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  • €1 Billion Investment Plan For 4,500 New Homes in South Dublin South Dublin County Council have considered proposals that could deliver up to 4,500 new homes to the area. The total investment envisaged under the ambitious housing plan is in excess of €1 billion. The lands under discussion include: 2,600 new homes at the recently approved Clonburris SDZ scheme, 1,000 new homes at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin, 500 new homes in [...]...
  • M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy Motorway PPP Scheme Opens An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has officially opened the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy Motorway PPP Scheme. Funded, constructed and operated by the BAM ACS Consortium, it will reduce travel times from Dublin to Wexford by up to 30 minutes. At the opening Theo Cullinane, BAM Ireland CEO, said: “We are very pleased to be able to open [...]...
  • CRH Divests Europe Distribution Business CRH plc, the global building materials group, has agreed to divest of its Europe Distribution business to private equity funds managed by Blackstone for an Enterprise Value of €1.64 billion* payable in cash. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. The business being sold comprises CRH’s entire General Builders Merchants business in Europe, including its Sanitary [...]...
  • Next-generation Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Technology Launched Mita-Teknik, a global provider of wind turbine control and pitch technology, has launched its new generation of blade pitch system for onshore and offshore wind turbines. The new Mita Pitch System has been designed to effectively minimize O&M costs, reduce downtime and improve productivity. The Mita Pitch System is a flexible pitch solution for turbines up to 12 MW, which boasts [...]...
  • Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort Completes €6 Million Renovation Programme International hospitality management company, PREM Group has completed the first stage of its renovation programme at Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort, Blessington, County Wicklow. The group purchased the 90-bedroom hotel in 2016 and since then has already spent over €6 million on the property to return the luxury 18th century Manor House and its surrounding grounds to [...]...

€1 Billion Investment Plan For 4,500 New Homes in South Dublin

  €1 Billion Investment Plan For 4,500 New Homes in South Dublin

South Dublin County Council have considered proposals that could deliver up to 4,500 new homes to the area. The total investment envisaged under the ambitious housing plan is in excess of €1 billion.
The lands under discussion include:

2,600 new homes at the recently approved Clonburris SDZ scheme,
1,000 new homes at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin,
500 new homes in […]

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M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy Motorway PPP Scheme Opens

  M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy Motorway PPP Scheme Opens

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has officially opened the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy Motorway PPP Scheme. Funded, constructed and operated by the BAM ACS Consortium, it will reduce travel times from Dublin to Wexford by up to 30 minutes.
At the opening Theo Cullinane, BAM Ireland CEO, said: “We are very pleased to be able to open […]

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CRH Divests Europe Distribution Business

  CRH Divests Europe Distribution Business

CRH plc, the global building materials group, has agreed to divest of its Europe Distribution business to private equity funds managed by Blackstone for an Enterprise Value of €1.64 billion* payable in cash. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval.
The business being sold comprises CRH’s entire General Builders Merchants business in Europe, including its Sanitary […]

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Next-generation Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Technology Launched

  Next-generation Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Technology Launched

Mita-Teknik, a global provider of wind turbine control and pitch technology, has launched its new generation of blade pitch system for onshore and offshore wind turbines. The new Mita Pitch System has been designed to effectively minimize O&M costs, reduce downtime and improve productivity.
The Mita Pitch System is a flexible pitch solution for turbines up to 12 MW, which boasts […]

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Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort Completes €6 Million Renovation Programme

  Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort Completes €6 Million Renovation Programme

International hospitality management company, PREM Group has completed the first stage of its renovation programme at Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort, Blessington, County Wicklow. The group purchased the 90-bedroom hotel in 2016 and since then has already spent over €6 million on the property to return the luxury 18th century Manor House and its surrounding grounds to […]

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Plans Unveiled For Custom House Quay Development in Cork

  Plans Unveiled For Custom House Quay Development in Cork

Development management firm Tower Holdings Group has released details for the redevelopment and revitalisation of the historic Custom House Quay site in Cork. The development, which will link the peninsula to the center of the city while introducing a large public realm for the first time in the history of the site, will feature the […]

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Completion of Center Parcs Longford Forest Project

  Completion of Center Parcs Longford Forest Project

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, has officially marked the completion of the landmark €233 million forest resort – Center Parcs Longford Forest. Following an almost two-year construction process Center Parcs Longford Forest has been delivered on schedule and within budget.
Center Parcs Longford Forest will add an entirely new dimension to Ireland’s tourism and leisure market […]

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IT Sligo and SCSI Launch New Online Courses to Help Address Quantity Surveying Skill Shortage and Greater Regulation of Property Management Sector

  IT Sligo and SCSI Launch New Online Courses to Help Address Quantity Surveying Skill Shortage and Greater Regulation of Property Management Sector

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) in collaboration with Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo) have launched two new courses in a bid to try and meet a growing skills shortage in Ireland’s surveying industry. An acute shortage of Mechanical and Electrical costings experts across the sector was behind SCSI’s decision.
A report by the […]

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Hibernia REIT Looks to the Future With Rooftop Solar

  Hibernia REIT Looks to the Future With Rooftop Solar

Hibernia REIT has partnered with leading design, manufacturing and installation firms to add 44 solar panels to the top of 1 Windmill Lane (1WML) in Dublin’s south docks. The addition of the photovoltaic (PV) system is the latest in a long-running commitment to sustainability for Hibernia. 1WML is LEED Gold certified, achieving this Leadership in […]

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Trinity College Dublin ‘Bunni’ Medal Awarded to Michael Mulcahy SC

  Trinity College Dublin ‘Bunni’ Medal Awarded to Michael Mulcahy SC

Trinity College Dublin has awarded its prestigious Nael G. Bunni Medal to Michael Mulcahy SC at a recent ceremony in the College. The Medal was awarded for outstanding course work in the renowned Trinity College Dublin Construction Law and Contract Administration Postgraduate Diploma Course. The annual award is named after and sponsored by renowned Professor […]

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Construction Works Nearing Completion on The HIVE in Sandyford, Dublin

  Construction Works Nearing Completion on The HIVE in Sandyford, Dublin

U+I Group and Colony Capital have announced that construction works for The HIVE, Sandyford (formerly Ballymoss House) are now in the final stages with practical completion scheduled in August 2019. The entire building is available to let either as a single Headquarters of 73,000 sq ft or on a multi floor basis with typical plates of 17/18,000 […]

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Dowds Group to Create 68 New Jobs in Construction Sector

  Dowds Group to Create 68 New Jobs in Construction Sector

Ballymoney-based Dowds Group, a mechanical, electrical, facilities management and build contractor, has announced that it will create 68 new jobs by 2021 to support planned export growth. The Invest Northern Ireland-backed investment will further strengthen the company’s design and engineering capability, enabling it to target higher value ‘design and build’ contracts, particularly in the Great […]

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ESB Networks Announces Initial Roll Out Locations For Ireland’s Electricity Meter Upgrade Programme

  ESB Networks Announces Initial Roll Out Locations For Ireland’s Electricity Meter Upgrade Programme

ESB Networks has announced the initial locations in 2019 to benefit from the upgrade of Ireland’s electricity meters to modern smart ready technology. The next generation electricity meters are a key part of Ireland’s Climate Action Plan 2019. Similar meters are currently being rolled out across Europe and internationally.
The meter upgrade programme will commence in […]

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The Vienna Model of Public Housing Exhibition Returns For Second Showing in Dublin

  The Vienna Model of Public Housing Exhibition Returns For Second Showing in Dublin

The internationally regarded Vienna Model of Housing is returning for a second period of exhibition in Dublin’s Civic Offices, Wood Quay from, Monday 1st July until Friday 26th July. Organised by Dublin City Council’s Housing Observatory in partnership with the City of Vienna and the Housing Agency, this second module builds on the success of the month long exhibition in […]

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Tendering Process For the Mayne Road/Hole in the Wall Road Junction Upgrade Scheme Commences

  Tendering Process For the Mayne Road/Hole in the Wall Road Junction Upgrade Scheme Commences

Fingal County Council has commenced the tendering process for the Mayne Road/Hole in the Wall Road Junction Upgrade Scheme. Proposed works will include the construction of a section of new road linking the Hole In The Wall Road to the junction of Drumnigh Road (R124) and Mayne Road (R123), including a new bridge over the River […]

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Energia Group Announces Over €3 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Programme For Ireland

  Energia Group Announces Over €3 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Programme For Ireland

Energia Group, the major all-island energy provider and infrastructure investor across Renewable Technologies, Flexible Generation and Customer Solutions, will invest over €3 billion in Irish renewable energy generation and related systems over the next 5 years. The announcement was made by Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, together with Energia Group […]

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Oriel Windfarm Commences Offshore Site Surveys Off the Coast of Dundalk

  Oriel Windfarm Commences Offshore Site Surveys Off the Coast of Dundalk

Oriel Windfarm has commenced investigative works on the future offshore windfarm site off the coast of Dundalk following the granting of a license by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. The surveys are timely. The Government’s Climate Action Plan, set a target of 3.5GW of offshore wind for Ireland in the next decade, which […]

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EU Invests €35 Million to Improve Water Quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle

  EU Invests €35 Million to Improve Water Quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle

A major cross-border project which aims to improve water quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle through enhanced wastewater treatment has been launched. The Shared Waters Enhancement & Loughs Legacy (SWELL) project, which has been awarded €35 million under the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body, will see the construction of […]

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Dublin City Council’s Newly Designed Peace Garden Re-opens

  Dublin City Council’s Newly Designed Peace Garden Re-opens

The Peace Garden at Christchurch Place, Dublin 8 has been officially re-opened. This newly designed garden will provide a beautiful public space for quiet contemplation in the bustling historic centre of the city. Located in Dublin’s medieval quarter, this 0.1 hectare garden is adjacent to the ruins of the Church of St. Nicholas Within and opposite […]

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Nearly Half of All Counties in Ireland Unaffordable For First Time Buyers

  Nearly Half of All Counties in Ireland Unaffordable For First Time Buyers

A new report issued by EY-DKM Economic Advisory, confirms that nearly half of all counties (46%) in the Republic of Ireland are now unaffordable for first-time buyers on an average income. The report titled “Just how affordable is housing for Ireland’s first time buyers?” provides an analysis of Ireland’s housing market using a unique modelling tool […]

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€350 Million Dublin Airport Investment

  €350 Million Dublin Airport Investment

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €350 million to daa (Dublin Airport Authority) to help fund an existing investment programme at Dublin Airport aimed at upgrading airfield and passenger areas. The long-term financing will be used to improve operations at peak times and covers a wide range of projects including an upgrade for the two […]

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Chadwicks Launches Newly Renovated Naas Branch

  Chadwicks Launches Newly Renovated Naas Branch

Chadwicks, Ireland’s leading supplier of builders’ and plumbers’ material to both trade and DIY customers, has officially unveiled its newly revamped branch on the Newbridge Road in Naas, County Kildare. Leinster rugby star and guest of honour for the day, Adam Byrne, Patrick Atkinson, CEO of Grafton Merchanting ROI, and Mick Monahan, Branch Manager, cut the […]

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The Irish Construction Industry Awards 2019 Winners

  The Irish Construction Industry Awards 2019 Winners

The winners of the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2019 have been revealed. Launched in 2014, the Irish Construction Industry Awards is a long-standing platform for recognising and rewarding companies and their teams who strive for excellence within the construction industry in Ireland.
Among the trophy recipients was Eamon Booth (pictured), Managing Director of John Paul Construction, […]

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Turnover For Top Irish Construction Companies Reaches €8.39 Billion

  Turnover For Top Irish Construction Companies Reaches €8.39 Billion

The combined turnover for Ireland’s top construction companies increased by 25% to €8.39 billion last year, according to the Top 50 CIF Contractors listing for 2019. The annual listing gives a snapshot of the overall growth in Irish construction as it delivers many large-scale projects throughout Ireland and the world, attracting foreign direct investment to Ireland […]

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TU Dublin Announces Strategic Collaboration With ESB

  TU Dublin Announces Strategic Collaboration With ESB

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and ESB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework of strategic collaboration that will include three key areas – Research and Development, Talent Promotion and Diversity and Inclusion. TU Dublin President, Professor David FitzPatrick, and ESB Deputy Chief Executive, Jerry O’Sullivan announced the partnership at a […]

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Level of New Dwellings Transacted is “Paltry”

  Level of New Dwellings Transacted is “Paltry”

Responding to the CSO Residential Property Price Index for April, Brokers Ireland said the low level of new dwellings being transacted is “paltry” – just 18.2pc of all transactions, marking a drop of 8.6pc on the same month last year.
Diarmuid Kelly, Chief Executive at the organisation which represents 1,250 Broker firms, said: “There is a […]

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Masterplan Approved For Osborne+Co’s £400 Million Belfast City Project

  Masterplan Approved For Osborne+Co’s £400 Million Belfast City Project

Osborne+Co’s proposals for The Waterside Belfast, a £400 million masterplan to regenerate the former Sirocco Works site in Belfast, have been approved by Belfast City Council’s Planning Committee. The award winning masterplan, designed by international architects Henning Larsen, seeks to re-engage the city with the River Lagan, and through the development of office space for c. […]

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Chadwicks to Sponsor the Leinster GAA Chadwicks Club Hurling League

  Chadwicks to Sponsor the Leinster GAA Chadwicks Club Hurling League

Chadwicks and Leinster GAA have announced details of a partnership that will see Ireland’s leading supplier of building materials, bathrooms, heating products & home and garden products become the new sponsor of the Leinster GAA Chadwicks Club Hurling League (formerly the Leinster GAA Adult Club Hurling League). It is Chadwicks first step into sponsorship of the […]

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Limerick National School is Top of the Class in the Public Choice Award at the RIAI 2019 Architecture Awards

  Limerick National School is Top of the Class in the Public Choice Award at the RIAI 2019 Architecture Awards

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has announced An Ríocht, Scoil Chríost Rí, Boys National School, Caherdavin, Limerick (pictured above), designed by Drake Hourigan Architects, as the winner of the Public Choice Award at the RIAI Architecture Awards 2019. The school which is located on the northside of Limerick City beat off tough competition from a shortlist of 41 projects […]

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Sisk Reports Strong Performance For 2018

  Sisk Reports Strong Performance For 2018

Sicon Limited, which is the holding company for Sisk’s construction and construction related activities in Ireland, the United Kingdom and a number of international markets, has reported a 24% increase in turnover to just under €1.2 billion and a pre-tax profit of €28.3 million for the year ended 31 December 2018. Over 97% of the […]

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