It has been well documented that Coronavirus has deeply impacted the ability for construction projects to scale up and keep to completion deadlines since the start of the pandemic. The Irish government has only recently advised about lifting restrictions from the 12th April – of which you can find out more details here. Prior to this only construction sites deemed “essential” by the Government were allowed to operate.
It’s not all doom and gloom however, as the outlook for the remainder of 2021 is looking positive. The Irish economy has been one of the most resilient in Europe during 2020 and there is an expectation of continued growth of construction output to the tune of €23 Billion this year. This is nicely referenced by the annual Aecom study published earlier in the year.
With foreign private investment continuing to be the driving force behind sectors such as data centres as well as industrial, logistics and storage sites – there is justified reasons to be optimistic.
During this temporary period of inactivity, now couldn’t be a better time for recruitment businesses and labour suppliers to be familiar of the rigid rules and regulations of operating compliantly within the construction sectors in Ireland. The items listed below are to name a few;
- Sectoral Employment Order – Mechanical Engineering / Building Services Contracting Sector
- Sectoral Employment Order – Electrical Contracting Sector
- Sectoral Employment Order – Construction Sector
- CWPS – Construction Workers Pension Scheme
- Union Membership for temporary workers – such as Connect Trade Union
- RCT – Relevant Contracts Tax
- PAYE Modernisation – complaint payroll system to account for all local Irish taxes
- Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997
Liberty Bishop (Ireland) Ltd is proud to provide employment engagement services in Ireland and has active experience within the construction sectors. Our services ensure that local compliance is adhered to, whilst allowing our partnering agencies and clients to focus on delivering a successful project.