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Property Services Regulatory Authority Members Appointed

Property Services Regulatory Authority Members Appointed

Grafton Architects Win RIBA International Prize

Grafton Architects Win RIBA International Prize

West Pharmaceuticals Mulhuddart Expansion Completed

West Pharmaceuticals Mulhuddart Expansion Completed

Agreement to Redevelop National Maternity Hospital Announced

Agreement to Redevelop National Maternity Hospital Announced

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 provider, providing redress mechanisms concerning complaints against auctioneers, […]

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Grafton Architects Win RIBA International Prize

Grafton Architects Win RIBA International Prize

02 December 2016

The Grafton Architects-designed Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) in Lima, Peru, won the first ever Royal Institute of British Architects International prize on Thursday, November 24. The selection follows a rigorous judging process which saw the RIBA awards committee travel to 30 buildings before shortlisting six buildings to be visited again in November. The […]

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West Pharmaceuticals Mulhuddart Expansion Completed

West Pharmaceuticals Mulhuddart Expansion Completed

01 December 2016

Medical manufacturer West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. announced on Tuesday, November 29, the completion of a 60,000 square foot expansion at its contract manufacturing facility near Mulhuddart, County Dublin. The expansion was initiated in response to customer demand for medical device manufacturing, especially in the area of diabetes. West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. manufactures packaging components and […]

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Agreement to Redevelop National Maternity Hospital Announced

Agreement to Redevelop National Maternity Hospital Announced

28 November 2016

Minister for Health Simon Harris announced on Thursday, November 24, that the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) and St Vincent’s Hospital Group have reached an agreement on on the redevelopment of the NMH on the Elm Park campus. The Department of Health said that their design team will review and update the underlying planning documentation with […]

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25% of Homes That Qualify for the First-Time Buyers Scheme Located In Dublin

25% of Homes That Qualify for the First-Time Buyers Scheme Located In Dublin

28 November 2016

Research conducted by Daft.ie has found that 25% of available projects that qualify for the first-time buyers scheme are located in Dublin County. The research, published on Friday, November 25, found that the largest share of qualifying houses were in Dublin, followed by Kildare (14%), Meath (13%) and Cork (6%). Daft.ie Public Relations and Communications […]

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AIB Says Loans to Contribute More Than 1,000 New Hotel Bedrooms in Ireland Within 18 Months

AIB Says Loans to Contribute More Than 1,000 New Hotel Bedrooms in Ireland Within 18 Months

23 November 2016

AIB announced on Tuesday, November 22, that it had approved over €300 million in loans to the hotel sector in 2016. AIB’s Head of Hospitality Owen Travers said that the funding would “contribute to over 1,000 new bedrooms on the island of Ireland over the course of the next 12 to 18 months.” A report […]

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€15.5 Million Wind Farm Opened In Co. Antrim

€15.5 Million Wind Farm Opened In Co. Antrim

21 November 2016

Gaelectric officially opened its £13.4 million (€15.5 Million) wind farm on Thursday, November 17, at Cloonty in Co. Antrim. The 9.2MW wind farm is located on the Castlecat Road between Derrykeighan and Bushmills. Cloonty is renewable energy and energy storage group Gaelectric’s fouth operating wind farm in Northern Ireland. The Company has 184MW of operating […]

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Wood Awards Ireland Held in Farmleigh House

Wood Awards Ireland Held in Farmleigh House

21 November 2016

The Wood Awards Ireland were presented in Farmleigh House on Thursday, November 17, with Bucholz McEvoy Architects named as the overall winner for their work on the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus on Ballyogan Road, Dublin. The competition, presided over by Minister of State Andrew Doyle, celebrates the use of wood by Irish designers, architects, engineers […]

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€30 Million Retail Centre Planned for Bray

€30 Million Retail Centre Planned for Bray

18 November 2016

A development partner is being sought to develop a 2.4 acre site, previously known as the ‘Florentine Centre’, in Bray, Savills announced on  Wednesday, 16 November 2016. Wicklow County Council appointed Savills to seek a development partner for the 250,000 square foot scheme at the site recently purchased by the council. The site has been […]

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136 New Office Buildings to be Built in Dublin

136 New Office Buildings to be Built in Dublin

15 November 2016

136 new office buildings, totaling more than 12 million square feet, are planned to be built in Dublin over the next five years, according to Savills’ 2016 Skyline Survey. The developments, intended to provide working space for more than 100,000 employees, are largely centered in Dublin’s central business district, with the majority of the developments […]

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Daft.ie Rent Report Blames ‘Systemic Failure’ for Lack of Construction

Daft.ie Rent Report Blames ‘Systemic Failure’ for Lack of Construction

14 November 2016

The Daft.ie Rental Report for the third quarter of 2016, released on Tuesday, November 8, called the lack of residential construction in Ireland during the last five years a “systemic failure in desperate need of policy solutions.” The report, written by Trinity College Dublin economist Ronan Lyons, said that the double-digit inflation in rents were […]

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Upgrade to Dublin Airport Runway to Create 150 Jobs

Upgrade to Dublin Airport Runway to Create 150 Jobs

14 November 2016

An 18-month upgrade of Dublin Airport’s main runway is expected to create 150 jobs. Construction on the runway is expected to start on the night of Monday, November 14, and to continue for 18 months. As the work requires the runway to completely close, construction is planned to take place between 11 pm and 5 […]

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Irish Water Begins Construction on 9.7 Million Euro Wastewater Network

Irish Water Begins Construction on 9.7 Million Euro Wastewater Network

14 November 2016

Irish water officially began construction on a €9.7 million wastewater pipe network for Rush, Co. Dublin on Friday, November 11. The network, which is expected to be take two years to complete, is designed to stop the discharge of raw sewage into the sea, improving the bathing water at South Rush Beach. The network will […]

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UK construction activity increases at fastest rate since March

UK construction activity increases at fastest rate since March

02 November 2016

UK construction companies recorded a sustained expansion of overall business activity in October, led by another solid increase in residential work. New order volumes also picked up across the construction sector, but the rate of growth eased since September and remained weaker than seen prior to this summer. This contributed to a drop in business […]

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BAM recognised as leader for corporate action on climate change

BAM recognised as leader for corporate action on climate change

02 November 2016

Royal BAM Group has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies. On the list appear 193 ‘A Listers’, which has been produced at the request of […]

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Mains electricity supply restored to Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr using world-first ESB technology

Mains electricity supply restored to Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr using world-first ESB technology

02 November 2016

ESB Networks and ESB International have repaired the undersea cable fault located about 2km off the coast of Inis Mór, restoring mains electricity supply to Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr using world-first in-house technology. A 26-strong project team have been based on Inis Mór for the past seven weeks. The cable was energised from Inis […]

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Actavo partners with ScottishPower in smart metering roll-out for Glasgow, Edinburgh & Fife

Actavo partners with ScottishPower in smart metering roll-out for Glasgow, Edinburgh & Fife

02 November 2016

Actavo, a leading international engineering solutions company, has signed a five-year partnership with ScottishPower to help deliver the majority of a smart metering installation programme to 1.5 million homes in Scotland. The contract will see Actavo creating 230 new jobs in Scotland in order to supply in the region of 780,000 meters to homes across […]

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Construction industry can potentially generate 112,000 jobs by 2020

Construction industry can potentially generate 112,000 jobs by 2020

02 November 2016

DKM report shows that industry can grow on average by 9% per year up to 2020 but warns of potential skills shortages A report, commissioned by the Construction Industry Federation and carried out by DKM consultants in conjunction with SOLAS, states that construction activity could potentially generate a requirement for 112,000 jobs up to 2020. […]

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Hines set to acquire ‘Grafton collection’ for €55 million

Hines set to acquire ‘Grafton collection’ for €55 million

25 October 2016

The Grafton collection, a multi-let block of retail buildings at the junction of Grafton Street and Duke Street in Dublin, is set to be acquired by US real estate giant Hines for a price in excess of €55 million. The original guide price for the site was €40 million, but it seems competition from rival […]

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CRH to invest €900 million in plants and facilities this year

CRH to invest €900 million in plants and facilities this year

24 October 2016

Building materials giants CRH are set to invest €900 million in plants and facilities this year, its largest investment since before the global financial crisis, according to the Irish Times. Davy analysts told the paper that CRH was putting mergers and acquisitions on the back seat, following its €6.5 billion purchase of assets from rivals […]

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Dún Laoghaire’s Pavilion up for sale for €9.6 million

Dún Laoghaire’s Pavilion up for sale for €9.6 million

21 October 2016

Located just opposite the harbour and the DART station, Dún Laoghaire’s Pavilion development has been placed on the market with a guide price of €9.6 million. Developed in two phases in 2000 and 2007, the property comprises 10 retail units. Pavilion 1 is occupied by Eddie Rockets, Itsa Bagel, Mao and Viking Marine, as well […]

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Northern Ireland on the up but London’s growth stalls as construction industry waits for Government’s next steps

Northern Ireland on the up but London’s growth stalls as construction industry waits for Government’s next steps

20 October 2016

Construction sectors in the UK are slowing down amid uncertainty surrounding the decision to leave the EU, according to the latest Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) quarterly survey. The survey recorded the lowest reading since Q2 2013, despite 19% more chartered surveyors reporting that construction workloads in the UK had risen, rather than fallen […]

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€17 billion worth of construction projects planned for 2017, says CIS

€17 billion worth of construction projects planned for 2017, says CIS

20 October 2016

Construction Information Services (CIS) has published its annual report, pinpointing in excess of €17 billion in key and major construction projects already planned for 2017. In their report, ‘Construction Opportunities 2017’, highlights projects that will commence on-site, progress significantly or be completed over the 12 months of the year. This large figure of €17 billion […]

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Electroroute secures major partnership with Mitsubishi

Electroroute secures major partnership with Mitsubishi

18 October 2016

Irish energy and trading services firm Electroroute has agreed a deal that will see Mitsubishi Corporation take a 60% stake in the company. Electroroute’s path to International markets will now be supported by a company with a market capitalisation of €32 billion. With these opportunities for expansion, the company will now begin to open its […]

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Dublin rental sector growing “explosively”, says new report

Dublin rental sector growing “explosively”, says new report

18 October 2016

Nearly a quarter of all households in Dublin are living in private rental accommodation, according to new research based on CSO data from Savills Ireland. Since the beginning of 2011, the number of persons renting privately has risen by 61.3% to 328,700. The number of housing units being used in the private rental sector has […]

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Planning system delays adding €4,000 to homebuilding costs, Oireachtas committee hears

Planning system delays adding €4,000 to homebuilding costs, Oireachtas committee hears

13 October 2016

Delays as long as 18 months for housing developments to go through the planning system could be adding as much as €4,000 to the price of a new home, Department of Housing officials told an Oireachtas Committee. Taking an average of one year for large scale housing developments to go through the planning system, this […]

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“Controversial” planning application to build houses on playing fields shelved

“Controversial” planning application to build houses on playing fields shelved

13 October 2016

Developers Greg Kavanagh and Patrick Crean have pulled out of a planning application to build more than 350 homes and apartments on playing fields in Raheny, North Dublin. Opponents to the development by Crekav Landback Developments, part of Kavanagh and Crean’s New Generation Homes group, said that the playing fields were used by hundreds of […]

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CIF calls Budget housing measures “welcome” but warns on lack of infrastructure investment

CIF calls Budget housing measures “welcome” but warns on lack of infrastructure investment

13 October 2016

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has responded to Budget 2017, indicating that while it “welcomed” housing measures such as the new tax relief for first time buyers, a lack of increased infrastructure investment remains a significant issue. In order to fully realise the benefits of this new tax break, increased investment is absolutely necessary to […]

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End of Q3 sees another monthly expansion in Irish construction

End of Q3 sees another monthly expansion in Irish construction

11 October 2016

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 58.7 last month, as Irish construction continues to expand. The monthly measure of activity in the sector rose from 58.4 in August. After the collapse in construction with the economic crash, the index has shown sustained growth over the past three years. New orders, for […]

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Simon Coveney launches “Pillar 2” of housing action plan

Simon Coveney launches “Pillar 2” of housing action plan

07 October 2016

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney, has announced the details of Pillar 2 ‘Accelerate Social Housing’ under Rebuilding Ireland – an action plan for housing and homelessness. The Government’s plan has set ambitious targets of doubling the annual level of residential construction to 25,000 homes and delivering 47,000 units of social […]

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British construction industry makes unexpected post-Brexit return to growth

British construction industry makes unexpected post-Brexit return to growth

07 October 2016

The construction sector in the UK had fallen for three straight months in the aftermath of Brexit, but made an unexpected return to growth in the Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for September. Forecasts had placed the index below the 50 mark, which divides growth from contraction, but the actual figure managed to […]

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Ballymore launches new “Dublin Landings” docklands development

Ballymore launches new “Dublin Landings” docklands development

06 October 2016

Private property group Ballymore has officially launched its new docklands development, Dublin Landings, at an event at the CHQ Building IFSC on Custom House Quay this morning. Dublin Landings is set to be a 1 million square foot mixed-use development on North Wall Quay. Five new buildings are set to be delivered by 2020, with […]

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Virtual reality helping to make construction sites safer

Virtual reality helping to make construction sites safer

06 October 2016

Virtual reality may be still only an emerging phenomenon, but researchers in Bochum, Germany, believe that the fledgling technology can be used to improve health and safety conditions on construction sites. This is done by creating interactive training courses for virtual reality headsets. Intended for use by both construction workers and health and safety experts, […]

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Up to 75,000 construction jobs could be added by 2020 as part of “Rebuilding Ireland” initiative

Up to 75,000 construction jobs could be added by 2020 as part of “Rebuilding Ireland” initiative

06 October 2016

Delegates at the Construction Industry Federation’s (CIF) annual conference at Croke Park have heard how the construction industry will play a vital role in “Rebuilding Ireland”, with the possibility of up to 75,000 jobs to be created by 2020. Addressing attendees, CIF President Michael Stone discussed the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, the Public Capital […]

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New procurement process announced for DIT’s Grangegorman campus

New procurement process announced for DIT’s Grangegorman campus

04 October 2016

An overhaul to the procurement process for the construction of on campus student accommodation for the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has been announced by the Grangegorman Development Agency. Despite the 12 week delay that this new procurement process will have on the construction timeline, all stakeholders have agreed that this was the best outcome […]

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Construction projects’ value rises over €1 billion in first half of 2016

Construction projects’ value rises over €1 billion in first half of 2016

03 October 2016

New figures provided by the Building Information Index suggest that the value of construction projects in Ireland has risen significantly when compared with the previous year. In the first half of 2016, the value of construction project commencements increased by €1.12 billion, or 44%, to €3.69 billion. Five of the seven sectors examined registered growth, […]

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Center Parcs €233 million investment to 750 construction jobs in Longford

Center Parcs €233 million investment to 750 construction jobs in Longford

03 October 2016

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor believes that the small town of Ballymahon in Co Longford is set to be the focal point as the midlands undergoes a “transformative economic impact” with the Center Parcs €233 million investment. An update on the massive project was provided at a special community reception in […]

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Supply issues hurting housing market as prices set to rise, according to reports

Supply issues hurting housing market as prices set to rise, according to reports

03 October 2016

Two new reports on the Irish housing market, commissioned by myhome.ie and daft.ie respectively, have warned of the shortfall in the supply of new homes across the country. The lack of necessary housing units being provided will house prices to rise more than 5% by year end. According to the daft.ie report, this increase is […]

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