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Posted September 18, 2017

Crane operators threaten to escalate dispute to UK

Crane operators who have been engaged in strike action over pay have threatened to escalate their dispute by targeting sites in the UK operated by Irish construction firms. Their union, Unite, has held 12 days of intermittent strike action in…
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Posted September 12, 2017

Work begins on £30m development in Southampton

A £30M DEVELOPMENT set to bring 750 jobs to Southampton is on track for completion in May 2018. Crucial road improvements giving access to the South Central development in Test Lane, Nursling have now been completed meaning building work can start on the 11-acre…
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Posted September 7, 2017

Planned strike by crane drivers suspended

Crane drivers have suspended tomorrow’s planned strike to allow for talks at the Workplace Relations Commission. Unite Organiser Tom Fitzgerald said that the union will refer the dispute to the WRC tomorrow and it is hoped there will be a…
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Posted September 7, 2017

State may need to build 50,000 houses per year

Census prompts analysts to increase estimates for houses needed to meet demand The number of houses the State must build to meet demand could be as high as 50,000 per year, according to analyst Davy. The group said it had updated…
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Posted August 31, 2017

Semi-State body proposed to drive house building

The Government is considering establishing a new semi-State company to drive house building across the country in an effort to solve the housing crisis. It is understood senior figures have discussed setting up a new housing corporation that would be…
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Posted August 30, 2017

Striking crane drivers to target Spurs stadium site

Work could be disrupted at Tottenham Hot spurs stadium redevelopment, worth £800m.. Tower crane drivers at HTC Wolffkran have confirmed their first strike date as September 9 following a long-running pay row. Site sources confirmed to the Enquirer that high profile jobs…
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