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  • International Conference on Building Great Cities to Take Place in Cork Hundreds of international delegates interested in the opportunities and challenges facing ‘cities on the rise’ will travel  to Cork next month, June 27-30 for the  annual congress of the international Academy of Urbanism. The controversial US ‘ godfather of gentrification’ , Richard Florida, who has been derided by some for  espousing a development philosophy that forced working classes [...]...
  • Cairn Homes to Introduce Duplex Homes to Parkside Development Since its launch in 2015, Parkside located on the Malahide Road, has established itself as one of the most attractive and sought-after new developments in North Dublin. For the first time, Cairn Homes is introducing their brand-new duplex homes to the popular family-focused development. In addition to the new duplex homes, Parkside is also launching [...]...
  • Hardware Sector Set For Strong Growth as Economy Expands and Housebuilding Recovers Ireland’s robust economic performance coupled with the ongoing recovery in the housebuilding sector are driving strong growth in the hardware sector. Despite the severe weather in the early part of the year the hardware industry, including retail, wholesale and manufacturing, is now responsible for direct employment of 19,000 and an overall economic contribution of €377 [...]...
  • Brokers Ireland Warns of Financial Impact of Inability to Buy Homes at Affordable Prices Responding to the latest CSO house price figures indicating continuing house price growth of 12.1% in the year to March in Dublin and 13.4% elsewhere, Brokers Ireland has warned that unless supply of properties ramps up more quickly in the near future a whole generation now in their late twenties and thirties, and even beyond, [...]...
  • Irish Water to Tackle Leakage Across Tipperary as Part of €500 Million National Programme Irish Water has recently begun an extensive programme of work to improve water supply and tackle leaks in the network across Tipperary as part of a €500 million national investment in leakage reduction. Current works include replacing over 13 km of old and damaged watermains, removing any lead service pipes found on the public network, [...]...

International Conference on Building Great Cities to Take Place in Cork

  International Conference on Building Great Cities to Take Place in Cork

Hundreds of international delegates interested in the opportunities and challenges facing ‘cities on the rise’ will travel  to Cork next month, June 27-30 for the  annual congress of the international Academy of Urbanism.
The controversial US ‘ godfather of gentrification’ , Richard Florida, who has been derided by some for  espousing a development philosophy that forced working classes […]

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Cairn Homes to Introduce Duplex Homes to Parkside Development

  Cairn Homes to Introduce Duplex Homes to Parkside Development

Since its launch in 2015, Parkside located on the Malahide Road, has established itself as one of the most attractive and sought-after new developments in North Dublin. For the first time, Cairn Homes is introducing their brand-new duplex homes to the popular family-focused development. In addition to the new duplex homes, Parkside is also launching […]

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Hardware Sector Set For Strong Growth as Economy Expands and Housebuilding Recovers

  Hardware Sector Set For Strong Growth as Economy Expands and Housebuilding Recovers

Ireland’s robust economic performance coupled with the ongoing recovery in the housebuilding sector are driving strong growth in the hardware sector. Despite the severe weather in the early part of the year the hardware industry, including retail, wholesale and manufacturing, is now responsible for direct employment of 19,000 and an overall economic contribution of €377 […]

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Brokers Ireland Warns of Financial Impact of Inability to Buy Homes at Affordable Prices

  Brokers Ireland Warns of Financial Impact of Inability to Buy Homes at Affordable Prices

Responding to the latest CSO house price figures indicating continuing house price growth of 12.1% in the year to March in Dublin and 13.4% elsewhere, Brokers Ireland has warned that unless supply of properties ramps up more quickly in the near future a whole generation now in their late twenties and thirties, and even beyond, […]

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Irish Water to Tackle Leakage Across Tipperary as Part of €500 Million National Programme

  Irish Water to Tackle Leakage Across Tipperary as Part of €500 Million National Programme

Irish Water has recently begun an extensive programme of work to improve water supply and tackle leaks in the network across Tipperary as part of a €500 million national investment in leakage reduction. Current works include replacing over 13 km of old and damaged watermains, removing any lead service pipes found on the public network, […]

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Irish Construction Off to a Flying Start With Gold Award For Dublin Airport

  Irish Construction Off to a Flying Start With Gold Award For Dublin Airport

Roadbridge has won a Gold Award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2018 National Site Awards for its North Runway Construction Package 1 project at Dublin Airport. This is a huge achievement for the Irish construction industry, as it is the first project in Ireland to win a coveted gold award following the launch of the Scheme in Ireland […]

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Dubai-based Irish Architecture & Interior Design Firm Opens Dublin Office

  Dubai-based Irish Architecture & Interior Design Firm Opens Dublin Office

Serendipity By Design, a design consultancy firm, founded by Rebecca Gernon (pictured right) over 20 years ago opens an office in Dublin this month. Rebecca has worked on hundreds of projects across the Middle East basing herself in Dubai for the past 24 years. Her career took her to some of the biggest hubs of architectural innovation across […]

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New Jobs Lead to New Business For Newry Environmental Services Firm

  New Jobs Lead to New Business For Newry Environmental Services Firm

Blockbusters Environmental Services recently recruited six new staff with support from Invest Northern Ireland and has now won a new contract in Great Britain as a result. The company will be providing its specialist drainage and environmental services to an award-winning UK construction and fit-out contractor for its London based construction projects.
Speaking about the company’s […]

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RKD Honoured at Greenbuild Europe 2018

  RKD Honoured at Greenbuild Europe 2018

Greenbuild Europe 2018 took place on 17–18 April 2018 in Berlin, gathering passionate green building and sustainability leaders from all over the world to advance the mission that buildings and communities will foster and sustain the vitality of all life within a generation. The conference featured a number of opportunities for green building professionals to […]

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Ten-Year €1 Billion Programme of Investment in Flood Relief Measures Launched

  Ten-Year €1 Billion Programme of Investment in Flood Relief Measures Launched

The Government has launched a ten-year programme of €1 billion in investment in flood relief measures including a first tranche of €257 million in funding for 50 new flood relief schemes to proceed to detailed design and construction. The Flood Risk Management Plans allow the Government to build on significant investment on flood defence schemes, […]

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Specialist Joinery Group Announces New Jobs as £5 Million Factory Opens

  Specialist Joinery Group Announces New Jobs as £5 Million Factory Opens

As it marks 30 years of business, Specialist Joinery Group is recruiting 52 additional staff as part of a multi-million pounds investment. The investment included a major extension to its factory in Maghera which now spans three acres.
The bespoke joinery and fitted furniture manufacturer is expanding its workforce to help grow its business in Great Britain and Europe. […]

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The Economic Picture and the Construction Sector

  The Economic Picture and the Construction Sector

“The Irish economy is firmly back on its feet,” according to Loretta O’Sullivan, Group Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland. “Consumer spending is just above its previous peak and will be an important driver of growth going forward.”
The improvement in consumer confidence is being fuelled by rising employment as the economy continues to create jobs. […]

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No Single Solution to the Imbalance in the Housing Market

  No Single Solution to the Imbalance in the Housing Market

“How do you intervene in a market that is out of balance? We have a lot of policies but implementation is vital,” remarked David Duffy, Director of Property Industry Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, when assessing the issue and challenges facing Ireland’s housing market, where the growth in supply is lagging behind […]

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Sisk Commits to Double Energy Productivity

  Sisk Commits to Double Energy Productivity

John Sisk & Son, Ireland’s largest construction company, has become the first Irish business to join global energy efficiency initiative EP100. As part of its EP100 membership commitment, Sisk has pledged to double its energy productivity within 25 years, joining companies such as Schneider Electric, Johnson Controls, Danfoss and H&M in demonstrating climate leadership by reducing energy use.
Supported by The Climate Group, which leads EP100 in partnership with the Alliance to […]

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OPW Highlights New Opportunities For Irish Construction Companies

  OPW Highlights New Opportunities For Irish Construction Companies

Of the anticipated €116 billion capital investment provided for in Project Ireland 2040, the Government’s policy and planning framework for the social, economic and cultural development of Ireland, the Office of Public Works (OPW) will be responsible for between €5 billion and €10 billion of this expenditure. Many of the projects involved will be small […]

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National Construction Summit 2018 – Ireland is Building Again, Says Housing Minister

  National Construction Summit 2018 – Ireland is Building Again, Says Housing Minister

By 2040 the population of the Republic of Ireland will have reached 6 million, according to Eoghan Murphy TD, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government. He added: “Where are these people going to live and how will they live?”
The Minister was the opening speaker at the 2018 National Construction Summit, which was held […]

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A Plan For Affordable Housing

  A Plan For Affordable Housing

“All housing, not just for first time buyers, needs to be affordable. This means lower prices in Dublin and surrounding counties, which will bring down rents,” pointed out Colm McCarthy, Economist at University College Dublin, during the recent 2018 National Construction Summit.
Colm McCarthy was a main speaker at the event, where he presented his ‘plan […]

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Social Housing Construction Status Report and Social Housing Delivery Targets for Local Authorities 2018-2021

  Social Housing Construction Status Report and Social Housing Delivery Targets for Local Authorities 2018-2021

The Government has published the Quarter 4 2017 Social Housing Construction Projects Status Report, which sets out the significant progress made to date in advancing the construction pipeline, as well as social housing delivery targets for local authorities for 2018-2021. At end-2017, 2,512 homes were completed, 3,650 were under construction and 1,912 further homes were […]

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Top Builders Merchants in Northern Ireland Honoured

  Top Builders Merchants in Northern Ireland Honoured

Builders merchants from Belfast, Lisburn, Newry, Larne, Coleraine and Ballywalter have been honoured in the fifth Octabuild Builders Merchant Awards for Northern Ireland. The building material manufacturers who organised the awards as Octabuild are: Gyproc, Dulux Paints, Glennon Brothers, Kingspan Insulation, Sanbra Fyffe, Tegral and Wavin.
The overall award went to JP Corry, Lisburn while six […]

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Tyndall National Institute and IERC Collaborate on €600,000 Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Project Success

  Tyndall National Institute and IERC Collaborate on €600,000 Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Project Success

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) has welcomed new research funding from the EU Horizon 2020 Initiative to develop models for assessing energy efficiency retrofit options in buildings. The IERC is collaborating with Tyndall National Institute and have jointly secured €600,000 in energy research funding to deliver the H2020 ‘RECO2ST Project’.
The project builds on a […]

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The National Construction Summit 2018 Opens This Wednesday, 2nd May, at Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – Register Now

  The National Construction Summit 2018 Opens This Wednesday, 2nd May, at Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – Register Now

Time is running out to register to attend the 2018 National Construction Summit being held this Wednesday (2nd May) at the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin. The event is expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors from across the country. Now in its fourth year, the annual National Construction Summit has become firmly established as an […]

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Analyses on the Cost of Delivering Housing in Ireland

  Analyses on the Cost of Delivering Housing in Ireland

The Government has published three reports on the cost of residential delivery in Ireland –  Review of Delivery Costs and Viability for Affordable Residential Developments; Cost analysis of the updated Sustainable Urban Housing: Design Standards for New Apartments, Guidelines for Planning Authorities; and Comparison of Residential Construction Costs in Ireland to other European Countries.
Commenting on […]

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Michael Carey Named Chair Designate of the Housing Agency

  Michael Carey Named Chair Designate of the Housing Agency

Following Government approval, Michael Carey has been nominated as Chair Designate of the Housing Agency, to take over from Dr Conor Skehan. Michael Carey has extensive experience in overseeing State bodies, having served as Chairman of Bord Bia since 2011 (his second term expired earlier this year), and he has also served as Chair of […]

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National Survey Highlights Challenges Facing Irish Projects

  National Survey Highlights Challenges Facing Irish Projects

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI), the largest professional organisation for project managers in Ireland with over 1,300 members, has released its inaugural Annual Index Survey. The national survey completed by members across industries such as IT, construction, pharmaceuticals, and financial services outlined that almost 75% of Irish project management leaders had projects negatively impacted […]

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Seeks Views on Future of Ballyogan, Stepaside, Carrickmines and Leopardstow

  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Seeks Views on Future of Ballyogan, Stepaside, Carrickmines and Leopardstow

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has commenced a 6 week pre-draft public consultation process on a new Local Area Plan (LAP) for Ballyogan and Environs. Following this consultation period, a draft LAP will be produced to help frame development in the area over the coming 6 years. The areas covered will include Ballyogan, Kilgobbin, The Gallops/Glencairn (Leopardstown) […]

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Government Funding of €10 Million For Energy Efficiency Design Projects

  Government Funding of €10 Million For Energy Efficiency Design Projects

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is now accepting applications from organisations planning an investment in a new design project or major energy upgrade. The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten TD, secured an allocation of €10 Million in Budget 2018 for the Excellence in Energy Efficient Design (EXEED) programme.
The €10 million allocation will be used to […]

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Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to Open National Construction Summit – 2nd May, 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

  Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to Open National Construction Summit – 2nd May, 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

Eoghan Murphy TD, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, will make the opening address at the 2018 National Construction Summit, being held on Wednesday, 2nd May at the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin. The 2018 National Construction Summit is expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors, from across the country. The Minister for Housing, […]

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Ecocem Rebrands

  Ecocem Rebrands

Ecocem Ireland and Ecocem GB have launched a new brand. Ecocem is Europe’s largest independent specialist producer of GGBS (Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag) cement with a capacity of 2.4 million tonnes. Significant developments in the organisation have seen a growing interaction across its operating regions in Ireland, Holland, France, UK and Sweden, as well as the […]

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Where are Ireland’s Construction Workers?

  Where are Ireland’s Construction Workers?

The Central Bank of Ireland has published a signed article from the second Quarterly Bulletin of 2018, published on 12 April 2018.
The article, ‘Where are Ireland’s Construction Workers?‘ by Thomas Conefrey and Tara McIndoe-Calder, considers the decline in construction sector employment in Ireland during the economic and financial crisis that began in 2008. One in […]

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RIAI Registered Architects Open Their Doors For Annual Partnership With Simon Communities

  RIAI Registered Architects Open Their Doors For Annual Partnership With Simon Communities

One of the country’s best-known architects, Dermot Bannon, was on hand recently to launch the RIAI Simon Open Door campaign, aimed at raising funds to help tackle the housing and homeless crisis. Now in its 14th year, the campaign will run from Monday, 14th May until Sunday 20th May.
As part of the annual partnership between the RIAI and […]

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