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  • Opening of Stephenstown Link Road in Balbriggan The Stephenstown Link Road, constructed by Jons Civil Engineering, has been officially opened with Mayor of Fingal Cllr Anthony Lavin cutting the ribbon on this key piece of infrastructure development within Balbriggan. The new Link Road in Stephenstown Industrial Park runs from the existing roundabout on the Stephenstown Road to a new roundabout on Clonard Street Road, [...]...
  • The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019 The UK National Construction Expo is being held at the Arena MK, Milton Keynes in England on Wednesday, 1st May 2019. Although British construction activity overall has slowed, chiefly due to businesses continuing to postpone major building projects due to Brexit uncertainty, which is impacting the commercial construction and civil engineering sectors, house building remains buoyant. Of [...]...
  • Key Advisor Line-up For Waterford North Quays and Michael Street Development Projects Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland, the company that is backing the Waterford North Quays and Michael Street development projects, has appointed its key advisors including the leasing agency and design team for the project. Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate service firm, has been appointed as the leasing agency for the entire North Quays [...]...
  • Ballymun’s Potential as a European Leader in Housing Planning and housing experts have examined Ballymun’s potential as a European leader for innovative housing development, as part of the recent Vienna Model of Housing exhibition in Dublin. Previous planning within the Ballymun area indicates a lack of consideration for community development, with no main street or community focal point currently present. Dublin City Council’s local [...]...
  • 200 Construction Jobs at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Limerick Facility Approximately 200 workers are expected to be employed in the construction phase of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care’s planned €100 million expansion of its manufacturing operations at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, Limerick. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “This is a significant announcement. Already [...]...

Opening of Stephenstown Link Road in Balbriggan

  Opening of Stephenstown Link Road in Balbriggan

The Stephenstown Link Road, constructed by Jons Civil Engineering, has been officially opened with Mayor of Fingal Cllr Anthony Lavin cutting the ribbon on this key piece of infrastructure development within Balbriggan. The new Link Road in Stephenstown Industrial Park runs from the existing roundabout on the Stephenstown Road to a new roundabout on Clonard Street Road, […]

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The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

  The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

The UK National Construction Expo is being held at the Arena MK, Milton Keynes in England on Wednesday, 1st May 2019.
Although British construction activity overall has slowed, chiefly due to businesses continuing to postpone major building projects due to Brexit uncertainty, which is impacting the commercial construction and civil engineering sectors, house building remains buoyant.
Of […]

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Key Advisor Line-up For Waterford North Quays and Michael Street Development Projects

  Key Advisor Line-up For Waterford North Quays and Michael Street Development Projects

Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland, the company that is backing the Waterford North Quays and Michael Street development projects, has appointed its key advisors including the leasing agency and design team for the project. Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate service firm, has been appointed as the leasing agency for the entire North Quays […]

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Ballymun’s Potential as a European Leader in Housing

  Ballymun’s Potential as a European Leader in Housing

Planning and housing experts have examined Ballymun’s potential as a European leader for innovative housing development, as part of the recent Vienna Model of Housing exhibition in Dublin. Previous planning within the Ballymun area indicates a lack of consideration for community development, with no main street or community focal point currently present.
Dublin City Council’s local […]

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200 Construction Jobs at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Limerick Facility

  200 Construction Jobs at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Limerick Facility

Approximately 200 workers are expected to be employed in the construction phase of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care’s planned €100 million expansion of its manufacturing operations at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, Limerick. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “This is a significant announcement. Already […]

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Komatsu Unveils New Heavy-duty Demolition Excavator

  Komatsu Unveils New Heavy-duty Demolition Excavator

Komatsu has released details of its latest heavy-duty demolition excavator – the 60-tonnes PC490HRD-11 model, designed with what their distributor in Ireland, McHale Plant Sales says is a ‘best in class’ working height. Highly versatile in a number of key respects, the PC490HRD-11 works as a single complete system or configured in six different working […]

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John Sisk & Son to Build Birmingham Skyscraper

  John Sisk & Son to Build Birmingham Skyscraper

Moda, a leading developer, owner and operator of homes for rent, backed by JV partner Apache Capital, has appointed Irish construction giant John Sisk & Son to deliver a new 42-storey skyscraper in Birmingham, which will be city’s tallest residential building. The 481-apartment scheme has been designed exclusively for rent, offering hotel level service and […]

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Insight into Changes Facing the Dublin Housing System

  Insight into Changes Facing the Dublin Housing System

Early insights from a new study into the anticipated demographic  and migration changes facing Dublin’s housing system in the next 3 to 5 years were discussed during a recent seminar on ‘Demography, Migration, Integration and Housing’, as part of the events accompanying the Vienna Model of Housing, taking place across Dublin until 25th April.
The ongoing study, led […]

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Clare-based Engineering Firm Opens Dublin Office to Support International Expansion

  Clare-based Engineering Firm Opens Dublin Office to Support International Expansion

Keating, formerly L&M Keating, has opened its new Dublin office at Park West Business Park. The Clare-based company specialises in marine, civil and building engineering working on significant infrastructure projects in Ireland and UK.
Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business and EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD, officially opened the Dublin office, which […]

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CRH Completes Phase 4 of Share Buyback Programme

  CRH Completes Phase 4 of Share Buyback Programme

CRH plc, the global building materials group, has completed the fourth phase of its share buyback programme, returning a further €200 million of cash to shareholders. Between 2 January and 29 March 2019, 7.6 million ordinary shares were repurchased on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Dublin at an average discount of 0.6% to the […]

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Irish Office Sector Still Failing to Match Pent Up Demand

  Irish Office Sector Still Failing to Match Pent Up Demand

A lack of modern, well located and suitably sized office space remains a national urban challenge, according to the latest commercial property report from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). The research reveals that over half of surveyors believe these shortages were major factors impacting the office market during 2018, and 60% of Dublin […]

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J D Forktrucks Cements Deal With Tracey Concrete

  J D Forktrucks Cements Deal With Tracey Concrete

J D Forktrucks, based at Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland, recently completed a deal with leading Enniskillen-based, precast concrete products manufacturer, Tracey Concrete, for two brand new Hyundai 7,000 kg 70D-9 diesel counter balance forklifts. Tracey Concrete is a family-owned and run business, which began trading in 1979 as a ready-mix company, and has since grown […]

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RIAI Publishes BIM Pack to Support Digitalisation of Construction Industry

  RIAI Publishes BIM Pack to Support Digitalisation of Construction Industry

Significant advances in information technology are driving substantial change in the construction industry. Building Information Modelling (BIM) involves the digitalisation of the construction industry through a combination of technology and standardisation and uses the digitalisation of physical and functional characteristics of places. To support this change the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) […]

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Pioneering Vienna Model of Public Housing Exhibits Across Dublin

  Pioneering Vienna Model of Public Housing Exhibits Across Dublin

The pioneering Vienna Model of Housing will be showcased in a month long exhibition running from Monday 1st to Thursday 25th April and hosted across three Dublin venues: CHQ inDublin’s Docklands, The Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun and Richmond Barracks, Inchicore.
A number of seminars and events have been organised to run alongside the exhibition to introduce a wider debate on […]

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Cork Airport Opens New Airport Control Centre and Office Facilities

  Cork Airport Opens New Airport Control Centre and Office Facilities

Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual airport, has opened a new Airport Control Centre (ACC) and purpose-built office suite following a further significant investment in the airport by daa. The two new facilities were officially opened by An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Simon Coveney TD (pictured right).
Managing Director at […]

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CNP Santander Insurance Invests €3.5 Million in Dublin Expansion

  CNP Santander Insurance Invests €3.5 Million in Dublin Expansion

CNP Santander Insurance, the Irish-based insurance company that designs and manages insurance products for distribution in more than 10 European countries, has announced that it has invested €3.5 million in its Dublin expansion following significant growth over the last three years.
Since 2015, CNP Santander Insurance – which is a joint venture between Santander, one of […]

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Construction to Start For First Stage of National Social Housing Programme

  Construction to Start For First Stage of National Social Housing Programme

534 new homes will be built in Dublin, Louth, Wicklow and Kildare in the first phase of Ireland’s first social housing Public-Private Partnership following agreement for €120 million of new investment. Half of the 25 year financing for the first stage of the scheme will be provided by the European Investment Bank, alongside backing from the […]

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CSO House Prices – Young People Forced to Miss Normal Financial Milestones

  CSO House Prices – Young People Forced to Miss Normal Financial Milestones

Responding to the CSO Residential Property Price Index for January showing yet further slowing in the rate of house price increases, Brokers Ireland said while the overall slowing is to be welcomed, the fact that there was a paltry increase of just 0.4pc in the number of dwellings purchased in January compared with January 2018 […]

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An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

  An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

A traditional barometer of the construction industry environment in Ireland is the number of cranes punctuating the Dublin skyline. “The crane count in Dublin reached a record 123 in March 2019 – the fifth consecutive month when the survey recorded a new high,” pointed out Tom Moloney, Managing Director of CIS (Construction Information Services), when […]

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Construction Companies Turning Again to Apprentices to Build the Future

  Construction Companies Turning Again to Apprentices to Build the Future

Construction companies are eager to hire apprentices again after the decade decline in apprenticeship registrations has been arrested. A Construction Industry Federation (CIF) survey has found unanimous support for apprenticeships, however 73% of construction companies feel that they are not able to hire an apprentice.
According to a survey carried out by the Construction Industry Federation, 23% of […]

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€31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

  €31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

A €31 million project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned  that a full-scale floating wind turbine be deployed for testing off the west coast of Ireland at a Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) test site near Belmullet, County Mayo, by 2022. The project is […]

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New Opportunities For Construction Companies as Dublin Airport Invests Over €1 Billion in Capacity Expansion

  New Opportunities For Construction Companies as Dublin Airport Invests Over €1 Billion in Capacity Expansion

Having welcomed 31.5 million passengers during 2018 – a new record – Dublin Airport is currently being expanded to ultimately cater for more than 20 million additional passengers.
“We are building an airport to accommodate 55 million passengers a year,” pointed out Brian Collier (pictured above), Head of Construction Procurement at daa (Dublin Airport Authority), when […]

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OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

  OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

“If there is a ‘crash-out’, we will be ready. We are working 24/7,” said Maurice Buckley (pictured), Chairman of the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Vice President of Engineers Ireland, about preparations for installing infrastructure at ports and airports in the event of a ‘no deal Brexit’. “Eighteen separate construction projects are now underway […]

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Irish Builders Face Cost Hikes in UK Materials

  Irish Builders Face Cost Hikes in UK Materials

The vast majority of building materials used in the Irish construction sector are either sourced in the UK or enter Ireland through international distributors in Britain and represent a major risk for the industry, according to executives at the recent National Construction Summit in Citywest, Dublin – writes John Whelan (pictured above).
And a huge majority of […]

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BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

  BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

Commenting on the latest Banking and Payments Federation Ireland Housing Market Monitor, Brokers Ireland said it reinforces what is known from several other sources – that major behavioural change is being forced upon what should be the normal house buying public, particularly  aspiring first-time buyers on average salaries.
Rachel McGovern, Director of Financial Services at the […]

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€13.7 Million Capital Investment For IT Sligo Under Project Ireland 2040

  €13.7 Million Capital Investment For IT Sligo Under Project Ireland 2040

IT Sligo has been successful in its application of funding for the development and upgrade of the K&L Block on the north campus. The €13.7 million capital investment will be provided through the Higher Education Authority. This funding will facilitate the consolidation on campus of the recently established Yeats Academy of Arts, Design and Architecture and […]

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National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

  National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

There is still time left to register to attend the fifth National Construction Summit, which will be held on Thursday, 14th March 2019 at the Citywest Exhibition Centre in Dublin.
The staging of the National Construction Summit is timely with construction industry output in the Republic of Ireland predicted to expand by 20% to €24 billion […]

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Fingal County Council Launches Paint and Shop Front Improvement Scheme For Rush

  Fingal County Council Launches Paint and Shop Front Improvement Scheme For Rush

Grants of up to €4,000 are being made available to shops and businesses on Rush Main Street under Fingal County Council’s new Paint and Shop Front Improvement Scheme which is now open to applications. The scheme part-funds the revamp and restoration of the front of business premises, including painting, replacement of windows, signage and repair […]

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Chronic Under-investment in Regional Infrastructure Placing Economic Growth at Risk

  Chronic Under-investment in Regional Infrastructure Placing Economic Growth at Risk

Over 300 delegates attended the recent Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) sold-out annual national conference in Cork. The conference, with headline sponsor EY, heard that strategic project management of regional infrastructure is vital to ensure stabilisation and future growth of the Irish economy.
Speaking at the conference, which was held for the first time […]

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€10 Million Redevelopment Planned For Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin

  €10 Million Redevelopment Planned For Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin

The Guinness Enterprise Centre has unveiled an ambitious development plan for its landmark building on Taylor’s Lane in Dublin 8. Planning permission for the €10 million redevelopment and expansion has been lodged with Dublin City Council.
The Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC) opened for business in 2000 with the ambition of providing the environment and all the […]

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