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The Northern Ireland Executive (NIE) is being urged to clarify information regarding funding for the A5 Western Transport Corridor.

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal, Charlie McConalogue, has written to the NIE following December’s Budget Agreement between the NIE and the British Government. According to Deputy McConalogue, there is a lot of frustration across Donegal with regard to the lack … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Unfinished housing Developments

The latest progress report on unfinished housing developments address schemes has published a report on the progress to date.  The document contains a report that suggests that there are wider signs of recovery in the economy and shows that there … Continue reading

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NEW RULES TO PREVENT REPEAT OF BOTCHED BUILDINGS

NEW building regulations will help prevent a repeat of the Priory Hall fiasco, Environment Minister Phil Hogan has said. But he criticised “wild exaggerations” made in relation to the increased costs of building a home which will arise, saying the … Continue reading

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CIF Welcomes Positive CSO Statistics

That’s the view of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) who says that optimism is starting to creep back into the sector. According to the CSO’s Production in Building and Construction Index, the volume of building output went from 22.7 in … Continue reading

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Streets to remain open as work on new Luas extension begins

The first stage of the works on the new Luas line through Dublin city centre will involve trenches being dug on the footpaths and kerbsides on Dawson Street, Westmoreland Street, Parnell Street, Marlborough Street and Dominic Street. But Luas has … Continue reading

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BAM Signs N7/N11 PPP Contract

N7 works will facilitate nationwide travel North to South without traffic lights. BAM has signed a public private partnership (PPP) contract with the National Roads Authority, acting as procuring agent for the Department of Transport, for the design, build, finance, … Continue reading

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Harbour plans to proceed next month

Galway Harbour will become the first Irish project to apply for planning permission on grounds of “overriding public interest” when an application is lodged next month. Galway Harbour Company CEO Eamon Bradshaw told the Galway Independent this week that the … Continue reading

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Schools and new DIT site top priorities in government’s stimulus package

Included in the new Public-Private Partnership Programme, labour intensive capital projects will be delivered in the areas of schools, transport and primary care centres. The Minister of State for Public Service Reform and the Office of Public Works said the … Continue reading

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Incinerator Planned For Co Antrim Site

An incinerator and waste facility could be built near Mallusk, Co Antrim, under a new plan to deal with waste from 11 council areas in Northern Ireland. Arc21 said it intended to develop the “energy from waste” facility at the … Continue reading

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4,000 Construction Jobs Maintained

Issuing its Statement of Achievements for 2012, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) reports a significant year of progress on the sustainable energy agenda where 4,000 jobs were maintained in the construction and energy service industries and €35 million … Continue reading

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