Cost of building rising at twice rate as before pandemic

Cost of building rising at twice rate as before pandemic

14/10/21

The cost of building is rising at twice the rate that it was before the pandemic, according to a new survey. The Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland (SCSI) tender price index figures show prices nationally jumped by 7 per cent in first half of 2021. Read more here.

€3.5 billion invested in Irish property so far this year

€3.5 billion invested in Irish property so far this year

07/10/21

Almost €800m was invested in the Irish property market in Q3 2021 – 25% higher than a typical Q3 over the long-term average. This brought total year-to-date investment volumes in Irish real estate to €3.5bn, representing the highest volumes for the period on record and double the volumes seen in the first three quarters of […]

Government must fix issues holding back construction, says industry chief

Government must fix issues holding back construction, says industry chief

07/10/21

Ambitious Government housing and development plans mean nothing unless serious work is done on fixing issues which are holding back the construction sector, Construction Industry Federation (CIF) director-general Tom Parlon said. The CIF head also said the Government should take advantage of the current era of cheap money to borrow what it needs to advance its housing and capital […]

AstraZeneca to build €300m manufacturing plant in Ireland

AstraZeneca to build €300m manufacturing plant in Ireland

23/09/21

The planned investment at the Alexion Campus in College Park, Dublin, is expected to create about 100 direct jobs, including scientist and engineering positions, as well as further indirect jobs. AstraZeneca has announced that it will be establishing a next-generation active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility for small molecules near Dublin, at a cost of […]

€235m north Dublin build-to-rent apartment scheme given green light by An Bord Pleanála

€235m north Dublin build-to-rent apartment scheme given green light by An Bord Pleanála

23/09/21

AN BORD PLEANÁLA has given the go-ahead for a €235 million 590 unit build-to-rent apartment scheme for a site at Charlestown and St Margaret’s Road in north Dublin. The grant of permission to the Puddenhill Property Ltd scheme south of the Charlestown shopping centre is one of two Dublin-based Strategic Housing Development (SHD) schemes to […]

Green light for €400m O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment

Green light for €400m O’Devaney Gardens redevelopment

23/09/21

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for the long anticipated €400 million redevelopment of the O’Devaney Gardens site in Dublin. The scheme by Richard Barrett’s Bartra is comprised of 1,047 residential units and includes 10 apartment blocks. The units are made up of 1,024 apartments and 23 houses with the site located in the […]

Janssen plans €150m plant expansion in Cork

Janssen plans €150m plant expansion in Cork

17/09/21

Janssen Sciences Ireland, a pharmaceutical and biotechnology company which is part of US industry giant Johnson & Johnson, has submitted a planning application for a €150m expansion of its Co Cork plant that could create around 180 jobs. Read more here.

100 NEW JOBS TO BE CREATED AS CJK ACQUIRES MCGRATTAN & KENNY TO FORM €45M M&E ENGINEERING GROUP

100 NEW JOBS TO BE CREATED AS CJK ACQUIRES MCGRATTAN & KENNY TO FORM €45M M&E ENGINEERING GROUP

17/09/21

Following discussions between the owners of two of Ireland’s best-known engineering companies, CJK has acquired McGrattan & Kenny and will form a new mechanical & electrical engineering services group to compete in the rapidly expanding sector. The formation of the new group will create an additional 100 new jobs over three years, bringing the total complement to 360 people […]

Penneys in bid to develop €75m Kildare distribution centre

Penneys in bid to develop €75m Kildare distribution centre

08/09/21

While most retailers continue to grapple with the challenges posed by Covid-19 to their business, the growth of Penneys continues apace. Having seen the performance of its shops across Ireland exceed those recorded prior to the pandemic following the lifting of the lockdown earlier this summer, the fast-fashion retail giant has submitted a planning application to Kildare […]

Falling cost of modular building may benefit house building

Falling cost of modular building may benefit house building

08/09/21

The costs of new quicker modular construction systems are falling to the point where they are becoming cheaper for some house building than conventional methods, according to an executive researching the area for the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Read more here.