All non-essential construction halted in Ireland

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‘Non-essential’ construction sites to close in Ireland but exemptions including social housing projects near completion can continue

There are a number of exemptions to the order.

CABINET has agreed to shut all non-essential construction sites by 6pm this Friday, 8 January. 

While the move will see the vast majority of construction stop, there will be exemptions for several sites. 

The move means that the vast majority of the estimated 200,000 direct and indirect construction workers will not be at work from next week.

Construction work on health projects specific to the pandemic, designated social housing projects, emergency maintenance and education will be allowed to stay open. 

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