Oireachtas Committee on Finance Committee chair John McGuinness said he did not accept the Department of Public Expenditure’s position that “you just write policy and then you sit back”.

The State was not a party to contracts to build schools and an institute of education that have collapsed and now threaten more than 100 small subcont(...)

Earlier this year Carillion collapsed into administration, which resulted in the Irish construction firm the joint venture hired to build the schools, Sammon Contracting Ireland Ltd, going into liquidation. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

The joint venture charged with building several new schools in the State has secured a temporary High Court injunction preventing subcontractors block(...)

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(...)

NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly: price of all procurement and construction for PPP is set to rise. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Work may have resumed on some of the Irish projects caught up in the collapse earlier this year of British construction group Carillion, but the long-(...)

Parents and students of Coláiste Ráithín outside the unfinished school in Bray, Co Wicklow.

Woodvale Construction has won the contract to restart building six schools left unfinished following January’s collapse of British group Carillion. (...)