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Penneys Announces Plans To Move To Bigger Unit In Dundrum Town Centre

Penneys has today confirmed its plans to relocate its existing store in Dundrum Town Centre to the upper floors of the former House of Fraser site. The Irish retailer said

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Taoiseach impressed by development plans at Balbriggan’s Irish Institute of Music and Song including new 400-seater Concert Hall for the town

An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, visited Balbriggan on Friday to hear of plans for a multi-million state of the art music campus in Balbriggan and turn the sod on a new

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Echelon receives €855m in funding to complete four Irish data centres

The funding will go towards the completion of four data centres in Ireland, which will have a combined capacity of 390MW. Irish-owned Echelon Data Centres has announced a debt financing

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Residential property deals up almost 19% last year

The number of residential property transactions increased by almost 19% to 44,110 in the 12 months to October 2021, according to the latest Residential Buildings Report published by GeoDirectory and

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‘Construction sites will not be closed again,’ minister vows as targets missed

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien has said building sites will not be closed down again as Covid-19 infection rates soar. Mr O’Brien said sites “can’t be closed again” as part of

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Inflation in building costs to continue – survey

More than four out of every five builders across the country expect the prices they charge for projects will rise in the first three months of the year when compared

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Plans for development of O’Connell Street and Moore Street get green light

Some of the first plans in the €500 million redevelopment of Dublin city’s most prominent site, the 5.5-acre plot stretching from O’Connell Street to Moore Street, have been approved by

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House prices forecast to rise by 5% as supply struggles to meet demand

Property prices are expected to rise by about 5 per cent this year as supply shortages, pent-up demand and pandemic savings continue to drive activity, according to a survey of

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New legislation will apply to farm-building contractors

Legislation requiring providers of building services to register with Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) has been published and is aimed at ensuring greater compliance within the sector. The Regulation of

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Legislation aimed at keeping ‘cowboy’ builders out of industry published

Legislation aimed at keeping so-called “cowboy” builders out of the industry has been published by the Government. The Regulation of Providers of Building Works Bill 2021 requires builders to sign

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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.

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Chadwicks Unveils Newly Refurbished Navan Branch

    Chadwicks Unveils Newly Refurbished Navan Branch

Chadwicks, Ireland’s leading supplier of builders’ and plumbers’ material to both trade and DIY customers, has officially unveiled its newly refurbished

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Progress on Tuath’s Social Housing Development in Dundalk

    Progress on Tuath’s Social Housing Development in Dundalk

Dundoogan, Haynestown is a planned 1100 home development, 112 of which Tuath Housing is acquiring for social housing in collaboration

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Another Year of Record Profit Delivery For CRH

    Another Year of Record Profit Delivery For CRH

CRH plc, the global building materials group, has reported sales of €26.8 billion for 2018 – 6% ahead of 2017

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Hardware Sector Delivers Revenue Rise of 8.7% in 2018

    Hardware Sector Delivers Revenue Rise of 8.7% in 2018

Members of Hardware Association Ireland, the national representative body for over 370 hardware and DIY retailers, builders merchants, and manufacturers

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Work Commences on Sligo N4 Dual Carriageway

    Work Commences on Sligo N4 Dual Carriageway

Limerick civil engineering company Roadbridge is gearing up to begin work on the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin construction project. The contract

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