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Posted January 14, 2019

Construction index hits four-month high

The construction industry is expanding rapidly, with commercial building leading the way, and although the pace of gains in house-building slowed slightly from November it is at levels seen before the crash, according to Ulster Bank’s Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index…
Posted January 11, 2019

M7 three-lane motorway to open ahead of schedule in April

Road works originally expected to last two years along the M7 motorway are expected to be completed by April. The route runs continuously from the outskirts of Naas in Co Kildare to Rossbrien on the outskirts of Limerick City. Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) confirmed on Thursday that…
Posted December 17, 2018

2019 Outlook: Irish Construction Industry

After another year of strong growth in the construction and engineering industry, the outlook for 2019 is equally positive. With predictions that construction output would reach €21bn in 2018, the feeling is that this figure will grow even further in…
Posted December 10, 2018

Housing demand boosts construction activity in November

Irish construction activity accelerated in November amid a sharp pick-up in housing construction, the latest snapshot of the industry from Ulster Bank shows. The latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) said the greater rate of activity stemmed from an increase in customer…
Posted November 20, 2018

Dublin’s Capital Dock campus reaches completion

The development of Capital Dock in Dublin’s South Docklands – one of the largest mixed-use developments ever created in Ireland – is now complete. The city campus development spans 4.8 acres and features over 690,000 square feet of new mixed-use…
Posted November 13, 2018

Construction to begin on mammoth Carrigaline school campus

A 1,000 pupil, €20m education campus in Carrigaline will begin construction in January. The Cork Education Training Board (ETB) anticipate that construction will take 21 months to complete, meaning the project could be delivered before the end of 2020. The Carrigaline…