Confirmed: All Munster and Leinster schools to close for the rest of the week 3 years ago

Confirmed: All Munster and Leinster schools to close for the rest of the week

If you were frantically studying for a test this week, it's your lucky day. Thanks Storm Emma.

All schools in Munster and Leinster will close for the rest of the week as result of Storm Emma.

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Up to 25cm of snow is expecting in many parts of the country so, as a result, the decision has been taken to close all schools in the affected regions until next Monday at the earliest.

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Meanwhile, Cork Airport's runway has re-opened after work by the airport's maintenance staff to clear all snow and slush.

Flights are boarding again and are set to resume shortly.

However, there have been some Aer Lingus cancellations, among them flights to Bristol, Paris and Heathrow.

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