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GROWTH OF ACTIVITY QUICKENS TO SIX-MONTH HIGH – PMI RESULTS

Irish construction activity increased at a faster pace during December amid strong growth of new orders. Rises in employment and purchasing were also recorded, while confidence regarding the 12-month outlook improved. Inflationary pressures remained elevated, with input costs increasing to the greatest extent in six months. The Ulster …

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICES RISE BY 11.6% IN THE YEAR TO NOVEMBER

In the year to November, residential property prices at national level increased by 11.6%. This compares with an increase of 11.8% in the year to October and an increase of 9.2% in the twelve months to November 2016. In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 11.3% in the …

PLANNING PERMISSIONS QUARTER 3 2017

In the first three quarters of 2017, planning permissions were granted for 13,842 dwelling units, compared to 12,046 units for the same period in 2016, an increase of 14.9%. Planning permissions granted for new housing units increased by 20.7% in the first three quarters of 2017 compared to …

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

Performance Outlook – Slower growth predicted for construction sector Property Trends – Latest market intelligence on commercial property Conflicting Times – Adjudication put under the spotlight  

BUDGET 2018 REACTION

It was arguably the most anticipated budget in years and its impact on the Irish construction industry will be a defining moment in the development of the industry going forwards. Irish Construction Industry Magazine rolled up its sleeves and over the coming pages has looked at the key …

6 CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES FACING PROJECT MANAGERS

The construction industry is once again on the rise, and is facing into an era of both opportunities and challenges. At the centre of each of the country’s construction projects will be project management, controlling time, cost and quality. Gareth McElhinney, Technical Director at RPS Group and member …

IRELAND’S VISION FOR HOUSING

At some 150 odd pages ‘Ireland 2040 Our Plan’ – The draft National Planning Framework – is the Government’s proposed long-term strategic planning framework will guide national, regional and local planning and investment decisions over the next 25 years. We have decided to focus exclusively in this article …

GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING

The government has responded to the country’s critical infrastructure deficit in housing and other sectors by committing to increase public investment over the next few years but given the scale of our infrastructural shortcomings the planned increases will not be enough, says Professor Eoin Reeves is Head of …