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  • New Placemaking Fund Launched to Enhance Cork City Centre Street art, greening projects, parklets, creative seating, atmospheric lighting and new unique events are just some of the projects which could be supported under Cork City Council’s new City Centre Placemaking Fund. The aim of this initiative is to support projects which will enhance, improve, and enliven people’s experience of Cork city centre, increase footfall and [...]...
  • Murphy Surveys is First Dedicated Survey Company to Achieve BSI Kitemark For BIM Level 2 Murphy Surveys  has become the first dedicated survey company in the UK and Ireland to achieve the prestigious BSI Kitemark™ for BIM Level 2 (Design and Construction). The Kitemark is the highest level achievable for the delivery of infrastructure or building projects that meet the requirements of the UK Government’s BIM Level 2 condition of contract. The Kitemark is the [...]...
  • €3.6 Billion of Investment in Irish Property Transacted in 2018 €3.6 billion of Irish property traded during the year 2018 across nearly 200 deals. This level is significantly higher than 2017, when €2.2 billion traded. This is a 58% increase year-on-year. Total volumes were boosted by a significant increase in larger-sized transactions, with 21 deals greater than €50 million, of which 11 were greater than [...]...
  • 4site Appoints David Healy as Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager 4site, the providers of innovative engineering solutions for major infrastructural developments in telecommunications, has appointed David Healy as Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager. Headquartered in Limerick, with offices in Dublin and the UK, 4site’s highly skilled in-house technical teams design, survey, build and maintain world-class communications networks, adapting technology, tools and processes to deliver [...]...
  • Ardmac Awarded Commercial Fit Out of Hilti HQ in Dublin Ardmac, the leading International construction specialist, has been awarded the contract to commercially fit out the Dublin head office of Hilti, a leading software, products and services company which services the professional construction industry. The 1065m² refurbishment of Hilti’s Irish head office, based at Finglas in North Dublin, will be completed by Ardmac in a fully [...]...

New Placemaking Fund Launched to Enhance Cork City Centre

  New Placemaking Fund Launched to Enhance Cork City Centre

Street art, greening projects, parklets, creative seating, atmospheric lighting and new unique events are just some of the projects which could be supported under Cork City Council’s new City Centre Placemaking Fund. The aim of this initiative is to support projects which will enhance, improve, and enliven people’s experience of Cork city centre, increase footfall and […]

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Murphy Surveys is First Dedicated Survey Company to Achieve BSI Kitemark For BIM Level 2

  Murphy Surveys is First Dedicated Survey Company to Achieve BSI Kitemark For BIM Level 2

Murphy Surveys  has become the first dedicated survey company in the UK and Ireland to achieve the prestigious BSI Kitemark™ for BIM Level 2 (Design and Construction). The Kitemark is the highest level achievable for the delivery of infrastructure or building projects that meet the requirements of the UK Government’s BIM Level 2 condition of contract. The Kitemark is the […]

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€3.6 Billion of Investment in Irish Property Transacted in 2018

  €3.6 Billion of Investment in Irish Property Transacted in 2018

€3.6 billion of Irish property traded during the year 2018 across nearly 200 deals. This level is significantly higher than 2017, when €2.2 billion traded. This is a 58% increase year-on-year. Total volumes were boosted by a significant increase in larger-sized transactions, with 21 deals greater than €50 million, of which 11 were greater than […]

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4site Appoints David Healy as Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager

  4site Appoints David Healy as Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager

4site, the providers of innovative engineering solutions for major infrastructural developments in telecommunications, has appointed David Healy as Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager. Headquartered in Limerick, with offices in Dublin and the UK, 4site’s highly skilled in-house technical teams design, survey, build and maintain world-class communications networks, adapting technology, tools and processes to deliver […]

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Ardmac Awarded Commercial Fit Out of Hilti HQ in Dublin

  Ardmac Awarded Commercial Fit Out of Hilti HQ in Dublin

Ardmac, the leading International construction specialist, has been awarded the contract to commercially fit out the Dublin head office of Hilti, a leading software, products and services company which services the professional construction industry.
The 1065m² refurbishment of Hilti’s Irish head office, based at Finglas in North Dublin, will be completed by Ardmac in a fully […]

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Dublin Property Prices to Rise 3.8% in 2019

  Dublin Property Prices to Rise 3.8% in 2019

Dublin estate agents expect property values to rise by an average of 3.8% this year – less than half the increase predicted in 2018, according to the 2019 Sunday Times Dublin Property Price Guide. Now in its 16th year, The Sunday Times Property Price Guide is the authoritative guide to the Dublin property market, featuring interviews […]

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Master Builders Solutions® Launches Digital Solution-finder For the Construction Industry

  Master Builders Solutions® Launches Digital Solution-finder For the Construction Industry

With Solunaut, Master Builders Solutions® by BASF has developed an online solution-finder for the construction industry. The solution-finder provides users with the means to explore and find relevant solutions and products for construction projects in the food-and-beverage, chemical, and wastewater-engineering industries. The information is sorted for each industry and according to various areas of application, […]

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Burkeway Homes Purchases Residential Site in Galway City Centre

  Burkeway Homes Purchases Residential Site in Galway City Centre

Following on from a strong year in 2018, this year will see even more activity for leading Galway property developers, Burkeway Homes. Responding to the housing demands of the Galway public, Burkeway Homes recently announced three new residential developments with a gross development value of over €100 million.
Early in 2018 Burkeway Homes completed Maoilín on […]

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The Digital Hub to Progress Plans For Digital Technology Quarter During 2019

  The Digital Hub to Progress Plans For Digital Technology Quarter During 2019

The Digital Hub, Ireland’s largest and most established cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies, sees 2019 as a pivotal year in which its vision to create a diverse and creative digital technology quarter in Dublin 8 gathers momentum. The emergence of creative digital media and healthtech enterprise sub-clusters within the campus is set […]

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CRH Completes Phase 3 and Announces Phase 4 of €1 Billion Share Buyback Programme

  CRH Completes Phase 3 and Announces Phase 4 of €1 Billion Share Buyback Programme

CRH has now completed the third phase of its share buyback programme, returning a further €100 million of cash to shareholders (the ‘Phase 3 Programme’). Between 27 November 2018 and 21 December 2018, 4.1 million ordinary shares were repurchased on the London Stock Exchange. This brings total cash returned to shareholders under the ongoing €1 […]

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U+I Acquires Key Dublin 8 Site

U+I, the property developer and investor focused on regeneration, is continuing to expand its Dublin pipeline with the acquisition of the White Heather industrial estate on the South Circular Road in Dublin 8. The site, located near the historic Liberties area of Dublin, boasts exceptional development potential with frontage directly overlooking the Grand Canal.
The White […]

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Fingal County Council Making Progress on Greenways Across the Region

  Fingal County Council Making Progress on Greenways Across the Region

Development of greenways across Fingal is a key part of the three-year capital programme and substantial progress has been made on a number of key projects over the past 12 months, according to Fingal County Council. The benefits that greenways can deliver to communities are considerable in terms of climate change, economic development and leisure […]

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Sisk and Designer Group to Establish New Joint Venture to Deliver Hard Facilities Management Services

  Sisk and Designer Group to Establish New Joint Venture to Deliver Hard Facilities Management Services

John Sisk & Son (Sisk), Ireland’s leading provider of construction services, and Designer Group, the Dublin headquartered, international electrical and mechanical engineering business, have agreed to form a joint venture. Subject to approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Sisk will acquire, for an undisclosed consideration, a 50% holding in Designer Group’s Facilities Management business, a […]

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Planning Permission For Irish Whiskey Development in Westmeath

  Planning Permission For Irish Whiskey Development in Westmeath

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission, on appeal, for the development of twelve Irish whiskey maturation warehouses at Moyvore, County Westmeath, to be developed by Vault Storage Ltd. The proposed facility will have the capacity to hold 200,000 casks of whiskey in maturation.
The proposed development had […]

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Lidl Ireland Invests €1 Million in the Installation of Solar Panels at 8 New and Reconstructed Stores

  Lidl Ireland Invests €1 Million in the Installation of Solar Panels at 8 New and Reconstructed Stores

Lidl has completed the installation of energy-saving solar panels at its recently opened Nenagh store adding a further investment of €130,000 in renewable energy. The newly installed solar panels will produce 120,000 kilowatt hours of energy from a sustainable resource annually which is equivalent to meet the electricity requirements of 28 homes and reduces the […]

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Avondale Heights Social Housing Development Launched in Wicklow

  Avondale Heights Social Housing Development Launched in Wicklow

20 families have received an early Christmas present of a new home following the official opening of a new social housing development in Rathdrum, County Wicklow. The Avondale Heights development consists of 8 one-bed, 10 two-bed and 2 three-bed homes. The high-quality homes were constructed by Northern Irish contractors QMAC Construction Ltd, a company specialising in […]

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Apprentice Carpenters Spreading Christmas Cheer to Children in Need

  Apprentice Carpenters Spreading Christmas Cheer to Children in Need

John Sisk & Son, Ireland’s leading construction business, is delivering some 500 handcrafted wooden toys to children’s hospitals and charities in Ireland and across the United Kingdom in the lead up to Christmas. The beautiful wooden toys, which were handmade over the past month by apprentice carpenters and joiners at the company’s workshop on the Naas Road in Dublin, were delivered to […]

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Hines and APG Announce Additional €700 Million ‘Build-to-Rent’ Investment Program For Wider Dublin

  Hines and APG Announce Additional €700 Million ‘Build-to-Rent’ Investment Program For Wider Dublin

Hines, the international real estate firm, and partner APG Asset Management (APG) have commenced construction on the first new apartment buildings as part of the new Cherrywood Town Centre in South Dublin. The project will see 1,269 new apartments developed in Cherrywood Town Centre alone over the next three years, including 130 social units. The contract […]

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Lifetime Achievement Award For Height For Hire

  Lifetime Achievement Award For Height For Hire

Flogas was the premier sponsor of the Drogheda Business Excellence Awards for 2018 and John Rooney, Managing Director of Flogas Ireland, presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Harry McArdle, Founder and Chairman of Height for Hire, a family owned company that has become the largest privately-owned mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) rental company in the UK […]

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U+I and Colony Capital Granted Planning For Carrisbrook House Redevelopment in Dublin

A joint venture of U+I and investment vehicles managed by Colony Capital, has secured consent from An Bord Pleanála to radically transform and extend the landmark Carrisbrook House office building in Dublin 4. Carrisbrook House, an eight-storey building originally built in 1969 on the corner of Pembroke Road and Lansdowne Road, is to be completely […]

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The Digital Hub Selects Architect and Project Management Firms to Support its Development

  The Digital Hub Selects Architect and Project Management Firms to Support its Development

The Digital Hub, Ireland’s largest and most established cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies, has announced the appointment of Scott Tallon Walker Architects and KSN Project Management to support the development of The Digital Hub. Following an EU-wide tendering process, Scott Tallon Walker Architects has been selected as the Design Team and KSN […]

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NSAI Publishes Protocol to Assess Homes Suspected of Being Affected by Mica or Pyrite

  NSAI Publishes Protocol to Assess Homes Suspected of Being Affected by Mica or Pyrite

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has published a standard protocol called I.S. 465. This protocol will be used by engineers, geologists and laboratories to assess, test and categorise the damage in properties negatively affected by defective concrete blocks, due to excessive free muscovite mica and pyrite. It will also give guidance on remedial […]

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New Guidelines on Urban Development and Building Heights For Local Authorities

  New Guidelines on Urban Development and Building Heights For Local Authorities

Eoghan Murphy, TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has issued Urban Development and Building Heights Guidelines for Planning Authorities under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act (2000), as amended. These Guidelines set out new and updated national planning policy on building heights in relation to urban areas, elaborating on the strategic […]

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2018 Sisk Supply Chain Awards Winners

  2018 Sisk Supply Chain Awards Winners

John Sisk & Son, Ireland’s leading provider of construction services with extensive operations across Ireland, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, has announced the winners of its Supply Chain Awards for 2018. Sisk spent a total of €1 billion with its supply chain in 2018 while the construction business also confirmed it has a total […]

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McAleer & Rushe Speculatively Develops Major Project in Brighton

  McAleer & Rushe Speculatively Develops Major Project in Brighton

McAleer & Rushe has announced that a speculative office development in Brighton has been fully let ahead of completion in 2019. The Brinell Building is a newly developed 65,253 sq ft Grade A, seven-storey office building.
The Brinell Building achieved record rents for the city with each pre-let transaction, topping out at £32.00 per sq ft. Unity […]

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FastHouse Could Deliver up to 40 New Houses a Month

  FastHouse Could Deliver up to 40 New Houses a Month

A Derry-based construction company says it could deliver 30 to 40 new builds per month to the Irish housing market. FastHouse specialises in rapid house delivery by building timber frame houses off-site through a panelised system.
The company currently has a capacity of 20 houses per week and is now in talks to work in the […]

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Six New Social Housing Units in Mooncoin, County Kilkenny

  Six New Social Housing Units in Mooncoin, County Kilkenny

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s new peer to peer lender to the Property Development marketplace, is about to launch its first loans on the platform for County Kilkenny. The project consists of a 620,000 development loan to a local private developer in support of building six new houses for Kilkenny County Council. These will be made up of two […]

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20 Trainees Accepted onto Ireland’s First Builder’s Merchants Sales Traineeship

  20 Trainees Accepted onto Ireland’s First Builder’s Merchants Sales Traineeship

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s largest builder’s merchant, has announced 20 trainees have been accepted onto Ireland’s first Builder’s Merchants Sales Traineeship programme. The QQI accredited programme, which is run by Grafton Merchanting ROI in conjunction with the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB), aims to create a pipeline of skilled entry level […]

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Fáilte Ireland Calls For Investment in Hotels Across Key Cities

  Fáilte Ireland Calls For Investment in Hotels Across Key Cities

Fáilte Ireland has highlighted major investment opportunities in hotel stock in key cities. Its latest report on the current and future availability of accommodation shows that there is significant opportunity in Kilkenny for further bed capacity, while Galway also has scope for greater accommodation supply, following strong year-on-year growth in the number of overseas tourists […]

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New Global HQ For King & Moffatt

  New Global HQ For King & Moffatt

Mechanical and electrical contractors King & Moffatt Building Services has officially opened its new global headquarters in Carrick on Shannon. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the company also announced that it will be significantly expanding its workforce with the creation of 50 new jobs and a further 40 jobs in the next two years.
The […]

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