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# construction - 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 6,527 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.

# construction - 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 16,385 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.

# construction - 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 5,812 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 2,575 Views 11 Comments

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

# construction - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing

Oct 13th 2013, 3:25 PM 4,441 Views 57 Comments

Focus Ireland said the number of families becoming homeless every month in Dublin has recently doubled from 8 to 16 families every month.

# construction - 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 3,693 Views 27 Comments

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

# construction - Friday 11 October, 2013

ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street
# ESB
# ESB

ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street

Oct 11th 2013, 6:43 PM 5,984 Views 18 Comments

The company said the new building will showcase innovative technologies that will reduce the running costs by 50 per cent.

# construction - 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 2,644 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.

# construction - 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 5,334 Views 17 Comments

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

# construction - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Sep 5th 2013, 11:00 PM 5,723 Views 2 Comments

Everyone’s talking about two reports into suicide in Ireland, a major crash on a motorway, and the Dublin mayor who’s giving himself a pay cut…

Almost 1 in 2 men who took their own lives had worked in construction
# Suicide
# Suicide

Almost 1 in 2 men who took their own lives had worked in construction

Sep 5th 2013, 10:57 PM 9,004 Views 40 Comments

The cases were recorded over four years from around the start of the down-turn in September 2008.

# construction - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories
# Cso Stats
# Cso Stats

Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories

Aug 28th 2013, 2:34 PM 11,037 Views 85 Comments

The largest decrease, of around seven euro a week, was recorded in the hospitality sector. The largest increase was in construction.

# construction - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Ancient skeletons and medieval ice skates... all in a day's work for the Irish 'tunnel men' in London
# Meet The Tunnel Men
# Meet The Tunnel Men

Ancient skeletons and medieval ice skates... all in a day's work for the Irish 'tunnel men' in London

Aug 24th 2013, 9:15 AM 17,953 Views 37 Comments

Hundreds of Irish workers are involved in the 21 kilometre underground Crossrail project. Everything from the remains of Roman roads to skeletons belonging to the city’s Black Death victims have been uncovered in the course of the massive dig.

# construction - Monday 12 August, 2013

Here's why builders in Ireland shouldn't ever slack off
# Toilet Humour
From The Daily Edge
# Toilet Humour

Here's why builders in Ireland shouldn't ever slack off

Aug 12th 2013, 8:53 AM 3,035 Views 1 Comment

He’s taking the piss, surely?

# construction - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Column: How did we surrender our liberty and become voluntary slaves?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How did we surrender our liberty and become voluntary slaves?

Aug 6th 2013, 7:30 PM 195 Views 69 Comments

We sold our freedom long ago when we accepted mountainous debt in search of power and status, writes Steve Bonham. The lesson? Avoid committing to things that make us dependent upon the whims of others.

# construction - Monday 17 June, 2013

Most prosecutions for failure to pay pension contributions were construction firms
# Pensions
# Pensions

Most prosecutions for failure to pay pension contributions were construction firms

Jun 17th 2013, 4:18 PM 5,051 Views 6 Comments

In the Pension Board’s annual report, it also criticised the poor pension administration and expressed concern about low assets for defined benefit schemes.

# construction - Thursday 13 June, 2013

More than 20 housing estates in desperate need of major regeneration
# Renewal
# Renewal

More than 20 housing estates in desperate need of major regeneration

Jun 13th 2013, 10:15 PM 13,657 Views 27 Comments

Minister Jan O’Sullivan says she wants to maintain the national regeneration programmes put in place over the years and pledges €80 million investment to disadvantaged communities.

Property sector accounts for almost half of outstanding business loans
# Lending
# Lending

Property sector accounts for almost half of outstanding business loans

Jun 13th 2013, 3:10 PM 4,023 Views 3 Comments

Lending to both small and large businesses in this sector continued to fall over the the last year.

# construction - 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 7,174 Views 41 Comments

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

# construction - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Brazil-England friendly scrapped over security - report
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Brazil-England friendly scrapped over security - report

May 30th 2013, 9:58 PM 4,079 Views 2 Comments

The decision is understood to have been made over fears regarding the safety of the venue.

# construction - Monday 20 May, 2013

Minister pledges clampdown on councils over bad planning decisions
# Planning
# Planning

Minister pledges clampdown on councils over bad planning decisions

May 20th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,071 Views 41 Comments

Jan O’Sullivan says she will invoke ministerial powers to veto any planning decision which doesn’t conform to policy.

# construction - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Sligo man killed in New York construction accident
# New York
# New York

Sligo man killed in New York construction accident

Apr 16th 2013, 10:43 AM 13,667 Views 6 Comments

Gary Feeney was crushed by a 40-foot pipe that became dislodged while it was being unloaded from a trailer near Saratoga in New York State.

# construction - Monday 8 April, 2013

Planning applications increase in 11 counties
# Building
# Building

Planning applications increase in 11 counties

Apr 8th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,267 Views 10 Comments

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

MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings
# Asbestos
# Asbestos

MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings

Apr 8th 2013, 6:55 AM 3,804 Views 12 Comments

If passed in parliament, a new report would also see member states required to provide increased protection and training for workers.

# construction - Thursday 4 April, 2013

New rules on buildings hope to avoid repeat of Priory Hall disaster
# Buildings
# Buildings

New rules on buildings hope to avoid repeat of Priory Hall disaster

Apr 4th 2013, 3:09 PM 7,024 Views 63 Comments

Phil Hogan has announced new regulations which will require professionals to sign off on the compliance of buildings as they are built.

# construction - Friday 29 March, 2013

Five dead as 14-storey building collapses in Dar es Salaam
# Construction
# Construction

Five dead as 14-storey building collapses in Dar es Salaam

Mar 29th 2013, 5:57 PM 8,454 Views 5 Comments

Dozens more were injured during the incident.

# construction - Monday 11 March, 2013

Construction activity continues to fall as decline in unemployment eases
# Construction
# Construction

Construction activity continues to fall as decline in unemployment eases

Mar 11th 2013, 6:50 AM 5,154 Views 20 Comments

The weakest fall in activity was seen on housing projects and commercial and civil engineering each saw a slightly quicker reduction in activity.

# construction - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Cement company to create 61 new jobs
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Cement company to create 61 new jobs

Feb 27th 2013, 12:48 PM 8,155 Views 9 Comments

That is more than 130 new jobs announced for Dublin today.

# construction - Monday 25 February, 2013

Building costs up 3 per cent as material and energy prices rise
# Construction
# Construction

Building costs up 3 per cent as material and energy prices rise

Feb 25th 2013, 5:00 PM 4,639 Views 12 Comments

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland said that recent trends in below cost tendering are unsustainable as companies continue to fail.

# construction - Friday 15 February, 2013

Planning applications down 17 per cent as construction remains in doldrums
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

Planning applications down 17 per cent as construction remains in doldrums

Feb 15th 2013, 6:15 AM 3,850 Views 10 Comments

Donegal was the only county which saw an increase in planning applications in 2012.

# construction - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Column: Social housing in Ireland has reached ground zero
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Social housing in Ireland has reached ground zero

Feb 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 240 Views 36 Comments

Despite demand being at an all-time high, funding for social housing has almost disappeared. If we commence building and utilise NAMA properties we can reduce waiting lists and stimulate the construction industry, writes Donal McManus.

# construction - Monday 4 February, 2013

Fewer than 8,500 houses built in Ireland last year
# Houses
# Houses

Fewer than 8,500 houses built in Ireland last year

Feb 4th 2013, 10:35 AM 9,196 Views 31 Comments

Here is the table to show you how many houses were built in your county last year.

# construction - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Number of new buildings rose by 2% in 2012
# Building Sector
# Building Sector

Number of new buildings rose by 2% in 2012

Jan 24th 2013, 6:45 AM 2,714 Views 4 Comments

The figures also show a drop of 87 per cent compared to the record high of 2007, when 96,000 new buildings were identified.

# construction - Thursday 3 January, 2013

CRH spends almost €630 million in investments in 2012
# Investment
# Investment

CRH spends almost €630 million in investments in 2012

Jan 3rd 2013, 10:45 AM 3,898 Views 7 Comments

The company announced today that it undertook 18 acquisition and investment initiatives in the second half of 2012.

# construction - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Up to €50m in bank loans and levies to pay for repair of pyrite homes
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Up to €50m in bank loans and levies to pay for repair of pyrite homes

Dec 18th 2012, 9:15 PM 7,935 Views 36 Comments

Environment Minister Phil Hogan has announced the setting up of the Pyrite Resolution Board which will aim to give thousands of homeowners by the issue a long-awaited resolution.

# construction - Monday 10 December, 2012

Rate of decline in construction activity unchanged in November
# Construction
# Construction

Rate of decline in construction activity unchanged in November

Dec 10th 2012, 7:10 AM 3,112 Views 2 Comments

Jobs were also being cut at a sharper pace during the month, in line with reduced workloads, according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction PMI.

# construction - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Work to start on €370m Luas link-up next year
# Luas
# Luas

Work to start on €370m Luas link-up next year

Nov 27th 2012, 3:44 PM 10,869 Views 58 Comments

The project is likely to generate up to 800 jobs in the construction phase and a further 60 permanent jobs.

# construction - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Construction group calls for passing of law to avoid further Kilfinane school incidents
# Building
# Building

Construction group calls for passing of law to avoid further Kilfinane school incidents

Nov 24th 2012, 7:45 AM 4,621 Views 13 Comments

The legislation, which has already been introducted, would ensure construction employees receive proper and swift payment for work.

# construction - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Australian visa rule changes will open country to more Irish skilled workers
# Australia
# Australia

Australian visa rule changes will open country to more Irish skilled workers

Nov 21st 2012, 11:05 AM 10,926 Views 18 Comments

New South Wales has made it easier for skilled migrants to settle there by expanding its Skilled Occupations List.