Why is the State not also shutting down private construction sites?
Why is the State not also shutting down private construction sites?Last update: 29/04/2020
Any formal prohibition on private construction sites would expose the State to significant financial consequences. The various operators could seek compensation from the State. The sums involved would be considerable, and the Government cannot and will not take this risk, particularly at a time when the public finances are under pressure to limit the economic impact of the health crisis. These sites are also subject to clear health rules. Monitoring is in place and will be strengthened further.
Further details of these measures are available on Public Service for Businesses website.