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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 …

MINISTER LAUNCHES CONSTRUCTION OF DONABATE DISTRIBUTOR ROAD

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, TD, today (Wednesday) launched the Donabate Distributor Road which is the first LIHAF project under the Rebuilding Ireland programme to reach the construction stage. The Minister, along with the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Mary McCamley, and Fingal County …

FUNDING FOR MULTIPLE ROAD SAFETY SCHEMES & ROAD PROJECTS WELCOMED

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross welcomed today’s confirmation from Transport Infrastructure Ireland that, as a result of funding he secured in Budget 2018, it has approved road safety schemes to a value of over €136m. Minister Ross was delighted that approval has been confirmed …

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICE INDEX OCTOBER 2017

In the year to October, residential property prices at national level increased by 12.1%. This compares with an increase of 12.2% in the year to September and an increase of 7.5% in the twelve months to October 2016. In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 11.6% in the …

ULSTER BANK CONSTRUCTION PMI®

Activity expands at fastest pace in five months Construction activity increased sharply during November, with the rate of growth accelerating from the previous month. New orders and employment also rose at stronger rates, related to improving economic conditions, stronger client confidence and efforts to expand activity. The Ulster Bank …

€180M INVESTMENT PROGRAMME IN FINGAL

Fingal County Council has signed a €70million Framework Loan Agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) which will trigger a €180m investment in strategic infrastructure projects within the county’s Capital Development Plan. This represents the first EIB support for county-wide investment in partnership with an Irish local authority …

FOOD MANUFACTURER’S EXPANSION PLANS

A Longford food producer has this afternoon announced its plans to undertake a major expansion of its headquarters will lead to the creation of over 200 jobs during and after its construction. Panelto Foods was given the go-ahead by Longford County Council officials to effectively double its main …