Limerick school closed following flooding of grounds

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A man walks by Ardscoil Mhuire on Sunday following the flooding. Below, principal Brid Hegarty. Pictures: Press 22
AS a result of the weekend’s flooding in the Corbally area of Limerick city, the board of management of Ardscoil Mhuire has decided to keep the school closed until Tuesday, on the grounds of “health and safety”.

AS a result of the weekend’s flooding in the Corbally area of Limerick city, the board of management of Ardscoil Mhuire has decided to keep the school closed until Tuesday, on the grounds of “health and safety”.

The statement, which was issued on the school’s Facebook page, said that in “the aftermath of very significant flooding on the school grounds, Ardscoil Mhuire’s Board of Management have decided on health and safety grounds to keep the school closed tomorrow”.

It said that school would re-open on Tuesday.

In a previous statement, the school said: “Our thanks to those who worked through the night in Corbally to keep those in our community safe. Our thoughts and prayers are also with those who have been affected by the flooding.”

Meanwhile, Limerick City and County Council is expected to make a statement on the flooding situation later this Monday. The council remains on high alert following the ESB decision to increase the level of water being released from Parteen Weir.

Council crews remain on standby and have confirmed that a number of houses in the Castleconnell and Montpelier area are cut off and are only accessible with tractors or other heavy duty vehicles.

The local authority said it would be meeting with Waterways Ireland later today to establish exactly what happened on Saturday night, resulting in flooding around 14 houses in the College Park Road and Richmond Park area of Corbally.