Wednesday 24 April 2019

St Joseph’s opens after ‘probe’ list

St Joseph's Primary School in Gorey has been cleared to open without any internal or external intervention following a nationwide probe into work carried out by construction firm Western Building Systems (WBS).

The school, which opened yesterday (Monday) after the midterm break, was the only Wexford school included on the list which was published last week by the Department of Education. WBS was involved in constructing an extensions to the main school of St Joseph’s Primary School.

To date, one school in county Dublin inspected as part of the probe has been closed.

Five teams involving 250 workers were on site throughout the weekend to facilitate the reopening of all schools around the country.

The implementation of these measures follows the programme of structural assessments conducted on schools constructed by WBS.

School principals were kept fully informed of progress and received written confirmation as the works were completed.

The assessments took place throughout the mid-term break in order to minimise disruption to the schools involved.

Gorey Guardian