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Tag: Infrastructure

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 […]

Paschal Donohoe: Government committed to long-term capital investment plan this year

Infrastructure Summit

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 for medium-term growth Capital investment planning needs to be […]

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, […]

Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework

Ireland 2040

The CIF (Construction Industry Federation) has warned that the ambition of balanced regional development can only be delivered by a thriving construction industry. It says Government must set out an industrial strategy for the construction industry to ensure that it has the capacity to deliver the housing, infrastructure and specialist building required to realise the vision […]

Irish construction sector could meet demands of possible Brexit influx

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

136 new office buildings planned for Dublin  136 new office buildings – totalling over 12 million square feet – are being planned for Dublin over the next five years, according to a new report by property consultants, Savills Ireland. This would be enough space to accommodate over 100,000 office employees.  While Savills acknowledge that not […]

Industry could generate 112,000 construction jobs by 2020

Construction jobs

A new report by DKM Consultants shows that the Irish construction industry can grow on average by 9% per year up to 2020 but warns there are potential skills shortages. The report, commissioned by the Construction Industry Federation and carried out by DKM Econmic Consultants in conjunction with SOLAS, states that construction activity could potentially […]

Ulster Bank PMI: Irish Construction orders at six-month high

Third quarter expansion for construction – Ulster Bank PMI According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Manager’s Index® (Ulster Bank PMI ®), the end of the third quarter of 2016 saw a monthly expansion in Irish construction activity. This was helped by quickening growth of new business. Rising workloads fed through to increases in […]

CIS: €17bn in construction projects planned for 2017


The CIS Construction Opportunities Report 2017 reveals that there is an increase of €1bn in combined project values over 2016 in construction work planned for 2017 with €17bn worth of projects in planning for 2017. The CIS (Construction Information Services) Report includes comprehensive descriptions and contact details on the largest active and most lucrative projects […]

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 […]