PLANNING PERMISSIONS – QUARTER 2 2018

Dwelling units approved up 52.2% in year In the second quarter of 2018, planning permissions were granted for 6,777 dwelling units, compared with 4,453 units for the same period in 2017, an increase of 52.2%. The second quarter figures also show that: Planning permissions were granted for 4,951 …

NEW HOUSING AGENCY COULD SEE 150,000 HOMES OVER NEXT 20 YEARS

The Government is to launch the new Land Development Agency, which it says will coordinate State owned lands for regeneration and development, and open up sites for the provision of housing. It will be funded to the tune of €1.25 billion and will have the power to use …

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICES RISE BY 10.4% IN THE YEAR TO JULY

In the year to July, residential property prices at national level increased by 10.4%. This compares with an increase of 11.9% in the year to June and an increase of 11.6% in the twelve months to July 2017. In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 7.2% in the …

€100M GALWAY DOCKS DEVELOPMENT COULD LURE FOREIGN COMPANIES TO IRELAND

Plans for a €100 million substantial office development overlooking Galway docks were approved and could lure foreign companies looking to relocate to Ireland after Brexit. An Bord Pleannala announced that the €100 million complex will include four office blocks up to 26,000 square metres, 2,005 square metres of …

USING KYOWA FILTER UNIT ROCKBAGS

Ridgeway’s Filter Unit Rockbags have been successfully used by a team from the Environment Agency, VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins (VBA) for the Croston FAS Scheme. They provided a £9.4 million integrated flood risk management scheme working together with Chorley Council, Lancashire County Council and United Utilities. In …

TRANSFORMING DUBLIN CITY

Sourced from over 10 continents, Stonepave went the extra mile on the logistically challenging Luas Cross City project One of the most complex and significant projects to have been undertaken in Ireland for several years, the Luas Cross City has completely transformed Dublin’s transport system. Running along 13 …

RAPID PERFORMANCE BY DLR COUNTY COUNCIL

A further 12 homes as part of its housing delivery target of 1,563 social housing homes by 2021 has been delivered by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, designed and built by John Sisk & Son on a brown field site, to a rapid delivery programme. As near Zero Energy …