September 3, 2017
The Minister for Education Richard Bruton TD must answer serious questions about fire safety deficiencies in schools, Social Democrats Councillor Cian O’Callaghan said today.
Cllr O’Callaghan’s comments follow the recent publication by the Department of Education of fire safety audits into five primary schools in Dublin, Wicklow, and Westmeath built under the department’s ‘rapid build’ programme in 2008.
Cllr O’Callaghan said:
“The current government is neither media shy nor adverse to publicity. Yet when it comes to the safety of our children in primary schools and fire safety defects they are suddenly missing in action. Minister Bruton has many questions to answer about the slow and almost casual response to fire safety defects in our schools. These include:
3 September 2017