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As the country awaits with bated breath the next update from the Government on the Covid-19 restrictions post-5 May 2020, the construction industry is busily preparing for a return to work, but clearly this will not be a return to the ‘norm’ as indicated by the Construction Industry Federation’s recent publications (see our separate note […]

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The next Government update on the Covid-19 restrictions will inform us whether the current Regulations, which are in place until 5 May, are going to be extended. In preparation for construction sites reopening, the Construction Industry Federation (“CIF”) has created a set of standard operating procedures (“SOPs”) as a guide to help employers prepare sites […]

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Article co-written by Hugh Cummins (Partner, Philip Lee), Liam Langan and Jason Tully (Directors, Buildcost). PDF version available here. Introduction We are living in unprecedented times. A few weeks ago, we never imagined that this would be our opening sentence to any of our publications. The focus now is ensuring the health and wellbeing of […]

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Following our recent article on the Introduction of the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (COVID–19)  Regulations 2020 and its impact on the Construction Sector, the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (COVID–19)  Regulations 2020 (the “Regulations”) were extended by the Minister for Health on 10 April 2020 and will remain […]

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The Government has introduced a number of measures over the last number of weeks with the objective of slowing and preventing the further spread of COVID–19. On 20 March 2020, the Government introduced the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (the “Act”). Section 10 of the Act […]

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As the World Health Organisation (“WHO”) and national governments continue to battle the spread of COVID-19, the impact on travel, events, national economies and supply chains is evolving day by day.  Although China’s importance to the global economy is well known, the COVID-19 crisis has brought into sharp focus how interlinked and dependent Western businesses […]

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Philip Lee was pleased to be the exclusive legal sponsor of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Annual Conference for our third consecutive year. Over 500 industry stakeholders attended this year’s event in Croke Park on October 2nd, which explored the many challenges facing the construction industry in Ireland and the potential barriers that could impact […]

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Philip Lee is delighted to announce that the firm is the exclusive legal partner of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Annual Conference for the third consecutive year. The conference will take place in Croke Park on October 2nd. This year’s conference will explore the many challenges facing the construction industry in Ireland and the potential barriers that […]

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The National Children’s Hospital, the Cork Event Centre, Páirc Uí Chaoimh are all unfortunate bedfellows in the public mindset, but will the public ever get to the bottom of the full scale of the issues and disputes that led to these cost overruns? Unfortunately given the current legal structures around construction disputes it seems highly […]

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