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."
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
"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.
I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those principals, teachers, students and parents who co-operated fully with the safety measures in place over the past days. #StormEmma— Richard Bruton (@RichardbrutonTD) March 3, 2018