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    Default Builder wants a Minister for Construction and private pension funds chanelled to infrastructure projects

    Hard to believe the neck on this guy.

    Also speaking at the seminar was Tom Costello, managing director of John Sisk & Son, who delivered a radical speech on how the construction industry should change.

    While the industry was now offering strong value and able to cater for the needs of foreign investors, he said the industry was losing skills, suffering huge company failures and dealing with the issue of non-payment of sub-contractors.

    Mr Costello said there was a case to be made for a minister for construction and a national infrastructure authority.

    He said money from the private pension industry should be channelled into infrastructure products.

    He added that a new ministry could manage the traditional "boom to bust'' cycle common to construction.
    http://www.independent.ie/business/i...s-2874283.html
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    He added that a new ministry could manage the traditional "boom to bust'' cycle common to construction
    Guy sounds like a bit of a commie to me...

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    Default Re: Builder wants a Minister for Construction and private pension funds chanelled to infrastructure projects

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Guy sounds like a bit of a commie to me...
    Sounds like he wants to nationalise the construction industry :-)

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    Default Re: Builder wants a Minister for Construction and private pension funds chanelled to infrastructure projects

    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe McGillycuddy View Post
    Sounds like he wants to nationalise the construction industry :-)
    Only the costs bit of it - Bankers Socialism if you like.

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    Default Re: Builder wants a Minister for Construction and private pension funds chanelled to infrastructure projects

    How is this news? Every builder in the country wants works to kick off, what makes this guys plea so news worthy?

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    Default Re: Builder wants a Minister for Construction and private pension funds chanelled to infrastructure projects

    I'd say he was misquoted and meant to say Minister for Destruction because we desperately need somebody to clean up this mess.
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    NAMA to lend money to Fingal to build a road to "open up vast tracts of Fingal to development".
    http://namawinelake.wordpress.com/20...road-building/

    I thought that overdevelopment was what caused the problem in the first place.

    Plus the land is way outside the M50.... Who owns it, I wonder ?

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    Default Re: Builder wants a Minister for Construction and private pension funds chanelled to infrastructure projects

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    NAMA to lend money to Fingal to build a road to "open up vast tracts of Fingal to development".
    http://namawinelake.wordpress.com/20...road-building/

    I thought that overdevelopment was what caused the problem in the first place.

    Plus the land is way outside the M50.... Who owns it, I wonder ?
    Overdevelopment is exactly what got us here but many have yet to wake up to reality.

    NAMA has become the developers new private bank behind an even bigger veil of secrecy than the high street lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post

    Plus the land is way outside the M50.... Who owns it, I wonder ?
    That's the $64,000,000 question
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