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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Construction

All time
# Back in business
The single biggest engine room for Irish jobs is starting to fire up
Together these businesses account for half the private workforce.
# caragh
Small Kildare village 'isolated' after collision damage to access bridge
A tractor struck the bridge recently causing the damage and because it is a protected structure it could be months before it is repaired.
# Expansion
Google begins construction of €150m data centre and brings 400 jobs with it
The jobs will be created during the construction of the new two-storey building.
# Jobs
Ireland's largest frozen ready meal supplier to hire 100 people
A further 100 people will be hired in construction to build the new food plant in north Dublin.
# Netherlands
WATCH: At least 20 people injured after cranes collapse on to houses
The incident happened today in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn.
# naughty farmers
People from the north-west and farmers are Ireland's worst tax offenders
A new report by the RTÉ Investigations Unit digs into the tax misdemeanours of the Irish public.
# y'all aint ready
Dublin is 'completely unprepared' for another boom, apparently...
The government has hit back at Fianna Fáil’s criticism over ‘lack of investment’.
# shoe box
Surveyors welcome plans to make Dublin apartments even smaller
Council planning proposals would see the minimum size reduced by almost 20%.
# shortage
This is what is being done to allow Ireland to build more houses
A review into An Bord Pleanála’s is taking place and should be finished by the end of the year.
# dream living
This incredible glass house will be built into a cliff above the Aegean sea
The living quarters are topped with a skylight that turns out to be, in fact, the swimming pool.
# brickies
This robot can build a house in just two days
It could make bricklayers a thing of the past.
# strong foundations
The first Irish home builder to go public in 20 years has made a healthy debut
Cairn Homes listed on the London Stock Exchange today.
# Construction
Qatar isn't happy about claims of thousands dying on World Cup construction sites
The Washington Post estimated that as many as 4,000 workers will die by 2020.
# shovel ready
This week’s vital property news: Tough times for tenants but a construction on the up
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
# supply and demand
Going up: The construction industry is on a winning streak right now
The Ulster Bank’s new figures have shown growth in the construction industry continued in April.
Why can’t government ministers go cold turkey on home ownership?
The country, along with potential house buyers, is being held to ransom.
# celtic phoenix
He's back!: Johnny Ronan, property and the Celtic Tiger
One of Ireland’s most well-known property developers has exited Nama.
# grand job
The government has a grand plan for unemployed construction workers...
They’re going to blitz construction companies with information about their employment services, like Jobbridge. And, erm, that’s about it really.
# bricks-and-mortar
New home building across Ireland has pulled into the slow lane
But land values are predicted to rise, which could mean more property eventually on the market.
# unsound homes
Houses 'crumbling around families' because of defective bricks
The homeowners in Donegal want redress.
# getting boomier
Up. Up. Down... Housing construction surged, then slowed to a trickle late last year
We’re in for a “turbulent” year in the home construction sector in 2015, it’s being predicted.
# Building
It's taken a long time, but the construction industry is doing ok (especially on commercial projects)
The rate of growth in commercial activity remained sharp, despite easing for the third month running.
# SMEs
2015 off to a strong start for new companies, and it could 'beat all predictions'
There’s already a 22.5% increase in the number of new companies this year.
# Optimism
Construction work was on the up again last month (and firms are hiring)
Some firms hired new staff to prepare for further growth in work.
# milling around
Nama has a €150 million plan for Boland's Mill
Well, they funded the planning of a plan.
# sprawl
This is how many new homes are being built this year (and importantly, where they are)
Dublin is still growing and growing.
# Threat
Electricians union will do 'whatever is necessary' to get 5% pay rise
The TEEU’s conference heard that they wan ta roll-back on concession made over the last seven years.
# shovel ready
The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
# Green Light
Three new Garda headquarters on the way for Galway, Wexford and Dublin
The Minister for Justice said the €42 million investment shows she is serious about improving the policing system.
# rebuild
'We're still scared when strong winds blow': Slow recovery takes root after Typhoon Haiyan
“The resilience of the Filipino people is amazing, they are like phoenix birds.”
# aw rats
Rise in construction causing rats to come up from sewers and drains
Heard any scratching noises recently? Just saying.
Enda Kenny vows to crack down on cowboy developers
“Nobody wants to go back to the bad old days of the construction and property boom.”
# the rising
There's been a surge in new building projects since January
Project commencements are up 40 per cent, compared to the first 8 months of 2013.
# Build it up
Pressure is on to get building, but those in construction need to learn new skills
The Irish Green Building Council says Ireland is going through a “revolution in standards and regulation”.
There will be €2.2 BILLION spent on social housing in the next three years
Brendan Howlin says it will deliver 6,700 units.
# Build it up
House building growth was at its fastest since 2000 last month
And employment is growing, too.
# Housing
Builders are not happy with the government's new social housing plan
But a housing charity thinks it’s not so bad.
# Poolbeg
Councillors receive official notice of Poolbeg incinerator contract - 3 days after it was signed
The council CEO is understood to have described it as an “oversight” on his part not to inform the councillors sooner.
# Building
Ireland is building even fewer homes than in 2013
New figures show that the volume of residential has decreased for a second quarter.
# thornton heights
President Higgins opens new housing scheme named after 1916 rebel female doctor
It took 10 years for the scheme in Inchicore to be completed.