The 39 Schools

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Engineers have identified structural flaws in 17 school buildings that will require temporary works to be carried out in coming weeks in order to ensure that they are safe for pupils and staff to return to in September.

The 17 schools are in addition to 22 others where defects discovered last year required precautionary measures, such as scaffolding and protective fencing, to be put in place.

Two of the 17 schools newly identified with structural defects were built just last year, while several others were completed as recently as 2017 and 2016.

17 additional schools found with structural defects (RTÉ)

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9 thoughts on “The 39 Schools

    1. Qwerty123

      Issue is, and the same is for new build houses, the inspection regime has not changed. Still self certified. Signed off on drawings, which are compliant. Nobody actually does detailed physical checks at key stages of the build, as what happens in other countries. Architect/Engineer sign off the drawings, builder who messed up will just go out of business and start off again under a different company.

      Council needs to get involved into building inspections, as they are being built!!!

      This is why i would never buy a new build, A2 today, falls down tomorrow.

      1. Otis Blue

        Councils? They’re not exactly exemplars of independence, accountability, competence or efficiency.

        1. Qwerty123

          Well at least you can hold them accountable if the law changed, currently it rests with the builder, which is not working.

          Basically, they are better than nobody

  1. Daisy Chainsaw

    Has the Dept instigated proceedings against the contractors to recoup the costs of these repairs, or are charges being brought against them for substandard work?

    No? How surprising! /sarcasm.

    1. Cian

      The RTE link above says:
      The department has said it continues to liaise with the Chief State Solicitor’s Office and the Attorney General’s office in relation to an ongoing legal process in relation to the defects. The department has initiated legal proceedings against Western Building Systems in the High Court.

      ….but feel free to make stuff up.

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