Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has confirmed that the Government is working on plans to allow the construction sector to re-open on 5th March.
O’Brien said that the current shutdown is drastically affecting the number of new homes being built across Ireland.
O’Brien said he viewed the construction of new homes as an “essential service”. He said that there is a loss of between 700 and 800 new homes every week the sector is shut.
“We are working towards March 5th, in terms of the opening up of the construction site sector, as it can be done safely. The provision of homes and housing is crucially important, essential, in my view,” he said.