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European Investment Bank Backs €405 Million Investment in Social Housing

    European Investment Bank Backs €405 Million Investment in Social Housing

The European Investment Bank confirmed on Thursday support for record new investment in social housing totalling €405 million that will construct and improve thousands of properties across Ireland. It is expected that 1,400 new homes will be built and more than 700 properties upgraded in Dublin and across the country under the new initiative jointly […]

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More Than €8 Billion Worth of Construction Projects Went On-Site in 2016 – CIS

    More Than €8 Billion Worth of Construction Projects Went On-Site in 2016 – CIS

Over €8 Billion worth of construction projects went on-site in 2016 according to Construction Information Services (CIS) on Wednesday. The finding comes from the recently published 2016 Construction Market Review that also shows that almost €11 Billion worth of projects moved to Plans Granted stage while over 16,500 residential units were granted planning permission.
CIS says the €8 […]

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Housing Minister Turns Sod at Sligo Development

    Housing Minister Turns Sod at Sligo Development

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

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 and […]

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Free Trade Registration Open for Construction and Quarry Machinery Show

    Free Trade Registration Open for Construction and Quarry Machinery Show

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 is […]

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€28 Million Funding Announced for Fishery Harbour Infrastructure

    €28 Million Funding Announced for Fishery Harbour Infrastructure

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 a […]

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Construction Industry Federation Elects Dominic Doheny as New President

    Construction Industry Federation Elects Dominic Doheny as New President

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 and […]

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Construction Production up 0.4 Percent in the EU

    Construction Production up 0.4 Percent in the EU

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

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

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.
Rates […]

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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

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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1.8 Acre Residential Development Opportunity in Dundrum

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 lands, […]

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Nine Fatal Construction Accidents in 2016

    Nine Fatal Construction Accidents in 2016

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 2016, compared […]

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Mortgage Approvals Rise by 30.8%

    Mortgage Approvals Rise by 30.8%

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 average, […]

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Construction Industry to Experience Most Positive Outlook in a Decade

    Construction Industry to Experience Most Positive Outlook in a Decade

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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Planning Permissions Granted for Apartments Increase by 304.5%

    Planning Permissions Granted for Apartments Increase by 304.5%

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, the […]

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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

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 the […]

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Ulster Bank Construction PMI Shows Sharp Rise in Employment

    Ulster Bank Construction PMI Shows Sharp Rise in Employment

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 Ulster […]

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Sligo East City Regeneration Project Launched in Cranmore

    Sligo East City Regeneration Project Launched in Cranmore

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 renewed […]

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Grafton Architects Win RIBA International Prize

    Grafton Architects Win RIBA International Prize

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 prize […]

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West Pharmaceuticals Mulhuddart Expansion Completed

    West Pharmaceuticals Mulhuddart Expansion Completed

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 delivery […]

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Agreement to Redevelop National Maternity Hospital Announced

    Agreement to Redevelop National Maternity Hospital Announced

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 a […]

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Wood Awards Ireland Held in Farmleigh House

    Wood Awards Ireland Held in Farmleigh House

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

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

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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Irish Water Begins Construction on 9.7 Million Euro Wastewater Network

    Irish Water Begins Construction on 9.7 Million Euro Wastewater Network

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 direct existing […]

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Data Centres will Grow Energy Demands

The beginning half of the year primitive wind energy met over a fifth (22pc) of the country’s whole electricity needs, as reported by the new figures from the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA).

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Green light set for €200m Ballsbridge block plan by Johnny Ronan

For the Dublin City Council the way could soon be plain to give developer Johnny Ronan planning approval for a €200m office block development at Ballsbridge.
The council elevated only traffic and servicing aspects regarding Mr Ronan’s two office block development that will be six storeys high over three levels of basement.
Project Pegasus will be 52,247 sq […]

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Minister authorizes Greater Dublin Area Transport Strategy 2016 – 2035

The National Transport Authority has just advised that its work in preparing a Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area (GDA), 2016-2035 has enclosed (in accordance with Section 12 of the Dublin Transport Authority Act, 2008), that it has been passed by the Minister for Transport, Touris
m and Sport, and has been laid before the […]

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Dublin Airport will get a new runway

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is aim to build a new runway.
It will be built 1.6 kilometres north of the present and main runway at Dublin Airport.
It is expected to be delivered in 2020 and will cost €320m. Some 1,200 jobs will be supported during the construction phase, which is expected to being in 2017.
In August 2007 the […]

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Metro South intended in Dublin transport plan

A part of new transport plans is a new Metro South for Dublin that would link up with Metro North and provide a rail link from Swords to Bride’s Glen.
The National Transport Authority’s policy sets out decisions in the Greater Dublin Area for the next 20 years and also comprises Luas links to Finglas, Lucan, Bray and […]

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Full speed ahead for ‘Boland’s Quay’

The planning was approved last July for the development of Boland’s Quay, which is situated at the Boland’s Mill site in Dublin’s Docklands.
That significant progress has been made on advancing the project which is due for completion in 2018  said the Receiver of Savills, Mark Reynolds.
He said that abridgment works to remove the existing silos are well […]

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Work Launches To Supply Right Turn Lane On A29

Subject to weather conditions, works is expected to be completed in four to six weeks
To complete the works safely there will be a one way road closure necessary. The road will be closed for traffic travelling from Dungannon towards Armagh from Monday 04 April to Monday 11 April and on Monday 18 April to Friday […]

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Commercial estates value over €735M sold so far in 2016

In the first three month of the year 2016 were sold a total of 55 commercial properties in Ireland, showed by new figures.
Property consultants CBRE Ireland say the properties have a value totalling more than €735m between them.
Conforming to CBRE Ireland, demand for prime commercial property investments has continued “unabated” in the first quarter of 2016.
It […]

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Saving €2 billion on capital projects is possible said the Project Management Institute

The Project Management Institute’s Ireland chapter will host its biggest conference to date on April 14th at the Aviva Stadium.
€2 billion in tax-payers’ money can be saved on capital projects over the next five years, if project management is successfully implemented, was shown by the new research undertaken by the PMI ahead of the event.
PMI […]

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Yearly Conference 2016 of Irish Planning Institute

The regulation of planning, the burning issues of housing supply and planning, sustainable retail and town centre development, are among the topics set to be discussed at the Irish Planning Institute’s forthcoming annual conference. The conferences which take two days takes place in the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, on Thursday April 14 and […]

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Under PRTB, housing association properties brought remit

The role of the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) is being expanded, it was advised today. Approved Housing Bodies will be brought under its remit, meaning that landlords and tenants of housing union properties will be able to access the services of the board as well.
Nearly 20% of  five households in the country were renting their arrangements in the […]

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Dublin will get it’s major office block

Dublin’s major office block has been given to continue.
The €80 million Nama-funded Exo Building at the Point Village has been granted accreditation by Dublin City Council.
350 construction jobs will be create by that project. It is expected to be 73 meters tall, so significantly taller than any of the existing docklands offices built in recent years.
In […]

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22 modular homes ‘essentially completed’

. The project in Poppintree in Ballymun was originally planed to be completed by December last year.
The Council of Dublin City has said families can move into the homes next month and that the Council is currently in the trial of choosing the families to move in. Local Sinn Féin Councillor Noeleen Reilly has observed that people have waited […]

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PM Group Hosts Lean Construction Seminar

    PM Group Hosts Lean Construction Seminar

Delegates at Lean Construction Seminar learn how adopting a ‘Lean’ approach can help attract Foreign Direct investment
Over 200 delegates from across the Irish construction industry attended a seminar organised jointly by the Lean Construction Institute (Ireland Community of Practice) in collaboration with PM Group at Cork’s Maryborough Hotel yesterday. Recognised internationally as a widely successful […]

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