Trinity to open tomorrow as normal amid country-wide weather warnings

College will only close if Dublin’s wind warning is upgraded to Red

College has announced that its campus and facilities will remain open tomorrow unless the wind warning for Dublin is upgraded to Red.

In an email to staff and students, Orla Cunnningham, the Interim Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Clarke, Director of Campus Infrastructure, said that students who are travelling from counties under a Red warning should stay home and inform their lecturers why they cannot attend campus.

Students are also advised to check their inbox regularly for updates.

This follows advice from the Department of Further and Higher Education that third-level institutions in counties affected by Red weather warnings for wind and Orange warnings for snow and wind close.

In a statement on Twitter earlier today, the Department issued this advice, and urged colleges in Cork, Kerry, Donegal, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon to close due to the “multi-hazard weather threat” presented by Storm Eunice.

Following an updated Red warning by Met Éireann for Clare and Waterford, the Department added these counties to its advice.

Dublin was also upgraded to Status Orange wind warnings, along with Limerick, Tipperary, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Wexford, Wicklow and Galway.

In Cork, Kerry, and Clare, warnings are in place from 3am to 8am Friday. In Waterford and all Status Orange counties these apply from 7am to 11am.

University College Cork (UCC) and Munster Technological University (MTU), in Status Red counties, have said that their campuses will open at 10am on Friday.

In Orange Status counties, University of Limerick (UL) has told students that its campus will be closed until 9am, while Letterkenny IT (LYIT) has announced that it will remain closed on Friday, and will reopen on Saturday morning.

David Wolfe

David Wolfe is a Junior Sophister student of History and Political Science. He is the current Social Media and Managing Editor of Trinity News, having previously served as News Editor, Assistant News Editor and copyeditor.