Schools to remain closed 17th October

As storm Ophelia passes over Ireland, the Department of Education and Skills has confirmed that all schools will remain closed tomorrow.

The decision was announced by the Government, following a meeting of the National Emergency Coordination Group in Dublin this afternoon.

Minister Richard Bruton said the decision “was primarily taken in the interests of child safety and on the basis of information available in what is a developing situation”.

On Twitter, he said: “While it is recognised that some schools may not be as badly impacted as others, the information available at this time indicates that over 350,000 businesses & homes already without power, severe winds continue to cause damage across the country as the storm progresses.”

Hope to see you all safely on Wednesday 18th October 2017.

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