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Posted February 7, 2018

Dublin crane count at 79

There were 79 construction cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on February 1st – down one on the previous month’s total – from the seventh floor of The Irish Times building on Tara Street. This is still about 135 per cent above the…
Posted January 26, 2018

€200m data centre set for Cork

Cork is set become a big data hub following confirmation that a €200m data centre campus will begin operations on the outskirts of the city next year. A reliable high-voltage power supply and a climate which provides free indirect air…
Posted January 25, 2018

Pace of construction activity accelerates

The pace of construction activity in Ireland last month experienced its sharpest rise since June, figures released this morning show. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) shows that activity in the sector accelerated across residential, commercial and infrastructure…
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…