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  • Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan Dublin City Council’s elected members have approved the Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024. Climate change poses significant risks and challenges to the Dublin region. In response to this, each of the four Dublin Local Authorities have worked with Codema – Dublin’s Energy Agency and the Dublin Metropolitan Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) in developing individual [...]...
  • Funding and Regulatory Obstacles Frustrating Delivery of Social and Affordable Housing The Housing Alliance, a collaboration of six of Ireland’s largest Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs), has launched its new campaign, ‘More Social and Affordable Homes’, and met with members of the Oireachtas at a recent event in Dublin. AHBs are not-for-profit organisations that have a social purpose to provide for people’s housing needs by working in close co-operation [...]...
  • International Hospitality Operator Commits to Iconic Central Plaza Development Hines and Peterson Group, the developer of Central Plaza, the visionary mixed-use development currently underway in former Central Bank offices on College Green and Dame Street in Dublin, has selected an operator for the newly created rooftop destination at Central Plaza. The iconic One Central Plaza is the main building within the city centre development [...]...
  • €700,000 Peer to Peer Finance Raised in Just 5 Days For Waterford Housing Development Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has filled its biggest loan so far – €700,000 to facilitate the build of two new housing development projects in County Waterford. PropertyBridges.com has the backing of its ever growing community of lenders (now over 1,500 and growing every day) who see the benefits of [...]...
  • Builders Merchants Urged to Enter New Style Octabuild Excellence Awards Builders merchants are being urged to enter the Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019 by going online now to www.octabuildawards.ie. The Octabuild Awards, which have been acknowledging the best in the builders merchant trade for 35 years, have been revamped for 2019 with a number of progressive changes that take account of key developments in the [...]...

Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

  Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

Dublin City Council’s elected members have approved the Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024. Climate change poses significant risks and challenges to the Dublin region. In response to this, each of the four Dublin Local Authorities have worked with Codema – Dublin’s Energy Agency and the Dublin Metropolitan Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) in developing individual […]

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Funding and Regulatory Obstacles Frustrating Delivery of Social and Affordable Housing

  Funding and Regulatory Obstacles Frustrating Delivery of Social and Affordable Housing

The Housing Alliance, a collaboration of six of Ireland’s largest Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs), has launched its new campaign, ‘More Social and Affordable Homes’, and met with members of the Oireachtas at a recent event in Dublin. AHBs are not-for-profit organisations that have a social purpose to provide for people’s housing needs by working in close co-operation […]

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International Hospitality Operator Commits to Iconic Central Plaza Development

  International Hospitality Operator Commits to Iconic Central Plaza Development

Hines and Peterson Group, the developer of Central Plaza, the visionary mixed-use development currently underway in former Central Bank offices on College Green and Dame Street in Dublin, has selected an operator for the newly created rooftop destination at Central Plaza. The iconic One Central Plaza is the main building within the city centre development […]

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€700,000 Peer to Peer Finance Raised in Just 5 Days For Waterford Housing Development

  €700,000 Peer to Peer Finance Raised in Just 5 Days For Waterford Housing Development

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has filled its biggest loan so far – €700,000 to facilitate the build of two new housing development projects in County Waterford. PropertyBridges.com has the backing of its ever growing community of lenders (now over 1,500 and growing every day) who see the benefits of […]

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Builders Merchants Urged to Enter New Style Octabuild Excellence Awards

  Builders Merchants Urged to Enter New Style Octabuild Excellence Awards

Builders merchants are being urged to enter the Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019 by going online now to www.octabuildawards.ie. The Octabuild Awards, which have been acknowledging the best in the builders merchant trade for 35 years, have been revamped for 2019 with a number of progressive changes that take account of key developments in the […]

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National Broadband Ireland Announced as Preferred Bidder For National Broadband Plan

  National Broadband Ireland Announced as Preferred Bidder For National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Ireland, the Granahan McCourt led Consortium bidding for the Government of Ireland’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), has been announced as the Preferred Bidder by Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment, Richard Bruton. Established in response to the NBP, National Broadband Ireland brings together a team with significant national and international expertise in designing, building […]

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Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

  Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

Energia Group, one of Ireland’s leading energy providers and infrastructure investors, has agreed a €44 million debt finance package with Allied Irish Bank plc for its bioenergy plant currently being completed at Huntstown in north County Dublin. The debt finance package includes a term loan of €38.6 million and ancillary facilities of €5.4 million. It is part of an […]

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Significant Slowdown in Dublin Housing Market

  Significant Slowdown in Dublin Housing Market

The average ‘sold price’ for houses across Dublin this year is almost identical to last year, indicating that growth in the housing market has slowed down, according to new research by Perfect Property, Ireland’s innovative property search engine. An analysis of the Property Price Register by Perfect Property shows that the average sold price of […]

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Funding to Build Two New Housing Developments in Waterford

  Funding to Build Two New Housing Developments in Waterford

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has launched its biggest loan so far – €750,000 to build two new housing development projects in County Waterford. The PropertyBridges.com plan is to lend across the country to over a 100 plus new housing development projects in the next three years with the […]

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CRH Continues Share Buyback Programme

  CRH Continues Share Buyback Programme

CRH plc announced its intention to continue its share buyback programme with a further tranche of up to €350 million. The Buyback commenced on 29 April 2019, and will end no later than 16 August 2019.
Under the terms of the Buyback, ordinary shares will be repurchased on the London Stock Exchange and/or Euronext Dublin. CRH has […]

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Over a Third of Construction Companies Recently Hired an Irish Worker Returning From Abroad

  Over a Third of Construction Companies Recently Hired an Irish Worker Returning From Abroad

37% of Irish construction companies recently hired Irish workers returning from living and working abroad, according to recent survey findings. The survey, which was conducted by the Construction Industry Federation, also shows that family was the main reason for the returning diaspora.
The housing crisis has seen a huge need for more homes to be built […]

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Planning Permission For 913 Residential Units in Dunshaughlin, County Meath

  Planning Permission For 913 Residential Units in Dunshaughlin, County Meath

Gem Group has welcomed the approval of planning permission by An Bord Pleanála for a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) at Dunshaughlin East, Dunshaughlin, County Meath. The development will be located on a 28.3 hectare site at lands to the north of the R147/Dublin Road in the eastern part of Dunshaughlin. It will be built on […]

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Strong Start For Irish Commercial Property Investment

  Strong Start For Irish Commercial Property Investment

Irish commercial property investment reached more than €609 million in Q1 2019 marking a strong start to the year, according to BNP Paribas Real Estate. Continued strong interest from overseas investors is evident with large office and residential developments in most demand.
Retail emerged as the second best performing sector in Q1 with €186 million invested […]

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Gyproc Continues Monaghan Investments With New Work at Knocknacran

  Gyproc Continues Monaghan Investments With New Work at Knocknacran

Following a competitive tendering process, Gyproc Ireland, which mines gypsum at Knocknacran quarry for use in its factory in Kingscourt, has announced the awarding of an important new contract to Wills Bros. Ltd.  Wills Bros are one of Ireland’s leading civil engineering contractors with experience in large scale infrastructural, industrial and earthworks projects. The contract […]

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Home Improvements and Energy Upgrades Drive €2.5 Billion Spend in Ireland

  Home Improvements and Energy Upgrades Drive €2.5 Billion Spend in Ireland

Irish homeowners have spent over €2.471 billion in total through the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) since its launch in 2013. This incentive has facilitated homeowners throughout Ireland in carrying out 147,349 home improvement projects over the last four years. These projects throughout the country have had an average spend of €16,774 per project, providing a huge […]

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Sisk and Designer Group Launch New Facilities Management Company

  Sisk and Designer Group Launch New Facilities Management Company

John Sisk & Son, Ireland’s leading provider of construction services, and Designer Group, the Dublin headquartered, international electrical and mechanical engineering business, have announce the arrival of Sensori Facilities Management to Ireland. This new brand has come about as a result of Sisk acquiring a 50% holding in Designer Group’s Facilities Management business, a subsidiary of Designer […]

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SSE Enterprise and Pure World Energy Launch Cleaner and Cheaper Power Solution

  SSE Enterprise and Pure World Energy Launch Cleaner and Cheaper Power Solution

A new form of cleaner and cheaper temporary power for use on construction sites and at industrial locations has been launched by SSE Enterprise and Pure World Energy (PWE). Using the latest gas-powered microturbine technology, the ‘Semi-Permanent Power’ solution will help developers cut harmful emissions and energy costs, making it particularly suitable for new construction in cities […]

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89% of House Hunters Have Under €300,000 to Spend on a New Home

  89% of House Hunters Have Under €300,000 to Spend on a New Home

A new house, a central location, good transport links and a back garden are the top four ‘must have’ features house hunters require when searching for their new home, according to research from Perfect Property, Ireland’s innovative property search engine that lists properties for sale and to rent.
The research also shows that the busiest hour […]

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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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