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Latest mortgage data from BPFI shows strong growth in mortgage drawdowns and approvals

27 Oct , 2021  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q3 2021 and the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for September 2021. The following are the key figures from the Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q3 2021. The following are the key elements: A total of 11,479 new mortgages to the value of €2,784 million […]

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New Initiative reshaping property finance in Ireland

26 Oct , 2021  

In recent months Initiative Ireland has emerged as a new leading property finance provider, with plans and capacity to lend €1.5bn to property developers and approved housing bodies over the next three-years. For years the values-based lender had operated on the fringes, backed by their impact investor community, helping to deliver smaller residential developments through […]

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HSA set to launch two week nationwide inspection campaign in construction sector focusing on the dangers of working at height

22 Oct , 2021  

The HSA will begin a construction inspection campaign on Tuesday 26th October focusing on safety when working at heights. The two week campaign will target both small and large construction sites nationwide. 16 people lost their lives in the construction sector in 2020 and six were specifically linked to working at height. In 2020, slipping or […]

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The client is king at RJ O’Brien Building Contractors

21 Oct , 2021  

Specialising in residential extension, new builds and renovations throughout Cork as well as commercial building maintenance contracts across Munster, RJ O’Brien Building Contractors Ltd. is an industry-leading construction company with an exceptional track record going back more than half a century. We spoke to MD John O’Brien to find out more about this outstanding family-run […]

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Ecocem opens world-class innovation centre to accelerate decarbonisation in the cement and construction industries

20 Oct , 2021  

Europe’s leading provider of low carbon cement solutions, Ecocem, has opened a world-class innovation centre in Paris to accelerate the development of new technology and products that will help the cement and construction industries decarbonise more quickly. The dedicated centre, known as the Centre of Excellence, will enable Ecocem’s innovation team to focus on testing, […]

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“Europe is going to be a major player for our company from 2022 going forward”

20 Oct , 2021  

Established since 2000, Instrotec Limited aims to provide the best in Electrical, Instrumentation and Building Management Systems for its clients. Building Ireland touched base with Managing Director Donal Johnston to learn all about the ins and outs of a thriving business out west. Business is good these days at Instrotec Limited and the plan for […]

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Business going strong at OTL Construction Ltd

19 Oct , 2021  

Based in Glenties, Co Donegal, OTL Construction Ltd has developed a glowing reputation for providing its clients with an excellent service which is second to none. Building Ireland touched base with its Managing Director, Tara Connaghan, to find out all about what is a thriving business up in the North West. Business is good right […]

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Branton Construction synonymous with quality and service

18 Oct , 2021  

For three-and-a-half decades Branton Construction has been delivering exceptional building services to an ever-expanding list of satisfied customers across County Kildare. We touched base with director Clive Mooney to get an insight into this outstanding, family-run contracting business, which continues to go from strength to strength. Since its inception in 1987, Branton Construction has developed […]

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Increasing demand for retrofitting as research shows nearly half of consumers plan to undertake energy efficiency home improvements in next three years – BPFI

15 Oct , 2021  

New consumer research published today by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) shows an increasing demand for retrofitting with new research showing 49% of consumers are planning to undertake energy efficient home improvements in the next three years, up from 43% on February 2020. Among those who plan such improvements, upgrades to heating controls (24% […]

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Crosbie Group – Building Engineering

15 Oct , 2021  

Established in 2017, Crosbie Group is your leading partner for all your commercial refrigeration and air conditioning requirements. These are exciting times for the family-run business which recently changed its name from Crosbie Refrigeration & Air Conditioning to Crosbie Group, relocated from Greenogue Business Park to a larger and more central premises in Park West, […]