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Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index January 17

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Construction Employment up; Housing & Commercial activity growing, civils improving According to the Ulster Bank PMI January 2017, Irish construction activity continued to grow sharply in January 2017 on the back of higher new orders. The key highlight from the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index survey (PMI) was a […]

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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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apprentices.ie website launched at Technoteachers Conference

apprentices.ie

Construction at TechnoTeachers Conference and AGM [metaslider id=1503] The TechnoTeachers Association’s National Conference and AGM played host to the launch of a new partnership between the Association and CIF and also saw the launch of the website, , apprentices.ie Techno teachers and CIF – “a natural fit” At their National Conference and AGM in the […]

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Central Bank mortgage requirement changes are boost for Irish house building

Construction workplace fatalities

What Central Bank new mortgage measures mean for Irish construction industry Key changes designed “to improve the sustainability and effectiveness of the current framework” The Ceiling on the loan to value (LTV) ratio for all first time buyers to be set at 90%, from the current 90% for loans up to €220,000 and 80% for […]

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CIF: Poor infrastructure will scupper job & housing plans

CIF Budget Submission Infrastructure

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned the Government that their housing measures and job creation plans will come to nothing unless they invest in infrastructure. The CIF has met with Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform officials to outline their pre-budget proposals.   CIF Director General Tom Parlon (pictured) says […]

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Budget a lost opportunity says CIF

Speaking to RTE in the immediate aftermath of the Budget announcement, CIF Director General Tom Parlon said that although there was a “wide appreciation” of problems facing the house-building sector, the new budget had “plastered over the issues”. “We needed something aggressive but that hasn’t transpired yet,” he said. “It’s too big an issue to […]

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Construction output increases by 5.5%

The CSO is reporting that the volume of output in building and construction increased by 5.5% in the second quarter of 2015 when compared with the preceding period. This reflects increases of 25.6%, 14.6% and 3.1% respectively in the volume of civil engineering, residential building and non-residential building work. The change in the value of production […]

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State to provide large loans to developers

The Irish Times is reporting that the Irish government is preparing to enter the property market and will provide large loans to property developers through the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, managed by the National Treasury Management Agency. The report states: “Given the shortage of new properties in the market and the weakening in price growth after introduction of […]

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