CIF and CEF call for companies across the island to redouble Covid-19 safety measures

16 Oct , 2020  

The Construction Industry Federation and the Construction Employers Federation have jointly called on their members to collaborate on a cross border basis on tackling Covid-19.  The construction industry straddles both jurisdictions with contractors and employees crossing the border in both directions daily.  Both industries have emerged from the previous lockdown with excellent records in terms […]



CIF statement on Budget 2021

13 Oct , 2020  

The CIF has welcomed housing and infrastructure measures in Budget 2021 but warned that embedded inefficiencies in the State’s planning and procurement systems could dampen positive economic benefits and delay delivery.  The increased investment in infrastructure to €10.1 billion is a hugely positive step.  The Government’s commitment to delivering affordable housing through a range of […]


Phase 1 of Bolands Quay handed over

9 Oct , 2020  

BAM Ireland recently handed over phase 1 of the Boland’s Quay project at the old Boland’s Flourmills. Works to this iconic listed building included strip out of existing frame, roof, finishes, completions and replacement and fit out. The overall scheme is scheduled to be completed Q3 2021. Set in the heart of Dublin’s Grand Canal […]


Architect’s body calls on Government to align fiscal and planning policies in Budget 2021 to unlock housing delivery in towns and cities

9 Oct , 2020  

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is calling on government to use Budget 2021 to accelerate the delivery of housing in cities, towns and villages. The RIAI is highlighting that sustainable urban developments, such as ‘living over the shop’ and infill apartment schemes, are far more expensive to deliver than traditional development […]


Lightning Protection International, test and inspection co-ordinator takes to the skies for breast cancer awareness

7 Oct , 2020  

Having survived her own battle with breast cancer, mother of four and test and inspection co-ordinator with Lightning Protection International, Fiona Healy is taking to the skies in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland. Diagnosed with not one but two forms of breast cancer, one standard and one aggressive form which had spread to her lymph […]


Respond Housing launch annual report with 1,288 homes in construction

30 Sep , 2020  

Respond, a leading Approved Housing Body and service provider, reported today that they currently have 1,288 homes in construction around the country. The organisation said they increased their number of social homes to 4,056 in 2019; 9,480 tenants live in these homes, a 9% increase on 2018. The figures were released at the launch of […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]