All Schools Will Remain Closed Tomorrow Because of Storm Ophelia

All Schools Will Remain Closed Tomorrow Because of Storm Ophelia
Sharron Lynskey
Sharron Lynskey

16 Oct 2017

The Department of Education has confirmed that all schools will remain closed tomorrow.

It'll mean they'll shut their doors for the second day in a row, after the announcement on Sunday evening that they'll close for today.

It comes as Storm Ophelia continues to batter the country.

According to the Education Minister, Richard Bruton, the decision came following a meeting of the government's National Emergency Coordination Group.


The Minister has added that he acknowledges some schools won't have as bad an impact as others, but some authorities won't have the chance to check their school buildings until tomorrow morning.


Minister Bruton also confirmed the decision was taken in the interests of safety.