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Trinity College has been given a green light to proceed with the development of a €52m student accommodation project Pearse Street in Dublin.

    Trinity College has been given a green light to proceed with the development of a €52m student accommodation project Pearse Street in Dublin.

The scheme intends to demolish the five-storey Oisin House, which is adjacent to Trinity, and the construction of a seven-storey, 13,800 sq m development that will house 278 student accommodation

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New Generation planning €250m docklands project

    New Generation planning €250m docklands project

New Generation Homes, the developer led by Greg Kavanagh and Pat Crean, will seek permission for a €250 million office and apartment complex in Dublin’s south docklands from the city

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CIF wants a Minister for Infrastructure and Construction

    CIF wants a Minister for Infrastructure and Construction

As the date for General Election 2016 is announced for Friday 26th February, the CIF (Construction Industry Federation) is calling for the new Government to create a Minister for Infrastructure

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Mortgage rules will slow house building, say developers

    Mortgage rules will slow house building, say developers

The results show that there is clearly a need for a sensible adjustment of the Central Bank mortgage rules as an astonishing 96% of developers said the new Central Bank

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New measures to give boost to housing construction announced

    New measures to give boost to housing construction announced

Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Alan Kelly T.D., and the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, T.D., yesterday announced a number of measures with the aim of kick-starting

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“New housing package will increase the supply”, says CIF

    “New housing package will  increase the supply”, says CIF

The announcement yesterday evening (Thursday) by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly that he is to reduce levies for construction and make changes to planning standards, will increase the supply

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Dublin house prices down but prices rise outside the capital

    Dublin house prices down but prices rise outside the capital

The average asking price for homes in Dublin fell by 1.4 per cent in the third quarter but outside Dublin, prices rose by 3.9 per cent, according to the latest

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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

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Minister Slammed Over Ongoing Rent Crisis

    Minister Slammed Over Ongoing Rent Crisis

Fianna Fáil has hit out at the Environment Minister over the continuing rent crisis affecting people Ireland. Spokesperson on Environment and Local Government Barry Cowen said the rental crisis constitutes

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Engineers Ireland urges caution to minister over building regulations review

    Engineers Ireland urges caution to minister over building regulations review

At the 2015 Engineers Ireland Annual Conference in Killarney on Thursday, the Director General of Engineers Ireland and Chartered Engineer John Power said Ireland is once again experiencing growth in

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