Parents and students of Coláiste Ráithín in Bray, Co Wicklow, protesting against delays in April. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The opening of a number of schools in time for the new school year is in doubt following pickets by subcontractors who say they have not been paid mon(...)

Sammon Contracting founder and chief executive Miceál Sammon confirmed that Carillion’s liquidation had forced his company into examinership. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Collapsed UK construction giant Carillion owed Irish group Sammon Contracting €8 million for work done on stalled school-building projects in the Rep(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton with Miceal Sammon, Sammon Group chief executive (left) and Sean Ashe, KWETB chief executive, at the turning of the sod at Maynooth Education Campus. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There are fears over delays to the provision of thousands of places in up to 10 school buildings after building contractor Sammon was placed into exa(...)