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(Ireland) 4 yr delay to autism unit at midland school

May 25, 2023, Midlands 103: Midlands School Waiting Four Years For Improved Autism Unit

Improvement works to the autism unit at a midlands school is in the midst of a four year delay.

That's according to Laois Offaly Independent TD Carol Nolan, who says the work due to be carried out at St. Brendan's Community School in Birr needs a 'speedy' conclusion.

The autism spectrum disorder unit was originally granted at €2 million, and the glazing project for the school was to be €2.5 million - those costs have now jumped to €12 million. Deputy Nolan says there are major health and safety concerns:

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