A local school which was one of 23 built by Western Building Systems where structural and fire safety issues were uncovered last year will have to close again for up to 18 weeks.

Scoil Chaitlín Maude in Tallaght notified parents this week that further work needed to be done which may lead to the school relocating until the work is completed.

In a statement released on Facebook the school said:

“As of now, we have no further details as to how this move will progress and we await information from the Department.

“As soon as we have all the details, we will organise a series of meetings with parents and guardians to discuss the practicalities of the move.”

“However, it means that all the works will be completed in the current school year and that will be the end of the various disruptions to the school.

“As we receive additional information, we will keep you all informed.

“Meanwhile, we appreciate your patience and cooperation.”

“This is obviously a huge disruption for the entire school community and will require a lot of cooperation between us all.”

All pupils and teachers will relocate to the Citywest Educate Together School and the school expect the move to take place at the end of next month with an exact date to be confirmed over the coming weeks.