Budget Must Remove Blockages In Housing, Infrastructure And Education – CIF

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) stated that solving the housing crisis requires more effective coordination between industry and government in three key areas: investing in skills and R&D, enhancing infrastructure delivery and removing barriers to sustainable housing delivery. This statement followed the CIF’s official pre-budget meeting with the Minister for Finance and officials earlier today. […]

Delays With Apple Data Centre Demonstrates Problems With Planning System – Justin Molloy

The function of our planning system is to regulate our built environment in the interests of the common good and in line with our planning legislation. Using a hierarchy of planning guidelines and policies, that have gone through a public consultation process, we produce a series of development plans and guidelines that determine what we […]

Irish Water Announces The ‘Preferred Scheme’ To Provide Essential New Water Source For 40% Of The Population

Irish Water has today published the ‘Final Options Appraisal Report’ which identifies the Preferred Scheme for a new source of water supply for its Eastern and Midlands Region. The Water Supply Project will deliver secure and sustainable water for over 40% of the country’s population up to 2050. This will stimulate and facilitate new home […]

Construction Industry Federation Statement On Housing Action Plan

The Construction Industry Federation has welcomed Minister Coveney’s Action Plan for Housing after the strategy was approved at cabinet level today. CIF Director General, Tom Parlon said: “There is widespread agreement that the housing supply shortage is a major challenge facing Irish society.  Today’s strategy is a welcome step in addressing this challenge of unlocking […]

Tipperary Venue Granted Planning Permission

An Bord Pleanala has given the go-ahead for the construction of a €460 million sports and leisure complex in County Tipperary. The Tipperary Venue will be built on an 800 acre site beside the village of Two Mile Borris.  The development will include a 500 bedroom, five star hotel, a 6,000 sq m casino; an […]

Sporting Bodies Lend Their Support to The Tipperary Venue

A number of sporting bodies as well as champion racehorse trainer Aidan O’ Brien have lent their support to a proposed €460m sports and leisure complex planned for Co. Tipperary.  Mr O’ Brien and his wife Ann Marie were among a number of observers who attended the An Bord Pleanála oral hearing into the Tipperary […]