Children making their way to school. Picture: Picture Brendan Gleeson
Schools and colleges in Limerick are to reopen this Monday “where possible”, the Department of Education has announced.
All schools and third-level in Limerick were ordered to close last Wednesday ahead of Storm Emma.
As the extreme weather warning has now been lifted, the Department of Education has now instructed schools to reopen their doors on Monday.
“However, the decisions to reopen will be made by schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions on an individual basis depending on the circumstances in their area, Minister for Education Richard Bruton said.
“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.”
Where possible schools, colleges of further ed & 3rd 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 in their area #StormEmma— Richard Bruton (@RichardbrutonTD) March 3, 2018
The Department expects Bus Éireann to be in a position to advise schools tomorrow evening on routes that will not operate on Monday and schools will contact the families involved.
“The position on school transport services will be regularly monitored over weekend.”
“Some decisions on individual school transport routes may still not be confirmed until Monday morning given changing local conditions. Where possible, information on routes not running will be provided on the Bus Eireann website www.buseireann.ie.”