Updated: 17/01/18 : 04:59:24
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Schools to remain open unless weather severely worsens

The Dept Of Education has said schools will remain open today unless the weather severely worsens.

Parts of the country is set to be hit with snow and wintry showers over the next few days.

But it is up to individual schools to decide whether they close or not.

A spokeswoman said: “It’s entirely up to the boards of management whether a school opens or closes due to snow.

“Only in a red weather alert situation would there be a nationwide closure of schools.”

More snow is expected today and Thursday.

An updated snow-ice warning has been issued for the whole country.

A Met Eireann spokesperson said, There is a risk of snow everywhere. There is a continued risk of snow showers tomorrow and Thursday.

Meanwhile, Storm Fionn made his way to Ireland last ight.

Forecasters reckon gusts of up to 80km/h will hit Sligo, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry.