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Storm Barra Schools in 11 counties under Red or Orange alert to remain shut tomorrow

The Department said it would allow for assessment of the impact of Storm Barra to take place

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Storm Barra hits Howth Harbour. Picture: Gerry Mooney

Storm Barra hits Howth Harbour. Picture: Gerry Mooney

Storm Barra hits Howth Harbour. Picture: Gerry Mooney

Schools in a Red or Orange weather alert area should remain closed tomorrow, the Department of Education has advised.

This includes 11 counties: Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Mayo and Wexford.

It applies to counties currently under a Red or Orange area, or which will be in that category tomorrow.

The Department said it would allow for assessment of the impact of Storm Barra to take place.

Schools no longer in a Red or Orange Alert area can reopen provided - if there are concerns -school managers have had an opportunity to check for fallen wires and other serious damage in the vicinity of school buildings.

If an individual school, in a Yellow area, is still experiencing a particular local issue relating to the storm the board of management can make a decision to remain closed for tomorrow.

Schools are advised to keep up-to-date with the current weather warnings which are carried on all national and local news bulletins and in particular any change in the status warning

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