Tag: construction

CIF Conference 2017 – Realising the construction industry’s potential to build Ireland’s future

CIF Conference 2017

CIF launches Ireland’s premier construction conference recognising the industry’s potential to shape our future. Every day, the importance of the construction industry within our economy and society becomes more apparent. The construction industry is employing 1000 additional workers per month since 2013 and is driving Ireland towards full employment. The housing crisis and the increasingly […]


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 […]


Growth of Irish construction activity remains elevated at end of Q2 – Ulster Bank PMI

Ulster Bank PMI June

Simon Barry, Chief Economist, Ulster Bank, Republic of Ireland Ulster Bank PMI June According to the Ulster Bank PMI June 2017, Irish construction firms posted a further strong rise in business activity during June, despite an easing in the pace of growth, which mirrored a slowdown in the rate of expansion in new orders. orders. […]




The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) recently published an updated version of its Guidance on embedded retaining wall design (C760), with a significant contribution from Groundforce Shorco. The updated Guidance provides a comprehensive Eurocode compliant design manual for embedded retaining walls. Groundforce Shorco supported and contributed to the new guidance document based on their experience in this specialised field of engineering. The information they supplied included specialist design guidance on […]


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 […]



Layher Ireland

Following its successful launch into the Irish market in early 2016, scaffolding specialist Layher Ireland continues to expand its reach into a range of building and construction sectors. Housebuilding is one of the principal areas where the benefits of the safety and design versatility of the company’s scaffolding, access and protection systems are being demonstrated. A good example can currently be found at Swords, County Dublin, where contractor Ainscaff is one […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]