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Building

# building - Monday 14 April, 2014

From Business ETC Construction sector growth scales 2006 peaks Back To Bricks

Construction sector growth scales 2006 peaks

Employment and growth back on the menu for builders, albeit from a low base.

# building - Friday 21 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 320 Irish volunteers arrive in Africa to build classrooms and playground Building Futures

320 Irish volunteers arrive in Africa to build classrooms and playground

The Niall Mellon Township Trust is aiming to help 10,000 pupils by the end of this year.

# building - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Primark to pay €7m compensation to workers over Bangladesh building collapse Rana Plaza

Primark to pay €7m compensation to workers over Bangladesh building collapse

The company has already distributed $2m to workers and their families.

# building - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fifth person dies after Manhattan building collapse Explosion

Fifth person dies after Manhattan building collapse

The death toll is expected to rise as the search goes on through the rubble of the two buildings.

# building - Monday 10 March, 2014

From Business ETC Irish construction sector rose again during February Boost

Irish construction sector rose again during February

The sharpest expansion in activity was again recorded on residential projects.

# building - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Warning that Ireland’s construction sector is facing a skills shortage HOUSING SHORTAGE

Warning that Ireland’s construction sector is facing a skills shortage

A new report shows that in 2013, just 8,301 residential units were completed, while in 2006 it was 89,000.

# building - Thursday 13 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Want to get married here? The OPW wants to open up historical sites for weddings Ring On It This post contains images

Want to get married here? The OPW wants to open up historical sites for weddings

If you could get married anywhere in Ireland, where would it be?

# building - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Leaving to work in Australia? Make sure you know your rights Emigration

Leaving to work in Australia? Make sure you know your rights

A pamphlet published by two unions and Sinn Féin gives details of pay conditions as well as contact information for groups offering support to Irish migrants in the country.

# building - Thursday 23 January, 2014

From Business ETC This chart shows just how much Dublin property prices drive up the average Property

This chart shows just how much Dublin property prices drive up the average

Prices in Dublin might be up 15.7 per cent since last year but national prices, excluding the capital, are down 0.4 per cent.

# building - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From Business ETC 36 per cent decrease in new buildings in 2013 Construction

36 per cent decrease in new buildings in 2013

There were 7,943 new buildings recorded in the Republic of Ireland in 2013.

# building - Monday 20 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Concerned Cork residents say new prison will overshadow their homes Cork

Concerned Cork residents say new prison will overshadow their homes

The Director General of the Irish Prison Service Michael Donnellan said the residents were fully consulted about the construction plans for the new prison.

# building - Monday 13 January, 2014

From Business ETC Home-building at fastest rate in nine years as industry ‘turns corner’ Construction

Home-building at fastest rate in nine years as industry ‘turns corner’

A survey by Ulster Bank found rising activity has prompted firms to expand their staffing levels.

# building - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Housing applications and commencements fell nationally in 2013 Housing

Housing applications and commencements fell nationally in 2013

In Dublin, however, commencements rose by eleven per cent as demand for housing in the capital bounces back.

# building - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

# building - Sunday 22 December, 2013

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy

Job figure increases are welcome – but Government needs to be bolshy to grab the three things it needs for proper growth.

# building - Monday 9 December, 2013

From Business ETC Optimism in construction sector ‘at a record high’ Building

Optimism in construction sector ‘at a record high’

Construction activity has now risen for three months in a row – but it’s still very low following the economic crash.

# building - Friday 6 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Irish lads prank their housemate by building a wall through his room The Ultimate Prank

# building - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie This ad wants little girls to dream of being engineers – not princesses Goldieblox

# building - Friday 8 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation Construction

President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation

Speaking at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland he said the construction sector was leaving a ‘disturbing’ part of its history behind.

From TheJournal.ie NCAD wants Dublin 8 acknowledged as ‘leading cultural and creative quarter’ Design

NCAD wants Dublin 8 acknowledged as ‘leading cultural and creative quarter’

The college’s head of design said today that the area’s role in the country’s creative economy must be officially recognised.

# building - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs Pyrite

Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs

The funding will be available for about 1,000 properties that require immediate repair but homeowners who have already paid for repairs will not be compensated.

# building - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Home renovation tax incentive will hurt ‘tax dodging cowboys’ – IGBC Budget 2014

Home renovation tax incentive will hurt ‘tax dodging cowboys’ – IGBC

New scheme means homeowners are less likely to use the shadow economy for building works according to construction groups including The Irish Green Building Council.

# building - Monday 14 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie First rise in construction sector since 2007 Construction

First rise in construction sector since 2007

The survey finds that employment stabilised in the Irish construction sector.

From TheJournal.ie Planning applications down 6% nationwide in 2013 Building Sector

Planning applications down 6% nationwide in 2013

Sligo and Leitrim had the worst construction performance for 2013, according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index.

# building - Saturday 12 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Construction to begin on new juvenile detention facility in Oberstown Detention

Construction to begin on new juvenile detention facility in Oberstown

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald will turn sod on Monday at the site to mark the beginning of construction.

# building - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Former owner of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ says delay in demolition ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’ Kilkenny

Former owner of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ says delay in demolition ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’

A local group has opposed the plans for a new roadway at the site, claiming that medieval remains should be protected.

# building - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

From Business ETC Construction output achieves largest annual rise since 2006 Builders

Construction output achieves largest annual rise since 2006

Figures from the Central Statistics Office showed that volumes in the constuction sector in the second quarter were 11.2 per cent higher than last year.

# building - Monday 9 September, 2013

From Business ETC The construction industry is moving closer to stabilisation Construction

The construction industry is moving closer to stabilisation

That is according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index.

# building - Friday 23 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Windows and doors removed from Tipperary school in contract dispute Borrisokane

Windows and doors removed from Tipperary school in contract dispute

The sub-contractor, who did work at Borrisokane Community College maintains he was not paid in full for his work – the contractor disputes this claim.

# building - Monday 15 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge 11 buildings whose facial expressions are giving them away Feelin' Emotions

11 buildings whose facial expressions are giving them away

They’ve got feelings, you know. Lots and lots of feelings.

# building - Monday 10 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 school prefabs to be replaced with permanent classrooms Prefabs

Over 100 school prefabs to be replaced with permanent classrooms

Minister Ruairí Quinn said the new scheme will see the creation of around 360 jobs.

# building - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Five

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# building - Thursday 9 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Eight die in new Bangladesh garment factory tragedy Bangladesh

Eight die in new Bangladesh garment factory tragedy

The owner of the Tung Hai sweater factory was among the victims.

# building - Monday 29 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Penneys: We will pay compensation to victims of Bangladesh factory collapse Bangladesh

Penneys: We will pay compensation to victims of Bangladesh factory collapse

Penneys said it will give money to people who lost family members in the collapse, which killed almost 400 people.

# building - Monday 8 April, 2013

From Business ETC Planning applications increase in 11 counties Building

Planning applications increase in 11 counties

Roscommon, Leitrim and Monaghan saw the greatest increases in applications.

# building - Sunday 7 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie How parents are trying to raise €2 million on the internet to build a school in Clare Crowdsourcing

How parents are trying to raise €2 million on the internet to build a school in Clare

The parents at the Mol an Óige national school in Clare were hoping to get the money from the Department of Education – but instead they’ve turned to the internet.

# building - Friday 5 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Death toll reaches 45 in India building collapse India

Death toll reaches 45 in India building collapse

The seven-storey building collapsed yesterday evening into a mangled heap of steel and concrete about eight metres high.

# building - Sunday 31 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 9 spectacular Irish buildings that were never built Unbuilt Ireland This post contains images

9 spectacular Irish buildings that were never built

The designs range from a proposed raised railway along the Liffey, to a railway terminus in Blacksod Bay, Co. Mayo to an unbuilt design for St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork.

# building - Monday 25 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Homeowners will have to prove ‘significant pyrite damage’ to receive Property Tax exemption Regulation

Homeowners will have to prove ‘significant pyrite damage’ to receive Property Tax exemption

Speaking in Ashboure today, Phil Hogan said the issue was “yet another problem inherited from the previous government”.

# building - Monday 25 February, 2013

From Business ETC Building costs up 3 per cent as material and energy prices rise Construction

Building costs up 3 per cent as material and energy prices rise

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland said that recent trends in below cost tendering are unsustainable as companies continue to fail.

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