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# contractors - 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.

# contractors - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

'We're exhausted': Schools and contractors fearful and confused over Sammon examinership

Carillion went bust in early January, as a result of debts of over £1.5 billion.

# contractors - 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.

# contractors - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Outsourced Central Bank staff paid an average daily rate of €551

The Finance Minister said individual daily rates could not be disclosed for commercial reasons.

# contractors - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Irish Water rubbishes claims water metering has stopped in Dublin

The claims came from a Sinn Fein TD.

# contractors - Monday 1 December, 2014

Who keeps the scrap metal money from water meter installation?

With a plan to install 400,000 meters by the end of the year, it could add up to a pretty penny…

# contractors - Friday 13 June, 2014

Self-employed contractors are underpaying millions in tax

Audits carried out in the last year showed that the Revenue was underpaid to the tune of €9.3 million.

# contractors - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Wheelchair-user hospitalised after incident at water meter protest in Raheny

Gardaí were called in to support Irish Water contractors, as they carried out work that the semi-state says was requested by local residents.

# contractors - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Irish Water workers told to use toilets at petrol stations, claims union

SIPTU says some of the main contractors installing water meters are not honouring agreements made about pay and benefits for workers.

# contractors - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Irish Water will spend nearly €86 million on consultants, contractors and legal advice

The new utility company’s submission to the Oireachtas Environment Committee outlines how up to €180 million will be spent to establish it.

# contractors - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Construction group calls for passing of law to avoid further Kilfinane school incidents

The legislation, which has already been introducted, would ensure construction employees receive proper and swift payment for work.

# contractors - 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.

# contractors - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Bord Gais rejects "anti-competitive" complaint

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors of Ireland is protesting against what it terms Bord Gais’s “anti competitive and unfair” pricing policies.

# contractors - Friday 6 January, 2012

Cleaners in Castlebar hospital to commence industrial action

The SIPTU workers said they will serve notice of industrial action in response to the HSE’s decision to outsource staff.