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  • PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s new peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has just successfully fulfilled its first loan. Over 100 lenders piled into the 250k loan for a new mews build in Sandycove, County Dublin and supported the small developer as well as made 8.5% return for themselves. The whole process took less than [...]...
  • Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale Following the landmark sale of his materials business to Breedon plc in April 2018, Kevin Lagan has outlined his plans for the targeted and sustainable growth of his retained companies, Lagan Homes, FastHouse and a new investment arm, Lagan Investments. Kevin, who has been the driving force behind one of Ireland’s most successful construction and [...]...
  • John Paul Construction Achieves BIM Level 2 Certification Leading building and civil engineering contractor John Paul Construction has achieved Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 Certification for Design and Construction from the British Standards Institution (BSI). The BSI BIM level 2 certification is highly sought after in Ireland and the UK and is the premier kite-mark in the construction industry. This demonstrates that [...]...
  • Opening of €11 Million Social Housing Development in Dublin Oaklee Housing’s newest €11 million turnkey development in Stormanstown House, Dublin, has been officially opened, further reducing the social housing waiting list. The €11million development completed in early October is part funded through a combination of funds from the Capital Advance Leasing Facility (CALF) (30%) and private finance from the Housing Finance Agency (70%). The [...]...
  • Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets Flynn, one of Ireland’s leading contractors and fit out specialists, is adding 50 new jobs to its current workforce over the next two years. This will bring its headcount to a total of over 200 by 2021. These jobs will be based across its Irish operations and in the company’s London office. The new roles will [...]...

PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

  PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s new peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has just successfully fulfilled its first loan. Over 100 lenders piled into the 250k loan for a new mews build in Sandycove, County Dublin and supported the small developer as well as made 8.5% return for themselves. The whole process took less than […]

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Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale

  Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale

Following the landmark sale of his materials business to Breedon plc in April 2018, Kevin Lagan has outlined his plans for the targeted and sustainable growth of his retained companies, Lagan Homes, FastHouse and a new investment arm, Lagan Investments. Kevin, who has been the driving force behind one of Ireland’s most successful construction and […]

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John Paul Construction Achieves BIM Level 2 Certification

  John Paul Construction Achieves BIM Level 2 Certification

Leading building and civil engineering contractor John Paul Construction has achieved Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 Certification for Design and Construction from the British Standards Institution (BSI). The BSI BIM level 2 certification is highly sought after in Ireland and the UK and is the premier kite-mark in the construction industry. This demonstrates that […]

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Opening of €11 Million Social Housing Development in Dublin

  Opening of €11 Million Social Housing Development in Dublin

Oaklee Housing’s newest €11 million turnkey development in Stormanstown House, Dublin, has been officially opened, further reducing the social housing waiting list. The €11million development completed in early October is part funded through a combination of funds from the Capital Advance Leasing Facility (CALF) (30%) and private finance from the Housing Finance Agency (70%). The […]

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Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets

  Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets

Flynn, one of Ireland’s leading contractors and fit out specialists, is adding 50 new jobs to its current workforce over the next two years. This will bring its headcount to a total of over 200 by 2021.
These jobs will be based across its Irish operations and in the company’s London office. The new roles will […]

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Sisk Living Delivers 90 Social Houses in Tallaght

  Sisk Living Delivers 90 Social Houses in Tallaght

Sisk Living, the housing division of construction company John Sisk & Son, has formally handed over a development of 90 homes at Sheehy Skeffington Meadows in Tallaght to the client South Dublin County Council. The new homes, which will be used for social housing, were built as part of a design and build contract worth […]

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Ballymun’s Rediscovery Centre Wins SEAI Sustainable Energy Building Award

  Ballymun’s Rediscovery Centre Wins SEAI Sustainable Energy Building Award

Funded by the Government of Ireland, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced the winners of its Sustainable Energy Awards. The Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun, Dublin received the Buildings Award. The Awards reward excellence in energy management in businesses, communities and public sector organisations.
The Rediscovery Centre is a creative space in Ballymun connecting […]

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Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

  Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

daa has awarded the main construction contract for Dublin Airport’s new North Runway to a joint venture comprising Irish firm Roadbridge and Spanish infrastructure company FCC Construcción (FCC). The contract is for the design and construction of the new 3.1 km North Runway at Dublin Airport. Mobilisation and preparatory site works will begin immediately, and […]

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Property Bridges Launches Ireland’s First Peer to Peer Property Loans

  Property Bridges Launches Ireland’s First Peer to Peer Property Loans

PropertyBridges.com – a new Irish owned peer to peer property development company – has opened for business and has launched Ireland’s first peer to peer property development investment opportunity. The PropertyBridges.com platform will raise money for small developers, small construction companies and private companies looking to develop housing and match them with thousands of lenders […]

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Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

  Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

Efectis is establishing a new business in Northern Ireland, offering fire testing services to UK and Ireland based manufacturing businesses who are servicing the construction sector. Seven new roles will be created as part of Efectis’ investment, which is locating at Ulster University’s Fire Safety Engineering Research and Technology Centre in Jordanstown.

Welcoming the investment, Invest Northern Ireland’s […]

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SDCC Agrees Innovative 1000 Home Joint Venture Initiative in Dublin 22

  SDCC Agrees Innovative 1000 Home Joint Venture Initiative in Dublin 22

Following a detailed master planning and competitive tender process, South Dublin County Council has now agreed on the joint venture development of 975 homes on 72 acres of council lands at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin, Dublin 22. The mixed tenure development which will include 294 social housing units (30% of the development) is the first of […]

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CRH Completes Phase 2 of Share Buyback Programme

  CRH Completes Phase 2 of Share Buyback Programme

CRH plc, the global building materials group, has completed the second phase of its share buyback programme, returning a further €350 million of cash to shareholders. Between 29 August and 18 October 2018, 12.5 million ordinary shares were repurchased on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Dublin at an average discount of 1.3% to the […]

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ISME Expresses Concern With Lowest Price Bid Tendering

  ISME Expresses Concern With Lowest Price Bid Tendering

Following the award of school building contracts to Western Building Services after fire defects had been identified, ISME, the Irish SME association, has expressed concern with how public works contracts are granted to the lowest cost tenderers.
Commenting on Western Building Services investigation, ISME Vice Chair Ross McCarthy noted: “While we do not know the details surrounding structural safety […]

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Ireland’s Major Utilities Launch New Construction Safety Campaign

  Ireland’s Major Utilities Launch New Construction Safety Campaign

ESB Networks and Ireland’s other major utilities, Gas Networks Ireland, Irish Water and Eir have joined forces with a new ‘dial before you dig’ campaign that encourages construction workers to contact utility owners to check the location of underground services before breaking ground. ESB Networks has also published a new guidebook for safe construction practices […]

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New Phase of SVP Housing Scheme Officially Opened

  New Phase of SVP Housing Scheme Officially Opened

Phase 2 of the Society of St Vincent De Paul (SVP) St Benedict’s Housing Scheme at Estuary Road, Malahide, County Dublin has been officially opened by Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government. St Benedict’s Phase 2 scheme provides an additional 8 x 1 bed units of accommodation for the elderly to the Society’s […]

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New Peer to Peer Business Model Launches For Housing Crisis

  New Peer to Peer Business Model Launches For Housing Crisis

PropertyBridges.com, Ireland’s new ‘peer to peer’ property platform, has officially been launched. The platform will raise money for small developers, small construction companies and private companies looking to develop housing and match them with thousands of lenders from the ordinary citizens of Ireland.
The business is being run by David Jelly (pictured left), Michael Fitzpatrick and Marc […]

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Fingal County Council Commences Procurement For Development of Ballymastone Site

  Fingal County Council Commences Procurement For Development of Ballymastone Site

Fingal County Council, as part of its commitment to increasing the supply of private and public housing in the County and creating sustainable communities, has commenced procurement for the development of a site at Ballymastone, Donabate, Countyy Dublin. This is the next step in an ongoing process and follows on from the Market Soundings which […]

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New Appointment at Ardmac

  New Appointment at Ardmac

Ardmac, the leading international construction specialist, has appointed Sarah McDonnell as Head of Interiors. Ardmac employs over 300 people across Ireland, the UK and Europe, and provides specialist construction services to the commercial fit out, life sciences and data centre sectors.
In her role, Sarah will be responsible for the management of Ardmac’s interior and fit […]

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Majority of Construction Companies Plan to Implement BIM Within Next 3 Years

  Majority of Construction Companies Plan to Implement BIM Within Next 3 Years

A European survey conducted by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB NI), as part of a Belfast Met-led EU Horizon 2020 BIM (Building Information Modelling) programme known as BIMcert, has shown that two thirds of construction companies are planning to implement BIM within the next 3 years, highlighting the increasing need for companies to adopt and […]

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€100 Million Investment For Four Capital Developments at Trinity College Dublin

  €100 Million Investment For Four Capital Developments at Trinity College Dublin

Teaching, research and student accommodation at Trinity College Dublin will be transformed over the next two years with the backing of a €100 million long-term European Investment Bank (EIB) loan for four capital developments across the campus.
This will include the flagship E3-Engineering, Environment and Emerging Technologies initiative at Trinity. Central to the vision of E3 […]

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British Construction Market Growth Prompts Investment by Garage Doors

  British Construction Market Growth Prompts Investment by Garage Doors

Garage Doors in Ballymena is recruiting 17 additional staff to help deliver growing sales across Great Britain. The family business is a leading manufacturer of bespoke garage doors and is expecting its sales to grow by 50 per cent over the next three years due to a buoyant UK construction sector.

Speaking about the investment, Peter […]

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Fingal County Council Prepares to Roll Out €588 Million Capital Programme Over Next Three Years

  Fingal County Council Prepares to Roll Out €588 Million Capital Programme Over Next Three Years

Fingal County Council has approved the drawdown of an €8 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) as it prepares to roll out its ambitious €588 million Capital Programme over the next three years. Last December. Fingal County Council signed an historic agreement with the EIB to secure a €70 million loan facility to support […]

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Kingspan Joins Science Based Targets Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  Kingspan Joins Science Based Targets Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Kingspan Group, a global leader in high performance insulation, building fabric, and solar integrated building envelopes, has joined over 370 companies worldwide in committing to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The initiative is a partnership between the World Resource Institute, the World Wildlife Fund, CDP (formerly the Carbon […]

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Majority of Irish People Planning Home Improvement Projects

  Majority of Irish People Planning Home Improvement Projects

Two-thirds (67%) of Irish adults are planning on renovating or redecorating their homes within the next 12 months, according to a survey carried out behalf of Hardware Association Ireland, supporting the association’s call for the Government to expend the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme.
Of those planning work, almost one-third (31%) expect to spend more than €5,000 […]

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Positive Housing Measures in Budget 2019 But More Required

  Positive Housing Measures in Budget 2019 But More Required

Property Industry Ireland (PII), the Ibec group for businesses working in the property sector, has welcomed the housing measures in Budget 2019 as positive but maintains that much more needs to be done. Dr David Duffy, Director, Property Industry Ireland (PII), commented: “The increase in spending on social housing is welcome but the emphasis must […]

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CIF Welcomes Increases in Infrastructure Investment and Affordability Measures in Housing

  CIF Welcomes Increases in Infrastructure Investment and Affordability Measures in Housing

The CIF has welcomed the €2.3 billion housing package and the 24% increase in capital infrastructure funding announced by the Government in the recent Budget. However, the CIF has expressed disappointment that there was no clarity in relation to an extension of the Help to Buy scheme which is due to expire in December 2019.
Director […]

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Dublin Housing Crisis Restricts Employers’ Ability to Recruit

  Dublin Housing Crisis Restricts Employers’ Ability to Recruit

New research commissioned by specialist regeneration and property developer U+I shows that Dublin’s housing crisis is seriously hampering business’ efforts to recruit and retain talent in the city. The Housing availability, recruitment and retention in Dublin research, conducted by market research company Behaviour & Attitudes*, surveyed over 100 senior hiring managers representing large national and international employers […]

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Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge Unveils New Look After Major Refurbishment

  Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge Unveils New Look After Major Refurbishment

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge has unveiled the final elements of a major refurbishment that sees the hotel provide an enhanced offering for guests. The hotel, which is owned and operated by Dalata Hotel Group and is already one of the Dublin’s leading hotels, took approximately 7 months and a €9 million refurbishment to complete. The renovation […]

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CRH Announces New Board Appointments

  CRH Announces New Board Appointments

CRH plc has announced the appointment to the Board of Mary Rhinehart and Siobhan Talbot (pictured) as non-executive Directors. Ms. Rhinehart joined the group on 1 October 2018 and Ms. Talbot will join with effect from 1 December 2018.
Ms. Rhinehart is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Johns Manville Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, […]

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Zutec Holdings Increases Turnover by 40%

  Zutec Holdings Increases Turnover by 40%

Zutec Holdings, the Irish construction software company which listed on the Nasdaq First North market in March this year, has reported a 40% increase in turnover to €3.25 million in the year to the end of June 2018.
In its maiden set of full-year results as a plc, Zutec generated earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and […]

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