Minister for Education Joe McHugh said his department conducts several checks to assess the solvency of main contractors prior to the award of a contract on any school building project. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Construction of 18 schools countrywide has been set back this year alone because of the collapse of one company and the financial difficulties of anot(...)

Loreto College, Wexford. Principal  Billy O’Shea said teachers and students have been waiting 19 years for a new premises

It is likely to take a “few weeks” to resolve uncertainty over the completion of up to six major school-building projects following the collapse of a (...)

Loreto College’s new school building in  Wexford. It had been due to move its 750 pupils to the new   facility towards the middle of next week. Photo: Loreto College, Wexford.

State authorities say they do not expect any significant delay to the completion of six school building projects following the collapse of a UK constr(...)