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# construction - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers

May 18th 2022, 12:18 PM 18,457 Views 75 Comments

The Social Democrats are asking the government to scrap the subsidy for developers – Cian O’Callaghan explains why.

# construction - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects
# Rising Costs
# Rising Costs

Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects

May 10th 2022, 1:45 PM 11,129 Views 15 Comments

The minister says there is a real risk of projects not being completed if the State didn’t step in.

# construction - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Dr Lorcan Sirr: Ukrainian refugees can be housed quickly and easily if government acts now
# Homes
# Homes

Dr Lorcan Sirr: Ukrainian refugees can be housed quickly and easily if government acts now

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 8:15 PM 43,271 Views 54 Comments

The senior lecturer in housing says the urgent need to house Ukrainian refugees may be what Ireland’s housing crisis needs, with political will.

# construction - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

'We've never seen increases like this': Pressure on builders over soaring timber and steel costs
# Public Tenders
# Public Tenders

'We've never seen increases like this': Pressure on builders over soaring timber and steel costs

Mar 22nd 2022, 3:00 PM 36,796 Views 18 Comments

According to the latest available figures, timber prices rose 64% in a year while steel prices are up almost 30%.

# construction - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Fewer new homes recorded in 2021 but increase in construction by end of year
# Building
# Building

Fewer new homes recorded in 2021 but increase in construction by end of year

Jan 18th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,100 Views 18 Comments

16.5% more dwellings were under construction in the final quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

# construction - Saturday 25 December, 2021

'It came at a cost': Taoiseach regrets shutting down construction for four months
# Biggest Regret
# Biggest Regret

'It came at a cost': Taoiseach regrets shutting down construction for four months

Dec 25th 2021, 12:10 AM 47,307 Views 62 Comments
  • The Taoiseach says they shut down construction as the government wanted to be 'ruthless' in dealing with the Alpha variant wave, reports Christina Finn.
  • Martin said it is his 'desire not to' ever close down construction again.
  • There will be a renewed effort on ramping up bed capacity in 2022, he says.

# construction - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Liverpool set to start work on Anfield expansion
# Construction
From The42
# Construction

Liverpool set to start work on Anfield expansion

Sep 22nd 2021, 10:33 AM 5,737 Views 1 Comment

The club aims to increase capacity of their home stadium to more than 61,000.

# construction - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Mica and pyrite scandals - could it still happen today?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Mica and pyrite scandals - could it still happen today?

Jul 4th 2021, 9:00 PM 25,787 Views 23 Comments

Experts have said new legislation is needed to ensure building supplies are checked by independent parties.

# construction - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back
# Mica Protests
# Mica Protests

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back

Jun 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,688 Views 7 Comments

The Donegal diaspora in the US is mobilising in support of homeowners seeking compensation for mica damage to their homes.

# construction - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Number of residential units sent for planning dropped by 29% in first quarter of this year
# Housing
# Housing

Number of residential units sent for planning dropped by 29% in first quarter of this year

May 26th 2021, 6:10 AM 8,104 Views 7 Comments

The type of residential units subject to commencement has seen a “substantial shift” towards housing over apartments.

# construction - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Contractor BAM takes High Court action against National Children's Hospital board
# Construction
# Construction

Contractor BAM takes High Court action against National Children's Hospital board

Apr 8th 2021, 10:19 PM 35,762 Views 0 Comments

BAM is the primary contractor building the new children’s hospital in Dublin.

# construction - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Phased return of construction from 12 April criticised as 'economic and societal own goal'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Phased return of construction from 12 April criticised as 'economic and societal own goal'

Mar 30th 2021, 9:06 PM 39,113 Views 15 Comments

The Taoiseach said that the resumption of house builds from 12 April includes home refurbishments.

# construction - Friday 5 March, 2021

Building company launches High Court action against government's construction shutdown
# Construction
# Construction

Building company launches High Court action against government's construction shutdown

Mar 5th 2021, 7:07 PM 34,097 Views 0 Comments

It claims the private construction sector is being unfairly discriminated against.

# construction - Monday 8 February, 2021

Housing minister says construction sector is set to reopen on 5 March
# Essential Service
# Essential Service

Housing minister says construction sector is set to reopen on 5 March

Feb 8th 2021, 1:26 PM 25,954 Views 26 Comments

The minister said the building of homes is an “essential service”.

# construction - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister

Jan 27th 2021, 5:08 PM 24,906 Views 55 Comments

The lockdown will mean housing targets could be off by between 6,500 and 7,000 new homes,

# construction - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February
# Level 5
# Level 5

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 9:45 PM 102,808 Views 75 Comments

Government sources state that it is still their intention to get schools reopened in February.

# construction - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'About 30%' of construction sites remaining open despite Level 5 shutdown
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

'About 30%' of construction sites remaining open despite Level 5 shutdown

Jan 19th 2021, 9:00 PM 67,136 Views 35 Comments

Some of the biggest FDI sites in the country are open under government exemptions.

# construction - Monday 11 January, 2021

Construction workers face cost of restrictions as PUP recipients rise to nearly 400,000
# Payment
# Payment

Construction workers face cost of restrictions as PUP recipients rise to nearly 400,000

Updated Jan 11th 2021, 7:57 PM 57,527 Views 20 Comments

Almost 400,000 people will receive the PUP tomorrow, an increase of 18.7% on last week.

# construction - Friday 8 January, 2021

Explainer: Here is how today's construction lockdown will impact building projects
# Construction
# Construction

Explainer: Here is how today's construction lockdown will impact building projects

Jan 8th 2021, 5:00 PM 33,213 Views 29 Comments

Despite the lockdown there are a number of construction projects that can continue.

# construction - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

'Non-essential' construction sites to close but exemptions including social housing projects near completion can continue
# Construction
# Construction

'Non-essential' construction sites to close but exemptions including social housing projects near completion can continue

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 6:24 PM 101,789 Views 71 Comments

There are a number of exemptions to the order.

# construction - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Teens called on to design 'home for everyone' in construction competition
# Future Builders
# Future Builders

Teens called on to design 'home for everyone' in construction competition

Jan 3rd 2021, 8:30 AM 44,517 Views 8 Comments

Winners will have the option of taking a Construction Industry Federation scholarship or access to its apprenticeship programme.

# construction - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Government expects 25,000 new homes built in 2021 - half by State or approved housing bodies
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government expects 25,000 new homes built in 2021 - half by State or approved housing bodies

Dec 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,259 Views 17 Comments

The shutdown of the industry slowed progress this year but it is unlikely further lockdowns would stop construction.

# construction - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 30th 2020, 6:30 PM 24,967 Views 45 Comments

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
# North Strand
# North Strand

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

Sep 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 30,950 Views 24 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Jul 23rd 2020, 11:25 AM 46,111 Views 54 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 6:20 PM 124,392 Views 105 Comments

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
# Demand And Supply
# Demand And Supply

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

Jun 16th 2020, 6:10 AM 19,305 Views 54 Comments

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
# Construction
# Construction

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

May 22nd 2020, 12:30 PM 23,658 Views 50 Comments

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
# Workers
# Workers

Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation

May 21st 2020, 1:01 PM 12,525 Views 12 Comments

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

'It's good to be back' - Former Mayo star relieved to reopen family business as lockdown eases
# Moving Forward
From The42
# Moving Forward

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

May 21st 2020, 12:00 PM 35,501 Views 7 Comments

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
# Economy
# Economy

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

May 20th 2020, 1:03 PM 39,783 Views 52 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

May 18th 2020, 1:20 PM 41,210 Views 39 Comments

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
# Indoor/outdoor
# Indoor/outdoor

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

May 15th 2020, 5:10 PM 77,019 Views 52 Comments

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
# Construction
# Construction

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

Apr 22nd 2020, 9:05 PM 46,890 Views 68 Comments

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
# High Court
# High Court

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

Apr 2nd 2020, 10:15 PM 57,675 Views 64 Comments

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
# Construction
# Construction

Construction work ceases at National Children's Hospital site

Mar 31st 2020, 6:31 PM 27,542 Views 19 Comments

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
# Essential Service
# Essential Service

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

Mar 28th 2020, 1:38 PM 63,538 Views 17 Comments

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
# Construction
# Construction

Union calls for immediate closure of construction sites

Mar 24th 2020, 11:14 AM 59,108 Views 60 Comments

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
# On The Tools
# On The Tools

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

Mar 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 69,998 Views 84 Comments

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
# Complaints
# Complaints

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

Nov 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 29,833 Views 0 Comments

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

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