Safety work required to address structural flaws in 17 Irish schools 1 month ago

Safety work required to address structural flaws in 17 Irish schools

You may know some of these schools.

Temporary safety measures will be put in place at 17 schools around Ireland, after structural flaws were identified.

These 17 schools are included in the second phase of the remediation programme that the Department of Education have implemented.

In recent weeks, the schools had detailed assessments conducted and engineers have been advised that some remediation and precautionary work is required.

The 17 schools are in addition to the 22 schools built by Western Building Systems where defects were also discovered last year.

40 schools were included as part of the remediation programme and all school principals and patrons are being kept informed of the progress.

In terms of the other schools on the list, 22 schools were included in the first phase of the summer 2019 remediation works programme. 14 of these have undergone permanent structural remediation. Work will commence on another 8 schools over the course of the next few months.

Here are the 17 schools where temporary remediation and precautionary measures are being undertaken in the coming weeks.

Speaking about these planned measures, Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, has said: “Safety has always been at the heart of our response to the structural deficiencies that were identified in these schools. It will continue to be.

“Any permanent or temporary engineering solutions or precautionary measures that are advised by engineers as a result of detailed assessment and analysis of these buildings are being undertaken.”

Structural work will commence on another 8 schools over the course of the next few months and they are as follows;

With regards to Dublin's Ardgillan Community College, a decision on its design solution will be finalised in September.

Elsewhere, the following schools have been permanently remediated.