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#Building

# building - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Here are some of the best Irish designed buildings. What's your favourite?
# LOOKING GOOD INANIMATE BUILDING
# LOOKING GOOD INANIMATE BUILDING

Here are some of the best Irish designed buildings. What's your favourite?

Jun 3rd 2014, 2:45 PM 26,063 Views 37 Comments

A shortlist of 48 projects have been selected by a jury and now the public are being asked to vote for the one they like best.

# building - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Enda Kenny on property: I promise you there is no going back to the past
# Cross My Heart
# Cross My Heart

Enda Kenny on property: I promise you there is no going back to the past

May 14th 2014, 4:40 PM 12,735 Views 103 Comments

An Taoiseach plans a tripling of housing output by 2020 but says its about addressing supply problems.

# building - Thursday 24 April, 2014

"Pay up!" ... Clothing companies under pressure over compensation for Rana Plaza victims
# One Year On
# One Year On

"Pay up!" ... Clothing companies under pressure over compensation for Rana Plaza victims

Apr 24th 2014, 6:45 AM 7,547 Views 7 Comments

Nearly 1,150 people died in the Bangladesh factory collapse one year ago today. Many international retailers still aren’t contributing to the victim fund, according to Human Rights Watch.

# building - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Ten houses built in 24 hours? All is possible with 3D printing
# Diy
# Diy

Ten houses built in 24 hours? All is possible with 3D printing

Apr 19th 2014, 4:00 PM 18,069 Views 33 Comments

A Chinese company printed the houses out of recycled material.

# building - Monday 14 April, 2014

Construction sector growth scales 2006 peaks
# Back To Bricks
# Back To Bricks

Construction sector growth scales 2006 peaks

Apr 14th 2014, 9:52 AM 9,594 Views 38 Comments

Employment and growth back on the menu for builders, albeit from a low base.

# building - Friday 21 March, 2014

320 Irish volunteers arrive in Africa to build classrooms and playground
# Building Futures
# Building Futures

320 Irish volunteers arrive in Africa to build classrooms and playground

Mar 21st 2014, 7:00 AM 9,526 Views 51 Comments

The Niall Mellon Township Trust is aiming to help 10,000 pupils by the end of this year.

# building - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Primark to pay €7m compensation to workers over Bangladesh building collapse
# Rana Plaza
# Rana Plaza

Primark to pay €7m compensation to workers over Bangladesh building collapse

Mar 18th 2014, 8:32 AM 9,119 Views 39 Comments

The company has already distributed $2m to workers and their families.

# building - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Fifth person dies after Manhattan building collapse
# Explosion
# Explosion

Fifth person dies after Manhattan building collapse

Mar 13th 2014, 9:03 AM 8,288 Views 0 Comments

The death toll is expected to rise as the search goes on through the rubble of the two buildings.

# building - Monday 10 March, 2014

Irish construction sector rose again during February
# Boost
# Boost

Irish construction sector rose again during February

Mar 10th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,757 Views 21 Comments

The sharpest expansion in activity was again recorded on residential projects.

# building - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Warning that Ireland's construction sector is facing a skills shortage
# HOUSING SHORTAGE
# HOUSING SHORTAGE

Warning that Ireland's construction sector is facing a skills shortage

Feb 26th 2014, 8:30 AM 10,166 Views 32 Comments

A new report shows that in 2013, just 8,301 residential units were completed, while in 2006 it was 89,000.

# building - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Want to get married here? The OPW wants to open up historical sites for weddings
# Ring On It
# Ring On It

Want to get married here? The OPW wants to open up historical sites for weddings

Feb 13th 2014, 2:20 PM 19,942 Views 22 Comments

If you could get married anywhere in Ireland, where would it be?

# building - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Leaving to work in Australia? Make sure you know your rights
# Emigration
# Emigration

Leaving to work in Australia? Make sure you know your rights

Feb 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 13,337 Views 28 Comments

A pamphlet published by two unions and Sinn Féin gives details of pay conditions as well as contact information for groups offering support to Irish migrants in the country.

# building - Thursday 23 January, 2014

This chart shows just how much Dublin property prices drive up the average
# Property
# Property

This chart shows just how much Dublin property prices drive up the average

Jan 23rd 2014, 1:45 PM 13,955 Views 45 Comments

Prices in Dublin might be up 15.7 per cent since last year but national prices, excluding the capital, are down 0.4 per cent.

# building - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

36 per cent decrease in new buildings in 2013
# Construction
# Construction

36 per cent decrease in new buildings in 2013

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 3,587 Views 7 Comments

There were 7,943 new buildings recorded in the Republic of Ireland in 2013.

# building - Monday 20 January, 2014

Concerned Cork residents say new prison will overshadow their homes
# Cork
# Cork

Concerned Cork residents say new prison will overshadow their homes

Jan 20th 2014, 10:43 PM 15,520 Views 42 Comments

The Director General of the Irish Prison Service Michael Donnellan said the residents were fully consulted about the construction plans for the new prison.

# building - Monday 13 January, 2014

Home-building at fastest rate in nine years as industry 'turns corner'
# Construction
# Construction

Home-building at fastest rate in nine years as industry 'turns corner'

Jan 13th 2014, 8:50 AM 12,295 Views 56 Comments

A survey by Ulster Bank found rising activity has prompted firms to expand their staffing levels.

# building - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Housing applications and commencements fell nationally in 2013
# Housing
# Housing

Housing applications and commencements fell nationally in 2013

Jan 8th 2014, 7:10 AM 4,792 Views 14 Comments

In Dublin, however, commencements rose by eleven per cent as demand for housing in the capital bounces back.

# building - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

The architects behind London’s Olympic Stadium will build you a personal arena in your back garden for $30m
# Field Of Dreams
From The42
# Field Of Dreams

The architects behind London’s Olympic Stadium will build you a personal arena in your back garden for $30m

Dec 24th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,704 Views 3 Comments

Anyone stuck for last-minute present ideas?

# building - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy

Dec 22nd 2013, 8:30 AM 71 Views 49 Comments

Job figure increases are welcome – but Government needs to be bolshy to grab the three things it needs for proper growth.

# building - Monday 9 December, 2013

Optimism in construction sector 'at a record high'
# Building
# Building

Optimism in construction sector 'at a record high'

Dec 9th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,970 Views 18 Comments

Construction activity has now risen for three months in a row – but it’s still very low following the economic crash.

# building - Friday 6 December, 2013

Irish lads prank their housemate by building a wall through his room
# The Ultimate Prank
From The Daily Edge
# The Ultimate Prank

Irish lads prank their housemate by building a wall through his room

Dec 6th 2013, 8:42 AM 16,942 Views 2 Comments

Watch the video here.

# building - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

This ad wants little girls to dream of being engineers - not princesses
# Goldieblox
# Goldieblox

This ad wants little girls to dream of being engineers - not princesses

Nov 20th 2013, 3:43 PM 23,524 Views 65 Comments

And it is stupendous.

# building - Friday 8 November, 2013

President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation
# Construction
# Construction

President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation

Nov 8th 2013, 7:16 PM 10,730 Views 54 Comments

Speaking at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland he said the construction sector was leaving a ‘disturbing’ part of its history behind.

NCAD wants Dublin 8 acknowledged as 'leading cultural and creative quarter'
# Design
# Design

NCAD wants Dublin 8 acknowledged as 'leading cultural and creative quarter'

Nov 8th 2013, 4:17 PM 9,349 Views 37 Comments

The college’s head of design said today that the area’s role in the country’s creative economy must be officially recognised.

# building - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs

Oct 16th 2013, 2:17 PM 6,566 Views 43 Comments

The funding will be available for about 1,000 properties that require immediate repair but homeowners who have already paid for repairs will not be compensated.

# building - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Home renovation tax incentive will hurt 'tax dodging cowboys' - IGBC
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Home renovation tax incentive will hurt 'tax dodging cowboys' - IGBC

Oct 15th 2013, 4:39 PM 16,405 Views 60 Comments

New scheme means homeowners are less likely to use the shadow economy for building works according to construction groups including The Irish Green Building Council.

# building - Monday 14 October, 2013

First rise in construction sector since 2007
# Construction
# Construction

First rise in construction sector since 2007

Oct 14th 2013, 9:37 AM 5,831 Views 23 Comments

The survey finds that employment stabilised in the Irish construction sector.

Planning applications down 6% nationwide in 2013
# Building Sector
# Building Sector

Planning applications down 6% nationwide in 2013

Oct 14th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,595 Views 11 Comments

Sligo and Leitrim had the worst construction performance for 2013, according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index.

# building - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Construction to begin on new juvenile detention facility in Oberstown
# Detention
# Detention

Construction to begin on new juvenile detention facility in Oberstown

Oct 12th 2013, 7:45 AM 3,705 Views 27 Comments

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald will turn sod on Monday at the site to mark the beginning of construction.

# building - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Former owner of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ says delay in demolition ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

Former owner of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ says delay in demolition ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’

Oct 9th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,874 Views 16 Comments

A local group has opposed the plans for a new roadway at the site, claiming that medieval remains should be protected.

# building - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Construction output achieves largest annual rise since 2006
# Builders
# Builders

Construction output achieves largest annual rise since 2006

Sep 18th 2013, 1:05 PM 2,654 Views 14 Comments

Figures from the Central Statistics Office showed that volumes in the constuction sector in the second quarter were 11.2 per cent higher than last year.

# building - Monday 9 September, 2013

The construction industry is moving closer to stabilisation
# Construction
# Construction

The construction industry is moving closer to stabilisation

Sep 9th 2013, 6:15 AM 5,343 Views 17 Comments

That is according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index.

# building - Friday 23 August, 2013

Windows and doors removed from Tipperary school in contract dispute
# Borrisokane
# Borrisokane

Windows and doors removed from Tipperary school in contract dispute

Aug 23rd 2013, 2:05 PM 28,733 Views 53 Comments

The sub-contractor, who did work at Borrisokane Community College maintains he was not paid in full for his work – the contractor disputes this claim.

# building - Monday 15 July, 2013

11 buildings whose facial expressions are giving them away
# Feelin' Emotions
From The Daily Edge
# Feelin' Emotions

11 buildings whose facial expressions are giving them away

Jul 15th 2013, 11:41 AM 8,890 Views 0 Comments

They’ve got feelings, you know. Lots and lots of feelings.

# building - Monday 10 June, 2013

Over 100 school prefabs to be replaced with permanent classrooms
# Prefabs
# Prefabs

Over 100 school prefabs to be replaced with permanent classrooms

Jun 10th 2013, 9:58 AM 7,302 Views 41 Comments

Minister Ruairí Quinn said the new scheme will see the creation of around 360 jobs.

# building - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

# building - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Eight die in new Bangladesh garment factory tragedy
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Eight die in new Bangladesh garment factory tragedy

May 9th 2013, 7:56 AM 7,741 Views 27 Comments

The owner of the Tung Hai sweater factory was among the victims.

# building - Monday 29 April, 2013

Penneys: We will pay compensation to victims of Bangladesh factory collapse
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Penneys: We will pay compensation to victims of Bangladesh factory collapse

Apr 29th 2013, 7:10 PM 10,218 Views 27 Comments

Penneys said it will give money to people who lost family members in the collapse, which killed almost 400 people.

# building - Monday 8 April, 2013

Planning applications increase in 11 counties
# Building
# Building

Planning applications increase in 11 counties

Apr 8th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,281 Views 10 Comments

Roscommon, Leitrim and Monaghan saw the greatest increases in applications.

# building - Sunday 7 April, 2013

How parents are trying to raise €2 million on the internet to build a school in Clare
# Crowdsourcing
# Crowdsourcing

How parents are trying to raise €2 million on the internet to build a school in Clare

Apr 7th 2013, 7:45 AM 10,085 Views 32 Comments

The parents at the Mol an Óige national school in Clare were hoping to get the money from the Department of Education – but instead they’ve turned to the internet.