Scaffolding at Tyrrelstown Educate Together school in Dublin, which was closed due to concerns over ‘significant structural issues’. File photograph: Cate McCurry/PA

Most schools that have been at the centre of structural concerns over recent weeks are set to either open or partially reopen following the mid-term b(...)

One school building, part of Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Dublin, is closed. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

A total of 22 schools built by Western Building Systems (WBS) have been identified as being in need of some level of remedial works before being able (...)

Tadhg Nolan and Jack Smith use “ro-sham-bo” (rock-paper-scissors) as a dispute resolver, watched by other students and principal Regina Doheny and teacher Cian Mullaly at Scoil Phádraig Naofa, Tullow, Co Carlow. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

When Regina Doheny became principal of a boys primary school in Co Carlow, she noticed something unsettling about the yard. It wasn’t that the tarm(...)