Structural steel prices are up by around 40%.
A construction firm says it can't deliver a new school in Co Westmeath for the original price agreed because of rising material costs.
Kilbeggan Secondary School is understood to be one of more than a dozen planned new schools hit by the same problem.
Structural steel prices are up by around 40% according to the main lobby group for the Irish construction industry.
Fianna Fáil Senator Paul Daly, chairman of the Kilbeggan school board, says it's thrown their plans into disarray: