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The shortage of building materials and the rising costs of construction are now major contributing factors to the housing crisis in the northwest.   That’s the warning from a Leitrim Councillor who says that the construction of new homes and renovations to existing properties are being delayed to the lack…

  A Donegal Councillor has expressed his disappointment with the news that Covid-19 restrictions on the construction industry will lead to a 25% collapse in new housing construction this year.   Donegal Independent Councillor Tom Conaghan worked successfully in helping a number of building applications secure planning permission in the…

With the decision being taken last night to extend the current Covid-19 restrictions, concerns have been expressed for the many construction companies.     There will be no re-opening for construction work month, which some Ministers believe will lead to a housing hangover later this year.   80,000 staff have…

A Donegal-based business owner has developed a new training initiative to tackle Ireland’s growing construction skills shortage. John Power, owner of the Trade Skills Institute, has set up a dedicated training centre in Convoy to provide a range of practical, full-time construction skills courses aimed at fast-tracking people into employment.…

Sligo County Council says it will continue to monitor a development in Strandhill involving the construction of 34 new homes. The planning application for the development was initially received by the council in 2006. At present works are stopped on the site. The council says it is in discussions with…