Thousands of building workers have emigrated, research suggests

Article published by Central Bank warns that construction sector is likely to need 'a significant inflow of labour from abroad' to fill vacancies

11th April, 2018
Apartment completions lagging behind. Pic: RollingNews.ie

New research published by the Central Bank suggests that many of the construction workers who lost their jobs after the property bubble burst are likely to have emigrated.

The article, entitled ’Where are Ireland’s Construction Workers?’, looks at the drop in construction employment in Ireland in the years following the start of the financial crisis in 2008.

As construction output collapsed, the number of people working in the sector fell by 153,000...

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