All of the primary and secondary schools, as well as third level facilities, have been closed in Laois since Wednesday.
Heavy snow on Tuesday evening created treacherous conditions on Wednesday morning leading to closures.
And then a status Red alert was put in place on Thursday and Friday meaning that our learning facilities remained shut.
Tomorrow will not be a ‘normal Monday’ according to the National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) and it is ‘not likely’ that schools in the worst affected areas will reopen.
In a series of tweets on the MerrionStreet.ie account, the government have confirmed that while the country is slowing returning to normality, some areas will take longer than others.
In areas where the snow has cleared checks are being made on school premises and with bus operators to see how feasible reopening will be.
The Government says that this is being done on a ‘case-by-case’ basis and decisions will be passed on parents locally.
So with that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the schools that we know are open in the morning.
Have we missed any? Or are there any who are still closed? Please let us know:
Mountrath Community School
Scoil Chriost Rí
Heywood Community School
St Fergal’s Rathdowney
Colaiste Iosagain, Portarlington
Dunamase College Portlaoise
Mountmellick Community School
Presentation Primary School, Portarlington
All Holy Family Schools, Portlaoise
Portlaoise Educate Together
St Colman’s NS, Stradbally
The Heath NS
Castletown Primary School
Sandy Lane Portarlington
Tobar an Léinn, Raheen
The Rock NS
Scoil Bhride Portlaoise
St Francis School
Boys and Girls Primary Schools, Mountmellick
Borris in Ossory St. Joseph’s NS
Scoil Mhuire Abbeyleix
Scoil Naomh Eoin, Killenard