Sonas News

Posted August 24, 2017

Irish students flocking to construction courses

There has been a big increase in the amount of Irish leaving certificate students taking up university courses following the release of the points system. In Ireland the entry requirements for each course depends on the demand for places, which means…
Posted August 23, 2017

Guaranteed Irish to mark September as ‘Construction Month’

Leading industry representatives will share their insights on how to develop Ireland’s construction sector in a sustainable way as part of the Guaranteed Irish ‘Construction Month’ this September. Guaranteed Irish is a business membership organisation with over 300 members nationwide, including leading…
Posted August 18, 2017

Phone Interviews – Tips

Here at Sonas, we have certainly noticed that phone interviews have become an integral part of the recruitment stage for companies in this busy market. More and more hiring managers are arranging phone interviews as part of the recruitment process and it’s not hard…
Posted August 16, 2017

Brentford FC stadium gets the green light

The club, which is working in partnership with Willmott Dixon’s property development and residential arm Be Living, will submit a series of planning amendments to the Hounslow Borough Council to get the project under way. The changes include reducing the…
Posted August 14, 2017

Construction Activity Still Rising

The construction sector remains firmly in expansion territory, and is recording growth that is close to that seen in the years immediately prior to the recession, a new survey shows. New-order growth in the sector accelerated last month, helping to…
Posted August 11, 2017

Crane operators continue strike action today

Crane operators in Ireland are continuing strike action today. The Unite trade union has said the escalation in its industrial action is due to non-engagement by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Pickets were placed at a number of Dublin construction sites on Thursday and…
Posted August 8, 2017

500-home plan for Glanmire site submitted

Developer Michael O’Flynn confirmed he is taking advantage of the Government’s new ‘fast track planning’ laws to seek planning permission for his group’s largest house building plan since the economic recovery. The Cork-based O’Flynn Group is seeking the go-ahead to…