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Important Update: School Closed on Tuesday, 17th October, 2017

Please note that the school will remain closed tomorrow, 17th October, 2017 in compliance with directions from the Department of Education and Skills.


The Department of Education and Skills have announced:

All Schools to Remain Closed Tomorrow Tuesday 17th Oct 

The Minister for Education has confirmed all schools are to remain closed tomorrow. Third level institutions are to decide whether to open on an individual basis. 

In a series of tweets Richard Bruton added that “it is recognised that the decision to close schools will have a major impact on families and on the workforce. However, this decision has been taken in the interests of safety for children and to provide clarity for everyone concerned”

Statement from Department of Education and Skills re School closure on 16th October, 2017.

Following a special meeting of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning in response to the imminent Storm Ophelia, the Department of Education and Skills is now informing all schools in areas affected by Met Eireann’s status red wind alert that they are to act on the Department’s advice and remain closed tomorrow, Monday 16 October.  For parents, this means that their children will not attend school tomorrow in any area where there is a status red wind alert already announced or announced in the intervening time.

Met Eireann has issued a Status Red Weather alert for the whole country tomorrow (October 16th)