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From TheJournal.ie Minister for Education suing Western Building Systems after concerns of structural defects at schools High Court

Minister for Education suing Western Building Systems after concerns of structural defects at schools

A total of 42 schools built by Western Building Systems were inspected over concerns about potential structural problems earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblowers alleged to have raised school building concerns to Department of Education in 2012 School Closures

Whistleblowers alleged to have raised school building concerns to Department of Education in 2012

The Joint Committee on Education heard claims that industry officials met with former Minister Ruairi Quinn over the issue.

From TheJournal.ie 'Precautionary measures' work on 22 schools hit by structural defects to be finished this evening Structural Defects

'Precautionary measures' work on 22 schools hit by structural defects to be finished this evening

Teams have been on site throughout the weekend to facilitate the reopening of schools.

From TheJournal.ie 17 schools found to have structural defects requiring works to make them safe Western Building Systems

17 schools found to have structural defects requiring works to make them safe

The assessments cleared only 11 schools to open in full without further intervention.

From TheJournal.ie Work begins to reopen ground floors of schools shut over over structural defects Schools

Work begins to reopen ground floors of schools shut over over structural defects

A total of 42 schools are being inspected over concerns about potential structural problems.

From TheJournal.ie 10 more schools inspected over potential structural problems Dublin

10 more schools inspected over potential structural problems

Work on some of the schools will be carried out next week so the buildings can reopen after the midterm break.

From TheJournal.ie Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break Dublin

Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break

The Department of Education said its “overriding priority … remains the health and safety of the school pupils and staff”.

From TheJournal.ie HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns' Building Inspections

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'

The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Two more Dublin schools closed with immediate effect over structural problems Tyrrelstown

Two more Dublin schools closed with immediate effect over structural problems

More than 1,200 pupils in north Dublin have been affected by the closures.

From TheJournal.ie Fire audits ordered for more school buildings, but minister says they're safe Safety Standards

Fire audits ordered for more school buildings, but minister says they're safe

Bruton said Western Building Systems is still eligible to apply for government building contracts.