Schools will remain open this week despite cold snap
Schools will remain open this week.
Ireland's schools will remain open this week despite severe weather warnings remaining in place.
The cold snap will continue until Friday, December 16th.
The National Emergency Coordination Group has confirmed that schools will stay open this week.
Parents were concerned about school closures due to the ongoing cold snap, but Minister Darragh O'Brien announced that "life will go on as normal" this week.
"We will continue to monitor the ongoing weather conditions.
"We will ensure that all arms of the state are responding speedily and appropriately to meet any challenges.
"I would advise everybody to monitor national and local media, including social media, over the coming days to keep up to date with information regarding the developing weather situation.
"Above all, make sure you stay warm and safe and keep in touch with vulnerable or elderly neighbours.”
He confirmed that public transport will also continue to run despite the weather warnings.
The National Emergency Coordination Group is set to meet each day this week to monitor the cold snap.
A Status Yellow low-temperature warning will remain in place until 12 pm on Friday.
Met Éireann has warned the public that temperatures could drop below -5C.
Sleet, ice, fog, and snow are also forecast for this week.