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Two more schools closing & 42 to be assessed due to structural concerns


Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 23/10/2018. Two more schools closing & 42 to be assessed due to structural concernsTags: Education And Politics Teachers


Tyrrelstown Educate Together School and St Luke's, National SchoolTyrrelstown were assessed today as part of a programme of structural checks being undertaken on schools built by Western Building Systems.Following advice from a consultant structural engineer and in consultation with the school authorities a decision was taken to close both schools with immediate effect.  

The Department is working closely with the school authorities in relation to interim accommodation solutions for the over 1,200 affected pupils.  The target is to have interim accommodation solutions in place for when pupils return to school after the mid-term break next week. At all times the key priority of the Minister and the Department is the safety of pupils and staff.

The Minister and the Department acknowledge the disruption that school closures have on families and parents, students and staff of the affected schools will be kept fully up to date with developments.The investigations at Tyrrelstown today, while not identifying any imminent danger, suggest that those two schools should close as a precautionary measure to allow for further detailed investigations at both schools.Further examinations of other schools built by Western Building Systems are ongoing.At all times, the Department remains in close contact with principals and the management of schools being inspected in order to keep them up to date with developments.
Note to editors:
 
Tyrrelstown Educate Together school is a 24 classroom primary school built by Western Building Systems in 2011. St Luke’s National School, Tyrrelstown is a 24-classroom primary school built by Western Building Systems in 2012.

Source: Department of Education Statement

Update 24th October 2018

A total of 42 schools built by Western Building Systems have now been identified by the Department of Education as requiring safety assessments - see the full list below:

Dublin
20166W
Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School
Western Building Systems
2003

Westmeath
20188J
Mullingar Educate Together National School
Western Building Systems
2008

Wicklow
20301C
Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath (also now occupying former
ETNS Building on same campus)
Western Building Systems
2008

Dublin
20176C
Rush & Lusk Educate Together National School
Western Building Systems
2008

Dublin City
20304I
St. Francis of Assisi, Belmayne
Western Building Systems
2008

Dublin City
20308Q
Belmayne Educate Together National School
Western Building Systems
2008

Cork
15597W
Macroom Boys National School
Western Building Systems
2009

Dublin Fingal
76129H
Ardgillan Community College
Western Building Systems
2009

Dublin
20201V
Tyrrelstown Educate Together National School
Western Building Systems
2011

Meath
20215J
St Pau'ls National School, Ratoath
Western Building Systems
2011

Kildare
16705E
Scoil Phadraig Naofa (New School)
Western Building Systems
2011

Kildare
06209J
Athy Model School
Western Building Systems
2011

Kildare
20192A
Gaelscoil Atha Í
Western Building Systems
2011

Dublin
20303G
Lucan East Educate Together National School
Western Building Systems
2011

Dublin Fingal
16675V
St. Luke's NS Hollywood Road, Tyrrelstown
Western Building Systems
2012

Dublin Fingal
n/a
Castlemills Education Centre (formerly occupied by
RN20269J Scoil Chormaic CNS) + Flemington
Community Centre Balbriggan
Western Building Systems
2012

Laois
15556I
Portarlington Convent National School
Western Building Systems
2012

Dublin Belgard
20223I
Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Lucan
Western Building Systems
2012

Cork County
20006A
Gaelscoil Chloich na Coillte, Clonakilty renamed GS
Mhichíl Uí Choileáin
Western Building Systems
2013

Cork County
20310D
Carrigaline Educate Together National School
Western Building Systems
2013

Cork
20335T
Scoil Phadraig Naofa, Rochestown
Western Building Systems
2013

Dublin
20241K
Scoil Choilm, Diswellstown,Porterstown (linked to
Luttrellstown CC)
Western Building Systems
2013

Dublin
76130P
Luttrellstown Community College
Western Building Systems
2013

Laois
14838N
Maryborough National School
Western Building Systems
2013

Laois
20081O
Gaelscoil Portlaoise
Western Building Systems
2013

Laois
20347D
Portlaoise Educate Together National School
Western Building Systems
2013

Cork City
20354A
Cara Jnr (Special) School
Western Building Systems
2014

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown
20425U
Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua
Western Building Systems
2015

Dublin City
20453C
Broombridge Educate Together National School
Western Building Systems
2016

Dublin Belgard
20426W
Lucan Community National School, Balgaddy Road, Lucan
Western Building Systems
2016

Dublin Belgard
20422O
Scoil Aoife Community National School, City West
Western Building Systems
2016

Dublin Belgard
19872P
Scoil Chaitlin Maude
Western Building Systems
2016

Meath
20082Q
Gaelscoil Tulach na Og, Dunboyne
Western Building Systems
2016

Meath
76196W
De Lacy College, Ashbourne
Western Building Systems
2016

Meath
20382f
Gaelscoil na Mí, Ashbourne
Western Building Systems
2016

Meath
20396Q
Ashbourne Educate Together National School
Western Building Systems
2016

Donegal
20235P
Letterkenny Educate Together National School
Western Building Systems
2017

Dublin Belgard
20411J
Firhouse Educate Together National School
Western Building Systems
2017

Kildare
20428D
Gaelscoil Mhic Aodha
Western Building Systems
2018

Wexford
18280I
St Joseph's National School, Gorey
Western Building Systems
2018

Galway
20000L
Galway Educate Together National School
Western Building Systems
2018

Dublin Belgard
20412L
Gaelscoil Teach Giuise
Western Building Systems
2018



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