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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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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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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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Budget could be a step towards ending housing crisis, building communities and combatting climate change says CIF

12 Oct , 2021  

The CIF has warned that underspending of the capital budget will undermine economic recovery as industry reports drop-off in public sector project commencements at today’s budget. Recent research by Construction Information Services found that the value of public sector projects in Q2 and Q3 2021 was down by approximately 40% and 30% respectively from the […]

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Belfast Harbour and Farrans Construction reach topping out milestone on City Quays 3

5 Oct , 2021  

Northern Ireland’s largest Grade A office development has taken a significant step forward today with the announcement from Belfast Harbour that Farrans Construction has topped out on City Quays 3 seeing the completion of the external structure of the building. At 250,000 square feet, City Quays 3 will accommodate 1,800 people when it is completed […]

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Irish Architecture Foundation celebrates World Architecture Day by announcing new partnership with The Housing Agency

4 Oct , 2021  

The Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is marking World Architecture Day by announcing a new, year-long partnership with The Housing Agency which aims to encourage progressive and innovative solutions and ideas to meet our urgent housing challenges. Details of the partnership and the programme of events will be announced in coming months. Commenting on the new partnership […]

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KSNPM Appoints New Associates and Associate Director

30 Sep , 2021  

Paul O’Dowd, John Donovan, and Eric Woodlock have been appointed Associates from their previous roles as senior project managers, while Sean Farrell has been appointed as Associate Director of KSN Project Management. Paul O’Dowd has been appointed to Associate from his previous position as a senior project manager with KSNPM. Paul brings a wealth of […]

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Bord na Móna to develop Ireland’s first business park co-located with large scale renewable energy

27 Sep , 2021  

The Midland’s Region is set to receive an economic boost following the announcement that  Bord na Móna is to develop Ireland’s first dedicated renewable energy business park on 3,000 hectares of its landbank in Meath, Offaly and Westmeath. The Bord na Móna Energy Park will be developed across peatlands close to Junction 3 of the […]