Tag: construction news

Walls appointed lead contractor on €100M Marlet Group office redvelopment

Walls

Marlet Property Group and M&G Investments have appointed Walls Construction as the lead contractor on the €100m development of its Charlemont Exchange building close to CIF Headquarters on Grand Canal. The project will create  100 construction jobs during the redevelopment of the site, which was bought by Irish property group Marlet in March 2017 for […]

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Construction new order growth accelerates in July

Ulster Bank Construction PMI July

Simon Barry, Chief Economist, Ulster Bank, Republic of Ireland Ulster Bank Construction PMI July 2017 The Ulster Bank Construction PMI July indicates that new order growth quickened in the Irish construction sector during July. But, the rate of expansion in total construction activity eased to the weakest since January. However, the level of activity has […]

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Minister signs Fast-Track Housing Legislation

Eoghan Murphy TD

New process could result in strategic housing decisions within six months The new Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD has signed the necessary Commencement Order and associated supporting Regulations to enable planning applications for large-scale housing developments of 100 units or more, and large-scale student accommodation projects, to be made […]

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Grafton Group Irish merchanting revenues up 14% in 2017

Grafton Group

Grafton Group Irish figure very strong compared to other markets Pictured: (LtR) Eddie Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Grafton Merchanting ROI and Patrick Atkinson, Chief Operating Officer, ‎Grafton Merchanting ROI A trading update from Grafton Group plc for the first four months of 2017 indicates clear signs of the continuing recovery in the Irish Construction sector, […]

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CIF Cork: N28 & Dunkettle Interchange can offset Brexit impact on Irish exports

Construction Industry Federation Cork

Cork CIF Chairman calls for Dunkettle Interchange and N28 to be fast-tracked The chairman of the Cork Branch of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and director of MMD Construction, Cormac Smith has called for the Dunkettle Interchange and the N28 to Ringaskiddy to be fast-tracked to construction in light of Brexit. Brexit will cut UK routes […]

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Concrete Society launch Concrete Ticket course

The Concrete Ticket

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English TD The Concrete Ticket is a half day course not just for operatives Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English TD, has launched The Concrete Ticket, an initiative by the Irish Concrete Society to develop the skills and knowledge of those who […]

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The Housing Agency Report 2017

The Housing Agency

National Statement of Housing Supply & Demand and Outlook of 2017 – 2018. Key points New Builds Sufficient development land – Construction Growth – Progress in unfinished estate completions Sales Residential sales decline in 2016 – House price increases slower Rental Sector Rents rise across country – New rent highs in Dublin. Affordability problems in particular […]

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Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework

Ireland 2040

Ireland 2040 – Success dependent on thriving regional construction firms The CIF (Construction Industry Federation) has warned that the ambition of balanced regional development can only be delivered by a thriving construction industry. It says Government must set out an industrial strategy for the construction industry to ensure that it has the capacity to deliver the […]

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3,500 apprentices registered in Ireland in 2016

Irish construction apprenticeships

Government ups the ante to target 50,000 apprenticeship registrations by 2020 Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills, will announce details today of how the Government aims to hit a targeted 50,000 apprenticeship registrations by 2020, as figures released this week indicate a take up of 3,500 apprenticeships in 2016, and 2,500 completing trainee […]

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CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Day 4

CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Day 4

CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Day 4 – Mobile Plant & Vehicle Safety – Your Move It’s Day Four of CIF Constriction Safety Week and the focus switches to Mobile Plant & Vehicle Safety After falls, the most common reason for fatal or serious accidents in the construction industry are incidents with mobile plant and […]

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