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Residential Property Prices Rise by 1.4% in the Year

    Residential Property Prices Rise by 1.4% in the Year

Residential property prices increased by 1.4% nationally in the year to November. This compares with an increase of 1.0% in the year to October and an increase of 7.2% in

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Senior Management Appointments at Cairn Homes

    Senior Management Appointments at Cairn Homes

Cairn Homes plc, the leading Irish home building company, has announced three senior management appointments – Maura Winston as Director People and Organisation; Fergus McMahon as Commercial Director; and Kevin

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Masterplan For Major Limerick City Centre Development

    Masterplan For Major Limerick City Centre Development

The Land Development Agency (LDA), Limerick City and County Council (LCCC), the HSE and CIÉ have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the creation and implementation of a master-plan for

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New President For Irish Planning Institute

    New President For Irish Planning Institute

Dr Conor Norton MIPI (pictured) has been elected President of the Irish Planning Institute (IPI) for 2020 and 2021. The IPI is the all-island body for professional planners engaged in physical, spatial

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Chadwicks Group Launches Free National Tradesperson Check

    Chadwicks Group Launches Free National Tradesperson Check

Almost half of tradesmen (42%) do not go for a yearly health check-up and 38% regularly suffer aches and pains due to the physical demands of their job. That’s according

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Construction Activity Returns to Growth in December

    Construction Activity Returns to Growth in December

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted above the 50.0 no-change mark for the first time in

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Cairn Announces Sale of 229 Units in Lucan

    Cairn Announces Sale of 229 Units in Lucan

Cairn Homes plc has announced the forward sale of 229 private rental sector (PRS) residential units in Lucan, Dublin 22 to a special purpose company managed by Carysfort Capital, and

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Safety Must Remain Priority For Construction Companies as Activity Increases

    Safety Must Remain Priority For Construction Companies as Activity Increases

The CIF has responded to recent Health and Safety Authority statistics that revealed construction deaths increased from five in 2018 to 12 in 2019, with 75% of all fatal injuries

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Construction Deaths Increased by 140% Last Year

    Construction Deaths Increased by 140% Last Year

Construction fatalities have more than doubled in the last year, according to the latest figures released by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA). Chief Executive Officer of the HSA, Dr

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€300 Million Investment in Irish Solar Energy Sector

    €300 Million Investment in Irish Solar Energy Sector

Obton has announced details of its €300 milion investment in the Irish solar energy sector. Obton, a Danish solar photovoltaic (PV) business, and its Irish partner Shannon Energy, will develop up to 500

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Residential Prices in Dublin Will Grow by Maximum of 5% While New ‘Near Zero Energy Buildings’ Regulations Will Impact Construction Costs

    Residential Prices in Dublin Will Grow by Maximum of 5% While New ‘Near Zero Energy Buildings’ Regulations Will Impact Construction Costs

Uncertainty stemming from global events will be the key aspect of the Irish property investment market in 2020, according to new figures released by Lisney, Ireland’s largest independently-owned property advisory

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Cairn Homes Receives Planning Approval For County Dublin Housing Development

    Cairn Homes Receives Planning Approval For County Dublin Housing Development

Full planning permission has been granted by An Bord Pleanála for Cairn Homes’ 380 unit strategic housing scheme at Newcastle, County Dublin. The site is located to the south of

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Esprit Investments Applies For Planning Permission For Mixed Office, Retail and Residential Development in Dublin 2

    Esprit Investments Applies For Planning Permission For Mixed Office, Retail and Residential Development in Dublin 2

Esprit Investments Ltd has applied for planning permission to develop a derelict site in Dublin 2. The site borders Brunswick Villas, Shaw Street, Townsend Street and Spring Garden Lane and

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New Irish Start-up Uses Virtual Reality Tech to Design Customised Homes

    New Irish Start-up Uses Virtual Reality Tech to Design Customised Homes

Ireland generates millions of tonnes of building waste each year – VR Technology could actively reduce this. “Eliminating physical errors at design stage using VR technology will inevitably reduce waste and

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Planning Application Submitted For Waterford North Quays Development

    Planning Application Submitted For Waterford North Quays Development

Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland has submitted its application for Planning Permission to Waterford City & County Council for the Waterford North Quays development. Subject to the granting of planning permission,

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Construction Contract Signed For BIA Innovator Campus in Athenry

    Construction Contract Signed For BIA Innovator Campus in Athenry

BIA Innovator Campus, the multi-million euro food innovation hub in Athenry, has taken a step forward with the construction contract agreed and signed with Glenman Corporation, the general building contractor

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Horizon Offsite Awarded NSAI Agrément Certification

    Horizon Offsite Awarded NSAI Agrément Certification

Tipperary-headquartered Horizon Offsite Ltd has been awarded NSAI Agrément Certification for its Offsite Steel Frame Building System. Established in 2017, the company currently employs 22 people at a 35,000 sq

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IPAV Calls For Official Monthly Index of Building Input Costs

    IPAV Calls For Official Monthly Index of Building Input Costs

Responding to the CSO Residential Property Price Index for October, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said it strongly supports the view of the ESRI that the cost

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Researchers to Explore Louth/Meath Coastal Area For Wind Farm Development

    Researchers to Explore Louth/Meath Coastal Area For Wind Farm Development

A team led by iCRAG, the SFI Research Centre for Applied Geosciences based at University College Dublin, has been awarded government funding to research suitable locations for new offshore wind farms

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34,000 New Dwellings Required Each Year Until 2030

    34,000 New Dwellings Required Each Year Until 2030

Assuming unchanged household formation patterns and net inward migration close to current levels, around 34,000 new dwellings would be required each year until the end of the next decade, according

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Hammerson Secures Planning For Residential Development in Dublin

    Hammerson Secures Planning For Residential Development in Dublin

Hammerson, the UK-based property, development and investment company, has received planning approval for 107 new apartments at Dundrum Town Centre in South County Dublin. The building will mark Hammerson’s first

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Tara Brennan of Chadwicks Group Named Management Professional of the Year

    Tara Brennan of Chadwicks Group Named Management Professional of the Year

Tara Brennan, Head of Marketing and Development for Ireland’s leading building merchanting company, Chadwicks Group, has been named Management Professional of the Year at the 2019 IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards.

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Bennett Construction Wins at Irish Building and Design Awards With City Quay Project

    Bennett Construction Wins at Irish Building and Design Awards With City Quay Project

The 13-18 City Quay office development in Dublin by Bennett Construction has won the Award for the Commercial/Office Building Project of the Year at the 2019 Irish Building and Design

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Kingspan Unveils New 2030 Sustainability Vision

    Kingspan Unveils New 2030 Sustainability Vision

Kingspan has launched a major 10-year strategy to play its part in reducing the world’s carbon emissions by 45% by

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Irish Construction Activity Declines at Softer Pace

    Irish Construction Activity Declines at Softer Pace

At 48.2 in November, up from 46.2 in October the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally

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€35 Million Social and Climate Investment Across Cork County

    €35 Million Social and Climate Investment Across Cork County

The European Investment Bank has signed a €35 million loan agreement with Cork County Council to support the Council’s Social

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John Paul Construction is Contractor of the Year 2019

    John Paul Construction is Contractor of the Year 2019

2016, 2017 and now 2019 – John Paul Construction was awarded Contractor of the Year at the 2019 KPMG Irish

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Equity Fund Raises €50 Million to Deliver 2,000 New Homes

    Equity Fund Raises €50 Million to Deliver 2,000 New Homes

Pearl Property Managers Ltd has launched a new €50 million Residential Equity Fund which will provide equity investment for residential

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Construction Starts on Next Phases of Development at Blarney Business Park

    Construction Starts on Next Phases of Development at Blarney Business Park

The new owners of Blarney Business Park, JCD Group, have committed to a €10 million investment in the strategically important

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Housing Completion Numbers Remain Below Levels Required

    Housing Completion Numbers Remain Below Levels Required

There were 5,667 new dwelling completions in the third quarter of 2019 – a rise of 22% compared to the

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BAM Ireland Reports on a Strong 2018

    BAM Ireland Reports on a Strong 2018

BAM Ireland has had another strong year, reporting turnover in 2018 of €523.6 million (a 13% increase on 2017) and

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PM Group Launches New OTS West of Ireland Service

    PM Group Launches New OTS West of Ireland Service

PM Group has launched a new service in the West and Mid-West of Ireland. PM Group’s OTS West of Ireland

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Lidl Opens New €100 Million Distribution Centre

    Lidl Opens New €100 Million Distribution Centre

Lidl has opened its new €100 million Distribution Centre in Newbridge, County Kildare. The state-of-the-art facility, which represents the single

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Kennedy Wilson Names Coopers Cross its Newest Dublin Campus Development

    Kennedy Wilson Names Coopers Cross its Newest Dublin Campus Development

Global real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson has announced the launch of its newest Dublin campus development – Coopers Cross.

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Kirby Group Builds Leadership Capability

    Kirby Group Builds Leadership Capability

After eight years of strategic and sustainable growth, through the delivery of operationally excellent Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Construction

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Ireland’s First Affordable Purchase Housing Scheme Launched

    Ireland’s First Affordable Purchase Housing Scheme Launched

The Affordable Housing Scheme at Boherboy Road, Lotamore, Mayfield, Cork has been launched. The €40 million value project on a 13-acre

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New Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in North Dublin Gets Go Ahead

    New Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in North Dublin Gets Go Ahead

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for Irish Water’s Greater Dublin Drainage (GDD) Project in North Dublin. Once operational,

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First New Nursing Home in €250 Million Healthcare Investment

    First New Nursing Home in €250 Million Healthcare Investment

BlackBee Group has announced that it is about to move to planning on the first new nursing home under its

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Irish Construction Firm Creates 90 New Jobs

    Irish Construction Firm Creates 90 New Jobs

Newly-appointed managing director, James Godley, has heralded the start of a new era for Townmore when he officially launched the

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Telfords Portlaoise Wins National Title in Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019

    Telfords Portlaoise Wins National Title in Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019

Telfords Portlaoise is the national Builders Merchant of the Year for 2019. It has won both the National and Leinster

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Construction Activity Declines at Fastest Pace Since June 2013

    Construction Activity Declines at Fastest Pace Since June 2013

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – fell

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Carbon Report’s Rallying Cry For Radical Change in UK Construction Sector

    Carbon Report’s Rallying Cry For Radical Change in UK Construction Sector

The leading trade body representing UK builders has called on the construction sector and any future British Government, to act

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Planning Application Lodged For Major Cork City Centre Residential Development

    Planning Application Lodged For Major Cork City Centre Residential Development

JCD Group has formally lodged its planning application with An Bord Pleanála to construct a large-scale residential ‘build to rent’

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Turner & Townsend to Project Manage the New Swords Cultural Quarter Development

    Turner & Townsend to Project Manage the New Swords Cultural Quarter Development

Turner & Townsend, the UK-based construction and project management consultancy, has been appointed by Fingal County Council to project manage the

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Planning Application to be Submitted For Waterford North Quays Project

    Planning Application to be Submitted For Waterford North Quays Project

Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland has confirmed that, by the end of November 2019, the application for Planning Permission to

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Northern Ireland Construction Market Faces Cold Front

    Northern Ireland Construction Market Faces Cold Front

Political instability caused by a lack of a local Executive and Brexit uncertainty pose the greatest challenge to contractors in

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ICF Launches Publication on Essential Aggregates

    ICF Launches Publication on Essential Aggregates

‘Essential Aggregates: Providing for Ireland’s needs to 2040’ is an industry led call for Government to ensure that Ireland’s future

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Quintain Launches Irish Subsidiary to Develop More Than 9,000 Homes

    Quintain Launches Irish Subsidiary to Develop More Than 9,000 Homes

Quintain, the London-based developer, has established a subsidiary in Ireland with plans to develop more than 9,000 new homes and

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Chadwicks Launches New Fixing Centre

    Chadwicks Launches New Fixing Centre

Chadwicks, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company, has officially launched the Chadwicks Fixing Centre at Thomas Street, Dublin 8. The launch

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€800,000 Investment and 50% Increase in Capacity by Capinpac

    €800,000 Investment and 50% Increase in Capacity by Capinpac

Modular building designer and manufacturer, Cabinpac, has marked forty years in business with an €800,000 investment in a 20,000 sq ft

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Hazard-identifying App Can Help Designers Create Safer Buildings

    Hazard-identifying App Can Help Designers Create Safer Buildings

Research shows up to half of construction accidents in the UK have a connection to the design of the building,

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National Project Awards Shortlist Announced

    National Project Awards Shortlist Announced

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has revealed its shortlist of contenders for this year’s National Project Awards,

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First Decline in Construction Activity Since August 2013

    First Decline in Construction Activity Since August 2013

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – fell

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Top Irish construction Executives Offer Sustainable Solutions to Government For Post-Brexit

    Top Irish construction Executives Offer Sustainable Solutions to Government For Post-Brexit

As part of Guaranteed Irish Construction Month this year, Guaranteed Irish held a roundtable discussion on ‘Planning for a sustainable

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64% of Construction Companies Believe They Have an Inclusive Culture

    64% of Construction Companies Believe They Have an Inclusive Culture

The CIF is encouraging construction companies to sign up to a Diversity and Inclusion pledge launched recently by its President

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NRG Store to Hit 30,000 Products Mark as Online Retailer Expands

    NRG Store to Hit 30,000 Products Mark as Online Retailer Expands

NRG Store, the fast-growing online retail portal designed to service both trade and public, has announced that it will have

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Planning is Not the Roadblock to Housing Delivery

    Planning is Not the Roadblock to Housing Delivery

“Planning is not the roadblock to housing delivery,” according to Joe Corr, President of the Irish Planning Institute (IPI), the

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Townmore Opens New Office in County Cork

    Townmore Opens New Office in County Cork

Headquartered in Offaly, with offices in Dublin and London, Irish-owned construction company Townmore has opened a new office in Mallow,

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