NUI Maynooth has confirm an incident occurred at approximately 10.30am on Tuesday morning at the campus swimming pool when vapour from the swimming pool’s plant room entered the air conditioning system during a maintenance operation.
The swimming pool was immediately evacuated and school children were assessed by both the University’s Medical Team and the National Ambulance Service.
Due to the age of the children they were brought to hospital to be assessed. Nineteen children were returned to their school later that day with six children remaining in hospital as a precautionary measure.
The university said this incident is being investigated by both it and the Health & Safety Authority.