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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

All schools in counties under Red and Orange warnings to close tomorrow

Schools will not open in 12 counties tomorrow due to fears of Storm Barra, which is due to hit Ireland during the night and tomorrow.

Met Éireann has issued a status red wind warning for counties Cork, Clare and Kerry tomorrow, while status orange warnings were issued for counties Limerick, Waterford, Galway, Mayo, Wexford, Dublin, Louth, Wicklow and Meath.

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The Department of Education has advised schools across the 12 counties affected to not open tomorrow.

The department said in a statement: “Due to the significant nature of Storm Barra, as forecast by Met Éireann and to give sufficient notice to schools and parents/guardians, the Department is advising that all schools covered by the Red Alert and Orange warning from Met Éireann should not open tomorrow, 7th December.”

“All schools should 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 for their area.”

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