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Most schools, colleges and third level institutions to open on Monday

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Most schools, colleges and third level institutions to open on Monday

Back to the books - schools in Donegal look likely to be open on Monday.

The Department of Education and Skills has advised that "where possible" schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions will re-open on Monday.

In a statement the Department qualifies this by adding that 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.

The statement added: "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."

School transport

The statement also deals with school transport issues, stating that the position regarding school transport services  will be regularly monitored over the weekend. It is expected that Bus Éireann will be in a position  to advise schools tomorrow evening on school transport routes that will not operate on Monday and schools will contact the families involved. However, some decisions on individual schools transport routes may still not be confirmed until Monday morning given changing local conditions.  Where possible, information on routes not running will also be provided on the Bus Éireann website - http://www.buseireann.ie.