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Construction and Housebuilding Market Report – Republic of Ireland - 2016-2020 Analysis

The 3rd edition of the report 'Construction and Housebuilding Market Report – Republic of Ireland 2016-2020 Analysis' covers activities in the residential and non-residential construction sectors in the Republic of Ireland, following the economic downturn and then the more recent recovery of the Irish property market. The report should be of particular interest to contractors, developers, investors, local authorities, private and social housing contractors and their supply chains.

Key areas covered:

Review of the Irish construction and housebuilding sector - total output, key sectors of growth, key influencing factors and forecasts.
Review of the major public and private non-residential sectors - activity and output, with key sub-sectors of growth.
Forecasts for growth to 2020 - and analysis of the major development projects in Ireland, together with regional project data across all sectors.
Supply structure – the leading 25 Irish construction and engineering contractors, players in the housebuilding market.

Key areas of insight include:

Review of the main challenges impacting completion levels in the Irish housebuilding sector including high local authority levies, social housing contributions, strict planning constraints, opposition to high density housing in Dublin and lack of infrastructure.
Analysis of the potential long-term impact of Brexit on the Irish construction and house-building sectors, both in terms of inward investment, exports, impact on the economy and potential opportunities for companies to relocate within Ireland.
Review of the government’s housing strategy - plans for 25,000 new homes to be built every year until 2021 and over €5.35bn to be spent on 47,000 social housing units by 2021.
Review of government legislation affecting the construction industry.
Detailed analysis of the government’s most recent capital investment plan 2016-2021. This will see almost €27bn invested over 6 years, with key areas of investment including transport, education, environment, housing and health.
A review of the performance of the non-domestic construction sectors including social infrastructure, productive infrastructure and private non-residential sector. The latter includes all industrial, commercial, retail, agricultural and hotel & leisure construction output and has been one of the leading sectors in the recovery of the construction sector.

Some of the companies mentioned in the report include:

Abbey Plc, Ardmac, Ballymore Properties, BAM Ireland, Bartra Capital, Bennett Construction, Bovale Developments, Cairn Homes, Castlethorn Construction, Collen Construction, Designer Group Engineering Contractors, Dornan Engineering, Flynn Management & Contractors, Gannon Homes, Harcourt Developments, JJ Rhatigan & Co, John Paul, John Sisk, Jones Engineering, Kirby Group Engineering, Maplewood Developments, McGarrell Reilly Homes, Mercury Engineering, New Generation Homes, O’Flynn Construction, P J Hegarty & Sons, Roadbridge, SIAC, Stewart Developments, Suir Engineering, Victoria Hall Management Limited (VHML), Walls Construction.

Key areas covered in the report include:


Economic growth in 2015 and 2016 – revisions to GDP and GNP.
Imports and exports in 2015 and 2016.
Impact of the 2016 budget and new government.
Impact of ‘Brexit’ on the Irish economy and construction and housebuilding sectors.
Demographic profile of Ireland - population trends, regional data.


Total construction market - value of construction output 2011-2020 and key trends.
Recovery of the Irish construction industry – key drivers and performance.
Forecasts for construction output in Ireland to 2020.
Regional construction activity – overview, regional construction activity by sector, role of NAMA in regional project funding, southern region (Munster), northern & western region (Connacht/Ulster), eastern & midland region (Leinster), Dublin region.
Construction employment levels, construction and labour costs.


Overview and value of output by sector.
Residential construction sector – overall market performance, trends and drivers.
Housing completions – overall housing completions, public/private sector completions, housing completions by type of unit.
Regional housebuilding activity – regional housebuilding completions.
Dublin housing market – completion figures, house prices.
Private non-residential overview – industrial construction, commercial construction e.g. offices, retail, hotel & leisure.
Social infrastructure sector – output and activity in the education & healthcare sectors.
Productive infrastructure – output and activity in the transport infrastructure and utilities sectors.


The infrastructure and capital investment plan 2016-2021.
Planning and development - planning reforms 2015-16, urban regeneration & housing act 2015, government housing strategy.


Overall market and structure of the Irish contracting industry.
Key construction companies and contractors – company profiles, expertise, project experience, forward strategy.
Structure of the Irish housebuilding industry.
Key housebuilders – quoted and larger regional housebuilders – company profiles, expertise, project experience, forward strategy.

    • Introduction
    • Sources of Information
    • Market Development
      • Table Ireland Construction & Housebuilding Sectors: Key Indicators 2011 - 2020 (€m)
    • Sector Review
    • Supply Structure
    • Economic Growth in 2015 and 2016
      • Revisions to GDP and GNP
        • Table Economic Indicators Republic of Ireland 2015-2017 (% Change)
      • Imports and Exports
      • Impact of the 2016 Budget
      • New Government
      • Impact of `Brexit'
    • Demographic Profile
      • Population
        • Table Population of the Republic of Ireland 2006-2016 (`000)
      • Regional Profiles
    • Total Construction Market
      • Value of Construction Output and Recent Performance
        • Table Value of Total Construction Output 2011 - 2020 (€m)
      • Recovery of the Irish Construction Industry
      • Forecasts for Construction Output to 2020
    • Regional Construction Activity
      • Overview
      • Regional Construction Activity by Sector
      • Role of NAMA in Regional Project Funding
      • Construction Activity - Southern Region (Munster)
        • Table Ireland Southern Region: Number of Construction Projects in Development 2015-16
      • Northern & Western Region (Connacht/Ulster)
        • Table Ireland Northern & Western Region: Number of Construction Projects in Development 2015-16
      • Eastern & Midland Region (Leinster)
        • Table Eastern & Midland Region: Number of Construction Projects in Development 2015-16
      • Dublin
        • Table Dublin Region: Number of Construction Projects in Development 2015-16
    • Construction Employment Levels
      • Table Irish Construction Industry - Employment Levels: 2011-2020 as a % of the Total Workforce
    • Construction Materials - Pricing
      • Table Ireland - Wholesale Price Inflation for Building Materials (July 2015 and July 2016) by Type of Material
    • Labour Costs
    • Overview and Value of Output by Sector
      • Table Ireland - Value of Construction Output by Sector* 2011-2020 (€m)
    • Residential Sector Construction
      • Overall Market Performance
        • Table Ireland: Housebuilding Completions 2005-2020
      • Housing Market in 2015-16
      • Housing Market 2017-2020
      • Housing Completions - Private and Public Sectors
        • Table Ireland - New Dwellings Completed by Type 2011 - 2020 (No. Completions)
      • Housing Completions by Type of Unit
      • Regional Housebuilding Activity
        • Table Ireland: Regional Housebuilding Completions (Public and Private) by County (% Share)
        • Table Ireland - Leading Residential Construction Projects Various Development Stages (by Size, Value, Region etc)
        • Table Dublin: Housebuilding Completions (Public and Private) 2012-2016
        • Table Dublin - Average House Prices Q1 2014 - Q1 2016 (€)
      • House Prices
        • Table Ireland - Average Price of New Dwellings: 2011-2020 (€`000)
        • Table Ireland - Average Price of New Dwellings by County 2007 & 2015 (€)
        • Table Ireland: Residential Transactions 2010 - 2015 (New Build and Second Hand Properties)
      • Government Measures to Support Housing
    • Private Non-Residential Sector Construction
      • Industrial Construction
        • Table Ireland - Leading Industrial Construction Projects - Development Stage (by Size, Value, Region and Status)
      • Commercial Construction
        • Table Ireland - Leading Commercial Construction Projects at various stages of Development (by Size, Value, Region and Status)
    • Public Non-Residential Sector Construction
      • Social Infrastructure
        • Table Ireland: Capital Investment Plan Education Spending 2016-2021 (€bn)
        • Table Ireland: Capital Investment Plan Healthcare Spending 2016-2021 (€bn)
        • Table Ireland - Leading Social Infrastructure Construction Projects (by Size, Value, Region and Status)
      • Productive Infrastructure
        • Table Ireland: Capital Investment Plan Productive Infrastructure Spending (Transport, Roads) 2016-2022 (€000's)
        • Table Ireland - Leading Productive Infrastructure Construction Projects (by Size, Value, Region and Status)
    • The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Plan
      • 2016-2021 Plan
        • Table Ireland: Capital Investment Plan - Allocation by Department 2016-2021 (€m)
        • Table Ireland: Capital Investment Plan - Key Spending Priorities by Department 2016-2021
        • Table Ireland: Capital Investment Plan - Annual PPP Unitary Payments 2016-2021 (€bn)
    • Planning and Land Development
      • Planning and Development Reforms 2015-16
      • Strategic Development Zones
        • Table Key Strategic Development Zones in Dublin
      • Zoned Land for Housing
    • Overall Market
    • Structure of the Irish Contracting Industry
      • Table Ireland: Number of Building and Engineering Firms 2005- 2015
    • Key Construction Companies and Contractors
      • Table Ireland's Top 25 Construction Companies by Group Turnover 2015 (€m)
      • Irish Construction Company Profiles
    • Key Housebuilders
      • Quoted Housebuilders
      • Larger Regional Housebuilders

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