National Emergencies / Public Health Issues

Schools and Severe Weather

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Damage to Schools

If your school is damaged as a result of a severe weather event, school authorities should immediately contact their insurance providers. If your insurance provider confirms that they do not cover the damage or if your school is covered by State Indemnity, you should contact the Department to seek Emergency Works Scheme funding. The contact details are as follows:


  • Deirdre Bane on (057) 9324442
  • Evelyn Lynam on (057) 9324348


Please note that Emergency Works funding will not be approved retrospectively unless prior notification is given to the Department. If you are unable to contact our team by phone please ensure you email the following details to

  • School Name, Address and Roll Number
  • Brief Description of the damage sustained and repair works necessary
  • An estimate of the costs of the works (schools are reminded to seek three quotations in this regard) 

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