Part of the roof of a school in Dublin has collapsed after a fire ripped through the building this morning.
The blaze broke out at Scoil Chaitríona in Coolock just after 6am.
It also caused a number of windows to blow out.
Extensive damage has been done to a school in Coolock after a fire broke out this morning pic.twitter.com/dAIO8hxmI8
— Emma Tyrrell (Ní Riain) (@EmmaNiRiain) October 16, 2019
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire.
The Education Minister has been to see the damage.
JoMinister e McHugh says officials from his department are working on alternatives for the 200 pupils affected:
"My message for the community is that we're going to do whatever it takes. We have a history of dealing with crises in the past 12 months, in terms of other schools, so we have a team in place to do this".