Wednesday July 8, 2020

Construction workers stymied by Safe Pass shutdown

Minister says state training agency courses should immediately move online so building can fully resume at reopened building sites

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

31st May, 2020
Irish construction workers who have returned home from abroad are uinable to get a safe pass. Picture: iStock

Thousands of construction workers and returned emigrants are unable to take jobs on building sites due to the wn of the state’s Safe Pass courses.

Existing holders of the four-year safety passes have been granted extensions if their card was due to expire after March 1, but any construction worker whose Safe Pass lapsed before the cut-off date of March 1 has no way of getting a new one.

Irish construction workers who have returned...

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