A new sectoral employment order (SEO) for the construction sector will come into force in September. The government has accepted the Labour Court's recommendation for new minimum pay and pension contribution rates for workers in the construction sector.
A new construction safety licensing authority will be established under legislation approved by ministers. The draft Construction Safety Licensing Bill 2022, which is due to be published, will provide for the establishment of a licensing authority to oversee a new licensing model for those skilled a
Nearly three-quarters of Irish property professionals believe that 50,000 new homes must be built every year to solve the housing crisis, according to a survey by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP. The business law firm surveyed more than 200 agents, developers and property managers at its recent ‘
LK Shields Solicitors has appointed Jamie Ritchie as head of its projects and construction team. Mr Ritchie has over 10 years' experience in construction and engineering matters and has played a central role in working with some of the firm's largest domestic and international clients on their infra
Construction cost inflation (83 per cent) along with planning permission and judicial review timelines (76 per cent) are the two biggest challenges facing the housing sector, according to a survey conducted by ByrneWallace LLP.
UK law firm TLT is embarking on a new project to identify how climate-aligned contract clauses can be used in built environment projects to combat climate change throughout the entire lifecycle of a building. The commercial law firm has won a competitive brief to support The Chancery Lane Project (T
John Dugdale, partner at Belfast firm Carson McDowell, examines a recent English court ruling with significance for construction law. A recent judgment of the Court of Appeal in England and Wales has provided guidance on whether a collateral warranty can be a “construction contract” for
Philip Lee LLP has announced the appointment of Finola Igoe as a senior associate in the firm's projects and construction group. Ms Igoe has more than 12 years' experience as a solicitor and advises in both contentious and non-contentious construction matters.
Hayes Solicitors LLP has announced the appointment of Kevin Harnett as a partner and head of the firm's construction team. Mr Harnett has 15 years' experience advising on construction issues and construction-related disputes and is also an accredited mediator.
Legislation putting the Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) on a statutory footing and requiring builders to register with it has been published. The bill, which the government intends to commence from early 2024, aims to benefit consumers and the general public by giving those who engage
Eugene F Collins has announced the appointment of Lisa Griffin as a senior associate in the firm's property and construction team. Ms Griffin has wide experience in the leasing, acquisition and disposal of commercial, office and retail property. She also specialises in property-based lending for bot
Philip Lee partner Clare Cashin, senior associate Claire Wallace-Duffy and associate Thompson Barry Doherty examine emerging case law on construction payment disputes. Two recent High Court decisions on enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision reaffirm the “pay now, argue later” ap
The government has formally approved a recommendation from the Labour Court for new minimum pay rates to workers in the construction sector. A number of trade unions applied to the Labour Court for a review of the terms and conditions of workers in the construction sector, in accordance with section
ByrneWallace LLP has announced the appointment of Martin Cooney as head of the firm's infrastructure, construction and energy (ICE) group. Mr Cooney has been a partner and head of the firm's construction law practice since joining ByrneWallace in November 2017.
The construction supply chain struggled to keep up with increasing new housing and infrastructure development in the second quarter of 2021, a new report from RICS and commercial law firm Tughans has found. With total workloads showing strong growth, there were also problems reported with the cost o