Minister to allow schools to reopen


THE normal arrangements whereby schools decide to open or close based on local circumstances should be re-instated. The Minister took this assessment at an emergency meeting in Dublin on Monday.

This means that schools in a position to open on Tuesday and Wednesday should do so.

The Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe TD, took his decision based on weather advice given to a meeting of the Government’s emergency planning group and the unexpected rise in temperatures that has occurred in parts of the country.