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Construction sector grows in June

Confidence on the growth prospects for the Construction sector was close to a record high last month, according to the latest Ulster Bank Purchasing Managers index. The main index rose from 55.9 to 59.7 during the

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Bidding Settled for New Luas Project

A €368m cross-city Luas line bid was settled in a High Court challenge during the process of settling the contract.

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Residential Flooding Halt’s Construction on Wind Farm

Roscommon deputy, Michael Fitzmaurice stated that the construction will not continue until the investigation is complete.

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Dart Expansion Requires Space at Dublin Airport

Don Cunningham, the Irish Rail’s director of infrastructure stated that the Dublin Airport needs to set aside a space for the Dart line.

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PwC Survey Shows Potential Setback in the Construction Industry

A new survey by the pwc shows that many leaders in the construction industry believe that their business would suffer if Britain left the European Union.

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JCD Group Bringing Over 150 Jobs to Cork

New construction for a commercial property company is expected to create 150 jobs for Cork as they are looking for employees to run the new data center.

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Ireland’s First Sustainable Homes Label

    Ireland’s First Sustainable Homes Label

The Irish Green Building Council has launched Ireland’s first sustainable homes label to encourage the construction of quality residential housing developments.

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Nearly half of building costs go towards construction

A new survey published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors reveals that less than half of the costs involved in building a three bed, semi-detached house in the greater Dublin

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Grafton Group reports postive start to trading year

UK and Ireland-based building materials group Grafton has reported a positive start to its trading year with group revenue for the first four months up 13.2% to £790m. The builders merchanting

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Construction growth activity slows again for a second month

After a record growth in February, construction growth activity in the construction sector has now eased back for both March and April. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – found

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Announcing the National Construction Summit 2016, Taking Place in the RDS, Dublin on June 15th

Building on last year’s highly successful event, The National Construction Summit 2016 will be, once again, the largest and most informative industry gathering of the year. The theme of this

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Property prices rise for the first time in 5 months

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show property prices rose slightly in March for Dublin showing signs of growth in the sector for the first time in five months.

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Rate of growth in construction industry eases

According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index, inflation in the construction sector has eased to its lowest in nearly two years, according to a study of the sector.

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Dromoland Castle objects to Applegreen plan

The five-star Dromoland Castle hotel is seeking to block plans by Applegreen to extend its national network of motorway service areas into Co Clare. Last month, Applegreen lodged plans to

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Center Parcs granted planning for €233m Longford

Longford Co Council has given the planning permission a green light for the new €233m holiday village Center Parcs development. The project, which will create 750 jobs during the construction

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€35m investment in Elm Park estate in Dublin

Two investment companies, the US-owned Starwood Capital and Irish firm Chartered Land, are to partner to spend €35m to reposition and develop Elm Park, a large-scale office and residential space

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Dalata to build 181-bedroom hotel in Dublin

Ireland’s largest hotel operator Dalata has announced the acquisition of a site in Dublin on which it intends to develop a new €40m hotel. It has paid €11.9m for the

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Cairn Homes and Hines Ireland deal for Cherrywood

Cairn Homes, the Irish house-builder and real estate firm, Hines Ireland agreed on a deal to purchase two sites in Cherrywood, Dublin for €21.5m. As part of the deal Cairn also has

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Daft.ie: housing supply hits record low

A report today indicates that housing supply was at its lowest point on record at the beginning of this month. The study, from Daft.ie also suggests that rents nationwide rose by

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LUNOS goes Nexxt Generation

Passive building supply specialist Partel is to launch the new Lunos Nexxt semi-centralised heat recovery ventilation system to the UK and Irish market. Nexxt is a decentralized heat recovery system that combines the benefits

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MyHome.ie predicts house price growth of 5% for 2016

Property website MyHome.ie has predicted another year of “robust” house price growth this year on the back of rising incomes and the ongoing economic recovery. A new house price survey

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CRH sells controversial stake in Israel’s only cement firm Mashav

Ireland based CRH Group has sold its 25% stake in Israel’s only cement firm, Mashav, ending a focus of huge controversy. CRH has been targeted by pro-Palestinian activists at its

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Grafton Group acquires London-based timber firm

    Grafton Group acquires London-based timber firm

Grafton Group, the builders merchanting and DIY Group announces that it has completed the acquisition of T Brewer & Co Ltd, a London based specialist timber business that trades from

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Cairn Homes to build over 100 apartments on Hanover Quay site

    Cairn Homes to build over 100 apartments on Hanover Quay site

Irish homebuilder Cairn Homes has said it is acquiring a site in Hanover Quay in the Dublin Docklands for €18m from

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Growth in the construction sector in Ireland

    Growth in the construction sector in Ireland

The construction sector has recorded its fastest growth in new orders in five months. The rate of job creation also picked

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Abbey’s half yearly profits rise 75% to €29.68m

    Abbey’s half yearly profits rise 75% to  €29.68m

The property development group, Abbey, has reported pre-tax profits of €29.68m for the six months to the end of October,

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FBD to spend €5.5m on Castleknock hotel expansion

    FBD to spend €5.5m on Castleknock hotel expansion

FBD Property and Leisure Limited (FBDPLL) has applied for planning permission for a €5.5 million upgrade of Castleknock Hotel and Country

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NAMA to launch €5.6 billion project and to create thousands of jobs and new homes

    NAMA to launch €5.6 billion project and to create thousands of jobs and new homes

The National Asset Management Agency has announced further details of its plans to build commercial and residential developments in the Dublin.

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Balfour wins £130m luxury flat project beside the Palace

    Balfour wins £130m luxury flat project beside the Palace

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been selected by Palace Revive Development Ltd to deliver the pre-construction services contract

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Government announces €2.8bn plan to end long-term use of pre-fabs in schools by 2021

    Government announces €2.8bn plan to end long-term use of pre-fabs in schools by 2021

The Government has announced a plan to end the use of prefabs in schools around Ireland by 2021. Education Minister

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Kingspan’s nine month sales reach €2 billion

Kingspan, the building materials firm, has reported sales of €2 billion for the first nine months of the year. The

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Ulster Bank PMI shows continuous growth in construction

Construction firms saw another rise in new business, according to the latest Ulster Bank PMI on the sector, which helped

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Center Parcs submits planning application for €233m Longford development

The short-break holiday company, Center Parcs, has formally submitted a planning application to Longford Co Council. The UK firm applied

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Grafton acquires Dutch firm Isero for €91.5m

Building materials group Grafton has agreed a deal to buy Isero, a specialist distributor of tools and fixings in the

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Despite a decline the construction sector continues to grow

The construction sector ended the third quarter of the year on a positive note, according to the latest construction Purchasing

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