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More Than One Third of Construction Companies Report Recruitment Difficulties

More Than One Third of Construction Companies Report Recruitment Difficulties

Housing Minister Turns Sod at Sligo Development

Housing Minister Turns Sod at Sligo Development

Irish Concrete Society Launches Formal Education Course

Irish Concrete Society Launches Formal Education Course

Kingspan Full Year Report Shows Revenue up 12 Percent in 2016

Kingspan Full Year Report Shows Revenue up 12 Percent in 2016

More Than One Third of Construction Companies Report Recruitment Difficulties

More Than One Third of Construction Companies Report Recruitment Difficulties

20 February 2017

The September – December 2016 InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report, issued on Monday, shows that 37 percent of construction companies surveyed reported difficulties recruiting skilled labour, with 33 per cent citing a lack of appropriate skills in their current workforce. “We are seeing a resilient, sustained recovery and notable symmetry in challenges faced by firms both North […]

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Housing Minister Turns Sod at Sligo Development

Housing Minister Turns Sod at Sligo Development

20 February 2017

The Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Mr. Simon Coveney, turned the sod at a new development of 22 social homes at Fr O’ Flanagan Terrace, Sligo, on Friday. The homes will be a mix of one, two and three bedroom houses and apartments, which are designed to achieve an A3 building energy rating, […]

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Irish Concrete Society Launches Formal Education Course

Irish Concrete Society Launches Formal Education Course

20 February 2017

The ‘Concrete Ticket’, an initiative by the Irish Concrete Society, was officially launched in Dublin on Wednesday by Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English. The initiative offers a formally recognised education and guidance course on working with concrete. The Concrete Ticket aims to ensure that concrete construction is carried out to European […]

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Kingspan Full Year Report Shows Revenue up 12 Percent in 2016

Kingspan Full Year Report Shows Revenue up 12 Percent in 2016

17 February 2017

Full year results for Cavan-based building materials producer, Kingspan, released on Friday, showed revenue up 12% to €3.1 billion in 2016.  Trading profit was up 33% to €340.9 million, while acquisitions contributed 11% to sales growth and 7% to trading profit growth in the year. “2016 was another record year for Kingspan,” Kingspan Chief Executive Gene […]

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The Benefits of R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box for the Construction Sector

The Benefits of R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box for the Construction Sector

15 February 2017

Post provided by Mazars. From building technologies and enhanced decision-making systems, the advances in both digital technology and connectivity with established engineering systems and principles has created the much needed drive for innovation in the construction sector. Given recent opportunities and prior reflections, owners and practitioners alike should seek efficient projects, lower costs, advance materials […]

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Dublin Office Tenants ‘Pre-Letting’ Space In Buildings That Have Not Yet Been Constructed

Dublin Office Tenants ‘Pre-Letting’ Space In Buildings That Have Not Yet Been Constructed

14 February 2017

There has been a surge in office “pre-letting” – the practice of tenants committing to lease contracts before a building has even been constructed – accounting for 28,000 square meters (44%) of all the Dublin office space leased in Q4 2016, property consultants Savills said on Monday. In Dublin 2 and 4, where the demand […]

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Free Trade Registration Open for Construction and Quarry Machinery Show

Free Trade Registration Open for Construction and Quarry Machinery Show

13 February 2017

Free trade registration is now open for  CQMS’17 Construction and Quarry Machinery Show on Friday, April 21st. The show in Tullamore, Co Offaly, will see 200 exhibitors showcase over €70 million worth of equipment to 8,000 visitors. CQMS’17 will also facilitate factory visits to equipment manufacturers North & South. Friday, April 21st, is a trade day and registration […]

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January Sees "Near-Record" Rise in Construction Employment

January Sees “Near-Record” Rise in Construction Employment

13 February 2017

Activity in the Irish construction sector rose sharply in January on the back of higher new orders, according to the Ulster Bank Construction PMI Report, released on Monday. The survey highlighted a near-record rise in employment as companies responded to greater workloads. The rate of input cost inflation quickened to the sharpest since February 2007 […]

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€28 Million Funding Announced for Fishery Harbour Infrastructure

€28 Million Funding Announced for Fishery Harbour Infrastructure

06 February 2017

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed announced details of a €28 million Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s Local Authority owned small harbour network in Monday. In announcing the initiative the Minister said: “The €28m I am allocating for the 2017 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme represents […]

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Mortgages Valuing €1.81 Billion Drawn Down in Q4

Mortgages Valuing €1.81 Billion Drawn Down in Q4

06 February 2017

9,115 mortgages, valued at €1.81 billion were  drawn down in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to figures released by Banking and Payments Federation Ireland on Thursday. These latest figures represent an increase of 12.1% in volume and 16.4% in value compared to the third quarter of 2016. They also represent an increase of 14.0% in […]

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Smart Ageing Universal Design Challenge Launched

Smart Ageing Universal Design Challenge Launched

03 February 2017

Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal Damien English launched the 2017 Homes for Smart Ageing Universal Design Challenge on Tuesday. An initiative under the Rebuilding Ireland programme, the challenge aims to stimulate and encourage the design and construction of housing solutions for older people. The RIAI are in partnership in this competition with Centre for Excellence in Universal […]

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Mortgage Approvals Increase by 30.7 Percent in Final Quarter of 2016

Mortgage Approvals Increase by 30.7 Percent in Final Quarter of 2016

30 January 2017

The number of mortgages approved in the three months ending December 2016 rose by 30.7% year-on-year and fell  by 6.9% month-on-month, according to figures released by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland on Friday. The report also found that, during this time period, an average of 3,144 mortgages were approved per month. with 1,492 (47.4%) for first-time buyers (FTBs) […]

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New Home Searches Increase by 125% - Daft.ie

New Home Searches Increase by 125% – Daft.ie

30 January 2017

Searches for new homes increased by 125% on the back of the Help-to-Buy scheme launch, according to Irish property website Daft.ie. The website, which has 2.21 million unique users per month, recorded an increase of 125% in searches for new homes when compared with the same period last year. Interest in new homes was greatest in […]

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€20 Million Office Development Launched in Cork City

€20 Million Office Development Launched in Cork City

27 January 2017

A €20 million office development at Camden Place will provide 150 construction jobs with up to 500 jobs coming on-stream in Cork city centre on completion, the Cork Chamber of Commerce announced on Thursday. Demolition will commence in February, with work on the 65,000 square foot of lettable floor space expected to take 12 months. […]

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Athlone IT Launches Polymer Engineering Scholarships

Athlone IT Launches Polymer Engineering Scholarships

27 January 2017

A persistent shortage of polymer engineering talent in Ireland has prompted the launch of a new scholarship programme, Athlone Institute of Technology announced on Thursday. The JL Goor Polymer Engineering Scholarships, sponsored by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM),  will enable two CAO applicants to pursue a polymer degree qualification while receiving a […]

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Hines and Peterson Group Acquire Landmark Dublin Properties

Hines and Peterson Group Acquire Landmark Dublin Properties

23 January 2017

Real estate companies Hines and Peterson Group have entered a partnership to acquire two iconic Dublin properties – the Central Bank buildings on Dame Street and 2 Grand Parade in Dublin 6, it was announced on Tuesday. These two prime acquisitions represent Peterson Group’s first investments in Ireland and also its first partnership with Hines. Hines […]

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Construction Industry Federation Elects Dominic Doheny as New President

Construction Industry Federation Elects Dominic Doheny as New President

23 January 2017

New Construction Industry Federation (CIF) President Dominic Doheny called on the Government to work with the construction industry to deliver sustainable growth, exports and jobs across Ireland at a meeting of Ireland’s leading construction executives on Sunday. “The Government is turning to construction to deliver ambitious targets in the delivery of world class infrastructure, housing […]

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Construction Production up 0.4 Percent in the EU

Construction Production up 0.4 Percent in the EU

20 January 2017

Seasonally-adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.4% in both the euro area and the 28 EU member states in November compared with October, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, announced on Wednesday. In October 2016, production in construction grew by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU. Compared […]

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BIM4Analysis 2017 Webinar

BIM4Analysis 2017 Webinar

19 January 2017

The IES team will hold the next instalment of their IES Faculty BIM webinar series on Thursday 2nd February 2017. They’ll share the latest updates on their BIM4Analysis strategy, as well as their interoperability development work, helping you improve Revit to IES data exchange and enhance your BIM workflow with analysis. They also plan to […]

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Construction Activity Continues to Rise for 40th Month in a Row

Construction Activity Continues to Rise for 40th Month in a Row

16 January 2017

The Ulster bank Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for December, released on Monday, showed that activity in the construction sector constinued to rise until the end of 2016. The report gave December a 58.9 in December, down from 59.8 in November. For the PMI index, any reading above 50 represent a growth over the previous month. […]

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Government Plans to Double Annual Residential Construction to 25,000 Homes by 2021

Government Plans to Double Annual Residential Construction to 25,000 Homes by 2021

16 January 2017

The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government on Friday released their statement of strategy, in which they outlined plans to double the annual level of residential construction to 25,000 homes and deliver 47,000 units of social housing in the period to 2021. The document identified problems of “persistent under-supply” in the residential housing market, especially […]

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Taney

1.8 Acre Residential Development Opportunity in Dundrum

13 January 2017

CBRE on Monday offered a residential development opportunity at Annefield House, Taney Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14 to the open market by way of Private Treaty. The site, extending to approximately 0.72 hectares (1.8 acres), located in Dundrum provides an opportunity to develop an intimate housing scheme in close proximity to local facilities and amenities. The […]

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Investment In Irish Commercial Property Reached €4.5 Billion In 2016

Investment In Irish Commercial Property Reached €4.5 Billion In 2016

10 January 2017

Commercial property consultants CBRE Ireland released statistics on Friday, detailing the volume and value of investment in Irish commercial property in 2016 and showing that a total of €4.5 billion was invested in Irish CRE in the 12 month period. This is a significant result considering it excludes commercial properties traded as part of loan […]

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Nine Fatal Construction Accidents in 2016

Nine Fatal Construction Accidents in 2016

06 January 2017

There were 44 people killed in workplaces in 2016, representing a 21% reduction of the 56 reported in 2015, according to figures released by the Health and Safety Authority on Thursday. Construction fatalities were down to nine in 2016, from 11 in 2015. The number of deaths on farms remained high, with 21 reported in […]

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House Price Inflation May Hit Double-Digit Levels in 2017

House Price Inflation May Hit Double-Digit Levels in 2017

03 January 2017

Irish house price inflation is set to accelerate in 2017, potentially reaching double-digit levels, according to the MyHome.ie property report for the final quarter of 2016. “Clearly low stock levels will be the main driver of what’s happening in the market and will be for the foreseeable future,” MyHome.ie Managing Director Angela Keegan said. “Our […]

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Mortgage Approvals Rise by 30.8%

Mortgage Approvals Rise by 30.8%

27 December 2016

The number of mortgages approved rose by 30.8% year-on-year and  increased by 2.0% month-on-month, according to the latest figures from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI)  Mortgage Approvals Report for the three months ending November 2016, released on Thursday. The report also found that a total of 3,377 mortgages were approved per month, on […]

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Construction Industry to Experience Most Positive Outlook in a Decade

Construction Industry to Experience Most Positive Outlook in a Decade

23 December 2016

The economy is growing at a solid pace, and the quantity and quality of buildings and infrastructure delivered by the construction industry will play an important role in that economic recovery according to a recent CIF Report on Construction Skills and Prospects to 2020. The report says that there is a significant challenge the industry […]

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Dublin Warehouse Nets Most Bids Ever Recorded at Allsop Online Auction

Dublin Warehouse Nets Most Bids Ever Recorded at Allsop Online Auction

21 December 2016

Allsop’s final auction of 2016 took place this week with 158 properties sold and total sales of over €28m, Daft.ie’s Martin Clancy reported on Monday. “The auction was characterised by competitive bidding from investors targeting properties with strong rental income and potential for asset management,” Allsop’s Divisional Director, Jonathan Fenn, said. “A mixed-use investment in […]

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Planning Permissions Granted for Apartments Increase by 304.5%

Planning Permissions Granted for Apartments Increase by 304.5%

20 December 2016

The number of apartment dwelling units granted planning permission in the third quarter of 2016 rose to 1,452, up from 359 in 2015, an incrase of 304.5%, the CSO revealed on Monday. 4,362 houses were also granted planning permission in the third quarter of 2016, up from 2,345 in 2015, and increase of 86%. Overall, […]

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House Price Inflation to Accelerate by Year-end – Davy Research

House Price Inflation to Accelerate by Year-end – Davy Research

19 December 2016

House price inflation is expected to accellerate by year-end, according to research published by Davy Research on Monday. The analysis by David McNamara cited CSO house price data for October which showed another strong gain on the month with prices up 0.8%. On the year, inflation is now running at 7.1% nationally and 6.1% in […]

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DART & Luas Map Illustrates Dublin Rental Prices

DART & Luas Map Illustrates Dublin Rental Prices

19 December 2016

A map of Luas and DART stops, published by Daft on Friday, highlights the most and least expensive areas to live in Dublin. According to the maps, commuters living on the LUAS green line in Dublin pay on average €1,553 a month in rent. The average cost to rent a property close to a DART […]

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Construction Industry Set to Grow by 9% Annually up to 2020

Construction Industry Set to Grow by 9% Annually up to 2020

13 December 2016

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) launched a career website on Monday in the wake of a report that construction activity can sustain an additional 112,000 jobs up to 2020 with an estimated €17.8billion worth of projects in the pipeline in 2017. The DKM economic consultants report, Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020, indicated that […]

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Ulster Bank Construction PMI Shows Sharp Rise in Employment

Ulster Bank Construction PMI Shows Sharp Rise in Employment

12 December 2016

Irish construction firms continued to record strong activity growth during November, supported by a further sharp increase in new orders, according to the Ulster Bank Construction PMI released on Monday. Rising workloads encouraged companies to up their rate of job creation and increase purchasing activity. Meanwhile, there were further signs of intensifying price pressures. The […]

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€10 Million Expansion to Warmth & Wellbeing Scheme

€10 Million Expansion to Warmth & Wellbeing Scheme

12 December 2016

The Warmth & Wellbeing pilot scheme, which provides energy free efficiency upgrades to homes in some areas of Dublin, will be expanded next year, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten announced on Thursday. The scheme, which covers people over 55 in Dublin 12 and 24 who have respiratory conditions and are in […]

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Dublin Ranked Fourth Most Attractive City for Property Investment

09 December 2016

Dublin is the fourth most attractive city in Europe for real estate investment, according to an analysis by PwC and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) released on Thursday. Dublin saw €4 billion of real estate activity in the 12 months before September 2016, putting it behind Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt, and ahead of Munich and […]

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Sligo East City Regeneration Project Launched in Cranmore

Sligo East City Regeneration Project Launched in Cranmore

05 December 2016

The Sligo East City, Cranmore and Environs Regeneration Project was launched at a showcase community event in Cranmore, Sligo on Thursday, December 1. The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has supported a regeneration programme in Sligo for the last number of years and has invested over €23 million so far in providing […]

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Retail Property Rents Predicted to Grow 7-10% Over Next Two Years

Retail Property Rents Predicted to Grow 7-10% Over Next Two Years

05 December 2016

Retail property rents are expected to see increases of between 7 and 10 percent over the next 2 year,s according to a new report released by property consultants, Savills Ireland, on Friday December, 2. “Rents in some prime shopping locations have already risen by more than a third over the last three years,“ Director of […]

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Property Services Regulatory Authority Members Appointed

Property Services Regulatory Authority Members Appointed

02 December 2016

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald appointed six members of the Property Services Regulatory Authority, the Department of Justice and Equality announced on Tuesday, November 29. The Property Services Regulatory Authority was formally established in April 2012 and is responsible for the licensing of property service providers, providing redress mechanisms concerning complaints against auctioneers, […]

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