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Plans For Revamping Disused Buildings, a New Town Square, and a Cultural Corridor Announced

    Plans For Revamping Disused Buildings, a New Town Square, and a Cultural Corridor Announced

Re-purposing disused buildings, a revamped town square and a new cultural corridor are just three of the six projects which form part of a community-led architecture and design programme, ‘Reimagine…’, announced by the Irish Architecture Foundation. Reimagine… brings together local communities, architects, designers and planners to develop projects which will enhance the local built environment of […]

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Grafton Merchanting Ireland Launches 2019 Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship

    Grafton Merchanting Ireland Launches 2019 Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s largest builders’ merchant, has announced that applicants for its 2019 Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship programme are now open. This is the second year of the initiative which in its first year saw 10 people (7 male, 3 female) graduate from the 26-week programme.
The QQI accredited programme, is run by Grafton Merchanting […]

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Affordability and Uncertainty Push Irish Property Price Inflation Lower

    Affordability and Uncertainty Push Irish Property Price Inflation Lower

Irish house price inflation eased further to 2.0% in June from 2.6% in July. The annual increase in June is the slowest rise in six years (since the 1.0% increase of June 2013), according to the KBC Economics Desk. While there has been a marked slowdown in the annual rate of increase in Irish property prices, it should […]

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Boston Scientific’s Galway Office in Building of the Year Awards

    Boston Scientific’s Galway Office in Building of the Year Awards

Boston Scientific’s Galway office conversion has been shortlisted in the ‘Building of the Year’ Awards in the Commercial and Building Refurbishment categories. The ‘MOD 1 Building 2’ development involved renovating and re-purposing a large 1970’s industrial warehouse into a state-of-the-art, light filled and sustainable corporate office space.
“We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Building […]

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Construction Activity Rises at Weakest Pace in Almost Six Years

    Construction Activity Rises at Weakest Pace in Almost Six Years

At 51.4 in July, down from 53.1 in June, the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – signalled a modest expansion of Irish construction activity. The rate of increase was the slowest in the current 71-month sequence of growth.
Commenting on the […]

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Dublin City Council Awards Energy Performance Contract to Upgrade its Sports Centres

    Dublin City Council Awards Energy Performance Contract to Upgrade its Sports Centres

Dublin City Council continues to lead by example in energy management with the awarding of a new Energy Performance Contract (EPC) to Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions. The contract will save the Council up to €129,000 on its energy costs per annum and reduce carbon emissions by 321 tonnes.
The City Council, working closely with Codema […]

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Increases in New Dwellings Still Short of Requirements

    Increases in New Dwellings Still Short of Requirements

Commenting on the latest CSO New Dwelling Completions for Quarter 2, 2019, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said the continuing and welcome increase in the number of new dwellings, up 11.8% on the same period last year, is likely to be one of the contributing factors to the steady slowing in house […]

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BSI Establishes New Framework For Installation of Energy Efficiency Measures in Existing Dwellings

    BSI Establishes New Framework For Installation of Energy Efficiency Measures in Existing Dwellings

Introducing energy efficiency measures into buildings brings benefits and savings, namely the reduction in energy bills and carbon emissions resulting from e.g. better insulation, windows, or a more efficient gas boiler. The poor installation of such measures can, however, give rise to serious unintended consequences that can cause well documented problems for the resident and […]

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Swords Cultural Quarter Development Continues as Preparations are Made For New Civic Plaza

    Swords Cultural Quarter Development Continues as Preparations are Made For New Civic Plaza

Fingal County Council continues to drive forward with its flagship Swords Cultural Quarter project with significant preparatory work taking place recently which will ultimately form part of a new civic plaza set against the backdrop of Swords Castle. Contractors carried out the demolition of four derelict buildings on North Street which has created a new […]

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Green Legislation and Skills Shortage Driving Up Construction Prices

    Green Legislation and Skills Shortage Driving Up Construction Prices

The cost of commercial property construction in Ireland is expected to increase this year due to a number of factors including new green building legislation and demand for energy-saving options according to the latest Tender Price Index from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). All commercial buildings must now comply with the Near Zero […]

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€100 Million Redevelopment of Former Home of Smithwick’s Brewery in Kilkenny Commences

    €100 Million Redevelopment of Former Home of Smithwick’s Brewery in Kilkenny Commences

Mythen Construction has broken ground on the prestigious new development at Abbey Quarter in the centre of Kilkenny. The breaking ground ceremony was attended by Eoin Murphy, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, and the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. The renovation will accommodate offices, education and research and development spaces.
The Abbey Quarter, site of the […]

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Extend the Strategic Housing Development Scheme – Ibec

    Extend the Strategic Housing Development Scheme – Ibec

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has called for the extension of the Strategic Housing Development scheme. Aidan Sweeney, Ibec Senior Public Sector and Regulatory Executive, said: “Housing is a critical part of a country’s physical infrastructure. There is a clear link between its availability, its affordability and our economic competitiveness. Government must take the necessary steps to […]

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McHale Plant Sales Celebrating 25 Years of Service to the Construction Machinery Sector

    McHale Plant Sales Celebrating 25 Years of Service to the Construction Machinery Sector

Come September, one of Ireland’s best-known construction plant distributors, McHale Plant Sales will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its establishment in 1994. Founded in the 1950s by Michael McHale Senior, late father of the present company director Michael McHale, it was not until 1994 that the company we know today took its first formidable steps as […]

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Fingal County Council Commences Tendering Process For Snugborough Interchange Upgrade Scheme

    Fingal County Council Commences Tendering Process For Snugborough Interchange Upgrade Scheme

Fingal County Council has commenced the tendering process for a main contractor to undertake the Snugborough Interchange Upgrade scheme, which will bring about significant improvements for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users. The project includes the construction of a new bridge over the N3, adjacent to the existing Snugborough Road bridge, as well as a […]

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New Professional Service to Support Builders

    New Professional Service to Support Builders

NRG Store – the first on-line sales portal in Ireland for the construction and plumbing sectors – has launched a new app to make purchasing even easier for consumers, business and construction professionals. Billed as the ‘Amazon for the industry’, NRG Store offers thousands of products from an initial 20 retailers & services specialising in […]

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Lagan Investment’s Acquires Majority Stake in GB Business

    Lagan Investment’s Acquires Majority Stake in GB Business

Lagan Investments, the investment vehicle formed following the sale of Kevin Lagan’s building materials business to Breedon in 2018, has acquired a majority stake in Frame-Tech Structures Ltd, a manufacturer of timber frame structures based near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2008, Frame-Tech has a leading market position in the North of […]

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Next Generation of Sustainable Social Housing in Kerry

    Next Generation of Sustainable Social Housing in Kerry

Clúid Housing, in partnership with Kerry County Council, Rebuilding Ireland and Kerry-based Thermohouse Ltd, the leading Irish low energy building system manufacturer and installer, have commenced the second stage of construction at one of Ireland’s largest sustainable social housing developments. Thermohouse is delivering turnkey, rapid-build, energy efficient houses at the Sruthán na Sailí development in Derreen, Killarney. Due […]

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Global Standard Achieved by Miesian Plaza in Dublin

    Global Standard Achieved by Miesian Plaza in Dublin

Remley Developments has announced that its development at Miesian Plaza, Baggot Street, Dublin 2, has secured LEED Platinum v4 Certification, the highest possible accreditation rating awarded by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), is the most widely-used green building rating system in the world.  LEED is an independent […]

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BSI Framework For Engaging Infrastructure Stakeholders

    BSI Framework For Engaging Infrastructure Stakeholders

One of the most significant limitations to economic growth and achievement of development goals in any country, city or area is the shortcoming of its infrastructure; the fundamental facilities and systems that serve to enable it to function. BSI, the British business standards company, has just released a publicly available specification, PAS 11007:2019 Stakeholder engagement […]

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PropertyBridges.com Announces New Investment Partnerships With Lagan Investments and Enterprise Ireland

    PropertyBridges.com Announces New Investment Partnerships With Lagan Investments and Enterprise Ireland

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s peer to peer lender to the property sector, has announced that it is bringing on further investment partnerships with Lagan Investments Ltd and Enterprise Ireland. Lagan Investments Ltd is to become 10% equity shareholders in the business as well as supply up to €5 million of additional lending capital in support of future new housing […]

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€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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Ireland’s Most Energy Efficient Residential and Commercial Building Projects Honoured at 2019 ISOVER Awards

    Ireland’s Most Energy Efficient Residential and Commercial Building Projects Honoured at 2019 ISOVER Awards

Simply Architecture, and their new build residential project – ‘The Fairways’ in Cork – has been named the winner of the 2019 Overall ISOVER Award, as well as Designer of the Year 2019, at the third ISOVER Awards. The awards ceremony, which took place recently at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin, saw over 100 […]

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IPUT Launches the Tropical Fruit Warehouse in Dublin’s Docklands

    IPUT Launches the Tropical Fruit Warehouse in Dublin’s Docklands

IPUT plc, the commercial property fund, has launched the Tropical Fruit Warehouse, an 80,000 sq.ft. landmark office development on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2 over-looking the Samuel Beckett bridge and River Liffey. 30-32 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay is the last remaining original warehouse on the quays and, from 1892, were used for the importation […]

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Falsework – New BSI Guidance For All Aspects of Temporary Works in Construction

    Falsework – New BSI Guidance For All Aspects of Temporary Works in Construction

Construction can be a hazardous industry adopting a wide range of activities and personnel, involved in the building, alteration and/or repair of buildings or infrastructure. Construction sites and the methods for controlling temporary works vary considerably and health and safety is a major consideration for those responsible across projects of all sizes.
BSI (British Standards Institution) […]

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Allstate Sales Group to Establish Software Development & CAD Support Centres in Waterford & Sligo

    Allstate Sales Group to Establish Software Development & CAD Support Centres in Waterford & Sligo

Allstate Sales Group (ASG), a provider of turnkey engineering and construction services to the telecommunications industry, is to establish software development and CAD support centres in Ireland, at locations in Waterford and Sligo, creating 200 new jobs over the three years. It is the company’s first operations outside the US. The investment is supported by […]

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STS Group Acquired by Dussmann Group of Germany

    STS Group Acquired by Dussmann Group of Germany

The international multi-service provider, the Dussmann Group of Berlin, has agreed to acquire Irish specialist engineering company STS Group. The deal is expected to be closed in June 2019 and is subject to approval of the German antitrust authorities. The parties have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential.
All the senior management of STS have […]

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Focus Ireland’s New 31-unit Social Housing Development Opened

    Focus Ireland’s New 31-unit Social Housing Development Opened

The Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy has officially opened Focus Ireland’s new 31-unit social housing development built by Duggan Brothers. The new social housing development will provide homes for a number of families and individuals in the heart of Dublin City Centre.
The new build encompasses a seven storey residential apartment building including basement, external envelope […]

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Over 10,000 Workers Joined the Irish Construction Workforce in 2018

    Over 10,000 Workers Joined the Irish Construction Workforce in 2018

A new report from the CIF shows that 10,600 extra workers joined the construction workforce in 2018, up 8% year on year and bringing the total workforce to 145,500. There was a 20% increase in investment in building and construction in 2018, with €26 billion invested during the year. The report shows that housing investment […]

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Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow Coming to Galway, Waterford and Limerick

    Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow Coming to Galway, Waterford and Limerick

Kieran Holohan, Marketing Director of Saint-Gobain Ireland, has announced that the Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow will travel to Galway (25th June), with Waterford and Limerick following in October and November. The announcement follows the success of the first two Build Better Roadshows which took place in Belfast on 3rd April, 2019 and in Cork on 14th May 2019.
The […]

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