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NI Water Invests £1 Million to Upgrade Watermain Supplying Fermanagh Reservoirs

    NI Water Invests £1 Million to Upgrade Watermain Supplying Fermanagh Reservoirs

NI Water has announced the completion of the first section of a 3.5 km watermain between Ally Hill Service Reservoir (SR), on the outskirts of Lough Bradan and Doochrock SR near Ederney, as part of a million pound investment to improve and safeguard the local water supply. The new upsized watermain will replace the old […]

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A&L Goodbody Sees Good Prospects in Construction Sector as it Hires New Partner

    A&L Goodbody Sees Good Prospects in Construction Sector as it Hires New Partner

Irish law firm A&L Goodbody is adding to its construction team in Dublin with the appointment of Conor Owens as a new partner. The construction industry has seen a surge in activity over the last two years. This is mainly due to more favourable economic conditions in Ireland.
International construction consultant, Aecom, has predicted that the Irish construction industry […]

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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

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 Manager […]

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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

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 could […]

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

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

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 children […]

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CIF calls for creation of ministerial post for Infrastructure and Construction

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has called on the next Government to create a Minister for Infrastructure and Construction to deal with the infrastructure and housing crisis across the Country.
CIF Director General Tom Parlon stated: “We are storing up problems around the supply of housing and infrastructure that will stymie growth.  Our current approach is […]

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Commercial landowners may be liable for Property Levy

Conor Linehan, Head of William Fry’s Environment & Planning Group and Des Lennon, Director of Development Land at JLL, explained at a William Fry Breakfast Briefing to nearly 200 representatives from Ireland’s business and commercial property sectors on how commercial landowners may be liable for the payment of a levy if they are the owner […]

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Apple plan for €850m complex in Galway faces six-month delay

    Apple plan for €850m complex in Galway faces six-month delay

Apple’s plans for a high-tech €850 million complex in Co Galway are facing a delay of at least six months. Two appeals to the grant of planning permission for the massive project have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.
The planning appeals board says it will only make a decision by February. It had been hoped construction could […]

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Minister Nash encourages all businesses to sign up to Prompt Payment Code of Conduct portal

    Minister Nash encourages all businesses to sign up to Prompt Payment Code of Conduct portal

“This is an important step towards driving a change in payment culture in Ireland”
Minister for Business & Employment, Ged Nash TD, today launched a new online portal aimed at encouraging businesses to pay their suppliers on time. Enterprises of all sizes in Ireland can now become signatories to the Prompt Payment Code of Conduct through […]

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Ministers Kelly & Coffey Commence Review of Building Control Regulations

    Ministers Kelly & Coffey Commence Review of Building Control Regulations

Mr. Paudie Coffey, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, together with Minister Alan Kelly, T.D., have just announced a review of the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 9 of 2014).
The new Regulations commenced in March last year and the Department is now initiating a review, […]

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The Public Works Contracts: What now?

    The Public Works Contracts: What now?

The Office of Government Procurement published its Report on the Review of the Performance of the Public Works Contract (the “Report”) on 11 December 2014, setting out its conclusions following the long-awaited review, commenced in 2013.
The Report is a breath of fresh air, but it will remain to be seen whether it sounds of a […]

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