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LIMERICK ‘TURNKEY’ PROGRAMME COULD CREATE 1,000 HOMES FOR COUNTY

Limerick City and County Council has launched a new programme that has the potential to kick-start inactive planning permissions to deliver up to 1,000 new homes. The Turnkey programme will be open to all small builders and developers who have sites with full planning permission that have yet …

PLANNING PERMISSIONS QUARTER 1 2019

Dwelling units approved down 3.5% in year In the first quarter of 2019, planning permissions were granted for 7,493 dwelling units, compared with 7,766 units for the same period in 2018, a decrease of 3.5%. The first quarter figures also show that: Planning permissions were granted for 4,901 …

WOMEN AND RETIREES BEING TARGETED FOR PLANT MACHINERY JOBS

Women and recent retirees are now being targeted for heavy plant machinery construction jobs as the building boom continues unabated. With all building activity in Ireland up 10.1% year on year, industry experts have said that there is a crisis in recruitment for machine operators, with an estimated …

AI COULD REDUCE THE NUMBER OF BUILDERS

Over 56% of construction companies in Ireland believe that robotics and artificial intelligence could reduce the number of construction workers on building sites. According to a recent Construction Industry Federation (CIF) survey, nearly three out of four Irish building firms said that technology is improving productivity while another …

CLIMATE STRATEGY PLAN TO AFFECT IRISH HOUSEBUILDERS

A new climate strategy launched by the Government is set to affect almost every aspect of our daily lives. The plan will affect transport, single-use plastics and private pensions, to mention just a few. Large sections of the plan also deal with home construction, renovations and retrofitting, stating …