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Schools In Orange Or Red Warning Counties To Stay Closed Tomorrow

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

06:18 7 Dec 2021

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The Department of Education says all schools in status red and orange counties should remain closed on Wednesday.

That includes Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Mayo and Wexford currently the counties under red or orange warnings.

However, individual schools can choose to stay closed if there are particular concerns around damage caused by Storm Barra.

The Department said: "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.

"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 which are carried on all national and local news bulletins and in particular any change in the status warning for their area."

Most of the rest of the country remains under a status yellow warning until tomorrow evening.

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