Private residential construction accounts for a significant share of the 60 per cent of building industry now shut under Level 5 restrictions. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 curbs could cut new homebuilding this year to just 16,000, less than half the 34,000 needed annually to tackle the housing crisis, experts wa(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin addresses the nation at Government Buildings in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Government’s plan to ease Covid-19 restrictions has been criticised by hospitality and construction industry groups, as well as by Opposition poli(...)

 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(...)

As the vaccination campaign expands, more people receive coverage and fewer people fall ill as a proportion of the infected population, the daily case count will become less important. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In a country that fixates on the daily Covid-19 case tally, the interruption – perhaps even the reversal – of progress in suppressing the virus feels (...)

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. (...)

The Irish Plant Contractors Association believes about 2,500 people who were working in Ireland have already accepted positions in Britain and  the trend threatens to undermine Irish building projects. Photograph:  Rui Vieira/PA

UK construction companies are actively recruiting Irish workers, sparking fears of a major skills exodus as most building sites remain closed due to C(...)

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(...)

GoContractor claims its platform can get construction workers on site faster, while also reducing compliance risk and improving safety.

GoContractor is to relocate its headquarters from Dublin to the US to take advantage of opportunities there after raising $5 million (€4.2 million) fr(...)

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(...)

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