Schools & colleges to reopen on Monday “where possible”

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Much to the disappointment of children and students across the county, the Department of Education says that schools will re-open on Monday where possible.

In a statement issued today, the Dept. said: “Where possible schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions will re-open on Monday.

“However, decisions will be made by schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions on an individual basis depending on the circumstances and conditions in their area.

“As always, schools must ensure the safety of those in their care and give due consideration to this when making a decision to re-open.

“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 school transport 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 the Bus Éireann website – http://www.buseireann.ie.”

NUI Galway remains closed today and tomorrow with all events cancelled at the University.

The government are also advising people to stay away from rivers as melting snow could lead to flooding.