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Posted September 21, 2018

More females required to meet construction demand – CIF

Increasing numbers of female construction workers is key to solving Ireland’s housing and infrastructure crises. This is according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Ahead of the launch of its first ‘Diversity and Inclusion Guidance’ document for the construction sector,…
Posted September 5, 2018

Plan approved for €100m development for Galway docks

Overseas companies considering relocating to Ireland as a result of Brexit will shortly have the choice of moving to Galway as well as Dublin. An Bord Pleanála yesterday approved of plans by local developer Gerry Barrett to proceed with a substantial office development overlooking Galway docks….
Posted August 13, 2018

Housing activity biggest boost to construction in July

Construction activity accelerated in July amid reports of strengthening demand, the latest snapshot of the industry from Ulster Bank shows. New orders continued to increase at a substantial pace, while companies took on staff and encountered inflation in the cost of materials…
Posted August 3, 2018

UK construction expands at fastest rate in 14 months

Britain’s construction industry unexpectedly gained momentum last month to grow at its fastest rate in over a year, boosted by the biggest increase in housebuilding since the end of 2015, an industry survey showed on Thursday. Just hours before the…
Posted July 27, 2018

14-storey apartments get go-ahead in South Dublin

An Bord Pleanála has given the green light for the construction of 460 apartments across five blocks ranging in height from six to 14 storeys in south Dublin. The board granted permission for the scheme at the Sandyford Business District…
Posted July 20, 2018

500 Homes To Be Built Instead of Stadium

Ambitious plans for a state-of-the-art football stadium have been ditched – as up to 500 new homes look set to get the green light instead. League of Ireland club St Patrick’s Athletic had drawn up a major development plan for…
Posted July 18, 2018

New home construction up 55% on last year

The number of new homes under construction is up 55% on this time last year, according to findings from the GeoView Residential Buildings Report. Over 9,000 housing units are currently being built, with about two-thirds of those in the Leinster…
Posted July 17, 2018

Glanbia unveils plans for €130m mozzarella plant

Glanbia Cheese’s new €130m mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, Co Laois, will have a production capacity of 45,000 tons per annum. Glanbia Cheese is a joint venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods, a mozzarella producer headquartered in…