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Sunday 22 September 2019

Safety works to take place at gaelscoil in Greystones

Gaelscoil na gCloth Liath
Gaelscoil na gCloth Liath

Works to address safety concerns at Gaelscoil na gCloth Liath in Greystones will be carried out in the coming years, with temporary solutions to be installed in the interim.

The school is one of a group of 40 which were built by Western Building Systems and which are all subject to remediation work.

Last October saw the closure of two Dublin schools on a list of 42 nationwide.

All of the schools in question had been built by Western Building Systems between 2009 and 2013.

Gaelscoil na gCloth Liath was one of 17 schools in the group which was built by WBS but did not require initial precautionary measures.

While work got under way on other schools this summer, detailed assessments were carried out which identified the need for some permanent remediation work in each of the 17 schools.

The aim is to undertake the works primarily over the summer holiday periods in 2020 and 2021,

Some precautionary actions are now being taken in these buildings as an interim measure pending permanent works.

School principals are being briefed on progress of the programme.

'Safety has always been at the heart of our response to the structural deficiencies that were identified in these schools,' said Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh.

'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.'

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