Schools to reopen in Kildare tomorrow #Ophelia

Department of Education issues statement

Niamh O'Donoghue


Niamh O'Donoghue


Schools to reopen in Kildare tomorrow #Ophelia

File photo: school bus

Schools will reopen in Kildare tomorrow and school transport will be back in operation, subject to any damages experienced at a local level, according to the Department of Education and Skills.

In a statement released in the last few moments, it said; “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.

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“For schools which require repairs, any non-State owned schools should in the first instance contact their Insurance Providers before contacting the Department regarding emergency funding, for any State owned buildings school authorities are free to apply for funding under my Departments Emergency Works Scheme.”

It said the forms are available on the Departments website. For phone queries, the number to contact is 057-9325379/5414.

“The Minister for Education and Skills would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those principals, teachers, students and parents who co-operated fully with the safety measures in place over the past two days,” it said.

It’s understood some schools in Kildare are still without power at present, and if that is not restored, they may have to remain closed until the ESB rectifies the problem.