An incident occurred on the morning of the 16th of April involving a school bus. A small number of students were taken to University College Hospital, Limerick as a precaution. Our dedicated staff members who were first on the scene, acted swiftly and efficiently to ensure the safety of all students and to provide immediate assistance following the incident. We are exceptionally proud of the brave efforts of all the students involved, especially our senior students who facilitated younger students leaving the bus. The school immediately enacted our Critical Incident Plan which allowed for a rapid and efficient response.

We would like to express our gratitude to the emergency services of the Gardaí, the Ambulance Service and Paramedics and the Fire Service who responded to the scene and provided exceptional assistance and guidance. In addition, we are grateful for all the help and offers of support received from so many, including Bus Eireann and members of the public.

In the coming days and weeks, all those involved will continue to be offered support in school by our care services and structures, along with assistance from the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS).

The school is grateful that the injuries were not more serious and are thankful to every member of our school and wider community who have rallied to assist all those affected.