€106m road repairs flooding fund

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Pascal Donohoe TD, has announced that €106million is being provided to address the damage to transport infrastructure arising from recent storms and severe flooding. Minister Donohoe said: ‘The most extensive impact of the recent severe weather on the transport sector has been on the road network through both […]


BAM signals green light for N25 New Ross Bypass PPP Project

A consortium led by BAM has reached financial close with the National Roads Authority (NRA) for the €230 million N25 New Ross Bypass PPP project. All project and financing agreements have now been signed and the project implementation work can get underway immediately. The project will support up to 2,100 jobs locally and across the […]


AECOM predicts double-digit growth for Irish construction sector in 2016

The AECOM Annual Review of the Construction Industry is predicting that Irish construction will grow by double digits again in 2016. John O’Regan, AECOM’s Head of Programme, Cost and Consultancy, Island of Ireland says that construction industry activity grew by 14% in 2015. “We saw the construction industry gradually return to growth in 2014 after […]


CIF calls for increased investment in skills and infrastructure

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has called for more investment in skills and infrastructure in the sector, so that the projects outlined by the Government in today’s Dublin Regional Action Plan for Jobs announcement, can be realised. The construction industry has the potential to be a key partner for Government in their aim to deliver […]


CIF tackles skills shortage as Construction SME Skillnet launched

As the skills shortage within the construction industry increases, the CIF and Skillnets – a Department of Education initiative- have joined forces to develop a programme aimed specifically at SMEs that will deliver more industry focused training where the need is greatest.  The roll out of these new training programmes will initially be in the […]


Growth of construction activity quickens to five-month high

December data signalled a positive end to 2015 in the Irish construction sector, with activity rising at a sharper pace in response to further steep growth of new orders. The rate of job creation also picked up during the month and business sentiment remained elevated as companies predicted further improvements during 2016. The Ulster Bank […]


New allocations for national road network announced

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has welcomed the allocation by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) of almost €160 million for the maintenance and improvement of the primary and secondary national road network in 2016. This is made up of €139.7 million for improvement works, while €20.2 million will go towards essential road […]


Increase in construction activity, jobs & sentiment

Increased activity, more jobs and sentiment at a near-record high reflect another positive month for the Irish construction sector. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 55.5 in November, below the reading of 56.3 from October but still signaling a sharp monthly […]


New measures will give significant boost to housing construction

Developers are set to receive a rebate if they build and sell affordable housing at below levels of €300,000 in Dublin and €250,000 in Cork, subject to certain conditions. According to the Government they will be eligible for a rebate of payment of local authority development levies on sale of the property but must demonstrate […]