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Less than 1% of apprentices on state schemes in Ireland are women

Less than 1% of apprentices on state schemes in Ireland are women

Central Bank lending limits will mean less houses built, claims ESRI

Central Bank lending limits will mean less houses built, claims ESRI

New homes supply significantly lower than official figures suggest, claims expert

New homes supply significantly lower than official figures suggest, claims expert

Construction sentiment remains strong as business feels Brexit heat

Construction sentiment remains strong as business feels Brexit heat

Less than 1% of apprentices on state schemes in Ireland are women

Less than 1% of apprentices on state schemes in Ireland are women

28 September 2016

The government is facing sharp criticism after figures released by Solas revealed that only 52 of the 9,587 state apprenticeships so far this year are occupied by women. The further education and training authority also released a breakdown of apprenticeships by sector. Of the 2,093 existing apprentices in the construction sector, only seven are female. […]

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Central Bank lending limits will mean less houses built, claims ESRI

Central Bank lending limits will mean less houses built, claims ESRI

27 September 2016

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has issued a warning for house construction in their latest Quarterly Economic Commentary (Autumn 2016), amid predictions for continued economic and jobs growth. While there are positive signs throughout the wider economy, the authors of the report single out housing construction as worthy of concern going forward. They […]

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New homes supply significantly lower than official figures suggest, claims expert

New homes supply significantly lower than official figures suggest, claims expert

26 September 2016

A leading housing academic has claimed that the supply of new homes in Ireland may up to 75% less than the official figures suggest. Addressing a meeting of the Dublin Economics Workshop in Wexford, Dr Lorcan Sirr from DIT indicated that while 12,666 new homes were built last year, official CSO figures on the State’s […]

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Construction sentiment remains strong as business feels Brexit heat

Construction sentiment remains strong as business feels Brexit heat

26 September 2016

The Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse index has pinpointed a fall in confidence across the business sector post-Brexit, with construction being the notable exception. The measure surveys both business and consumer sentiment and, while household confidence rose in September, the Business Pulse was far less upbeat. Bank of Ireland noted that many firms in the […]

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L&M Keating nabs Civil Engineering Project of the Year award

L&M Keating nabs Civil Engineering Project of the Year award

26 September 2016

The design and construction of Cape Clear Island – Harbour Development & Storm Gates has won L&M Keating the prestigious Civil Engineering Project of the Year award. The winner was announced at the Civil Engineering Contractors Association annual dinner, held this year at the Double Tree, Ballsbridge by Hilton, formerly the Burlington Hotel. L&M Keating’s […]

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Construction consultancy Bruce Shaw rebrands as Linesight

Construction consultancy Bruce Shaw rebrands as Linesight

23 September 2016

International construction consultancy firm, Bruce Shaw, has announced that it is has rebranded as part of its new global strategic plans going forward. Linesight will be the new name for the company, which has operated for over 40 years in the sector. The company, which was responsible for a sizeable chunk of the Irish financial […]

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IFSC’s first new office building in over a decade set for completion in late-2017

IFSC’s first new office building in over a decade set for completion in late-2017

23 September 2016

The Irish Financial Services Centre is set to get its first major facelift in well over a decade, as Cosgrave Property Group and IPUT plc have launched a new premium Grade A office building in the heart of Dublin’s central business district. ‘The Exchange’ will provide 105,000 sq ft of office space over six floors […]

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€500m development programme for Limerick

19 September 2016

The biggest single Irish commercial property development programme undertaken outside the capital was unveiled today with the launch of a special purpose vehicle to accelerate Limerick’s emergence as one of Europe’s most attractive investment locations. Limerick Twenty Thirty Strategic Development DAC (Designated Activity Company) is the first entity of its kind created by a local […]

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Planning permission for Cork’s largest office compex

18 September 2016

Cork city council has granted planning permission to O’Callaghan Properties for the largest office complex in the city’s business core – capable of accommodating up to 3,000 employees. Managing director Owen O’Callaghan saidNavigation Square was a €90 million project consisting of four separate buildings to be constructed on a site which he had previously earmarked […]

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Construction industry continues to show growth

18 September 2016

The Irish construction sector continued to register growth of activity during August amid a further sharp rise in new business. In turn, this contributed to increases in purchasing activity and employment. Meanwhile, the rate of input cost inflation quickened to the fastest for a year. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a […]

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€6m redevelopment at Galway Racecourse

17 September 2016

A €6 million redevelopment of the enclosure at Galway Racecourse, featuring a new indoor betting hall and additional bar/food facilities, has been confirmed.The Board of Horse Racing Ireland yesterday approved funding for Galway Racecourse of €2.1 million for the project. The development represents an overall investment of €6 million by the racecourse, including all ancillary […]

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Innovative scheme aimed at increasing apprenticeships in construction industry launched

14 September 2016

Four construction companies are participating in a pilot programme where apprentices spend time with each company whilst learning a trade and other critical career skills. The scheme is being run in conjunction with Solas and the industry is hoping for a national roll-out of the scheme on the basis that it could radically increase the […]

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250 jobs to go at Caterpillar’s Northern Ireland facility

10 September 2016

Caterpillar the world’s largest manufacturer of heavy construction equipment has annunced that is will be letting go 250 of its staff from its facility in Monkstown and two other sites in Belfast, Caterpillar currently employs 1,800 people across the North of Ireland. The job cuts will effect those working in production, support and management roles […]

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Planning permission granted for 22,000 sq m development at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre

10 September 2016

A 22,000 sq m development at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin has been granted planning permission. The development will include a new civic plaza and a 2,500 seat Olympic-sized indoor ice arena. The new plaza will be equivalent to a typical European-scale urban plaza, while the ice arena will be capable of hosting international ice […]

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Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland launch network to collaborate on ocean energy innovation

01 September 2016

A new collaborative network between Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland has been launched to advance the development of ocean energy and drive technology innovation. Led by three state bodies – the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Invest Northern Ireland and Scottish Enterprise – the new Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN) is hosting its inaugural […]

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Residents try to block plans for €50m luxury apartments in Dublin 4

15 August 2016

A group of Dublin 4 residents are trying block plans by Denis O’Brien-backed property firm from constructing a new €50m luxury apartment block development in Donnybrook. Dublin City Council gave the go-ahead last month to Gibraltar registered Purleigh Holdings Ltd for 71 flats in five blocks. The development consists of five four-storey block apartments with […]

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Planning permission granted for Apple data centre

15 August 2016

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission to US technology giant Apple for a 24,500 square metre data centre which will help run online services including the iTunes store, App store and Siri. Among the reasons why the project was approved included the “projected demand” for data storage in the future, coupled with the “economic and […]

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Turner & Townsend completes handover of MISA

10 August 2016

UK-based Turner & Townsend has successfully completed handover of the new Mercers Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St. James’s Hospital in Dublin. MISA is a centre of excellence for the treatment and wellbeing of the elderly and treats in excess of 16,000 patients a year over the age of 65. The concept of the Institute […]

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Growth of construction activity in July

09 August 2016

Growth of construction activity picked up to four-month high in July according to the Ulster Bank Construction PMI survey. Simon Barry, Chief Economist Republic of Ireland at Ulster Bank, noted that: “The latest results of the Ulster Bank Construction PMI survey show another sharp increase in Irish construction, with the pace of expansion accelerating to a four-month […]

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Permission granted for a €65m development

09 August 2016

An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for a €65 million development of more than 300 homes along the Royal Canal in Dublin, despite the area being identified by the Dublin Housing Taskforce as having infrastructural deficits. NAMA Receivers for Capel Developments sought planning permission from Dublin City Council for 318 homes – 176 apartments and 142 […]

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Kennedy Wilson Aware of both Risks and Opportunities in Irish Market Due to Brexit

05 August 2016

Kennedy Wilson has stated it is aware of both the risks and opportunities that may occur in the investment and occupier markets, due to Brexit.

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Barry O’Donnell Appointed New Director of Actavo

05 August 2016

Actavo has appointed Barry O’Donnell as Director of the leading international engineering solutions company.

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BAM is First In Ireland to Obtain International BIM Certification

05 August 2016

BAM Ireland has become the first organization in Ireland to obtain the international industry standard for the use of the process for design and construction projects and is leading the way in the implementation of Building Information Modelling & Management (BIM) in the Republic of Ireland.

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Dublin Docks Hotel Development Delayed as Demand for City Rooms Increases

04 August 2016

Paddy McKillen Jr of Chirita Ltd has said he is confident he can agree a plan with Dublin City Counci to go forward with plans to build a new 93-bedroom hotel on North Wall Quay located in Dublin’s docklands.

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Surplus of €862m for Irish Exchequer

04 August 2016

Investec reports that the Irish Exchequer Returns, which was just published by the Department of Finance (DoF) display a healthy position, with the Exchequer in surplus to the tune of €862m in the first seven months of the year, in comparison to a deficit of €648m in the same period of 2015.

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Construction Workers Skills Register Debuts for Better Building Standards

04 August 2016

A Construction Workers Skills Register (CWSR) was introduced to grant construction and craft workers to register their skills and display their ongoing undetaking to the ongoing learning in their careers.

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Clonmel Enterprise Ltd. Helms Leopardstown Link Road and Roundabout Reconfiguration Project

04 August 2016

Clonmel Enterprises Ltd. will begin a new project, removing the existing Leopardstown Roundabout, Dublin 18, and replacing it with a signalised junction, which will help the traffic flow in the area.

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Europe to Assist Irish Energy Company’s Storage Project

02 August 2016

Gaelectric, an Irish energy firm, is set to receive €8.28m from the European Union to help fund and develop a storage project located in Northern Ireland.

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Report shows Significant Growth wth Flynn Management & Contractors

02 August 2016

Flynn Management & Contractors has reported a significant growth in 2015 and predicts a revenue of approximately €100m for 2016.

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Ibec and the CBI, Release Report to Enhance Requirements to All-island Transportation Network

28 July 2016

Two key business groups in Northern Ireland and the Republic, Ibec and the CBI, released a new report that targets ambitious plans to advance the all-island transport network.

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Twelfth Lock Hotel Sold for €2.4m

28 July 2016

The Twelfth Lock Hotel, which overlooks the Royal Canal at Castleknock in Dublin has been sold for approximately €2.4m in a private contract sale.

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Proportion of Irish Homes Bought by Cash Buyers Rise Significantly After Property Crash

28 July 2016

As reported by Central Bank economists who conducted new research, the proportion of houses and apartments purchased by cash buyers rose from 25% at the peak of the property boom to 60% in 2014.

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Comreg’s Gets New Location at One Dockland Central

28 July 2016

One Dockland Central in Dublin’s IFSC is now the home of Communications regulator, Comreg, having signed a 20-year lease.

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Wind Energy Saved Ireland €70m in Energy Imports

28 July 2016

Indigenous wind energy has saved Ireland approximately €70 million in foreign energy imports since January of 2016, a six month period which saw the renewable energy supply meet over a fifth (22%) of Ireland’s entire electricity demand, reported by provisional new figures gathered by the Irish Wind Energy Association.

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Third-level Construction Courses Applications Rise

25 July 2016

According to this year’s CAO rates, there has been a rise in students applying for third-level courses in construction.

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Construction Contracts Act Becomes Law

25 July 2016

During an event presented by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) at Leinster House, Louth Senator Ged Nash and former Dublin Senator Fergal Quinn have spoke to representatives from Ireland’s top construction firms.

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Nama’s sale of €1.5bn Project Tolka Delayed Due to Incomplete Paperwork

25 July 2016

The expected removal by Nama of Project Tolka, a sale of approximately €1.5bn, is certain to be postponed beyond August 31, the date by which it had been assumed to be put on the market.

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CRH First-half Earnings Raise by 10%

22 July 2016

CRH, a building materials group, has stated that its first-half earnings most likely rose by 10% ahead of its preceding guidance, an advancement examiners connect to powerful trading in its main market, the United States.

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