Tag: Construction sector

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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Civils in growth mode as construction buying activity up in all areas – Ulster Bank PMI April

Growth of construction activity accelerates for third month running Highlights – Ulster Bank PMI April Ulster Bank PMI rose from 60.8 in March to 61.3 in April Builders to increase their own purchasing at the fastest pace on record Sentiment on 12-month outlook for output  improved Housing PMI rose from 61.3 in March to 61.9 […]

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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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Commercial construction reaches new heights in March: Ulster Bank PMI

Ulster Bank PMI March 2017

Simon Barry, Chief Economist, Ulster Bank, Republic of Ireland Irish Construction purchasing activity at the second-fastest pace in PMI survey’s history According to the Ulster Bank PMI March 2017, Rates of expansion remained strong in the Irish construction sector amid reports of improving client demand Highlights – March Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index survey […]

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Paschal Donohoe: Government committed to long-term capital investment plan this year

Infrastructure Summit

Government will increase Capital Expenditure to meet society’s needs Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform tells The Sunday Business Post Infrastructure Summit that the Government is committed to producing a long term capital investment in 2017. Key points of Minister Paschal Donohoe’s speech at National Infrastructure Summit 2017   Government committed to increased capital spending […]

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National Sunday Business Post Infrastructure Summit

National Infrastructure Summit

The second National Sunday Business Post Infrastructure Summit takes place on Wednesday, 05 April at the Aviva Stadium, kick off at 8.45AM. The all-day event will include presentations by major players in the Irish Infrastructure sector including, amongst others: Paschal O’Donohue, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Fred Barry, Former CEO, National Roads Authority […]

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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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National Sunday Business Post Infrastructure Summit 2017

National Infrastructure Summit

Paschal O’Donohue, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Fred Barry, Former CEO, National Roads Authority Cormac Murphy, Head of the European Investment Bank Group, Ireland Anna-Marie Curran, Partner, A&L Goodbody Brian Sheehan, Head of Asset Delivery, Irish Water Caroline Spillane, Director General, Engineers Ireland Marc Coleman, Director, Financial Services Ireland (FSI), IBEC Tom Parlon, […]

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Female construction workers celebrate International Women’s Day

The Women in Construction panel included Jen Kelly, Jean Winters, Phil Kane, Deirdre Hennessy and Claire Solon Women in Construction event attended by women from a wide range of construction areas Over 100 women and a few men attended the Construction Industry Federation’s (CIF) Breakfast Briefing on Increasing Female Participation in Construction on International Women’s Day (08 […]

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