal. 

According to Minister for Education Richard Bruton, most institutions will re-open on Monday ‘where possible’. 

In areas where conditions are particularly dangerous, decisions will be made locally. 

With regards to school buses, the Minister had this to say: 

“The position regarding school transport services will be regularly monitored over [the weekend]. It is expected that Bus Éireann will be in a position to advise schools tomorrow evening on routes that will not operate on Monday and schools will contact the families involved.

“However, some decisions on individual schools transport routes may still not be confirmed until Monday morning given changing local conditions. Where possible, information on routes not running will also be provided on Bus Éireann website.”

Thawing snow will combine with heavy rain to create a risk of flooding today and tomorrow. There are still orange and yellow weather warnings in place across the country. 

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