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#Construction

# construction - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

'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 70,006 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 29,839 Views 0 Comments

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
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

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

Aug 6th 2019, 10:51 AM 26,121 Views 45 Comments

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
# Echelon Data Centres

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

Jul 19th 2019, 11:31 AM 46,550 Views 50 Comments

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
# Hsa
# Hsa

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

Jul 19th 2019, 9:30 AM 8,975 Views 31 Comments

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
# Progress Update
# Progress Update

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

Jun 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 16,369 Views 34 Comments

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
# Aungier Street
# Aungier Street

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

May 12th 2019, 7:15 AM 33,941 Views 41 Comments

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
# Report
# Report

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

Apr 11th 2019, 6:20 AM 16,122 Views 21 Comments

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
# Bad To Worse
# Bad To Worse

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

Mar 6th 2019, 12:02 AM 15,980 Views 27 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

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

Mar 5th 2019, 10:28 AM 27,208 Views 37 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

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

Feb 7th 2019, 9:05 PM 9,916 Views 31 Comments

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
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018

Jan 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 9,931 Views 12 Comments

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
# Brickies
# Brickies

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

Jan 7th 2019, 12:12 PM 40,050 Views 154 Comments

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
# St Cuthbert's Park
# St Cuthbert's Park

Gardaí investigating further criminal damage at Dublin building site

Dec 8th 2018, 6:00 AM 20,052 Views 18 Comments

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
# Boom Boom
# Boom Boom

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

Nov 21st 2018, 6:00 AM 44,643 Views 56 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Nov 20th 2018, 8:25 PM 29,415 Views 63 Comments

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
# Digging In
# Digging In

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

Nov 11th 2018, 4:00 PM 22,818 Views 41 Comments

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'
# Building Inspections
# Building Inspections

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

Oct 25th 2018, 1:59 PM 9,934 Views 30 Comments

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
# Crumbling
# Crumbling

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

Oct 21st 2018, 8:00 PM 50,588 Views 36 Comments

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
# Motel One
# Motel One

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

Jul 8th 2018, 6:30 AM 41,355 Views 25 Comments

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?
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Jul 6th 2018, 7:00 AM 10,884 Views 64 Comments

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
# Construction
# Construction

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

Jun 25th 2018, 8:45 PM 16,586 Views 5 Comments

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
# Liquidation
# Liquidation

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

Jun 7th 2018, 12:05 AM 12,266 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
# Jobs Jobs Jobs

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

May 8th 2018, 1:15 PM 15,412 Views 14 Comments

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

# construction - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Minister: 'To solve the housing crisis, we need to build thousands of affordable apartments'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Minister: 'To solve the housing crisis, we need to build thousands of affordable apartments'

Apr 12th 2018, 6:15 AM 25,112 Views 88 Comments

Minister Eoghan Murphy has claimed the cost of building apartments has dropped by as much as 15%.

# construction - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Students living in €249-a-week accommodation offered partial refunds due to months of construction work
# Mill Street
# Mill Street

Students living in €249-a-week accommodation offered partial refunds due to months of construction work

Mar 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 22,728 Views 31 Comments

A number of students have complained about loud construction work ongoing since October.

# construction - Saturday 24 February, 2018

How will Ireland 2040 be delivered? For starters, we need more brickies, tilers and plasterers
# Construction
# Construction

How will Ireland 2040 be delivered? For starters, we need more brickies, tilers and plasterers

Feb 24th 2018, 10:30 AM 15,218 Views 66 Comments

Ireland 2040 has big plans – but will we have enough construction workers to deliver government pledges.

# construction - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Where will all the construction workers come from to build the Ireland 2040 plan?
# On Site
# On Site

Where will all the construction workers come from to build the Ireland 2040 plan?

Feb 18th 2018, 7:00 AM 29,282 Views 80 Comments

In the long-term apprenticeships will help, but what about in the next few years?

# construction - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Construction tender prices to rise by 7% this year, surveyors warn
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Construction tender prices to rise by 7% this year, surveyors warn

Feb 17th 2018, 6:12 PM 12,653 Views 47 Comments

“Success is measured in what you build, not what you spend.”

# construction - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Two building giants battling over pyrite 'should make sure homeowners are paid first'
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

Two building giants battling over pyrite 'should make sure homeowners are paid first'

Feb 4th 2018, 3:50 PM 24,370 Views 14 Comments

Ballymore Group is suing Ireland’s biggest company, CRH.

# construction - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Claims about bogus self-employment in construction 'grossly exaggerated'
# Building
# Building

Claims about bogus self-employment in construction 'grossly exaggerated'

Jan 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 16,437 Views 12 Comments

The construction industry’s representative body did acknowledge a reluctance in contractors to directly employ workers and said the government needs to make this more attractive.

# construction - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

'Alarm' and frustration as newly built Irish schools stalled by Carillion collapse
# Construction
# Construction

'Alarm' and frustration as newly built Irish schools stalled by Carillion collapse

Jan 24th 2018, 8:51 AM 19,871 Views 48 Comments

A new building for a school in Co Wicklow has been completed – but the collapse of Carillion means they haven’t moved in yet.

# construction - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Nine workers dead after 450m-long bridge collapses in Colombian valley
# Motorway
# Motorway

Nine workers dead after 450m-long bridge collapses in Colombian valley

Jan 16th 2018, 10:25 AM 22,604 Views 5 Comments

The 450m-long bridge was to be part of a motorway connecting to the city of Villavicencio to Bogotá.

# construction - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Construction workers had to live in terrible conditions, court hears
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Construction workers had to live in terrible conditions, court hears

Jan 11th 2018, 11:10 PM 22,590 Views 0 Comments

20 workers allege they were underpaid while working for Portuguese companies hired to build a section of the N7.

# construction - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Construction of motorway to connect Dublin to Derry to begin this year
# North To South
# North To South

Construction of motorway to connect Dublin to Derry to begin this year

Jan 6th 2018, 7:00 AM 32,313 Views 55 Comments

The project is the biggest road project ever undertaken in Northern Ireland.

# construction - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities
# Santa's Workshop
# Santa's Workshop

Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities

Dec 21st 2017, 1:08 PM 14,945 Views 10 Comments

The Sisk & Son construction company has been making toys for charities at Christmas for the last 40 years.

# construction - Monday 18 December, 2017

No need for parking spaces and more apartments per floor allowed in complexes under new draft guidelines
# Housing
# Housing

No need for parking spaces and more apartments per floor allowed in complexes under new draft guidelines

Dec 18th 2017, 6:00 AM 22,025 Views 59 Comments

The Housing Department today published new draft guidelines around apartment developments.

# construction - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Back booming: Almost 3,000 building apprentices predicted for this year
# Brick By Brick
# Brick By Brick

Back booming: Almost 3,000 building apprentices predicted for this year

Nov 5th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,582 Views 31 Comments

There were 650 construction apprenticeships in 2010 – that rose to 2,271 last year.

# construction - Friday 6 October, 2017

'Customers find it impossible to get here': FX Buckley butcher says Luas works forced him to downsize
# Moore Street
# Moore Street

'Customers find it impossible to get here': FX Buckley butcher says Luas works forced him to downsize

Oct 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 36,290 Views 63 Comments

Buckley pins the drop in footfall on Moore Street to the Luas Cross City works.

# construction - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Safety concerns raised as construction vehicle topples over beside school grounds
# Our Lady's Grove
# Our Lady's Grove

Safety concerns raised as construction vehicle topples over beside school grounds

Sep 27th 2017, 6:10 AM 65,338 Views 45 Comments

Part of the land owned by Our Lady’s Grove in Dublin was sold to developers.