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# construction - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Opinion: Goodbye to O'Rahilly's 40 Herbert Park, an integral part of the story of 1916

Historian Donal Fallon tells of ‘The O’Rahilly’, one of The Rising’s most colourful characters and how his recently demolished home, 40 Herbert Park, played a part in the history of the rebellion.

# construction - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Permission granted for 48-bed apartment block in Dublin after council rejected proposal in 2017

A previous application was rejected back in 2017 following concerns from Irish Rail and local residents.

# construction - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Another Dublin construction site has closed due to a case of Covid-19

The latest site is the East Quad site in Grangegorman.

# construction - Monday 20 July, 2020

Dublin construction site closes after over 20 workers test positive for coronavirus

The construction company said further tests are being arranged.

# construction - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Pandemic set to cause major shortfall in housing supply, warns new study

The study from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland shows that new builds have been badly impacted.

# construction - Friday 22 May, 2020

CIF director 'misspoke' about possible 40% increase in cost of National Children's Hospital

Tom Parlon made the claim on Tuesday to the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response.

# construction - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation

The agreement between the Trade Union Federation and the CIF was signed today.

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'It's good to be back' - Former Mayo star relieved to reopen family business as lockdown eases

Mortimer Quarries resumed their operations on Monday.

# construction - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

House prices could fall by 12% due to Covid-19, according to ESRI study

The ESRI warns that the challenges facing the construction industry may impact supply.

# construction - Monday 18 May, 2020

Phase One: Slow, steady and plenty of nerves as Dublin embarks on gradual re-opening

Across Dublin, traffic was a little busier as the country began the first stage of the Covid-19 roadmap.

# construction - Friday 15 May, 2020

Varadkar says indoor construction such as home renovations will not be permitted during Phase One

Those who can work outside can now return to work.

# construction - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Construction to resume at three social housing developments in Dublin from early next week

Contractors are understood to be on site at the three locations to ensure social distancing can be maintained.

# construction - Thursday 2 April, 2020

BAM 'welcomes' legal action taken against it by board of National Children's Hospital

The dispute relates around the validity of a contract to commence Phase B of construction of the Children’s Hospital without a design.

# construction - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Construction work ceases at National Children's Hospital site

The contractors had been criticised for continuing construction at the site after new government guidelines.

# construction - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Most construction work will stop unless essential to pandemic, Harris says

Construction will not be on the list of essential non-retail services due to be published today, Harris confirmed.

# construction - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Union calls for immediate closure of construction sites

It comes after criticism that the construction industry is not responding quickly enough to the ongoing Covid-19 emergency.

'You can't roof a house from home': Construction chiefs say they await HSE order to down tools

Right now, there are over 100,000 people still involved in construction across the island.

# construction - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Council warns National Children's Hospital contractor about working hour breaches on site

One local councillor says local residents feel “under siege” from the constant construction work near their homes.

# construction - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites

Projects have been given the green light in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford.

# construction - Friday 19 July, 2019

540 jobs on the way as planning permission granted for €500 million data centre in Wicklow

Echelon Data Centres was granted permission for the facility to be built at the Avoca River Business Park.

40% drop in the number of site accidents in the construction industry this year

There have been 166 incidents recorded up to June 2019 – two of which were fatal.

# construction - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Construction has started on the building frame of the National Children's Hospital

The hospital board will appear before an Oireachtas committee today.

# construction - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Residents beside site for new student complex protest over noise levels and rats

The new 300-bed student accommodation complex is expected to be completed by 2020.

# construction - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Construction costs to rise further as Dublin one of most expensive cities to build in the world

It is the third most expensive in Europe behind London and Zurich.

# construction - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Spiralling costs, scarce materials and penalties: How Brexit could impact the housing crisis

Increased costs and problems securing staff could hinder the industry’s response.

# construction - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Plans to rezone industrial lands in Dublin to allow for housing revealed

A Dublin City Council month meeting last night was informed of potential “new growth areas” within the M50.

# construction - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Number of homes built in 2018 rose by 25% compared to year previous

The total number of new dwellings completed in 2018 was 18,072, according to the CSO.

# construction - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018

Figures have revealed that work-related accidents hit an all-time low in 2018.

# construction - Monday 7 January, 2019

'Thousands of non-national construction workers will be needed to meet housing targets' - Ibec

Ibec says there are not enough skilled workers here to meet demand.

# construction - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Gardaí investigating further criminal damage at Dublin building site

Last month work at the site was stopped because of anti-social behaviour.

# construction - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

For Ireland to build the houses it needs, it'll need foreign workers... but they won't be able to afford the rent

This would be necessary if housing supply was to increase as planned, the ESRI has said.

# construction - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates

The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.

# construction - Sunday 11 November, 2018

'A poorly-paid job in horrendous conditions': Archaeologists' strikes to continue as they demand better wages

The union has disputed the claim of a 65% increase in wages in the last four years, as its members’ contracts currently stipulate an hourly wage of €12.50.

# construction - Thursday 25 October, 2018

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'

The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.

# construction - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'Totally and utterly ruined': The eight-year battle by homeowners affected by mica concrete block scandal

The government recently announced a redress scheme which has been welcomed, but it has come too late for some.

# construction - Sunday 8 July, 2018

A major German boutique hotel chain's first Irish venue has been cleared for north Dublin

The nine-storey Abbey Street development will operate under the Motel One brand.

# construction - Friday 6 July, 2018

Opinion: Do we need a Minister for Construction for Ireland?

The sector should have a standalone ministry to help avoid the mistakes of the past and help overcome future challenges, writes Andrew Power.

# construction - Monday 25 June, 2018

'It's an absolute relief': Contractor to be appointed to complete schools impacted by Carillion collapse

In mid-January, it emerged that work had stalled on a number of schools after the UK-based firm went bust.

# construction - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Sammon liquidation: Schools say they're still optimistic they can open their doors in September

On Tuesday, Sammon Contracting Ireland Limited was placed into liquidation.

# construction - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

A construction firm is creating 100 jobs in Monaghan because of the county's 'work ethic'

House frame manufacturer Entekra has just secured €46 million in funding.

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