Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Thomas Byrne TD has said that he has requested Minister for Education, Richard Bruton to appear before the Dáil to answer questions about the collapse of Carillion.

Deputy Byrne commented, “Five schools across the country are completely unsure as to what will happen to their building projects, and to their future maintenance services due to the collapse of Carillion.

“When Fianna Fáil, and I as Education Spokesperson, last week raised questions about this matter, we were assured by Minister Bruton that he was “confident” that the five Irish schools wouldn’t be affected by the collapse.

“RTÉ news is reporting now that there is significant doubt about these projects and I can confirm in my own constituency, there is extreme concern from sub-contractors connected with the Eureka project in Kells.

“I’ll be asking the Ceann Comhairle to allow a special debate on this matter to press the Minister as to why he gave misleading assurances last week and to set out now the exact plan for the finishing of these schools and their future maintenance,” concluded Deputy Byrne.