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€1.7m St. Brendan’s National School Construction Development in Co. Kerry

By | Industry News
Blennerville School Construction Well Underway

Works progressing well at St. Brendan’s National School, Blennerville, Co. Kerry. Ned O’Shea & Sons Construction Ltd. started work on this towards the end of last year. Our well travelled researcher Ciara picked up some nice shots earlier today.  Nice work Ciara!

St. Brendan's National School 2

St. Brendan's National School 4

Some contact details on this project from our school construction projects database at

Department of Education & Skills
Portlaoise Road
Co. Offaly
057 9324300 |

Michael Williams Associates
Radio Kerry Centre
066 7125888 | |

Consultant Engineer
Malachy Walsh & Partners
The Elm Suite
Loughmore Centre
Raheen Business Park
061 480164 | |

Ned O’Shea & Sons Construction Ltd.
Rock Business Centre
Rock Street
066 7121240 | |

Building Projects Taking on Average 79 Weeks to Commence

By | Industry News

Today Environment Minister Alan Kelly has announced plans for a review of An Bord Pleanala. Included in the terms of reference of this review is an analysis of how the body will meet the current and future demands made of it by a growing construction industry. Welcoming this review, Tom Parlon of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has pointed out that there are significant delays in the time taken for construction projects to go from an initial planning application to starting on site. Referencing figures produced in the Building Information Index Tom points out that the lead time for commercial construction projects is currently averaging at 79 weeks.

This lead time varies significantly for different sectors within the industry, with the lead time for residential developments standing at a massive 142 weeks.

Residential Commencements

Read the full article with Tom’s view in the Irish Independent today