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%). […]


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 […]


A thriving outfit

22 Sep , 2020  

Based just outside of Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, Gerry O’Shaughnessy Engg. Ltd are suppliers of cutting & bending equipment for reinforcing steel, sales & service to the construction and precast concrete industry. Building Ireland heard more from company director Peter O’Shaughnessy recently. 2019 marked 35 years in business for Gerry O’Shaughnessy Engg. Ltd and today, more […]


Meitheal Architects recognised for exceptional Dingle Skellig Hotel project

21 Sep , 2020  

Meitheal Architects’ outstanding work on the historic extension at The Dingle Skellig Hotel was shortlisted in the ‘Building Refurbishment for a Single Building or Development’ category at the Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2019. Building Ireland had a chat with director Luke Hickson to find out more. Recognising architectural excellence in building and […]


Injection of €15 billion into infrastructure and housing required to overcome Covid-19’s economic impact – CIF

21 Sep , 2020  

The Construction Industry Federation has stated that an additional €15bn over the next six years into infrastructure and housing is essential to overcome Covid-19’s impact in the short-term and solve the housing and climate change crises in the longer-term.  A high-level CIF delegation met with Ministers Donohoe and McGrath this week, to identify critical infrastructure […]


Supplying efficient heating solutions to the trade

18 Sep , 2020  

Floortherm Renewables Ltd is one of the largest distributors of underfloor heating and renewable systems to the trade in Ireland. Established in 2013 by managing director Jim O’Brien, its mission is to deliver fully designed, energy efficient systems to installers, merchants, contractors and self-builders. The Climate Action Plan recently announced by the Irish Government has been […]


20 years (and counting) for BS Tiling

17 Sep , 2020  

2019 marked 20 years in business for BS Tiling in Naas, Co Kildare so Building Ireland caught up with Managing Director, Brian Stacey to learn all about the business. Business is booming right now at BS Tiling and the plan for company founder Brian Stacey is to try and keep things that way right through […]


Quality build with no compromise

16 Sep , 2020  

With a modern and well-maintained fleet of plant and equipment and an experienced and skillful workforce, Doohamlet Construction specialise in Office Accommodation, Restoration Work of protected structures, Commercial, Residential, Healthcare and Local Authority projects. Doohamlet Construction Company Ltd. was incorporated in 1981. The directors, Teddy Duffy, Gavan Duffy and Elizabeth Duffy, set up as a […]


Innovative, contemporary, design-led architecture

11 Sep , 2020  

For their outstanding contribution to the recently-completed The Devlin Hotel in Ranelagh, Dublin 6, Lawrence and Long Architects were shortlisted in the ‘Building of the Year – Leisure’ category at the Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2019. Building Ireland spoke to founding director Pierre Long to find out more. The Devlin Hotel stands […]


Builders of distinction

10 Sep , 2020  

With a century of service to the construction industry providing the soundest of foundations, Seamus Foy & Sons is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s premier building contractors, consistently delivering top-quality new builds, extensions and renovations / home improvements across the midlands and the Greater Dublin area. We met director Philip Foy to find out […]