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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# wbs

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# Legal Action
Building company facing legal action from Dept of Education to 'vigorously contest' any litigation
Some 42 schools constructed by Western Building Systems have been at the centre of a safety probe.
# wbs
Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block
A total of 42 schools built by WBS were inspected over concerns about structural problems.
# Remedial works
Remedial works on 22 schools with structural issues begin tomorrow, says minister
The remedial works will be carried out over the summer period with all schools expected to re-open as normal for the new term in September.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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”.
# 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.
# school closures
Attorney General consulted over awarding of school building contracts to WBS
A total of 42 schools will be assessed over the next two weeks.