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Construction

# construction - Yesterday’s News

Homeowners to foot the bill for water used during construction works

The Construction Industry Federation says that its members have yet to raise the issue.

# construction - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Dublin city has 300 vacant sites despite needing over 37,000 housing units

Will Dublin City Council be liable for the undeveloped site levy? They’re not sure.

# construction - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From Business ETC Construction climbs 11.5 per cent in 2013 Building Booms?

Construction climbs 11.5 per cent in 2013

Growth static in fourth quarter but big jump in annual statistics

# construction - Monday 10 March, 2014

From Business ETC Irish construction sector rose again during February Boost

Irish construction sector rose again during February

The sharpest expansion in activity was again recorded on residential projects.

# construction - Sunday 2 March, 2014

“In the future it will be good, so I won’t complain”: Dubliners on the new Luas

Business owners are happy to put up with the noise and construction work in anticipation of more customers when the line finally opens.

# construction - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Warning that Ireland’s construction sector is facing a skills shortage

A new report shows that in 2013, just 8,301 residential units were completed, while in 2006 it was 89,000.

# construction - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Gardaí seek witnesses to death of man crushed by digger

The incident occurred shortly before midday yesterday.

# construction - Friday 7 February, 2014

From Business ETC 6,500 electricians to strike in two weeks over pay rates Sparks Flying

6,500 electricians to strike in two weeks over pay rates

Some 94 per cent of TEEU members voted in favour of industrial action and notice was served on employers today.

# construction - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Leaving to work in Australia? Make sure you know your rights

A pamphlet published by two unions and Sinn Féin gives details of pay conditions as well as contact information for groups offering support to Irish migrants in the country.

# construction - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

From Business ETC 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.

# construction - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

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.

# construction - Monday 20 January, 2014

From Business ETC 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.

# construction - Monday 13 January, 2014

From Business ETC 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.

# construction - Friday 10 January, 2014

From Business ETC 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”.

# construction - Monday 6 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Construction worker lights cigarette in the most incredibly badass way Flaming Nora

# construction - Monday 23 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here are some of the year’s biggest hightlights made entirely out of Play-Doh

# construction - Sunday 22 December, 2013

‘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.

# construction - Monday 16 December, 2013

From Business ETC 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.

# construction - Sunday 15 December, 2013

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.

# construction - Monday 9 December, 2013

From Business ETC 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.

# construction - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Wexford company to train 1,000 construction workers in Nigeria

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

# construction - Friday 8 November, 2013

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.

# construction - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

From Business ETC 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.

# construction - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

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.

# construction - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

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.

# construction - Monday 14 October, 2013

First rise in construction sector since 2007

The survey finds that employment stabilised in the Irish construction 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.

# construction - Sunday 13 October, 2013

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.

# construction - Saturday 12 October, 2013

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.

# construction - Friday 11 October, 2013

From Business ETC 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.

# construction - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

From Business ETC 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.

# construction - Monday 9 September, 2013

From Business ETC 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.

# construction - Thursday 5 September, 2013

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…

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.

# construction - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

From Business ETC 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.

# construction - Saturday 24 August, 2013

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.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

# construction - Monday 12 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here’s why builders in Ireland shouldn’t ever slack off Toilet Humour

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

He’s taking the piss, surely?

# construction - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

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.

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