Schools in Dublin advised not to open on Wednesday

Schools in Dublin advised not to open on Wednesday

THE Department of Education is advising that all schools remain closed in the Dublin area on Wednesday after the county was upgraded to an orange weather warning status.

In a statement released tonight the department said that it ‘is advising that all schools that are currently or forecast to be in a Red or Orange alert area should remain closed tomorrow, 8 December. This will allow for assessment of the impact of Storm Barra to take place”.

Already principals and board of managements in schools in Tallaght, Clondalkin, Ballyfermot and Lucan have been sending out messages this evening to inform parents of the latest developments.

“Schools that are no longer in a Red or Orange Alert area can reopen, provided that, if there are concerns, school managers have had an opportunity to check for fallen wires and other serious damage in the vicinity of school buildings” the departments statement went on to say.

“If an individual school (in a yellow area) is still experiencing a particular local issue relating to the storm, the Board of Management can make a decision to remain closed for tomorrow”.

All schools should keep up-to-date with the current weather warnings the department says. This evening Met Eireann upgraded the weather status to orange in Dublin and schools are been advised to remain closed for the safety of students and staff


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