College to close tomorrow following weather warning

Schools and Higher Education Institutions in 12 counties are urged to shut after Storm Barra forecast

Trinity and Higher Education Institutions across the country are to close tomorrow, Tuesday 7 December, due to weather warnings issued by Met Éireann regarding Storm Barra. 

A red alert has been issued for counties Clare, Kerry and Cork, and an orange warning has been issued for Limerick, Waterford, Galway, Mayo, Wexford, Dublin, Louth, Wicklow and Meath. 

It is expected that parts of the counties currently in status orange will escalate to status red, the forecaster’s highest level of alert, which is described as “rare” and “extremely dangerous/destructive”. 

The Department of Further and Higher Education announced this evening that it was advising all universities, colleges and further education facilities under red alert and orange warning to not open tomorrow. 

The HSE has also announced that all Covid-19 vaccination and test centres are to close tomorrow in Cork and Kerry, with a number of centres also closing in Clare, Meath, Sligo, Galway, Leitrim and Mayo. 

Speaking to Trinity News, a spokesperson for College confirmed that Trinity would not open on Tuesday.

The spokesperson clarified that the closure included both the library and Buttery. 

“As per the government announcement this evening, Trinity College Dublin is closed tomorrow due to Storm Barra.”

“We will give a further update as necessary by email and social media”, the spokesperson added.

Sarah Emerson

Sarah Emerson is currently a Deputy News Editor of Trinity News. She is a Senior Sophister English Literature and Jewish and Islamic Civilizations Student.