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Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (19 May 2022)

Simon Harris: ...& Commercial Driving has been launched. Programme development has been approved for progression for a further range of programmes in areas such as farming, horticulture, finance, manufacturing, construction, cybersecurity and ICT, and a number of others at the initial proposal stage. A total of €34 million was provided in Budget 2022 to expand apprenticeship, including...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Construction Industry (19 May 2022)

Darragh O'Brien: The Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (CPR) sets out rules for the marketing of construction products in the EU. Where a construction product covered by a harmonised standard is being placed on the EU market, the CPR requires the manufacturer to draw up a ‘declaration of performance’ and affix a ‘CE’ marking to the product. In order to do so,...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Provision (10 May 2022)

Darragh O'Brien: ...be made available in Boherboy, Cork City this May, with indicated prices of €218,000 for a 2-bedroom and €243,000 for a 3-bedroom dwelling. Applications recently closed for 16 Affordable Purchase homes in Kilcarbery Grange, a South Dublin County Council supported affordable purchase development. Indicated costs for these homes are between €245,600 and €285,300....

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (10 May 2022)

Darragh O'Brien: I propose to take Questions Nos. 360 and 361 together. Climate Action Plan 2021 commits to working with industry stakeholders to increase the use of low carbon materials and technologies in the construction and renovation of buildings in Ireland, informed by evolving EU standards and by best practice in other jurisdictions. Embodied Carbon in construction materials makes a significant...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: New Retrofitting Plan and the Built Environment: Discussion (Resumed) (10 May 2022) See 1 other result from this debate

...to be done to mobilise Irish companies and researchers to access these funds. Communities of practice on areas such as deep retrofit, embodied carbon and related areas which engage researchers with industry partners need to be established to share best practice and drive innovation. All arms of the State, including the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, SEAI, Enterprise Ireland and...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Projects (4 May 2022)

Eamon Ryan: ...of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of each local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from Councils' own resources supplemented by State road grants. The Killaloe Bypass, Shannon Bridge Crossing and the R494 improvement scheme is one of the limited number of strategic regional and local...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Carbon and Energy within the Construction Industry: Discussion (Resumed) (3 May 2022) See 7 other results from this debate

Mr. Mark Christal: I welcome the opportunity to present to the committee on the topic of carbon and energy within the construction industry and outline the actions and initiatives that Enterprise Ireland is engaged with to support companies in this area. I am the divisional manager for food and sustainability with Enterprise Ireland. I would like to introduce my colleagues who are...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Reform of Public Works Contracts for the Construction of Transport Infrastructure: Discussion (27 Apr 2022)

Seán Canney: ...insurance company will not take it on unless it does that. We are cutting ourselves off at the pass before we get there. That is a very important aspect to this as well. When I talk about the construction industry, I am talking about the guy who is building a house or a house extension, not the big guys. I am talking about the guys who have to go home in the evening and worry whether...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: New Retrofitting Plan and the Built Environment: Discussion (26 Apr 2022)

Mr. Pat Barry: The Irish Green Building Council is working in co-operation with the industry and key stakeholders to develop a roadmap to decarbonise Ireland’s built environment. For the first time, we have tried to capture the total environmental impact of construction and the built environment across its whole life cycle. This work, done in close co-operation with University...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Projects (26 Apr 2022)

Eamon Ryan: ...of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of each local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from Councils' own resources supplemented by State road grants.  The Killaloe Bypass, Shannon Bridge Crossing and the R494 improvement scheme is one of the limited number of...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Projects (26 Apr 2022)

Eamon Ryan: ...of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of each local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from Councils' own resources supplemented by State road grants.  The Killaloe Bypass, Shannon Bridge Crossing and the R494 improvement scheme is one of the limited number of...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Departmental Priorities (7 Apr 2022)

Michael McGrath: .... A review of the policies and practices deployed in the procurement of public works projects commenced in March 2019 and is ongoing. The focus of the review is on improving the delivery of construction projects in terms of quality, timely delivery and cost outcomes. The review will deliver significant changes to the CWMF over the coming years. The review process involves extensive...

Vacant Properties: Motion [Private Members] (6 Apr 2022) See 1 other result from this debate

Malcolm Noonan: ...to reform and to remove the disincentives to renting those properties in the second quarter of this year. Deputy O'Callaghan raised some interesting points about town centres, the Heritage Council and the collaborative town centre health check, which I think is a vital component of gathering data to see what we need, where empty properties are, and how they could be repurposed. He...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (6 Apr 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: ...in the Chamber now. Many of the questions pertain to different Departments. We have made records of them and we will reply to them in writing because they do not actually relate to the European Council at all. I will take the last questions first, which relate specifically to the Departments of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Transport. I will refer Deputy O'Donoghue's questions to...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Departmental Contracts (5 Apr 2022)

Darragh O'Brien: ...External quality assurance review of the Internal audit unit as required by International Audit Standards. 2020 € 14,145.00 Conor Bean Review of acceptable Construction Details -Acceptable construction details are drawings that assist installers and construction managers in the most acceptable methods of construction. These are being...

Seanad: Regulation of Providers of Building Works and Building Control (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (30 Mar 2022) See 1 other result from this debate

Victor Boyhan: ...at her name on the report and the seven key recommendations dated December 2017. She did an enormous amount of work. She was exceptionally focused in this area. She had a huge interest in construction and building and, of course, had significant experience as a councillor on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. It was only in recent days when I was preparing my contribution on...

Regulation of Providers of Building Works Bill 2022: Report and Final Stages (23 Mar 2022)

Eoin Ó Broin: ...he should accept it so that it also is a matter that is on the Dáil record. As the Minister of State will be aware, the purpose of this register is to have a statutory register of competence for construction industry professionals. The history of such a register is long. It was first proposed by the Law Reform Commission in 1977, a time when there was a significant concern among...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (22 Mar 2022)

Simon Harris: ...needs and to technology-driven changes in the world of work so that Ireland has a skilled and productive workforce. Under the National Skills Strategy, the skills ecosystem encompasses the National Skills Council and Regional Skills Fora and labour market information entities including the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit in SOLAS and the Expert Group on Future Skills...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Social and Affordable Housing: Discussion (22 Mar 2022)

Eoin Ó Broin: .... Again, it is not necessary with regard to whether HFA does or does not loan but, because it is involved in lending for residential property, would Mr. O'Leary have any observations in terms of construction inflation? What is his general read of where he thinks the construction industry market is currently at? Everybody on the committee is keen to canvas as many views on where people...

Select Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Regulation of Providers of Building Works Bill 2022: Committee Stage (Resumed) (10 Mar 2022)

Eoin Ó Broin: ..., even if building control had been taken to its absolute limit, which it was not in most cases with the possible exception of Priory Hall, and the building contractor, developer or other associated construction professionals had been found to be in breach of building controls, fined or even imprisoned – breaches of the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations can carry custodial...

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