IRELAND 2040

The much anticipated launch of the IRELAND 2040 policy document was made in Maynooth University recently by Minister for Planning and Housing, Simon Coveney. Key elements of the policy document; Increase in population by 750,000 to 5.6 million. An absolute minimum requirement of 500,000 new houses needed to be built by 2040. The number of…

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There is a real shortage of skilled Architects and Architectural Technologists throughout the industry in Ireland at present. This shortage is not just confined to the Dublin region but is spread throughout the country. Global Professional Consultants (GPC) have noted the slowdown in young, skilled Architects and Architectural Technologists returning to the Irish workplace since…

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New Year, New Career?

As we enter into a new year there is much cause for optimism for the creation of new jobs in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Project Management. This, in spite of uncertainty hanging over the markets by issues such as Brexit, and the soon to be President of the United States, Donald…

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Major FDI projected

Dublin has continued to show signs of being a much sought after city for investment funds in real estate. In the year ending 2016, Dublin has ranked fourth in a league table of the most attractive cities for property investment according to PwC and the Urban Land institute (ULI). There was €4.0 billion worth of…

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One of the questions posed by the CIF announcement of the projected requirement for 112,000 construction workers of all skills, over the four year period up until 2020, and beyond, is what about all the Architects, Engineers, Surveyors and Construction professionals that will be required to bring all the exciting projects to design and completion?…

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It was great news to read the Construction Industry Federation statement that in order to service the latest programme for capital expenditure of €17.8 billion next year, and continuing until 2020, 112,000 additional workers of all skill levels will be required. The CIF has launched a website, to attract members of the diaspora wo have…

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