We need answers on Tyrrelstown, St.Lukes and the many schools adversely affected

01 November 2018

Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton, has called on the Minister for Education to initiate expert investigations into the school building issues found in Tyrrelstown Educate Together, St. Lukes Primary School and all schools affected.

Speaking today Deputy Burton said:

“There is a need for an expert investigation to begin as soon as possible into the problems at the different schools, including two schools in Dublin West which are to only partially re-open following the midterm break.

“Parents, pupils, and staff of Tyrellstown Educate Together and St Luke’s Primary School are seriously challenged and inconvenienced by the need for potentially extensive remedial works.

“Details of the duration of the closure and the extent of works needed is not forthcoming which is contributing to serious confusion and concern for parents and teachers alike.

“The communities affected are incredibly proud of the academic achievements of these schools. Today’s partial closure notice due to structural concerns about the buildings is having a shattering impact on the public and families.

“The state investment in these schools has been enormous and to now find ourselves in a position where sections of buildings are deemed unsafe to enter is wholly unacceptable.

“We need answers on Tyrrelstown, St.Lukes and the many schools adversely affected by this ongoing situation.”

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