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From TheJournal.ie 36 per cent decrease in new buildings in 2013 Construction

36 per cent decrease in new buildings in 2013

There were 7,943 new buildings recorded in the Republic of Ireland in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Sochi: The 'dark side' of the 2014 Winter Games Russia

Sochi: The 'dark side' of the 2014 Winter Games

Locals living in the area undergoing development for the Games say that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are not listening to their grievances.

From TheJournal.ie National strike of electricians could halt construction and manufacturing Strike Vote

National strike of electricians could halt construction and manufacturing

The Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) has confirmed that that they will ballot members on 7 February.

From TheJournal.ie Home-building at fastest rate in nine years as industry 'turns corner' Construction

Home-building at fastest rate in nine years as industry 'turns corner'

A survey by Ulster Bank found rising activity has prompted firms to expand their staffing levels.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank governor: The bailout programme did what it said on the tin Central Bank

Central Bank governor: The bailout programme did what it said on the tin

Honohan said, now that we have exited the programme, “the rest is up to us”.

Here are some of the year's biggest hightlights made entirely out of Play-Doh

Here are some of the year's biggest hightlights made entirely out of Play-Doh

Can you identify these 2013 hightlights?

From TheJournal.ie 'Relentless push': Government plans special Cabinet meeting on jobs early next year Jobs Jobs Jobs

'Relentless push': Government plans special Cabinet meeting on jobs early next year

The coalition has been boosted this year by a continuing fall in the numbers of people who are unemployed with the jobless rate now at 12.8 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Home for Christmas? Stay and check out job prospects says recruiter Skill Shortages

Home for Christmas? Stay and check out job prospects says recruiter

Recruitment agency Servisource says that there are particular skill shortages in the areas of nursing and construction.

From TheJournal.ie Good news: up to 150 construction jobs at Dublin data centre Jobswatch

Good news: up to 150 construction jobs at Dublin data centre

Digital Realty made the announcement as Jobs Minister Richard Bruton broke grounds on its new site in west Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Optimism in construction sector 'at a record high' Building

Optimism in construction sector 'at a record high'

Construction activity has now risen for three months in a row – but it’s still very low following the economic crash.

From TheJournal.ie Wexford company to train 1,000 construction workers in Nigeria Training

Wexford company to train 1,000 construction workers in Nigeria

The partnership deal is worth €3 million over three years.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation Construction

President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation

Speaking at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland he said the construction sector was leaving a ‘disturbing’ part of its history behind.

From TheJournal.ie Construction company requests examiner after payment problems Road Trouble

Construction company requests examiner after payment problems

SIAC Construction said it had experienced uncertainty over payment for works done on projects in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs Pyrite

Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs

The funding will be available for about 1,000 properties that require immediate repair but homeowners who have already paid for repairs will not be compensated.

From TheJournal.ie Home renovation tax incentive will hurt 'tax dodging cowboys' - IGBC Budget 2014

Home renovation tax incentive will hurt 'tax dodging cowboys' - IGBC

New scheme means homeowners are less likely to use the shadow economy for building works according to construction groups including The Irish Green Building Council.

From TheJournal.ie First rise in construction sector since 2007 Construction

First rise in construction sector since 2007

The survey finds that employment stabilised in the Irish construction sector.

From TheJournal.ie Planning applications down 6% nationwide in 2013 Building Sector

Planning applications down 6% nationwide in 2013

Sligo and Leitrim had the worst construction performance for 2013, according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index.

From TheJournal.ie Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing Homelessness

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing

Focus Ireland said the number of families becoming homeless every month in Dublin has recently doubled from 8 to 16 families every month.

From TheJournal.ie Construction to begin on new juvenile detention facility in Oberstown Detention

Construction to begin on new juvenile detention facility in Oberstown

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald will turn sod on Monday at the site to mark the beginning of construction.

From TheJournal.ie ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street ESB

ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street

The company said the new building will showcase innovative technologies that will reduce the running costs by 50 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Construction output achieves largest annual rise since 2006 Builders

Construction output achieves largest annual rise since 2006

Figures from the Central Statistics Office showed that volumes in the constuction sector in the second quarter were 11.2 per cent higher than last year.

From TheJournal.ie The construction industry is moving closer to stabilisation Construction

The construction industry is moving closer to stabilisation

That is according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about two reports into suicide in Ireland, a major crash on a motorway, and the Dublin mayor who’s giving himself a pay cut…

From TheJournal.ie Almost 1 in 2 men who took their own lives had worked in construction Suicide

Almost 1 in 2 men who took their own lives had worked in construction

The cases were recorded over four years from around the start of the down-turn in September 2008.

From TheJournal.ie Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories Cso Stats

Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories

The largest decrease, of around seven euro a week, was recorded in the hospitality sector. The largest increase was in construction.

From TheJournal.ie Ancient skeletons and medieval ice skates... all in a day's work for the Irish 'tunnel men' in London Meet The Tunnel Men

Ancient skeletons and medieval ice skates... all in a day's work for the Irish 'tunnel men' in London

Hundreds of Irish workers are involved in the 21 kilometre underground Crossrail project. Everything from the remains of Roman roads to skeletons belonging to the city’s Black Death victims have been uncovered in the course of the massive dig.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

Here's why builders in Ireland shouldn't ever slack off Toilet Humour This post contains videos

Here's why builders in Ireland shouldn't ever slack off

He’s taking the piss, surely?

From TheJournal.ie Column: How did we surrender our liberty and become voluntary slaves? Opinion

Column: How did we surrender our liberty and become voluntary slaves?

We sold our freedom long ago when we accepted mountainous debt in search of power and status, writes Steve Bonham. The lesson? Avoid committing to things that make us dependent upon the whims of others.

From TheJournal.ie Most prosecutions for failure to pay pension contributions were construction firms Pensions

Most prosecutions for failure to pay pension contributions were construction firms

In the Pension Board’s annual report, it also criticised the poor pension administration and expressed concern about low assets for defined benefit schemes.

From TheJournal.ie More than 20 housing estates in desperate need of major regeneration Renewal

More than 20 housing estates in desperate need of major regeneration

Minister Jan O’Sullivan says she wants to maintain the national regeneration programmes put in place over the years and pledges €80 million investment to disadvantaged communities.

From TheJournal.ie Property sector accounts for almost half of outstanding business loans Lending

Property sector accounts for almost half of outstanding business loans

Lending to both small and large businesses in this sector continued to fall over the the last year.

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 school prefabs to be replaced with permanent classrooms Prefabs

Over 100 school prefabs to be replaced with permanent classrooms

Minister Ruairí Quinn said the new scheme will see the creation of around 360 jobs.

From The42 Brazil-England friendly scrapped over security - report Problems

Brazil-England friendly scrapped over security - report

The decision is understood to have been made over fears regarding the safety of the venue.

From TheJournal.ie Minister pledges clampdown on councils over bad planning decisions Planning

Minister pledges clampdown on councils over bad planning decisions

Jan O’Sullivan says she will invoke ministerial powers to veto any planning decision which doesn’t conform to policy.

From TheJournal.ie Sligo man killed in New York construction accident New York

Sligo man killed in New York construction accident

Gary Feeney was crushed by a 40-foot pipe that became dislodged while it was being unloaded from a trailer near Saratoga in New York State.

From TheJournal.ie Planning applications increase in 11 counties Building

Planning applications increase in 11 counties

Roscommon, Leitrim and Monaghan saw the greatest increases in applications.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings Asbestos This post contains videos

MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings

If passed in parliament, a new report would also see member states required to provide increased protection and training for workers.

From TheJournal.ie New rules on buildings hope to avoid repeat of Priory Hall disaster Buildings

New rules on buildings hope to avoid repeat of Priory Hall disaster

Phil Hogan has announced new regulations which will require professionals to sign off on the compliance of buildings as they are built.