Autumn 2013 Archive

CAPping land: effects of CAP on the Irish agricultural land market

On June 26, 2013, the European Commission, EU Council of Ministers and European Parliament reached a political agreement on the new “multi-year financial framework budget”. This will run from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2020. This article examines the main elements of this agreement that may be relevant for rural practice

A working agreement: the McGowan Judgement

JOHN CURTIN explains the repercussions of the McGowan Judgement as regards registered employment agreements. On May 9 last, the Supreme Court held that the mechanism utilised by the State to enforce registered agreements was unconstitutional. Industrial relations and the law The mechanism under discussion was the 1946 Industrial Relations Act –

Far afield: Irish surveyors working around the world

Johnny Archer – Doha, Qatar A valuation surveyor, Johnny qualified in Ireland in 2007 and spent a year in London with EDF Energy, before moving to Lisney in Cork, where he worked for nine years. Economic conditions in Ireland, and a desire to try a new challenge, led Johnny and his wife to

BIM Gathering Conference

The Construction Information Technology Alliance is hosting a two-day conference on ‘Leveraging Building Information Modelling to Create Cultural and Lean Transformation of the AEC Sector’, as part of the Gathering Initiative, on November 14 and 15 next. The conference is on in the Guinness Storehouse. Keynote speakers Finith Jernigan, President of Design Atlantic Ltd. Since 1986, Finith has personally

Forfás Report should be implemented urgently, says Society

The Society has welcomed the publication of the Forfás report on the future of the construction sector and called for a joined-up approach between all stakeholders to ensure its effective implementation. The Society said that the report, entitled ‘Ireland’s Construction Sector: Outlook and Strategic Plan to 2015’, represented a very important step forward in terms of restoring a