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Irish Construction Sector monitors fastest rise in a decade

The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which monitors the health of the sector, rose from 61.5 in September to 64.9 last month with commercial activity expanding at a strong pace from 62.7 to 66.8 and the civil engineering facet of the index rising from 45.1 to 50.6. This was the second highest reading since the survey began in June 2000, only behind the reading seen in November 2004.

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Development land for sale in Drogheda, Co. Louth

Approximately 12.9 ha. (31.87 acres) of development land for sale in Newtown, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Planning permission is until July 2017 on part of the site for 260 units. One of the last major greenfield development sites in Drogheda.

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Hibernia Reit acquires 0.75 acre freehold site in Dublin’s South Docks

Property investment company Hibernia Reit has exchanged contracts to acquire a 0.75 acre freehold site at 1-6 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2 for € 17.75 million in an off-market transaction.

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New partnership in Northside Shopping Centre

Patron Capital Partners has formed a new retail and residential partnership with Brian O’Callaghan, the son of well-known Cork developer Owen O’Callaghan. Patron has already begun working on its first joint project with Mr O’Callaghan to operate and expand the Northside Shopping Centre on the northern fringe of the M50 in Coolock, Co Dublin.

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Microsoft to build Mega HQ in Leopardstown subject to levy

Us computer giant Microsoft has been granted permission to build new headquarters in Leopardstown in Dublin to accommodate up to 2,000 staff, subject to €8m council levy.

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ESB HQ lodge planning application for Fitzwilliam Project

ESB plans to demolish and redevelop its Fitzwilliam Street headquarters at a cost of about €150 million. Their vision is to deliver a successful new office redevelopment, in keeping with its 18th century surroundings and to provide modern, efficient, sustainable accommodation to more people.