SCSI appoints New Director General

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has appointed Áine Myler as its new Director General. Áine Myler has been a key member of the SCSI’s executive and leadership team over the last decade and joined the management team as Director of Operations in January 2016, following many years in private practice as a company […]

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Record rise in Irish construction activity

Irish construction activity increased at the fastest pace since the survey began in June 2000 during February, as the rate of expansion in new business accelerated sharply. Constructors responded by increasing both their purchasing activity and employment at near-record rates. With further improvements in economic conditions predicted over the coming year, business sentiment improved to […]


Facilities Management Conference offering expert knowledge

Facilities Management Ireland (FM Ireland) is back again, at the RDS, Dublin on the 8-9th March. It is a unique opportunity for all those involved and responsible for creating and maintaining retail, industrial, commercial, government buildings and facilities, to see the latest products, services and solution providers that can be of direct assistance and benefit […]


Sharpest increase in new business for seven months

Growth in the Irish construction sector strengthened at the start of 2016, with activity rising at the fastest pace in seven months on the back of an accelerated expansion in new business. This encouraged firms to take on extra staff and increase their purchasing activity, while business sentiment remained strongly positive. The Ulster Bank Construction […]


We need Minister for Construction says CIF

As the date for General Election 2016 is announced for Friday 26th February, the CIF is calling for the new Government to create a Minister for Infrastructure and Construction. Speaking today as the CIF publishes its election manifesto, Director General Tom Parlon said “I believe that the next Government must do better to address the […]


€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 […]


Grant assistance for capital works projects announced

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, in conjunction with (i) the Southern Regional Assembly, and (ii) the Northern and Western Regional Assembly, today (19th January 2015) announced the proposed local authority capital projects around Ireland that have been approved for ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) grants for sustainable urban development under the Designated […]