The Department of Education has advised schools in Donegal, Cork, Kerry, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon not to open tomorrow (Friday 18th February) due to the extreme threat of Storm Eunice.
The storm is expected to impact most during school commuting hours and this will make journeys to school “extremely hazardous” in the morning in those areas.
LYIT (both campuses including CoLab) will be closed tomorrow.
Early learning, childcare and afterschool services in 7 counties have also been told not to open tomorrow.
Bus Eireann has confirmed that school transport services will not operate in the county tomorrow. “This decision is taken in the interests of our customers and employees, following careful consideration of the advice of agencies coordinating a response to Storm Eunice,” a statement said.
The Department of Education is advising teachers to implement remote teaching and learning plans where possible.
A Status Orange snow warning has been issued for Donegal tomorrow from 3am to 3pm, with blizzard-like conditions expected due to the strong winds and wintry conditions.
The Department said all other counties may open schools, subject to local conditions.