The government is going on an advertising blitz to try attract Irish construction workers living abroad to move home.
Three quarters of a million euro is being spent on the campaign, to help address the housing crisis.
An outreach programme is being set up to entice builders in cities like London, Sydney and New York to relocate back to Ireland.
Higher Education Minister Simon Harris says Ireland needs it's construction workers to come home:
"We want to send a message to Irish people who may have left because there weren't jobs in construction in the past, there weren't jobs when the economy crashed. That Ireland is a very different place now. That Ireland needs you to come home. Ireland needs you to help us build homes. And that if you wish to come home, there are jobs here - well paid, reliable jobs".