All schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions in Ireland set to re-open on Monday

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All schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions will re-open on Monday

All schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions will re-open on Monday, according to an update from the Department of Education. 

However, the Government body said 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 also said that "schools must ensure the safety of those in their care and give due consideration to this when making a decision to re-open". 

More updates from Louth schools and colleges as we have them. 

With regards transport to school, the Department of Education said that they will be "regularly monitoring" bus services 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." the statement said. 

The Minister for Education and Skills added that he 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 days".