No firm decision has yet been made for Donegal school closures this week, as the incoming blizzard-like conditions closes schools in southern and eastern counties
The Department of Education & Skills has decided to close all schools, third level institutions, colleges and centres of further education in Status Red counties for the rest of the week due to Storm Emma.
Munster and Leinster counties Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow and Meath have been worst-hit by the snowfall and freezing conditions so far. It was announced this afternoon that all schools in affected areas would also remain closed on Thursday and Friday.
No school closures have yet been announced for Donegal. The Department said that decisions will be made locally for counties outside Munster and Leinster:
“In relation to Connaught and Ulster decisions on school closures will be made individually depending on the circumstances in their area. The situation in Connaught and Ulster will be kept under review,” the statement said.