* School Closed Mon 16th October *

In response to the imminent Storm Ophelia, the Department of Education and Skills has confirmed all schools, colleges and other education institutions will remain closed tomorrow.

“This decision has been made following discussions with members of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning and in light of the advice from Met √Čireann on this unprecedented storm”, the department said in a statement this evening.

Met Eireann this evening issued a nationwide red weather warning.

The issue of red level severe weather warnings implies that recipients take action to protect themselves and/or their properties; this could be by moving their families out of the danger zone temporarily; by staying indoors; or by other specific actions aimed at mitigating the effects of the weather conditions.


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