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Tag: Cork

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

Construction Industry Federation Cork

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 to continent Speaking at the CIF Cork Annual Construction Dinner in Fota […]

Death of Owen O’Callaghan announced

Owen O Callaghan

The death has been announced of well-known Cork property developer Owen O Callaghan, the head of O’Callaghan Properties. Mr O Callaghan was the driving force behind many major residential and commercial developments in Cork and Dublin including Liffey Valley Centre in Dublin, Mahon Point Shopping Centre and the Opera Lane complex in Cork. He passed […]

“Housing crisis across all sectors in Cork”

At a recent breakfast briefing in Cork organised by CIF Southern Region, Frank Ryan, Director with DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald, gave a presentation about the viability of new residential construction in Cork. He set out his stall by saying the sales price for a new three-bed semi in Cork is €250 per sq ft. “Anything below […]

CIF in Cork seeks urgent action on housing crisis

Construction Industry Federation

The CIF in Cork says that supply of housing in the city in no way matchs demand. According to CIF Regional Director, Conor O’Connell, statistics in the first 9 months of 2015 show that only 658 units commenced construction in Cork City & County. Of those 346 were one-off units which will not reach the market. […]

Capital plan welcomed but concrete timeframes required

There has been a broad welcome for the Government’s capital programme plan from the construction sector. Central to the plan is the creation of 45,000 construction jobs. “The increase in construction jobs and infrastructural projects announced by the Government is a welcome injection of much needed long term investment in the construction sector,” said the […]

JJ Rhatigan UCC Beaufot Building opens

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. officially opened the UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. The 4,700m2 five storey building with state-of-the-art wave simulators, test tanks, workshops and offices provides Ireland with world-class infrastructure for renewable energy and maritime research to power the ‘blue economy’. The ambitious development was led by UCC Capital Projects Officer […]

Project feature: One Albert Quay Cork

Project: One Albert Quay Contractor: BAM Value: €50m On site: October 2014 – early 2016 Construction work began late last year on this seven-storey €50m office block. It is the largest office block ever built in Cork’s city centre. It will accommodate up to 2,000 workers when it is complete in March 2016. Developer John […]