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The judgment was welcomed by unions and employer organisations. Photograph: iStock

The Supreme Court has overturned a far-reaching High Court finding that a 2015 law, under which sectoral employment orders could set minimum pay and c(...)

The development of the Cork commuter line, which is to receive funding of €184 million, is one of many projects set to be backed by the EU through its support for Ireland’s national recovery and resilience plan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A total of €524 million out of an initial €915 million in funding from the European Union for Ireland’s national pandemic recovery and resilience plan(...)

A mural by Emmalene Blake in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government has a difficult message to sell next week: the lockdown will go on and will not be reviewed again until late in May, with some limited (...)

 Dublin construction site. Up to €3 billion in construction output is expected to be lost nationally this year due to pandemic restrictions. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

On Wednesday, the construction industry’s top lobbyist, former Progressive Democrats politician Tom Parlon, joined diplomats on a guided tour of the b(...)

A woman passes a construction site in Dublin’s city centre. Around 60 per cent of sites are currently shut. Photograph: PA

The incidence of Covid-19 outbreaks on building sites in Ireland during the pandemic has been “negligible”, with “very low rates” of cases detected on(...)

CIF director general Tom Parlon describes the shutdown of construction here as “unnecessary”

Covid-19 restrictions will have a considerable impact on housing supply this year with up to 5,000 fewer homes being built, a new report has warned. (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: Mr Martin’s warnings about  two more months of lockdown came after Mr Varadkar suggested  construction could reopen after March 5th

Ministers and senior sources across Government have acknowledged that recent confused messaging on the future management on the pandemic had been hars(...)

The Government has not yet made a decision on the planned reopening of the construction sector. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Construction industry representatives are advising builders to limit work to projects permitted under Level Five lockdown restrictions or specifically(...)

Most of the industry will now spend the next three weeks refining its procedures, and preparing staff and sites for a safe return to work to ensure the excellent record of the industry in relation to Covid-19 is maintained. Photograph: David Gannon/AFP via Getty Images

Once the Government decided that reducing the movement of people was the priority in tackling the pandemic, it was inevitable that the construction se(...)

Construction workers on site in Dublin City Centre. Only Ireland, Italy, and the United States shut down construction during earlier lockdowns, according to the Construction Industry Federation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

All but essential construction work will shut down from Friday evening as part of the national effort to stop the spread of coronavirus. Minister for(...)

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