LATEST: West Cork schools need repairs but will re-open on Monday

November 1st, 2018 7:12 PM

By Southern Star Team

Gaelscoil Mhichil Ui Choileain, Clonakilty.

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Schools in Clonakilty, Macroom and Carrigaline are set to re-open on Monday in spite of some external structural defects being found.

The initial structural inspections of 42 schools built by Tyrone-based Western Building Systems were concluded today (Thursday) and those in the West Cork area are all set to re-open on Monday, with fencing to be erected in the meantime as a precaution to protect users of these schools.
According to Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, TD, Gaelscoil Mhichil Ui Choileain, Clonakilty, will require some additional structural works as a result of the technical examinations completed this afternoon. 
He said that the works required are external only and will not result in any school closures or disruption to students. The school will re-open as planned on Monday after the mid-term break and external hoarding will be erected in the coming days.
It is a similar situation for Macroom Boys’ NS and the Carrigaline Educate Together school, where some external structural defects were also discovered and these will necessitate the installation of fencing and other protective structures around some external walls.

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