Gardai investigate fire as Letterkenny school is forced to close

A garda investigation is underway after Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal in Letterkenny was forced to close this morning because of a fire outside the building.

There is an ongoing construction project at the school, one of the biggest national schools in the county.

Board of Management Chairperson Fr Eamonn Kelly says it appears the fire was deliberately started in the early hours of this morning..........

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It's hoped the school can reopen tomorrow, a meeting to assess the situation will take place this afternoon to make a final decision.