Tipperary schools will reopen on Monday 'where possible' say Department of Education

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Tipperary schools will reopen on Monday 'where possible' say Department of Education

Schools, third level institutions and centres of further education have been instructed to reopen on Monday 'where possible' following a statement issued by the Department of Education and Skills this afternoon.

However the Department noted that the final decision will rest on schools depending on the "circumstances and conditions in each area."

"As always, schools must ensure the safety of those in their care and give due consideration to this when making a decision to re-open," according to Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton. 

"Decisions will be made by schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions on an individual basis depending on the circumstances and conditions in their area," he stated.

School transport services will be regularly monitored over the weekend and it is expected that Bus Éireann will be in a position  to advise schools on Sunday evening on school transport routes that will not operate on Monday. 

However some decisions on individual school transport routes may not be confirmed until Monday morning given changing local conditions.  Where possible, information on routes not running will be provided on the Bus Éireann website www.buseireann.ie.