A separate remediation plan is being put in place for Ardgillan Community College, part of which remains closed. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Remediation works on 22 schools found to have structural flaws last year are to begin this summer, the Department of Education has said. Precautiona(...)

Tyrrelstown Educate Together School. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Department of Education and Skills is suing a company over alleged defects in a €5m “rapid build” school which had to be closed for a part of a te(...)

One school building, part of Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Dublin, which was closed. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The Department of Education and Skills claims the cost of repairing structural defects in one of the schools closed following recent inspections is li(...)

Builders engaged in remedial work at Tyrrelstown Educate Together School. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The scale of remedial work required to make 42 schools with structural concerns safe will require “big money” and a supplementary budget, according to(...)

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 (...)

Scaffolding at Tyrrelstown Educate Together school in Dublin, which was closed due to concerns over “significant structural issues”. Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA

As initial assessments are set to conclude on the 42 schools at the centre of concerns over structural deficiencies on Tuesday, Minister for Education(...)

Scaffolding at Tyrrelstown Educate Together school in Dublin, which was closed due to concerns over “significant structural issues”. Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

Engineers have now inspected 21 schools constructed by Western Building Systems (WBS), the developer at the centre of controversy over school building(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  with Vivienne Bourke, principal of St Luke’s National School, and Tim Stapleton, principal of Tyrrelstown Educate Together, during a visit to the two schools which were closed this week over structrual concerns. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The developer at the centre of controversy over school building standards has published “certificates of completion” it received from the Department o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Vivienne Bourke, principal of St. Luke’s National School and Tim Stapleton, principal of Tyrrelstown Educate Together during a visit. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

The Minister for Education Joe McHugh is unable to say how many other schools may have to close due to structural concerns. The Department of Educati(...)

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