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From TheJournal.ie Permission granted for 48-bed apartment block in Dublin after council rejected proposal in 2017 North Strand

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.

From TheJournal.ie Another Dublin construction site has closed due to a case of Covid-19 Coronavirus

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

The latest site is the East Quad site in Grangegorman.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin construction site closes after over 20 workers test positive for coronavirus Covid19

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

The construction company said further tests are being arranged.

From TheJournal.ie Pandemic set to cause major shortfall in housing supply, warns new study Demand And Supply

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.

From TheJournal.ie CIF director 'misspoke' about possible 40% increase in cost of National Children's Hospital Construction

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.

From TheJournal.ie Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation Workers

Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation

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

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

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

Mortimer Quarries resumed their operations on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie House prices could fall by 12% due to Covid-19, according to ESRI study Economy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Phase One: Slow, steady and plenty of nerves as Dublin embarks on gradual re-opening Coronavirus

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.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says indoor construction such as home renovations will not be permitted during Phase One Indoor/outdoor

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.

From TheJournal.ie Construction to resume at three social housing developments in Dublin from early next week Construction

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.

From TheJournal.ie BAM 'welcomes' legal action taken against it by board of National Children's Hospital High Court

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.

From TheJournal.ie Construction work ceases at National Children's Hospital site Construction

Construction work ceases at National Children's Hospital site

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

From TheJournal.ie Most construction work will stop unless essential to pandemic, Harris says Essential Service

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.

From TheJournal.ie Union calls for immediate closure of construction sites Construction

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can't roof a house from home': Construction chiefs say they await HSE order to down tools On The Tools

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Council warns National Children's Hospital contractor about working hour breaches on site Complaints

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.

From TheJournal.ie Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites Rebuilding Ireland

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.

From TheJournal.ie 540 jobs on the way as planning permission granted for €500 million data centre in Wicklow Echelon Data Centres

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.

From TheJournal.ie 40% drop in the number of site accidents in the construction industry this year Hsa

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.

From TheJournal.ie Construction has started on the building frame of the National Children's Hospital Progress Update

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

The hospital board will appear before an Oireachtas committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Residents beside site for new student complex protest over noise levels and rats Aungier Street

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.

From TheJournal.ie Construction costs to rise further as Dublin one of most expensive cities to build in the world Report

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.

From TheJournal.ie Spiralling costs, scarce materials and penalties: How Brexit could impact the housing crisis Bad To Worse

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.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to rezone industrial lands in Dublin to allow for housing revealed Housing

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.

From TheJournal.ie Number of homes built in 2018 rose by 25% compared to year previous Housing

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.

From TheJournal.ie 37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018 Health And Safety

37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Thousands of non-national construction workers will be needed to meet housing targets' - Ibec Brickies

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigating further criminal damage at Dublin building site St Cuthbert's Park

Gardaí investigating further criminal damage at Dublin building site

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

From TheJournal.ie 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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates Housing Crisis

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'A poorly-paid job in horrendous conditions': Archaeologists' strikes to continue as they demand better wages Digging In

'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.

From TheJournal.ie HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns' Building Inspections

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Totally and utterly ruined': The eight-year battle by homeowners affected by mica concrete block scandal Crumbling

'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.

From TheJournal.ie A major German boutique hotel chain's first Irish venue has been cleared for north Dublin Motel One

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Do we need a Minister for Construction for Ireland? Read Me

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's an absolute relief': Contractor to be appointed to complete schools impacted by Carillion collapse Construction

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Sammon liquidation: Schools say they're still optimistic they can open their doors in September Liquidation

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.

From TheJournal.ie A construction firm is creating 100 jobs in Monaghan because of the county's 'work ethic' Jobs Jobs Jobs

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.

From TheJournal.ie Minister: 'To solve the housing crisis, we need to build thousands of affordable apartments' Housing Crisis

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

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

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