Longford’s construction sector is facing arguably its biggest challenge since 2008 as spiralling inflationary costs hit home and threaten to undo the region’s post Covid boom.
Spiralling material hikes allied to a continued fall off in new apprenticeships has put an added financial strain on an increasing number of building firms, so much so that some companies are even contemplating stalling one-off projects as a result of the ever growing uncertainty the industry now faces.
A special Leader investigation this week lifts the lid on how an unprecedented surge in day to day overheads is having a knock on effect on the wider sector and forcing more and more young couples to forego drawing down a mortgage in a bid to build their dream new home.
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