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Tag: Economy

CIF: Implementation is key to ensure €115bn Public Capital Programme and the National Planning Framework succeed

The CIF has welcomed the €115bn investment in infrastructure announced by Government today as a ‘potential gamechanger’. The announcement was made as part of the Government’s 10-year public capital programme and National Planning Framework. CIF Director General, Tom stated that; “Today’s announcement could represent a game-changer for the construction industry, the economy and Irish society. […]

Ulster Bank Construction PMI Report August

Simon Barry, Chief Economist, Ulster Bank, Republic of Ireland According to the Ulster Bank PMI August 2017, Growth in the Irish construction sector eased again, with slower rises in both activity and new orders recorded. That said, rates of expansion remained marked, and firms upped their rate of job creation. Highlights – August Ulster Bank […]

CIF Present Pre Budget Submission to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe

CIF Pre Budget Submission

Increased infrastructure critical to solving housing crisis and ending boom/bust cycle in construction industry The CIF met with the Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe and Minister for State in the Department of Finance Michael D’Arcy earlier today to present the CIF Pre Budget Submission and to chart a way past blockages in the supply of […]

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 […]

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 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. Highlights – June Ulster […]

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

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 in April Commercial Activity recedes from 63.5 in March […]

Commercial construction reaches new heights in March: Ulster Bank PMI

Simon Barry, Chief Economist, Ulster Bank, Republic of Ireland 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 (PMI) Ulster Bank PMI rose from 57.9 in February to break 60.8 […]

Grant Thornton Construction Conference hears calls for innovation

The fifth annual Grant Thornton Construction Conference took place at Croke Park Conference Centre on Wednesday, 22 March. About 400 delegates attended the event and heard presentations on the theme of ‘Sustainability and Innovation’. Speakers & panelists at Grant Thornton Construction Conference Speakers at the Grant Thornton Construction Conference included key-note speaker John Moran (Board […]

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, […]

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index January 17

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank 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 near-record rise in employment as companies responded to greater workloads. […]