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Government urged to amend bill for unpaid building contractors

The Construction Contracts Bill, which is expected to be debated in the Dáil next month, will be "completely ineffective" unless significant changes are made to it, according to a legal expert. Th

4th December, 2011
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Barry English, managing director, Winthrop Engineering

The Construction Contracts Bill, which is expected to be debated in the Dáil next month, will be "completely ineffective" unless significant changes are made to it, according to a legal expert.

The bill was introduced to the Seanad last year by Senator Feargal Quinn following lobbying by presidential candidate Seán Gallagher. He wanted better legislation to protect contractors who were owed payments for work done on building projects.

The proposed legislation,...

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