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Snow Day

Schools to decide if they remain closed, rather than department

Buses are not running in many areas.

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Updated 11.10am

A NUMBER OF schools and colleges are closing today after Met Éireann issued a status red snow-ice alert for several counties.

The snow-ice warning covers Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow and Meath. As a result of the warning, school buses are not running in some areas.

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A Department of Education directive for schools in certain areas to remain closed has not yet been issued but Education Minister Richard Bruton said the department is “monitoring” the situation.

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Some individual schools have decided to close due to the bad weather.

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Colleges

University College Dublin will be closed today and tomorrow, and Dublin City University has said it will remain closed until Monday, 5 March. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has also cancelled classes today and tomorrow.

Classes at Griffith College Dublin and Griffith College Cork have also been cancelled today, but the Limerick campus will remain open.

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We’ll update this piece as more information is known.

Read: Red weather warning issued after heavy overnight snow

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