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Top Irish construction Executives Offer Sustainable Solutions to Government For Post-Brexit

    Top Irish construction Executives Offer Sustainable Solutions to Government For Post-Brexit

As part of Guaranteed Irish Construction Month this year, Guaranteed Irish held a roundtable discussion on ‘Planning for a sustainable Irish construction sector in post Brexit Ireland- the challenges and

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64% of Construction Companies Believe They Have an Inclusive Culture

    64% of Construction Companies Believe They Have an Inclusive Culture

The CIF is encouraging construction companies to sign up to a Diversity and Inclusion pledge launched recently by its President Pat Lucey. Those companies signing up to the CIF Diversity

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NRG Store to Hit 30,000 Products Mark as Online Retailer Expands

    NRG Store to Hit 30,000 Products Mark as Online Retailer Expands

NRG Store, the fast-growing online retail portal designed to service both trade and public, has announced that it will have up to 30,000 products and services on sale via the

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Planning is Not the Roadblock to Housing Delivery

    Planning is Not the Roadblock to Housing Delivery

“Planning is not the roadblock to housing delivery,” according to Joe Corr, President of the Irish Planning Institute (IPI), the professional body representing planners in Ireland. Speaking at the IPI’s

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Townmore Opens New Office in County Cork

    Townmore Opens New Office in County Cork

Headquartered in Offaly, with offices in Dublin and London, Irish-owned construction company Townmore has opened a new office in Mallow, County Cork. Founded in 2008, Townmore has experienced consistently strong

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Continuation of Help-to-Buy Scheme in Budget 2020 Welcomed

    Continuation of Help-to-Buy Scheme in Budget 2020 Welcomed

The continuation of the Help-to-Buy Scheme in the 2020 Budget has been welcomed by Property Industry Ireland, Brokers Ireland, EY Ireland and the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers. Reacting

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The Westin Dublin Unveils Expansion

    The Westin Dublin Unveils Expansion

The Westin Dublin, a luxury five star hotel in the heart of Dublin city centre, has unveiled an elegant multi-million euro redesign and expansion, utilizing space that was once part

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€75 Million Lusk Village Quarter Launched

    €75 Million Lusk Village Quarter Launched

McGarrell Reilly, the privately-owned property group specialising in high quality residential and commercial developments mainly in Ireland, has launched plans for the new €75 million Lusk Village Quarter in Lusk, County

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Miesian Plaza in Dublin Presented With Certification For Global Green Building Standard

    Miesian Plaza in Dublin Presented With Certification For Global Green Building Standard

Miesian Plaza, Baggot Street in Dublin 2, which was developed by Remley, is the first and only development in Ireland to be awarded LEED Platinum v4 Certification in any category.

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Ground Officially Broken on new BMX and Play Park For Ballyfermot in Dublin

    Ground Officially Broken on new BMX and Play Park For Ballyfermot in Dublin

The ground has officially been broken on a new BMX/skate park and playground for Ballyfermot. A portion of Le Fanu Park in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, is set to be transformed

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Roadbridge is National Winner of 2019 Q Mark Award For Quality Management Systems

    Roadbridge is National Winner of 2019 Q Mark Award For Quality Management Systems

Roadbridge, the Limerick-based international civil engineering contractor with over 50 years of experience, has been named as a national winner at The National Q Mark Awards 2019. Roadbridge, which employs

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Shortlist For Ireland’s Most Influential Project

    Shortlist For Ireland’s Most Influential Project

The public is being asked to vote for Ireland’s most influential project from the past 50 years from a shortlist compiled by the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI).

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NTR Secures Finance For Construction of Two Wind Farms

    NTR Secures Finance For Construction of Two Wind Farms

NTR has successfully closed two project debt facilities back-to-back in recent weeks with Nord/LB  for a combined €45 million. The debt facilities are being used to finance the construction of two wind farms in the Republic

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RIAI Conference 2019 – October 4th & 5th – RDS, Dublin

    RIAI Conference 2019 – October 4th & 5th – RDS, Dublin

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, and RIAI President David Browne will open the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Conference 2019, at the RDS,

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Extraspace Solutions Rebrands to ESS Modular

    Extraspace Solutions Rebrands to ESS Modular

Extraspace Solutions, a leading modular construction company in the UK and Ireland, has announced a rebrand to ESS Modular after a period of significant growth. Following a Management Buy Out

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Historic Buildings in Cork, Laois and Longford Receive Top Award For Conservation From RIAI

    Historic Buildings in Cork, Laois and Longford Receive Top Award For Conservation From RIAI

An historic water works, a town library in a former market house, and a cathedral restored after a devastating fire, have all been announced as recipients of the Royal Institute

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Extension of the Help to Buy Scheme Key to Solving Housing Crisis

    Extension of the Help to Buy Scheme Key to Solving Housing Crisis

CIF is calling for an extension of the Help to Buy scheme as a top priority in their recent Pre-Budget 2020 Submission. Many house builders have reported that between 40%

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Irish construction Companies Battled it Out at Croke Park in Aid of the Irish Haemochromatosis Association

    Irish construction Companies Battled it Out at Croke Park in Aid of the Irish Haemochromatosis Association

The inaugural Iron Games Ireland 2019, brought together over 120 players representing some well-known construction companies from across Ireland and the UK to compete for the Perpetual Iron Games Cup

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Chadwicks Group Nominated For Prestigious Award by European Commission

    Chadwicks Group Nominated For Prestigious Award by European Commission

Chadwicks Group, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company, has announced that Chadwicks Plumb Centre has been nominated in the 2019 Vocational Education & Training (VET) Excellence Awards for its Builders’ Merchants Sales

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Cork Businesses Call For Delivery on the Capital Plan as Set Out in Ireland 2040

    Cork Businesses Call For Delivery on the Capital Plan as Set Out in Ireland 2040

Businesses in Cork have voiced their concerns over the slow pace of progress with significant capital projects and are calling for accelerated delivery of the National Development Plan, to support

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Solid Rise in Construction Activity, But New Order Growth Slows to Four-and-a-half Year Low

    Solid Rise in Construction Activity, But New Order Growth Slows to Four-and-a-half Year Low

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – rose to 53.7 in August from 51.4 in July. This marked

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Sisk Becomes First in Europe to Introduce Lifting Robotics to Site

    Sisk Becomes First in Europe to Introduce Lifting Robotics to Site

Leading construction company John Sisk & Son has become the first contractor in Europe to introduce robotics to construction projects, investing €150,000 as part of its commitment to enhance productivity

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Local Government Procurement Opportunities is Focus of Free Supplier Engagement Event

    Local Government Procurement Opportunities is Focus of Free Supplier Engagement Event

Fingal County Council is one of eight local authorities from Greater Dublin and surrounding areas supporting a Supplier Engagement event focusing on local government procurement opportunities. InterTradeIreland, together with the Local

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Permanent Met Lidars at Irish Wind Farms

    Permanent Met Lidars at Irish Wind Farms

ZX Lidars has delivered ZX 300’s to Statkraft Ireland for the purpose of assisting with operational wind farm monitoring including

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Irish Construction Companies Compete in Two Sporting Events in Croke Park and The K Club in Aid of Irish Haemochromatosis Association

    Irish Construction Companies Compete in Two Sporting Events in Croke Park and The K Club in Aid of Irish Haemochromatosis Association

Already a success in terms of fundraising for 2019, the inaugural Iron Games Ireland 2019 will bring together some well-known construction company

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New CEO at Ronan Group Real Estate

    New CEO at Ronan Group Real Estate

Ronan Group Real Estate has announced the appointment of Rory Williams (pictured) as its new CEO. In his new role,

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Global Infrastructure Investment to Grow by 4.8% to 2023

    Global Infrastructure Investment to Grow by 4.8% to 2023

Global infrastructure construction is forecast to grow by 4.8% on an annual average basis in real terms between 2019 and

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Grafton Merchanting ROI Rebrands to Chadwicks Group

    Grafton Merchanting ROI Rebrands to Chadwicks Group

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company, is rebranding to Chadwicks Group as part of a €5 million investment

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Maynooth University’s New ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

    Maynooth University’s New  ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

Maynooth University has welcomed a capital grant of €25 million from Government for a major new building project to support

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Examination into Terms and Conditions of Employment in the Mechanical Engineering Building Services Contracting Sector

    Examination into Terms and Conditions of Employment in the Mechanical Engineering Building Services Contracting Sector

Following receipt of a request from two Trade Unions pursuant to Section 14 of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 the Labour

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Celtic Anglian Water Gears Up For Growth

    Celtic Anglian Water Gears Up For Growth

Celtic Anglian Water (CAW), the water solutions company which provides treatment services across Ireland, has signalled ambitious growth plans with

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Shortlist for Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019 Announced

    Shortlist for Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019 Announced

The shortlist for the Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019 has been announced with 16 builders merchants in contention for the

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Keating Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

    Keating Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Keating, the County Clare-based marine, civil engineering and building company, has announced the appointment of Marcus Carne (pictured) as its

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Guaranteed Irish to Hold Roundtable Discussions on Safeguarding Homegrown Construction Jobs in post-Brexit Ireland

    Guaranteed Irish to Hold Roundtable Discussions on Safeguarding Homegrown Construction Jobs in post-Brexit Ireland

With the Brexit deadline on October 31st fast approaching, Guaranteed Irish is reminding business members across various sectors nationwide of

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Tuath Housing Set to Finalise €118 Million Low-Interest Financing Deal

    Tuath Housing Set to Finalise €118 Million Low-Interest Financing Deal

Ireland’s fastest growing Approved Housing Body plans to capitalise on the current ‘lower for longer’ interest rate environment to accelerate its planned delivery programme of 2,000 social homes by end 2022. Tuath Housing Association currently manages 5,000 social homes

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Jacobs Announces 200 New Jobs in Ireland

    Jacobs Announces 200 New Jobs in Ireland

Jacobs announced 200 new jobs for Ireland over the coming two years, as it unveiled a €4.5 million investment in

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Record Performance by Kingspan Group

    Record Performance by Kingspan Group

Kingspan Group, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported a 12% increase in revenue

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RIAI Priorities For Budget 2020 Include Housing, Environment and Better Use of Public Funds

    RIAI Priorities For Budget 2020 Include Housing, Environment and Better Use of Public Funds

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland has called upon the Government to use Budget 2020 to address serious

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JCB Teletruks Contribute to Low Carbon Power Generation

    JCB Teletruks Contribute to Low Carbon Power Generation

Two JCB Teletruk 35D 4×4 telescopic industrial forklifts are providing an essential material handling solution at the UK’s largest infrastructure

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Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

    Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

A new report on sustainable apartment living in Ireland was launched by the Housing Agency and Clúid Housing. Amongst some

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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