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#Construction

# construction - Saturday 2 November, 2019

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.

# construction - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

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.

# construction - Friday 19 July, 2019

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.

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.

# construction - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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?

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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?

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

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

# construction - Sunday 4 February, 2018

ALL PARTIES IN a case that involves two of Ireland’s biggest building companies clashing over pyrite should ensure remediation is paid to affected homeowners, the High Court has heard.

Ballymore Group is pursuing a case against a subsidiary of Ireland’s largest building materials company, CRH.

Ballymore was founded by Sean Mulryan, one of Ireland’s best-known developers, and has led the development of a slew of major housing projects across the country.

The case relates to one of the company’s developments at Portmarnock in county Dublin, called Drumnigh Wood. There are 145 houses in the development, which was built in 2007, and the court heard that pyrite has manifested in around 50 houses.

Some properties were sold for more than €1 million.

About 30 homeowners have taken legal proceedings against Ballymore, which in turn has taken legal action against CRH subsidiary Roadstone and two other companies, Murphy Concrete Manufacturing and William Miley.

Ballymore claims that the trio supplied materials that was responsible for the presence of pyrite in homes it developed in Drumnigh Wood.

pyrite cracks credit Riggsdoes youtube Pyrite in a house Source: Riggsdoes/Youtube

The court heard that most of the concrete for the development was supplied by Roadstone, with a smaller amount supplied by Murphy Concrete. Proceedings were first filed more than two years ago.

Remediation

Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy said that all the parties in the case should ensure that suitable remediation is paid to any affected homeowners if necessary. She said that the court proceedings could then decide who has the final liability.

“It is in all of your interest that if there is damage that you should all get together and find who is liable,” she said.

“All three parties should decide whether remediation is necessary and then find who is liable in the proceedings. All the parties could get together to sort it out, (but) I leave that matter with you.”

Justice Murphy said several times that it is not desirable for the case to be delayed, noting that proceedings have already lasted for more than two years.

She said that the case should be a straightforward one in terms of pleadings, although she acknowledged that proving liability could be very complex.

The case was adjourned and will be heard again in March.

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Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Fora.ie

# construction - Sunday 28 January, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# construction - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

UCC €350 million investment plan to create more than 500 construction jobs over next five years

The strategic plan 2017 – 2022 aims to expand the campus by 20%.

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