Hurrican Ophelia is making its way towards Ireland with a status orange warning in place for Laois.
Parents around the county are wondering if schools will remain open or close on Monday as all schools in red alert counties are closed and the strength of the hurricane remains unknown.
Msgr. John Byrne has confirmed that all Portlaoise Parish Primary Schools will be closed on Monday, Holy family Senior and Junior, Scoil Bhride, the Heath,
Msgr. Byrne encouraged everyone to "keep safe" during Hurricane Ophelia.
Saint Fintan's BNS, Mountrath has confirmed school will be closed tomorrow.
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