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BORD PLEANÁLA CLEARS WAY FOR 147 HOMES ON CORK NORTHSIDE

The way has finally been cleared for the construction of 147 social and affordable homes on Cork’s northside on county land earmarked for transfer to the city. It follows An Bord Pleanála’s decision to give the green light for the estimated €34m scheme in Mayfield, proposed by Cork …

CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY CONTINUES TO RISE SHARPLY

Irish construction activity continued to increase during March. Disruption caused by heavy snowfall at the start of the month contributed to slower expansions in activity, new orders and purchasing activity, but growth rates remained marked nonetheless. Furthermore, the rate of job creation picked up and business sentiment remained …

PLANNING GO-AHEAD FOR 608 HOMES UNDER NEW FAST-TRACK SYSTEM

Developer Michael O’Flynn has been given the green light by An Bord Pleanála for the construction of 608 homes in Glanmire, Co Cork. The approval, given under the Government’s temporary ‘fast-track’ planning system, will see the delivery by O’Flynn Construction of 496 houses and 112 apartments at Ballinglanna. …

NEW €20M PIER EXTENSION A MAJOR BOOST WITH UP TO 40 JOBS

THE go-ahead has been given for a €20m extension to the pier at Dinish Island in Castletownbere, which will deliver many more jobs to the area. Local Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy (FF) and fishing industry chief, John Nolan, said the project, which will double the size of the …

CONSTRUCTION WORK TO BEGIN ON THE NEW DIT GRANGEGORMAN CAMPUS THIS WEEK

Major construction work starts this week on the new Grangegorman campus for Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). The building of its two main teaching blocks, under a public-private partnership (PPP), was delayed by a failed legal challenge from an under-bidder for the contract. The go-ahead for the development …

DWELLING UNITS APPROVED – INCREASE OF 26.9% IN 2017

In the year 2017, planning permissions were granted for 20,776 dwelling units, compared with 16,375 units in the year 2016, an increase of 26.9%. The fourth quarter figures show that: Planning permissions were granted for 6,934 dwelling units, compared with 4,329 units for the fourth quarter of 2016, …

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICES RISE BY 12.5% IN THE YEAR TO JANUARY

In the year to January, residential property prices at national level increased by 12.5%. This compares with an increase of 12.2% in the year to December and an increase of 8.8% in the twelve months to January 2017. In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 12.1% in the …