Report: labour skills shortage ‘poses challenge to construction industry’

The new report by consultancy firm Linesight also includes details on material inflation costs for Ireland with projections for the year ahead

Stephen Ashe: ‘We are seeing a significant increase in construction demand across all sectors, representing a huge shift from our last update in March 2021, as the country finally emerges from Covid-19 restrictions’

The mood was once more cautiously optimistic at specialist construction consultancy firm Linesight’s bi-annual Irish construction trends and insights webinar last week.

The company’s findings were updated and made available following the launch of its report on Linesight’s formidable ‘Knowledge Centre’, a construction industry resource with key data, trends, indices and analyses across multiple sectors.

The latest report showed that material inflation is stabilising, but there are ongoing labour skills shortage which continue to pose ...