All schools and third-level institutions to re-open on Monday 'where possible'
We hope you enjoyed those snow days while you could.
The majority of the schools and third-level education institutions across the country have been closed since Wednesday, but it looks like it will be back to business to usual from next week.
Minister For Education Richard Bruton took to Twitter to make the announcement.
Where possible schools, colleges of further ed & 3rd level institutions will re-open on Monday. However, decisions will be made by schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions on an individual basis depending on the circumstances in their area #StormEmma
— Richard Bruton (@RichardbrutonTD) March 3, 2018
The decision will be revisited over the course of the weekend, depending on how badly certain parts of the country are affected by the expected floods over the rest of Saturday and Sunday.
Bruton continued with a statement regarding transport for students, including Bus Eireann school services:
"The position regarding school transport services will be regularly monitored over [the weekend]. It is expected that Bus Éireann will be in a position to advise schools tomorrow evening on routes that will not operate on Monday and schools will contact the families involved."
"However, some decisions on individual schools transport routes may still not be confirmed until Monday morning given changing local conditions. Where possible, information on routes not running will also be provided on Bus Éireann website."