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#Construction

# 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 4,651 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 3,867 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 268 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 9,247 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 2,730 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 3,916 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 7,961 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 3,121 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 10,886 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 4,640 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 10,938 Views 18 Comments

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

# construction - Monday 12 November, 2012

Construction starts on eight new schools
# Education
# Education

Construction starts on eight new schools

Nov 12th 2012, 9:12 AM 6,563 Views 13 Comments

A loan of €50 million from the European Investment Bank means the building projects in five counties can now go ahead.

Sharp fall in construction continued in October
# Economy
# Economy

Sharp fall in construction continued in October

Nov 12th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,004 Views 6 Comments

Index from Ulster Bank shows that the rate of decline has slowed – but is still heading downwards.

# construction - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Bruton denies conflict of interest over manufacturer allegations
# Competition
# Competition

Bruton denies conflict of interest over manufacturer allegations

Oct 23rd 2012, 7:15 AM 6,340 Views 20 Comments

The Minister has denied any conflict of interest regarding his shareholding in CRH Plc and the decision not to investigate allegations of anti-competitive practices.

# construction - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Production in construction up by 0.7 per cent in eurozone – Eurostat
# Construction
# Construction

Production in construction up by 0.7 per cent in eurozone – Eurostat

Oct 18th 2012, 6:50 AM 2,047 Views 8 Comments

New figures from the European Union’s statistical office show that production rose by 0.7 per cent in the euro area in August.

# construction - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Kerry Group to create 800 jobs over next three years
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Kerry Group to create 800 jobs over next three years

Oct 9th 2012, 10:42 AM 8,143 Views 21 Comments

The number is set to rise to 900 in 2016 with an additional 400 construction jobs created to construct the new campus in Naas, Co Kildare.

# construction - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Construction company announces 100 new jobs
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Construction company announces 100 new jobs

Sep 20th 2012, 2:51 PM 12,934 Views 20 Comments

BAM Contractors said it is confident its market position will continue to improve this year despite the recent slump in the construction industry.

# construction - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Self employed tradespeople warned about hiding income
# Tax
# Tax

Self employed tradespeople warned about hiding income

Sep 19th 2012, 10:54 AM 8,297 Views 35 Comments

Taxback.com has urged construction workers and tradespeople to comply with Revenue obligations as the October tax return deadline approaches.

# construction - Friday 24 August, 2012

Irish man shot dead in Nigeria ambush
# RIP
# RIP

Irish man shot dead in Nigeria ambush

Aug 24th 2012, 9:44 PM 14,510 Views 52 Comments

The engineer in his forties was working for an Irish company in the south east of Nigeria.

# construction - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Ikea to build a new district in German city
# Ikeatown
# Ikeatown

Ikea to build a new district in German city

Aug 22nd 2012, 11:01 AM 6,501 Views 6 Comments

The mini-city will have shops, flats and office space for thousands of people.

# construction - Friday 10 August, 2012

Construction companies experience growth of "black economy operations"
# Construction
# Construction

Construction companies experience growth of "black economy operations"

Aug 10th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,958 Views 12 Comments

Almost 40 per cent of construction workers have said they had to repair low-quality work done by such operators.

# construction - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Planning applications down 19 per cent in 2012
# Construction
# Construction

Planning applications down 19 per cent in 2012

Aug 7th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,967 Views 8 Comments

Only three counties – Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim – recorded increases in planning applications.

# construction - Friday 3 August, 2012

Blacklisted Irish construction workers to sue UK company
# Blacklisted
# Blacklisted

Blacklisted Irish construction workers to sue UK company

Aug 3rd 2012, 5:54 PM 11,810 Views 29 Comments

The company allegedly used information about trade union activity, employment history and workers’ personal lives to refuse them work.

Barack Obama message, signature hoisted to top of One World Trade Center
# World Trade Center
# World Trade Center

Barack Obama message, signature hoisted to top of One World Trade Center

Aug 3rd 2012, 9:39 AM 7,288 Views 5 Comments

In photos: steel beam signed by the Obamas and police and construction workers at the WTC site has been lifted onto the 104th floor of the new skyscraper.

# construction - Saturday 28 July, 2012

PHOTOS: Ireland’s unemployed construction workers
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

PHOTOS: Ireland’s unemployed construction workers

Jul 28th 2012, 9:15 AM 14,989 Views 80 Comments

Photographer Stephen Doyle set out to capture the young men who worked during the boom, and are now struggling.

# construction - Sunday 22 July, 2012

VIDEO: How Dublin Airport looked as it was being built in 1939
# Newsreel
# Newsreel

VIDEO: How Dublin Airport looked as it was being built in 1939

Jul 22nd 2012, 7:45 AM 8,624 Views 26 Comments

Excited newsreel guy? Check.

# construction - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

'Timid', 'anaemic' and 'spin-driven' - the opposition on the stimulus package
# Stimulus
# Stimulus

'Timid', 'anaemic' and 'spin-driven' - the opposition on the stimulus package

Jul 18th 2012, 8:51 AM 2,349 Views 13 Comments

The Government yesterday announced a €2.25 billion plan to give a boost to the economy.

# construction - Monday 16 July, 2012

Report highlights link between suicide rates and economic downturn
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Report highlights link between suicide rates and economic downturn

Jul 16th 2012, 6:35 PM 3,811 Views 25 Comments

A study of 190 suicides in Cork highlights that almost a third of suicide victims worked in construction trades.

# construction - Thursday 5 July, 2012

# construction - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Number of planning permissions down almost two-thirds in a year
# Construction
# Construction

Number of planning permissions down almost two-thirds in a year

Jun 27th 2012, 3:36 PM 2,733 Views 19 Comments

CSO figures show that the number of housing units approved in the first quarter is down almost 95 per cent on five years ago.

# construction - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Slight fall in rate of decline in house building
# Housing
# Housing

Slight fall in rate of decline in house building

Jun 5th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,483 Views 4 Comments

New figures show a rise in the number of people applying for an extension of their original planning application.

# construction - Saturday 2 June, 2012

# construction - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority to be wound up, says Hogan
# DDDA
# DDDA

Dublin Docklands Development Authority to be wound up, says Hogan

May 31st 2012, 9:00 PM 4,308 Views 22 Comments

Minister says C&AG’s “damning” report on the DDDA means a standalone authority is no longer “a viable vehicle”.

# construction - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

NAMA to invest €2 billion in unfinished developments, new construction sites
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

NAMA to invest €2 billion in unfinished developments, new construction sites

May 23rd 2012, 8:19 AM 3,746 Views 49 Comments

Up to 25,000 construction jobs will be created, according to chairman Frank Daly.

# construction - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Are you 'shovel ready'? 11 bits of jargon you didn't want to know
# Buzzwords
# Buzzwords

Are you 'shovel ready'? 11 bits of jargon you didn't want to know

May 20th 2012, 9:15 AM 7,891 Views 20 Comments

Going on a “client journey”? Looking for the “USP? Planning a “mind share”? Then you’ll know what all this lot are on about…

# construction - Friday 27 April, 2012

Minister proposes to strengthen building control system
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

Minister proposes to strengthen building control system

Apr 27th 2012, 9:03 PM 4,364 Views 57 Comments

Phil Hogan has released new proposals to strengthen building controls – saying the failings in building quality “which have been a regular occurrence for homeowners and tenants in recent years” should not be repeated.

# construction - Sunday 22 April, 2012

1,500 building jobs to be created over next two years
# Building
# Building

1,500 building jobs to be created over next two years

Apr 22nd 2012, 12:41 PM 5,054 Views 31 Comments

Hundreds of jobs will be created in the construction industry over the next couple of years as a result of recent announcements for foreign direct investment in Ireland, the Industrial Development Authority has said.

# construction - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Man killed in New York crane collapse
# NYC
# NYC

Man killed in New York crane collapse

Apr 4th 2012, 11:23 AM 4,249 Views 0 Comments

Fire department officials said efforts to remove four injured people were ‘complicated’ because of conditions at the scene.

# construction - Monday 2 April, 2012

Did Hogan appoint a HomeBond official to a State board?
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Did Hogan appoint a HomeBond official to a State board?

Apr 2nd 2012, 6:45 AM 8,496 Views 77 Comments

Fianna Fáil has asked Phil Hogan to clarify whether he gave a State board job to someone connected with the pyrite controversy.