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Posted October 13, 2017

Government plans to lift building height restrictions

The Government hopes to pass new laws lifting height restrictions on residential buildings by the end of the year, according to Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. His colleague, the Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, has already signalled that the Government plans to remove the…
Posted October 11, 2017

Housing & roads to benefit from Budget 2018

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has increased capital spending, including spending on schools, hospitals and roads, in Budget 2018 by €790m. “This will bring Ireland’s public investment levels to among the highest in the European Union and will ensure we can deliver…
Posted October 10, 2017

Development of €38m wind farm in Wicklow commences

Work on the development and construction of a €38m wind farm in Wicklow has commenced, following the granting of full planning permission by Wicklow County Council. The stand-alone Irish company has been established for the sole purpose of the development…
Posted October 4, 2017

Murphy to unveil apartment building changes

Proposals to increase apartment block sizes, scrap the requirement for car park spaces in new units and to boost the building of affordable homes will be signalled by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy this week. It is expected that he will…
Posted September 28, 2017

State expects 19,000 houses to be built by year end

The Government expects 19,000 houses to be completed by the end of this year and a further 23,000 houses to be finished by 2018. Speaking at a Property Industry Ireland conference, Damien English, the Minister for Housing and Urban Development, said…