Sonas News

Posted January 15, 2018

Ireland’s construction sector set to grow 14%

The Irish construction industry is projected to grow by 14 per cent to €19.5 billion this year, after increasing 18 per cent in value terms last year, engineering multinational Aecom has forecast. However, Aecom Ireland said it had ongoing concerns about Ireland’s…
Posted January 8, 2018

80,000 construction jobs needed by 2020

At least 50,000 new construction jobs will be needed by 2020 if there is any chance of new housing supply meeting rising demand, employers’ body Ibec has said. However, that forecast solely relates to the Government’s ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ plan, which…
Posted December 21, 2017

Thinking of returning home in 2018?

As 2017 draws to a close, here at Sonas we’ve been reflecting on a very busy year. We’ve assisted the repatriation of many candidates this year as the Irish construction market continues to grow rapidly. Construction output is projected to…
Posted December 20, 2017

Housing commencements to pass 15,000 for first time since 2008

New housing commencements are expected to surpass 15,000 this year for the first time since 2008, pointing to a significant pick-up in house-building, according to an analysis by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Using commencement data from the Building Control Authority, the federation’s…
Posted December 13, 2017

35-unit housing plan for Cork industrial estate

A 35-unit housing development is to be built in an industrial estate on Cork’s southside after councillors approved a material contravention of the city development plan — at the second time of asking. Two votes were required to approve the…
Posted December 11, 2017

Construction expands at fastest pace in five months

Construction activity increased sharply during November with the rate of growth accelerating, according to the latest purchasing managers’ index from Ulster Bank. The seasonally adjusted index rose to 56.7 last month, up from 54.5 in October, pointing to the fastest rise…