Irish schools advised to CUT Easter holidays following Storm Emma

7th Mar 18 | News

The Department of Education has issued guidance to schools for making up for snow closures and time lost during Storm Emma.

After a red weather warning was issued last week, schools were forced to close from last Wednesday to Friday. However, some in the worst affected areas in the south east remain closed and will have lost up to five to six days.

Minister for Education Richard Bruton detailed that there are a number of options for schools across the country. 

He explained:

“As outlined in the circular, significant flexibility is given to schools to make up tuition hours lost due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Easter break may be reduced by up to three days by the school remaining open up to and including the Wednesday immediately preceding the Easter weekend.

All schools must be closed on the Thursday and Friday immediately preceding the Easter weekend and remain closed for the remainder of the Easter break.”