Following on from our previous update, our Research Team are continuing to engage with local and national planning authorities, government bodies and our extensive industry contacts to provide updates on construction activity permitted during the current lockdown.

From our interaction with over half of the planning authorities in Ireland to date, North and South, CIS have been able to ascertain that almost all councils surveyed/interviewed expect to see no delays in planning application validation nor decision making, this also includes An Bord Pleanála. Furthermore, most councils are working remotely with some having a rotational system in place for different teams working one week in the office and one week at home.

To date our Research Team have identified 234 projects which meet the criteria to allow them to continue operating throughout January and there are circa 680 projects which are now stalled until restrictions are lifted again from 31st January following government review.

Why not utilise this time to identify project opportunities and build a quality pipeline for 2021. Our Research Team are available to answer any queries, source information and provide market intelligence on our researched and verified projects, enabling you to find and target the right opportunities for your sales pipeline.

Allow us to introduce you to our Team –

Call or email us today and engage with our team of experienced researchers, this is where we really stand apart in the industry, our Team are at your disposal and ready to help.

Contact the Research team by email ( or call 01 2999 200 and press 2 for Research to find out how the CIS Research Team can assist you.

Sharon O’Rourke Industrial, Civil, Utilities & Transport
Niall Gargan  Residential & Student Accommodation Commercial   
Scott Delaney Education, Medical, Community & Sport & Hospitality
 Clare Lennon  All Northern Ireland Sectors
Cheryl McLorn   All Northern Ireland Sectors
Sharon Morrin Primary Planning & Admin Team
Edel Lynch  Primary Planning & Admin Team

Finally, the Team have identified 175 projects that relate specifically to COVID 19 Emergency Hospital Schemes, a large majority of these have commenced since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 and are spread across the country. Details of these schemes can be found in our Medical Report here.