Insight

Taking office: what’s going on in the commercial sector

Taking office: what’s going on in the commercial sector

Tom Moloney, Managing Director of Construction Information Services (CIS), takes a look at the activity going on in the area of office developments and the commercial sector The negative effects of Covid-19 have continued to weigh on take-up of office space and it is...

In the executive chair with: Bernard Dwyer, Founder, PHD Group

In the executive chair with: Bernard Dwyer, Founder, PHD Group

Bernard Dwyer began his career in construction as a labourer at the age of 17 in London. But the allure and physicality of scaffolding soon took over and he started scaffold company PHD in 1984 with just £460 in pocket. Following a housing recession he was obliged to...

Green light: Embracing sustainable products and building practices

Green light: Embracing sustainable products and building practices

For a country whose brand identity is green, Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions are 51 per cent higher than the EU average - and the third highest in Europe per capita. But as the world gets ready to make its way to the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow, Irish...

Trending up: the challenges and opportunities of industry growth

Trending up: the challenges and opportunities of industry growth

Irish construction is witnessing the launch of the Government’s Housing for All strategy and a recommitment to delivering the National Development Plan (NDP). Both strategies involve significant levels of public investment. While funding for the Housing for All plan...

Deloitte report: Disruptive trends in Ireland’s real estate sector

Deloitte report: Disruptive trends in Ireland’s real estate sector

Events over the previous 12 months have been a catalyst for several disruptive trends in the real estate sector. A report from Deloitte Ireland reviews the real estate planning and development in Q1 from an industry perspective. David Reddy, Associate Director in the...

If it was up to me … with Chris Barrett

If it was up to me … with Chris Barrett

Advice and thoughts on the lighter side of life Chris Barrett is owner and Managing Director of Leading Edge Project Directors, a consultancy firm specialising in project and development management. Chris is also a former inter-county player with Mayo GAA and hung up...