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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 now if they are to meet the 2050 zero carbon

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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 Northern Ireland, according to a recent Northern Ireland market intelligence

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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 supply of aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel) is planned,

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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 to 48.3 in September from 53.7 in August and marked

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Record Performance by Kingspan Group

    Record Performance by Kingspan Group

Kingspan Group, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported a 12% increase in revenue to €2.2 billion (pre-currency up 11%) and an 18% rise

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Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

    Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

A new report on sustainable apartment living in Ireland was launched by the Housing Agency and Clúid Housing. Amongst some of the reports findings and research were that apartment living

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Affordability and Uncertainty Push Irish Property Price Inflation Lower

    Affordability and Uncertainty Push Irish Property Price Inflation Lower

Irish house price inflation eased further to 2.0% in June from 2.6% in July. The annual increase in June is the slowest rise in six years (since the 1.0% increase of June 2013),

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Construction Activity Rises at Weakest Pace in Almost Six Years

    Construction Activity Rises at Weakest Pace in Almost Six Years

At 51.4 in July, down from 53.1 in June, the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity

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Nearly Half of All Counties in Ireland Unaffordable For First Time Buyers

    Nearly Half of All Counties in Ireland Unaffordable For First Time Buyers

A new report issued by EY-DKM Economic Advisory, confirms that nearly half of all counties (46%) in the Republic of Ireland are now unaffordable for first-time buyers on an average

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Level of New Dwellings Transacted is “Paltry”

    Level of New Dwellings Transacted is “Paltry”

Responding to the CSO Residential Property Price Index for April, Brokers Ireland said the low level of new dwellings being transacted is “paltry” – just 18.2pc of all transactions, marking

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Over 10,000 Workers Joined the Irish Construction Workforce in 2018

    Over 10,000 Workers Joined the Irish Construction Workforce in 2018

A new report from the CIF shows that 10,600 extra workers joined the construction workforce in 2018, up 8% year on year and bringing the total workforce to 145,500. There

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Kingspan Powers Behind OFTEC’s Call For Homeowners to Choose Double-Skinned ‘Bunded’ Tanks

    Kingspan Powers Behind OFTEC’s Call For Homeowners to Choose Double-Skinned ‘Bunded’ Tanks

As one of Ireland’s most established oil tank manufacturers, Kingspan is fully behind OFTEC’s Bunded campaign which has been created to advise homeowners to replace single skin oil tanks with

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Fundamental Issues Remain Unresolved in Tackling Housing Crisis

    Fundamental Issues Remain Unresolved in Tackling Housing Crisis

Responding to the Daft.ie Rent Report for Quarter 1 2019, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said there are two questions that have not been addressed in the current housing

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Structural Problems Still Haunt Property Market

    Structural Problems Still Haunt Property Market

Commenting on the latest CSO New Dwelling Completions, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said while going in the right direction with a 25% increase on 2017, it

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Residential Property Prices Rise by 8.2% in the Year to September

    Residential Property Prices Rise by 8.2% in the Year to September

In the year to September, residential property prices at national level increased by 8.2%, according to the CSO. This compares with an increase of 8.9% in the year to August

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Residential Property Prices Rise by 12.4% in the Year to May

    Residential Property Prices Rise by 12.4% in the Year to May

In the year to May, residential property prices at national level increased by 12.4%, according to the CSO. This compares with an increase of 13.5% in the year to April

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Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

    Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has launched a new national campaign – Better Lives, Better Business championing new policies across four key pillars – housing, infrastructure, planning and sustainability. Better Lives,

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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

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Progress on Actions to Address Unfinished Housing Developments

    Progress on Actions to Address Unfinished Housing Developments

The Government has published the sixth annual progress report and seventh housing survey on tackling the issue of unfinished housing developments. This reveals a 91% reduction in the unfinished developments

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Four Times More New Houses Need to be Built in 2018 Compared to Last Year

    Four Times More New Houses Need to be Built in 2018 Compared to Last Year

Initiative Ireland, headquartered at NovaUCD, has launched a new annual housing report, entitled Housing 2031. The report was commissioned to provide a more accurate and consistent view of housing supply and

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Linesight Launches Purpose-built Student Accommodation Report

    Linesight Launches Purpose-built Student Accommodation Report

Multinational construction consultancy firm, Linesight, has launched a report on the Purpose-Built Student Accommodation(PBSA) sector in Ireland. The report is an analysis of the supply/demand, pricing, costs and international design trends

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Residential Property Prices Rise by 11.6% in the Year to November

    Residential Property Prices Rise by 11.6% in the Year to November

In the year to November, residential property prices at national level increased by 11.6%, according to the CSO’s Residential Property Price Index November 2017 report. This compares with an increase

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JLL Predicts a Buoyant Year For Ireland’s Hotel Industry

    JLL Predicts a Buoyant Year For Ireland’s Hotel Industry

What does 2018 have in store for the Irish Hotels Market? JLL expects approximately 1,300 new hotel rooms to open in Dublin City, representing a +6.0% increase in current room supply.

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Rents in Dublin grew by 3.3% in Quarter 2 2017

    Rents in Dublin grew by 3.3% in Quarter 2 2017

According to the Residential Tenancies Board, private sector rents grew 6.6% in the year end to the end of June this

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Growth of activity remains marked, but slows to 29 month low – Ulster Bank Construction PMI

    Growth of activity remains marked, but slows to 29 month low – Ulster Bank Construction PMI

Growth in the Irish construction sector eased again, with slower rises in both activity and new orders recorded. That said,

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Cork building sector demands upgrades to road and water network

    Cork building sector demands upgrades to road and water network

According to a report in the Evening Echo, major infrastructure works are needed to bring land marked for housing development

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Survey reveals one in five people might never afford their own home

    Survey reveals one in five people might never afford their own home

The 123.ie Irish House & Home Survey has revealed that affordability is a huge issue for those not currently on

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Dublin outperforms in terms of hotel occupancy

    Dublin outperforms in terms of hotel occupancy

A new report released by JLL has found that Dublin as a New World City alongside cities such as Melbourne

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Construction industry could lead the way on closing gender pay gap – RICS

    Construction industry could lead the way on closing gender pay gap – RICS

A OnePoll survey commissioned by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in the UK has found that despite an

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Resources for Budget 2018 €400 million more than estimated

    Resources for Budget 2018 €400 million more than estimated

Ibec has called on the Government to show further ambition in meeting Ireland’s critical infrastructure and demographic needs. Launching the

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Strong office take-up In Dublin in first half of 2017

    Strong office take-up In Dublin in first half of 2017

Commercial property consultants, CBRE Ireland has released statistics on the volume of office lettings signed in Dublin during the first

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Top 50 CIF Contractors 2017 announced

    Top 50 CIF Contractors 2017 announced

According to the CIF, its Top 50 Contractors list for 2017 provides us with a unique snapshot of the Irish

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John Sisk & Son is top builder in CIF report

    John Sisk & Son is top builder in CIF report

With 2016 revenues of €1.05 billion, John Sisk & Sons has come out on top in the CIF’s Top 50

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Apprentices must play a key role in rebuilding the construction industry

    Apprentices must play a key role in rebuilding the construction industry

Construction employment could rise to 213,000 by 2020 based on DKM and SOLAS analysis. However, Ireland’s economic recovery may be

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Over €1.4b worth of construction projects moved on-site in Q1 2017

    Over €1.4b worth of construction projects moved on-site in Q1 2017

Construction Information Services (CIS) have just published their Q1 2017 Construction Market Review which provides an analysis of activity in

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Industry needs 112,000 workers up to 2020

    Industry needs 112,000 workers up to 2020

Commenting on the recently announced CSO housing figures, CIF Director General Tom Parlon said the current housing shortage is the

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Residential property prices rise by 10.7% in the year to February

    Residential property prices rise by 10.7% in the year to February

According to the latest property price index from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), residential property prices at national level increased

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Irish organisations could capture over €200m of solar PV sector

    Irish organisations could capture over €200m of solar PV sector

According to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) which published ‘Ireland’s Solar Value Chain Opportunity’ at the recently-held SEAI

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Activity rises at fastest pace in five months

    Activity rises at fastest pace in five months

The Ulster Bank Construction PMI Report (RoI) has found that the rate of expansion remained strong in the Irish construction

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Census shows Government infrastructure investment is a must as population growth continues

    Census shows Government infrastructure investment is a must as population growth continues

The new Census figures released by the CSO today show that investment in public infrastructure is now more important than

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Industry set to grow by further 15% – Linesight

    Industry set to grow by further 15% – Linesight

Linesight’s annual Ireland Handbook for 2017 has stated that construction could create up to 80,000 new jobs if it were

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Homeowners spent billions on their homes in 2016

    Homeowners spent billions on their homes in 2016

Irish homeowners have availed of €1.2 billion in total through the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) since its launch in 2013.

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Role of construction to become more important to domestic economy

    Role of construction to become more important to domestic economy

A recent report by the ESRI has found that increased activity in the construction sector is impacting both investment and

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Academy set up to address skills shortage in NI construction sector

    Academy set up to address skills shortage in NI construction sector

A new academy has been set up in Co Armagh to address major skills gaps in the construction sector. The

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Coveney announces two-week extension for submissions on National Planning Framework Ireland 2040 – Our Plan

    Coveney announces two-week extension for submissions on National Planning Framework Ireland 2040 – Our Plan

Minister Simon Coveney has announced that he has extended the public consultation phase of the National Planning Framework Ireland 2040

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Housing and commercial activity grow – PMI

    Housing and commercial activity grow – PMI

Activity in the construction sector rose sharply last month, according to the latest Purchasing Managers Index from Ulster Bank. Ulster

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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

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More Than One Third of Construction Companies Report Recruitment Difficulties

    More Than One Third of Construction Companies Report Recruitment Difficulties

The September – December 2016 InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report, issued on Monday, shows that 37 percent of construction companies surveyed reported

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Kingspan Full Year Report Shows Revenue up 12 Percent in 2016

    Kingspan Full Year Report Shows Revenue up 12 Percent in 2016

Full year results for Cavan-based building materials producer, Kingspan, released on Friday, showed revenue up 12% to €3.1 billion in

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January Sees “Near-Record” Rise in Construction Employment

    January Sees “Near-Record” Rise in Construction Employment

Activity in the Irish construction sector rose sharply in January on the back of higher new orders, according to the

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Mortgages Valuing €1.81 Billion Drawn Down in Q4

    Mortgages Valuing €1.81 Billion Drawn Down in Q4

9,115 mortgages, valued at €1.81 billion were  drawn down in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to figures released by

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Mortgage Approvals Increase by 30.7 Percent in Final Quarter of 2016

    Mortgage Approvals Increase by 30.7 Percent in Final Quarter of 2016

The number of mortgages approved in the three months ending December 2016 rose by 30.7% year-on-year and fell  by 6.9% month-on-month, according

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New Home Searches Increase by 125% – Daft.ie

    New Home Searches Increase by 125% – Daft.ie

Searches for new homes increased by 125% on the back of the Help-to-Buy scheme launch, according to Irish property website Daft.ie.

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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

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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

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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

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Investment In Irish Commercial Property Reached €4.5 Billion In 2016

    Investment In Irish Commercial Property Reached €4.5 Billion In 2016

Commercial property consultants CBRE Ireland released statistics on Friday, detailing the volume and value of investment in Irish commercial property

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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

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