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# builders - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Construction work ceases at National Children's Hospital site

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

# builders - Friday 31 January, 2020

Two men arrested suspected of extorting builders in Limerick city

Gardaí received a report of men demanding money in return for minding the building site in the evenings.

# builders - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Mica scandal: Families living in 'crumbling homes' as redress scheme awaits sign off

It is understood the roll out of the redress scheme is in its final stages.

# builders - Monday 28 January, 2019

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers

The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.

# builders - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Overseas construction workers are turning down moves to Ireland due to high property prices

The property sector has suffered from a lack of skilled workers in recent years.

# builders - Saturday 24 February, 2018

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

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

# builders - Sunday 5 November, 2017

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

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

# builders - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Irish builders are commanding €100,000 salaries as companies hunt for construction skills

Recruitment firm Hays says that demand for construction professionals was up 40% on a year ago.

# builders - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Surveyors welcome plans to make Dublin apartments even smaller

Council planning proposals would see the minimum size reduced by almost 20%.

# builders - Monday 13 April, 2015

Swedish police are telling people to avoid Irish builders - because of these maggots

Swedish police are telling people to avoid Irish builders - because of these maggots

They say the men put the maggots in a wall.

# builders - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Electricians union will do 'whatever is necessary' to get 5% pay rise

The TEEU’s conference heard that they wan ta roll-back on concession made over the last seven years.

# builders - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Enda Kenny vows to crack down on cowboy developers

“Nobody wants to go back to the bad old days of the construction and property boom.”

# builders - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

When are the Budget changes kicking in?

Midnight tonight, or January 2015? Here are the latest details as we have them.

# builders - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

President Higgins opens new housing scheme named after 1916 rebel female doctor

It took 10 years for the scheme in Inchicore to be completed.

# builders - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Here's how many construction workers are on the dole

Despite a recovery, nearly 80,000 workers remain unemployed.

# builders - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Poll: Do you think the new construction stimulus will lead to another property bubble? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the new construction stimulus will lead to another property bubble?

Michael Noonan said Ireland is a ‘long way from a housing bubble’.

# builders - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Watch builders shout unexpectedly lovely comments at women Hollaback Boys

Watch builders shout unexpectedly lovely comments at women


# builders - 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.

# builders - Monday 14 October, 2013

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.

# builders - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

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.

# builders - Monday 15 April, 2013

Seven unions have now rejected Croke Park II proposals

Earlier, two unions representing builders and plasterers both said that the deal would offer job security for members and voted in favour of it.

# builders - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Parents blockade Limerick school after builders remove fittings

A dispute over payment has seen some subcontractors attempt to remove fittings they installed in the new national school in Kilfinane earlier this year.

# builders - Monday 16 April, 2012

Bad planning contributing to Irish obesity levels - An Taisce

An Taisce’s comprehensive report suggests urban sprawl means more time in cars or transport – and less time physically active.

Ennis: "Some of the most senseless zoning excesses of Celtic Tiger"

Co Clare farmer sold 48 acres for €18.8m – but it was located on a flood plain. But Ennis wasn’t the only place where there were attempts to build on floodplains…

# builders - Monday 22 August, 2011

Half of constructors submitting tenders 'below cost' to try and find work

Over half of construction tenders submitted now are below cost – with the actual costs around 17 per cent higher than given.

# builders - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Irish Property Council calls for a “truth commission”

The organisation has called for a truth commission that would hold the government, banks, Financial Regulator, Central Bank, and the Department of Finance to account for contributing to the economic crisis.