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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Construction

All time
# where the hoods at?
Fancy Dublin housing maps show info from family size to central heating
How many people use gas heating in Clontarf? How many toddler householdS are there in Dundrum?
# new build
Been noticing more cranes about? Construction has increased for 12 straight months
A new survey says that there is more work and jobs are on the up.
# get your education on
DIT's new Grangegorman campus opens its doors to 1,000 students this morning
The campus, in Dublin’s north inner city, will eventually be the academic home to 20,000 students.
# Suspension
Kilkenny bridge controversy due back before court on Wednesday
The bridge at Green’s Bridge has been the site of protests in recent months.
# Construction
Here's how many construction workers are on the dole
Despite a recovery, nearly 80,000 workers remain unemployed.
# inbox me
The Briefcase: O'Flynn-v-Blackstone, ghost hotels and South African Sparring partners
This was the week in business
# Archaeology
Multiple human remains found outside Trinity College
The remains were found during Luas works in mid-July.
# Housing Crisis
Construction might be slow but a flood of new orders means it won't be for long
Ulster Bank says that new orders are at their highest level for 10 years.
# Construction
Unions protest over claims of 'continued abuse of builders' by Dept of Education
The union claims that workers are being ‘forced’ to work as self-employed, “despite the fact that they are clearly employees.”
# residential
Construction activity remains "robust" in tenth month of growth
The rate has slowed slightly in the past couple of months but remains strong according to an index by Ulster Bank.
# Statement of Priorities
These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016
From access to childcare to disposing bank assets, they’ve covered a lot in the Statement of Priorities.
# confidence building
Why are construction start-ups outpacing other sectors?
New company formation is outstripping all other sectors, with retail at the other end of the scale.
# Housing Crisis
Council sale of four acres would provide just 22 social housing units
A councillor in south Dublin said the plan would to “nothing to tackle the growing house crisis” in the area.
# new builds
Moving on up: Construction start-ups rise by almost 40 per cent
Overall, company start-ups are up 14 per cent compared to the first six months of last year, according to business and credit analysts
# Dáil claims
Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system
Education Minister Ruairí Quinn dealt with the claims raised by Fianna Fáil’s Robert Troy at Leaders’ Questions today.
# residential
Number of people looking for planning permission and building homes is on the rise
There were 3,524 residential construction projects started in the first four months of 2014 compared with 1,517 for the same period in 2013.
# Under Construction
Munster's first Community National School to get under construction in record time
The school will have eight classrooms and is expected to be completed in 2015.
# Building Momentum
There's three times more jobs in construction than a year ago
Albeit from a low base, the pick up is leading to more positions for builders and property sector professionals.
# Housing Crisis
Irish construction output is on the way up, but house building is still down
The sector is 7.7% bigger than this time last year, with most gains in commercial property.
# rent bubble
There isn't enough office space in Dublin to fit all the new start-ups
It is also providing another boost to the construction sector.
Is this the 'ambitious action' needed to fix Ireland's social housing market?
A new report has said the sector is ‘at a crossroads’.
# Recovery
Construction activity eases slightly, but suppliers are now hiking their prices
The recovery continued to be centred on housing and commercial activity.
# up for grabs
NAMA to sell major site next to half-built former Anglo headquarters
It is envisaged that the completed development will be similar in size to the commercial footprint of the Spencer Dock development.
# New in town
Here's how many companies were started every day last month
There’s been a near-doubling of construction sector start-ups, too.
# Paid up
Which sector saw the biggest wage gains so far this year?
The education sector is again the biggest loser in the earnings stats for the first quarter.
# 50 years
VIDEO: What the American Embassy has in common with an Aran jumper
Archive footage shows the huge crowds that gathered when the building was officially opened, 50 years ago today.
# The Pipe
'Shell can celebrate all they want, but the fight is by no means over'
The newly constructed tunnel has been mired in controversy as it will house the onshore section of the Corrib gas pipeline.
# cross my heart
Enda Kenny on property: I promise you there is no going back to the past
An Taoiseach plans a tripling of housing output by 2020 but says its about addressing supply problems.
# Capital Problems
How much more will it cost you to live in Dublin?
The national affordability index is stable, but there’s a big gap between Dublin and the rest of Ireland.
# not helping
Noonan's first-time buyers plan slammed as 'pre-election gimmick'
It’s planned a portion of mortgages for first-time buyers will be guaranteed by the State as part of the Government’s Construction 2020 scheme.
# Hospitality
66 per cent of hotels and restaurants at risk of collapse
The construction industry and retail sector are not doing too great either, according to credit-risk analysts.
# Anglo Rebuilt
The Central Bank is looking for someone to finish what Anglo started
Construction on the new home of the Central Bank is now set to start in 2015.
# bypassed
€550m Galway motorway deal promises 450 jobs and at least five bypasses
The 57 km four-lane motorway between Tuam and Gort is to be completed by the end of 2018.
# Running the rules
Regulation controversy drives construction rates up
House building commencements are 192 per cent higher than last year.
# building costs
Homeowners to foot the bill for water used during construction works
The Construction Industry Federation says that its members have yet to raise the issue.
# lying idle
Dublin city has 300 vacant sites despite needing over 37,000 housing units
Will Dublin City Council be liable for the undeveloped site levy? They’re not sure.
# Building booms?
Construction climbs 11.5 per cent in 2013
Growth static in fourth quarter but big jump in annual statistics
# Boost
Irish construction sector rose again during February
The sharpest expansion in activity was again recorded on residential projects.
# Under Construction
"In the future it will be good, so I won't complain": Dubliners on the new Luas
Business owners are happy to put up with the noise and construction work in anticipation of more customers when the line finally opens.