One of two west Dublin schools affected by structural defects has said it will reopen its building for pupils tomorrow.

A second school building will remain closed after parents expressed strong concern about conditions inside.

Tyrrelstown Educate Together National School will accommodate junior pupils in its ground floor, which has been bolstered internally with scaffolding and timber structures. 

Older pupils will be bussed to accommodation elsewhere.

Parents viewed the inside of nearby St Luke's National School in Tyrrelstown this morning.

The school had hoped to reopen its ground floor to junior pupils tomorrow.

However after their visit this morning parents said they were unhappy with conditions, which one mother described as scary.

Around 20 parents who spoke to RTÉ News said they could not send their children back. Some say they will picket the school tomorrow morning. No parent expressed satisfaction. 

This afternoon the school decided to postpone its reopening of the building, pending a second health and safety check by independent consultants.

The school has invited senior pupils to return tomorrow, to be walked to nearby temporary accommodation.

The ground floors of both schools have been bolstered internally with scaffolding and timber structures.

The upper floors will not reopen for the foreseeable future, due to structural safety concerns.

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