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Clancy Construction plans to accelerate Irish housing delivery using off-site construction methods

    Clancy Construction plans to accelerate Irish housing delivery using off-site construction methods

Tipperary firm Clancy Construction is the first firm to secure approval under Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative.  The initiative aims to achieve faster, higher quality construction of housing by

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Supply chain issues to drive warehouse construction growth in the UK

    Supply chain issues to drive warehouse construction growth in the UK

New warehouses and infrastructure growth are expected to fuel a rise in construction output by 2.5 per cent for 2022, according to the Construction Product Association’s latest forecast. The trade body

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New Construction Technology Centre in Ireland

    New Construction Technology Centre in Ireland

The Irish Government has announced funding of €5 million, over 5 years, for the establishment of a Construction Technology Centre to accelerate research and innovation within the construction and built

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Export sector driving strong economic growth in Ireland, however, challenges ahead with greater inflationary pressures, tight labour markets and rising interest rates

    Export sector driving strong economic growth in Ireland, however, challenges ahead with greater inflationary pressures, tight labour markets and rising interest rates

Despite significant challenges in the global economy, Irish economic growth is set to continue in 2022, largely driven by a strong export sector. The ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute)

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Stronger Output and Activity for Irish Construction Sector but Challenges in Housing Remain

    Stronger Output and Activity for Irish Construction Sector but Challenges in Housing Remain

The construction industry in Ireland commenced 2022 on a solid footing, supported by a strong economy, a buoyant labour market and a remarkably resilient public sector balance sheet, according to

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Cygnum to create 50 jobs and grow operations by 60% to tackle Irish housing and climate crisis

    Cygnum to create 50 jobs and grow operations by 60% to tackle Irish housing and climate crisis

Cygnum, one of the largest timber frame manufacturers in Ireland, has announced ambitious plans to increase its output to help meet the targets set out by the Housing for All

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Precast concrete foundations win NHBC approval

    Precast concrete foundations win NHBC approval

A greener way of using concrete in housebuilding has gained the thumbs up from the National House Building Council, NHBC. The warranty company has approved Roger Bullivant’s RBeam precast concrete

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Irish residential construction activity in 2021 exceeded pre-pandemic levels

    Irish residential construction activity in 2021 exceeded pre-pandemic levels

The number of residential commencement notices lodged in Ireland in 2021 was above pre-pandemic levels, according to a report from Deloitte. Deloitte Ireland’s latest Real Estate Planning & Development Statistics

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British Government loans to help SMEs build more homes

    British Government loans to help SMEs build more homes

A £1.5 billion home building fund offering loans to SMEs to help them deliver 42,000 new houses across the country has received a lukewarm response from the construction industry. The National

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Irish construction activity continues to rise, but at softest pace in eight months

    Irish construction activity continues to rise, but at softest pace in eight months

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – dropped to 53.7 in December, down from 56.3 in November.

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Forum to advance greener, healthier homes in Ireland

    Forum to advance greener, healthier homes in Ireland

Healthy Homes Ireland, a new forum established to influence public policy, has hosted its inaugural virtual meeting, to advance a greener and healthier living environment in Ireland’s homes. Founded with

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Further sharp rise in Irish construction activity as new order growth continues

    Further sharp rise in Irish construction activity as new order growth continues

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – ticked up to 56.9 in October from 56.3 in September.

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Irish Construction – New orders continue to rise sharply, despite rate of growth softening

    Irish Construction – New orders continue to rise sharply, despite rate of growth softening

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 56.3 in September. Although dipping from 57.5 in August and

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New report outlines role of offsite construction in addressing the housing crisis

    New report outlines role of offsite construction in addressing the housing crisis

Property Industry Ireland (PII), the Ibec group for businesses working in the property sector, has launched ‘Innovation Increasing Supply’, a new report on how offsite construction can help support the

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New modular factory to produce 5000 homes a year

    New modular factory to produce 5000 homes a year

A new steel frame modular housebuilder opened its first factory recently intending to build 5000 new homes a year within the next five years. CoreHaus’s 20,000 sq ft factor at

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Builders come together to create a future homes delivery hub

    Builders come together to create a future homes delivery hub

High-quality zero carbon ready homes using sustainable building methods are among the goals of an industry-wide delivery plan for the next 30 years. Housebuilders, suppliers, regulators, environmental groups and planners as part

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Irish construction Activity rises sharply again, but cost inflation hits fresh record high

    Irish construction Activity rises sharply again, but cost inflation hits fresh record high

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 62.8 in July, down from 65.0 in

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Double-digit growth forecast for UK construction for 2021

    Double-digit growth forecast for UK construction for 2021

Construction output is forecast to rise by 14 per cent in 2021 and 6.3 per cent next year, according to the Construction Products Association, CPA, summer forecast. Private housebuilding and infrastructure

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Irish builders concerned at impact of increased cost of building materials on affordability of homes

    Irish builders concerned at impact of increased cost of building materials on affordability of homes

A survey carried out by the Irish Home Builders Association (IHBA) of its membership has found that increased timber prices and supply chain issues, exacerbated by Covid-19 and Brexit, have

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SME builders give thumbs up to £150 million to kickstart ‘made to order’ homes

    SME builders give thumbs up to £150 million to kickstart ‘made to order’ homes

Smaller builders could benefit from a £150 million ‘help to build’ fund to make it easier for people to commission a bespoke home. The government initiative is aimed at creating

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UK housebuilding surge fuels six-year high construction rise

    UK housebuilding surge fuels six-year high construction rise

UK construction activity boomed in March with the purchasing managers’ index reaching 61.7 – the highest reading since the second half of 2014. This was a sharp rise on February’s 53.3 figure and significantly

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Guaranteed Irish House Online Listing Launched

    Guaranteed Irish House Online Listing Launched

The Government has Launched the Guaranteed Irish House online listing, the country’s first national listing of sustainable construction sector businesses based in Ireland. The new initiative by Guaranteed Irish offers

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IKEA appoints modular housing manufacturer, TopHat, to deliver first UK homes

    IKEA appoints modular housing manufacturer, TopHat, to deliver first UK homes

BoKlok UK, the sustainable, quality low-cost home provider, jointly owned by Skanska and IKEA, has announced that it has appointed leading technology-driven modular housing manufacturer TopHat, to help deliver part

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Softer Rise in Construction Activity Amid Storm Disruption

    Softer Rise in Construction Activity Amid Storm Disruption
The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted
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National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin

    National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin
The annual National Construction Summit is being held on Tuesday, 24th March 2020 at a new venue - the National
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Continued Rise in Construction Activity as New Order Growth Quickens to Seven-month High

    Continued Rise in Construction Activity as New Order Growth Quickens to Seven-month High
The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted
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Initiative Ireland to Expand Operations in Ireland and the UK

    Initiative Ireland to Expand Operations in Ireland and the UK
Initiative Ireland, the property finance and impact investment specialist, has announced that it plans to expand operations to fund the
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Esri Ireland Helps Waterford City & County Council to Improve Public Services

    Esri Ireland Helps Waterford City & County Council to Improve Public Services
Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has announced that Waterford City and County Council has implemented
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Dramatic Changes For First-time House Buyers Not a Good Trend

    Dramatic Changes For First-time House Buyers Not a Good Trend
The most recent Central Bank Household Credit Market Report reveals the very dramatic changes underway, particularly for first-time buyers (FTBs),
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Quintain Launches Irish Subsidiary to Develop More Than 9,000 Homes

    Quintain Launches Irish Subsidiary to Develop More Than 9,000 Homes
Quintain, the London-based developer, has established a subsidiary in Ireland with plans to develop more than 9,000 new homes and
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First Decline in Construction Activity Since August 2013

    First Decline in Construction Activity Since August 2013
The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – fell
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Continuation of Help-to-Buy Scheme in Budget 2020 Welcomed

    Continuation of Help-to-Buy Scheme in Budget 2020 Welcomed

The continuation of the Help-to-Buy Scheme in the 2020 Budget has been welcomed by Property Industry Ireland, Brokers Ireland, EY

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Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2020 But Significant Risks on the Horizon

    Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2020 But Significant Risks on the Horizon

The Irish economy looks set to perform robustly in 2019 with the headline GDP rate forecast to increase by 4.9

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Non-Performing Loans – Still a Long Way to Go and Delays are Costing Borrowers

    Non-Performing Loans – Still a Long Way to Go and Delays are Costing Borrowers

Commenting on the newly published Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) paper on Non-Performing Loans, Brokers Ireland said while it is

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Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

    Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

A new report on sustainable apartment living in Ireland was launched by the Housing Agency and Clúid Housing. Amongst some

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Affordability and Uncertainty Push Irish Property Price Inflation Lower

    Affordability and Uncertainty Push Irish Property Price Inflation Lower

Irish house price inflation eased further to 2.0% in June from 2.6% in July. The annual increase in June is the slowest

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Extend the Strategic Housing Development Scheme – Ibec

    Extend the Strategic Housing Development Scheme – Ibec

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has called for the extension of the Strategic Housing Development scheme. Aidan Sweeney, Ibec Senior Public

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Significant Slowdown in Dublin Housing Market

    Significant Slowdown in Dublin Housing Market

The average ‘sold price’ for houses across Dublin this year is almost identical to last year, indicating that growth in

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Biggest Ever Peer to Peer Loan in Ireland Launched

    Biggest Ever Peer to Peer Loan in Ireland Launched

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has launched its biggest loan so far – €750,000

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The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

    The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

The UK National Construction Expo is being held at the Arena MK, Milton Keynes in England on Wednesday, 1st May

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An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

    An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

A traditional barometer of the construction industry environment in Ireland is the number of cranes punctuating the Dublin skyline. “The

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National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

There is still time left to register to attend the fifth National Construction Summit, which will be held on Thursday,

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BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

    BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

Commenting on latest Banking and Payments Federation Ireland Housing Market Monitor, Brokers Ireland said it reinforces what is known from

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Property Market Grows 8% – Almost Half of Homes Bought With Cash

    Property Market Grows 8% – Almost Half of Homes Bought With Cash

The latest quarterly Consumer Market Monitor (CMM), published by the Marketing Institute of Ireland and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business

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Dublin Property Prices to Rise 3.8% in 2019

    Dublin Property Prices to Rise 3.8% in 2019

Dublin estate agents expect property values to rise by an average of 3.8% this year – less than half the

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Major Shift in Irish Housing Construction Needed to Safeguard Future Sustainability of the Sector

    Major Shift in Irish Housing Construction Needed to Safeguard Future Sustainability of the Sector

A major shift in Irish construction practices is urgently required to safeguard the sustainability of the sector into the future,

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Affordable Housing Scheme Needed For First Time Buyers

    Affordable Housing Scheme Needed For First Time Buyers

The effects of the Central Bank Lending Rules are now clearly showing in Ireland’s property prices. Since the measures were

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Dublin Housing Crisis Restricts Employers’ Ability to Recruit

    Dublin Housing Crisis Restricts Employers’ Ability to Recruit

New research commissioned by specialist regeneration and property developer U+I shows that Dublin’s housing crisis is seriously hampering business’ efforts

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Glenveagh Properties is Ahead of Schedule

    Glenveagh Properties is Ahead of Schedule

Glenveagh Properties, a leading Irish homebuilder listed on Euronext Dublin and the London Stock Exchange, has reported revenue of €1.3

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Northern Ireland Housing Market Continues to Perform Strongly

    Northern Ireland Housing Market Continues to Perform Strongly

The latest Quarterly House Price Index report from Ulster University reveals a relatively healthy housing market with strong but sustainable

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Call For Reduction in Stamp Duty For First-time Buyers

    Call For Reduction in Stamp Duty For First-time Buyers

A call for stamp duty to revert to 2pc to enable more aspiring first-time buyers acquire once off sites to

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Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

    Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

A Dublin City Council-owned site at Emmet Road in Inchicore, has been selected as the location for Dublin’s first major

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First Phase of the Regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens Gets Underway in Dublin

    First Phase of the Regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens Gets Underway in Dublin

Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government; Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform;

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Home For Life is a New Participant in the Mortgage to Rent Scheme

    Home For Life is a New Participant in the Mortgage to Rent Scheme

The Government has welcomed Home For Life Ltd as a new participant in the Mortgage to Rent [MTR] scheme, where

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New Requirements Introduced to Provide Additional Transparency and Facilitate Mortgage Switching

    New Requirements Introduced to Provide Additional Transparency and Facilitate Mortgage Switching

Following a public consultation process, the Central Bank is introducing changes to the Consumer Protection Code 2012 to help consumers

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Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

    Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has launched a new national campaign – Better Lives, Better Business championing new policies across

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Residential Property Prices Rise by 13.0% in Year to April

    Residential Property Prices Rise by 13.0% in Year to April

In the year to April, residential property prices at national level increased by 13.0%, according to the latest CSO figures.

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Housing Market Failing Younger Generations, Says First Woman President of IPAV

    Housing Market Failing Younger Generations, Says First Woman President of IPAV

The current housing market is failing our younger generations, according to Ella Dunphy (pictured) of DNG, who recently became the

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