The €100 million State school-building programme was stalled by the collapse of UK giant Carillion. Fears are growing that the schools will not be ready on time for their scheduled September opening. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

One of the banks funding a €100 million State school-building programme, stalled by the collapse of UK giant Carillion, confirmed that it is working w(...)

The schools’ original builder, Sammon Construction Ireland, went into liquidation this week. Photograph: iStock

One of the banks funding a €100 million State school-building programme, stalled by the collapse of UK giant Carillion, says it is working with the au(...)

Sammon’s failure is part of the collateral damage left by British group Carillion’s £7 billion collapse.  Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s a cruel irony for Sammon Construction Ireland’s 200 workers that a company which survived the building industry’s worst recession in years goes u(...)

Sammon had been working for the UK operator on the construction of five schools in counties Kildare, Meath and Wexford

Sammon Contracting has gone into liquidation with the loss of 200 jobs, following the collapse of UK building firm Carillion earlier this year, which (...)

Builders BAM and Sammon face competition from rivals such as JJ Rhatigan and Sisk to build and run six schools left unfinished by the collapse of British group, Carillion

Builders BAM and Sammon face competition from rivals such as JJ Rhatigan and Sisk to build and run six schools left unfinished by the collapse of Brit(...)

The  British group Carillion collapsed owing  £7bn  to creditors. Photograph: PA Wire

Builders BAM and Sammon face competition from rivals including JJ Rhatigan and Sisk to build and run six schools left unfinished by the collapse of Br(...)

‘Moral panic over vulture funds is only delaying the end of the arrears crisis.’

In 2011 at the Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin Castle, former US president Bill Clinton sauntered onstage and delivered some home truths. Among (...)