During a show on RTÉ’s Drivetime, Housing Minister, Darragh O'Brien, has stated that he supports a 5th of March reopening of the Irish construction industry. Apparently, he requested that the Cabinet Committee on Covid-19 consider that the construction sector be allowed to go back to work as part of the essential services. Nonetheless, it has been decided that it will continue to be locked down until the 5th of March.
Mr O’Brien drew attention to the housing crises and to the fact that each week of lockdown will mean a shortfall of 700 to 800 houses nationwide. The nine-week close will result in a loss of 6,500 to 7,000 new homes.
Mr. O’Brien said that he intends to have the industry fully opened by the 5th of March.
Again, we encourage you to respect the restrictions as much as is reasonably possible. The best way of getting back to work is to get the numbers down.
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