Students Abbey Hehir, Rebecca Murphy and Ryely Cantrell from Co Clare were the overall winners of the ABP Farm Safety Award at the 2020 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) with their innovative Slurry Pit Saver project.
Anyone who has seen The Birds, the 1963 horror-thriller film directed Alfred Hitchcock, will have some sympathy for the residents of Balbriggan, Howth, and Skerries in north Co Dublin, where an infestation of seagulls is making life miserable for locals.
Permanent remediation works on 22 schools will begin over the summer, with representatives from the schools affected asked to attend the Department of Education offices in Tullamore and Dublin next month for an ‘information session’ on the planned remediation programme.
The Department of Education and Skills is suing a company over alleged defects in a €5m "rapid build" school which had to be closed for part of a term last year to allow temporary remedial works costing €1m to be carried out.
Plans to tell all parents affected by the schools safety crisis if the facility their child has serious fire and structural flaws have been delayed a "day or two" amid ongoing concerns over the true scale of the scandal.