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Mortgage Approvals: month-on-month growth trend continues, states BPFI

25 Sep , 2020  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for August 2020. The following are the key elements: A total of 3,875 mortgages were approved in August 2020 – first-time buyers (FTBs) were approved for 2,259 mortgages (58% of total volume) while mover purchasers accounted for 1,000 (26%). […]

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Building Energy Rating Communicates Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Irish Rental Properties

24 Sep , 2020  

Rental properties with better energy efficiency have higher rental incomes that are in line with the estimated energy bill savings, highlighting the effectiveness of the Building Energy Rating (BER) scheme in communicating energy efficiency. This is one of the key findings presented today at the annual UCD ESRI Energy Policy Research Conference. The online conference […]

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AG Appoint New Head of Marketing – Ross Telford

10 Sep , 2020  

UK & Ireland specialist building products company, AG (Acheson & Glover), has appointed Ross Telford as its new Head of Marketing.    Ross has more than 15 years of experience in marketing management roles. Most significantly, Ross spent 10 of these years leading the marketing department in a builders merchant and a construction manufacturing company, he also spent several years in plastics manufacturing. Ross holds […]

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Number of units in residential planning system drops 27% in Q2; commercial schemes down 25%

2 Sep , 2020  

The number of units in the residential planning system decreased by 27% between Q1 and Q2 2020, with commercial schemes down 25%, according to Deloitte Real Estate Advisory, which today published its planning and development outlook: an industry snapshot which includes the status of the residential and commercial real estate markets in Ireland and key […]

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Air control system removing COVID-19 particles in minutes set to be ‘game-changer’ for Irish hotels, businesses and homes

2 Sep , 2020  

Smart Buildings Technologists, OKTO Technologies, a Northern Irish family business providing full building technology solutions for luxury hotels, super-prime homes, and commercial offices has today launched a new ‘Wellness Division’ – OKTOair, a solution set to bring a ‘breath of fresh air’ to Ireland, with its Artificial Intelligence-led air filtration solution which has been fast-tracked due […]

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Initiative Ireland Partners with CUDA to Launch New Housing Fund to Deliver Over 1,000 Homes Annually

2 Sep , 2020  

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has welcomed the announcement by Initiative Ireland and CUDA, the Credit Union Development Association, of their plan to launch a new social and affordable housing fund supported by the Credit Unions of Ireland. Expected to launch later this year, the new fund will enable Credit Unions […]

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Value of mortgage approvals rose by 51.2% month-on-month but fell by 30.2% year-on-year in July

28 Aug , 2020  

 Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for July 2020. The following are the key elements: A total of 3,397 mortgages were approved in July 2020 – first-time buyers (FTBs) were approved for 1,883 mortgages (55% of total volume) while mover purchasers accounted for 750 (22%). […]

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Rockfon does digital for DocuSign Dublin HQ

27 Aug , 2020  

American owned DocuSign is a leading global company specialising in technology which enables organisations to manage electronic agreements through a variety of platforms and devices. The firm’s new cutting edge 9,290sqm. tech hub and EMEA HQ, fitted out by mac group occupies a prime waterfront site at the heart of Dublin’s ‘Silicon Docks’ and can […]

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Employee mental well-being now a major safety concern for construction companies

20 Aug , 2020  

A survey carried out by Empathy Research on behalf of the Construction Industry Federation has shown that mental well-being has become a significant safety concern for construction companies. Director of Safety, Dermot Carey said, “The construction industry is well recognised as an industry that takes safety very seriously.  During industry shutdown, our membership designed a […]

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QBM invest in state-of-the-art technology JOUNANEL

18 Aug , 2020  

Investing in the latest innovative materials and products has been a key factor in the success of Baldoyle based Quality Building Materials, who deliver high performance waterproofing systems to the construction industry across Ireland and the UK. As part of their continued growth, QBM have invested in the state of the art JOUNANEL metal profiling […]