Monday , October 25 2021

Two schools in the security probe remain closed this week



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Two Dublin schools that are concerned about their structural security will continue to be shut down by this week.

The Department of Education and Skills met on Monday with the Tyrrelstown Educate Together National School (ETNS) and St Luke's National School Schools to discuss the impact of the precautionary measures on Sunday.

ETNS and St Luke were temporarily closed for security reasons two weeks ago.

Further work will be done on Tuesday, and initially the employee will only be on the first floor, and other classes will be taken outdoors.

A department spokeswoman said: "The department works closely with school authorities to facilitate the reopening of both schools as soon as possible.

"Given the time it takes to address operational issues such as traffic management, today, tomorrow and Wednesday, all parties are now working to open schools again later in the week."

Details of when schools will be opened will be communicated directly by the school authorities to their parents.

In total, 42 schools are being tested, and many of the earlier signs indicate that the structures are sound.

Education Minister Joe McHugh previously said that initial assessments of schools with structural issues will be completed by Tuesday evening.

The developer at the discussion center is Western Building Systems (WBS).

The revision was linked to concerns about the integrity of Tyrone-based construction business buildings for the period 2009-2013.

Western building systems said the Department of Education has stated that each of the closed schools is "fully eligible" after the completion of the construction.

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