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# Building

Last month
October 2023
Astonishing TV figures and support show Ireland are capturing imagination
Andy Farrell’s side can break new ground for Irish rugby this weekend in Paris.
Opinion: Dublin has long been promoted as a city of private enterprise and endless consumption
IAF director Emmett Scanlon outlines how, when it comes to caring for Dublin, actions speak louder than words.
This year
Why Ireland’s official housing targets are (probably) way off the mark
The way the Government comes up with its targets may not hold up well under scrutiny.
Last year
Men found in shallow grave under Cork pub met a violent death centuries ago, say archaeologists
Skeletal remains found on the site of Nancy Spain’s pub in Cork have been determined to date back to as early as 1447.
Fewer new homes recorded in 2021 but increase in construction by end of year
16.5% more dwellings were under construction in the final quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.
All time
€235m north Dublin build-to-rent apartment scheme given green light by An Bord Pleanála
In a separate case, ABP also granted planning for 114 build-to-rent apartments in Dublin 16.
An Bord Pleanála ruling clears way for €48m UCD building inspired by the Giant's Causeway
The ruling clears the way for a €180m development of facilities at University College Dublin.
Phased return of construction from 12 April criticised as 'economic and societal own goal'
The Taoiseach said that the resumption of house builds from 12 April includes home refurbishments.
The Ulster depth chart: Madigan and Mathewson add experience
Dan McFarland has some exciting young players in his squad.
Dublin construction site closes after over 20 workers test positive for coronavirus
The construction company said further tests are being arranged.
United boss Solskjaer sets 'realistic' transfer targets in bid to launch title tilt
The Norwegian is pitching sensible targets to Ed Woodward – and hopes Paul Pogba will sign a new deal.
BAM 'welcomes' legal action taken against it by board of National Children's Hospital
The dispute relates around the validity of a contract to commence Phase B of construction of the Children’s Hospital without a design.
Construction work ceases at National Children's Hospital site
The contractors had been criticised for continuing construction at the site after new government guidelines.
Twickenham visit looms for Farrell's Ireland after strong Six Nations start
‘We want to keep the pressure on,’ said the Ireland boss after the win over Wales.
Council warns National Children's Hospital contractor about working hour breaches on site
One local councillor says local residents feel “under siege” from the constant construction work near their homes.
Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block
A total of 42 schools built by WBS were inspected over concerns about structural problems.
Who's playing who in the build-up to the World Cup in Japan?
Eight busy weeks lie ahead before the action gets underway at the World Cup.
Poll: Should Dublin go high-rise?
Is it possible, and if so, is the right thing to do?
Construction has started on the building frame of the National Children's Hospital
The hospital board will appear before an Oireachtas committee today.
OPW raised concerns over impact planned apartments in Glasnevin will have on Botanic Gardens
The OPW brought up issues with the scale of the proposed development at the site of a former car dealership on Glasnevin Hill.
'A kick in the teeth for the community': Another 235 student beds approved for The Liberties
The new beds will be operated by Global Student Accommodation.
Construction costs to rise further as Dublin one of most expensive cities to build in the world
It is the third most expensive in Europe behind London and Zurich.
Locals concerned over plans to build 299 apartments in blocks of up to 9 storeys in Glasnevin
A Strategic Housing Development application was lodged earlier this month by property developer Scanron Limited.
New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers
The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.
Here's what the new Clerys Quarter will look like
Office space, shops and a hotel will be built on the site of the iconic former department store.
'This isn't acceptable': Government delivers less than half of planned social housing in first 9 months of the year
Eoghan Murphy has been criticised over the delivery.
'We work, we pay tax': 'Hidden homeless' family protest against sale of Nama site
The site already has planning permission for more than 450 apartments.
Firefighters tackle huge blaze overnight at Liverpool's iconic Littlewoods building
Crew remain at the scene tackling hot spots this morning.
The last waterfront site in Dublin's docklands is up for sale for €120 million
But the local community isn’t overly impressed.
A major German boutique hotel chain's first Irish venue has been cleared for north Dublin
The nine-storey Abbey Street development will operate under the Motel One brand.
This is Ireland's favourite building
The shortlist for the public choice award included 31 entries around the island of Ireland and one in India.
From Dublin Port to the 'Medieval Mile': People are being asked to vote for Ireland's favourite building
The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland wants your opinion.
This wooden "vertical village" will be built in Paris
The mixed-use development will be built using a timber frame.
Minister: 'To solve the housing crisis, we need to build thousands of affordable apartments'
Minister Eoghan Murphy has claimed the cost of building apartments has dropped by as much as 15%.
Collapse of Carillion pushes building contractor Sammon into examinership
Carillion went bust in early January, as a result of debts of over £1.5 billion.
How will Ireland 2040 be delivered? For starters, we need more brickies, tilers and plasterers
Ireland 2040 has big plans – but will we have enough construction workers to deliver government pledges.
UK watchdog to investigate KPMG audits of collapsed building firm
Carillion went bust earlier this month.
Claims about bogus self-employment in construction 'grossly exaggerated'
The construction industry’s representative body did acknowledge a reluctance in contractors to directly employ workers and said the government needs to make this more attractive.
'They know the gun is to the head': Vexatious objectors are delaying the construction of new homes
The head of the Construction Federation of Ireland said developers are paying objectors up to €10,000 to make their objections go away.
Those who bought houses with major defects 'should get a redress scheme'
The scheme would focus on homes built between 2002 and 2008 in particular.