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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Housing Development in Limerick Awarded RIAI Silver Medal For Housing

    Housing Development in Limerick Awarded RIAI Silver Medal For Housing

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has announced the winner of the RIAI Silver Medal for Housing, which was awarded to Southill Older Persons’ Accommodation, Limerick by ABK Architects. The RIAI Silver Medal for Housing is the highest award for housing design given by the RIAI. It is a biennial award made to encourage excellence of […]

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Construction Works Begin on €325 Million WuXi Biologics Dundalk Facility

    Construction Works Begin on €325 Million WuXi Biologics Dundalk Facility

The new €325 million state-of-the-art WuXi Biologics facility has begun to take structural form as steel erection begins on the company’s 52-acre campus site in Dundalk. Work is on schedule for the new contract manufacturing biologics facility which, at 48,000 square metres in size, is set to become the world’s largest single-use biologics manufacturing facility.
Planning […]

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Amendments to British Standard: BS 8500 – Concrete

    Amendments to British Standard: BS 8500 – Concrete

Advances in essential materials, products and equipment in the built environment sector continues apace as our technology and understanding of environmental impact evolve. Major building materials in construction such as concrete are now expected to achieve an even higher standard of quality, durability, reliability and consider environmental matters such as embodied carbon.
BSI, the business improvement […]

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Belfast Harbour Awards Largest Ever Contract to Local Construction Company

    Belfast Harbour Awards Largest Ever Contract to Local Construction Company

At £50 million, City Quays 3, which will accommodate 1,800 people, represents Belfast Harbour’s largest development project to date and is the latest component of its very successful City Quays waterfront scheme which is already home to 1,100 office workers. The City Quays 3 development will provide another significant opportunity to offer world class office […]

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Fundamental Issues Remain Unresolved in Tackling Housing Crisis

    Fundamental Issues Remain Unresolved in Tackling Housing Crisis

Responding to the Daft.ie Rent Report for Quarter 1 2019, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said there are two questions that have not been addressed in the current housing crisis – one, does the State support those aspiring to own their own homes, and two, does it see a solution beyond institutional investors as […]

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Ecocem Ireland Appoints Annemarie Harte as Managing Director

    Ecocem Ireland Appoints Annemarie Harte as Managing Director

Ecocem Ireland Ltd, Ireland’s premier producer of high performance, low carbon cement, has appointed Annemarie Harte (pictured) as Managing Director of the Irish business. Annemarie is taking over the role from Micheál McKittrick, who is moving to a new post as Ecocem’s Managing Director for Northern Europe with responsibility for the Irish, UK and Benelux markets.
Appointed […]

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Funding and Regulatory Obstacles Frustrating Delivery of Social and Affordable Housing

    Funding and Regulatory Obstacles Frustrating Delivery of Social and Affordable Housing

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

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International Hospitality Operator Commits to Iconic Central Plaza Development

    International Hospitality Operator Commits to Iconic Central Plaza Development

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

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

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

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

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Builders Merchants Urged to Enter New Style Octabuild Excellence Awards

    Builders Merchants Urged to Enter New Style Octabuild Excellence Awards

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

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

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

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

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Funding to Build Two New Housing Developments in Waterford

    Funding to Build Two New Housing Developments in Waterford

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

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CRH Continues Share Buyback Programme

    CRH Continues Share Buyback Programme

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

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

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

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

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Planning Permission For 913 Residential Units in Dunshaughlin, County Meath

    Planning Permission For 913 Residential Units in Dunshaughlin, County Meath

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

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Gyproc Continues Monaghan Investments With New Work at Knocknacran

    Gyproc Continues Monaghan Investments With New Work at Knocknacran

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

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

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

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

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Sisk and Designer Group Launch New Facilities Management Company

    Sisk and Designer Group Launch New Facilities Management Company

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

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

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

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

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Opening of Stephenstown Link Road in Balbriggan

    Opening of Stephenstown Link Road in Balbriggan

The Stephenstown Link Road, constructed by Jons Civil Engineering, has been officially opened with Mayor of Fingal Cllr Anthony Lavin cutting the ribbon on this key piece of infrastructure development within Balbriggan. The new Link Road in Stephenstown Industrial Park runs from the existing roundabout on the Stephenstown Road to a new roundabout on Clonard Street Road, […]

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The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

    The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

The UK National Construction Expo is being held at the Arena MK, Milton Keynes in England on Wednesday, 1st May 2019.
Although British construction activity overall has slowed, chiefly due to businesses continuing to postpone major building projects due to Brexit uncertainty, which is impacting the commercial construction and civil engineering sectors, house building remains buoyant.
Of […]

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Key Advisor Line-up For Waterford North Quays and Michael Street Development Projects

    Key Advisor Line-up For Waterford North Quays and Michael Street Development Projects

Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland, the company that is backing the Waterford North Quays and Michael Street development projects, has appointed its key advisors including the leasing agency and design team for the project. Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate service firm, has been appointed as the leasing agency for the entire North Quays […]

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200 Construction Jobs at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Limerick Facility

    200 Construction Jobs at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Limerick Facility

Approximately 200 workers are expected to be employed in the construction phase of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care’s planned €100 million expansion of its manufacturing operations at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, Limerick. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “This is a significant announcement. Already […]

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John Sisk & Son to Build Birmingham Skyscraper

    John Sisk & Son to Build Birmingham Skyscraper

Moda, a leading developer, owner and operator of homes for rent, backed by JV partner Apache Capital, has appointed Irish construction giant John Sisk & Son to deliver a new 42-storey skyscraper in Birmingham, which will be city’s tallest residential building. The 481-apartment scheme has been designed exclusively for rent, offering hotel level service and […]

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Clare-based Engineering Firm Opens Dublin Office to Support International Expansion

    Clare-based Engineering Firm Opens Dublin Office to Support International Expansion

Keating, formerly L&M Keating, has opened its new Dublin office at Park West Business Park. The Clare-based company specialises in marine, civil and building engineering working on significant infrastructure projects in Ireland and UK.
Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business and EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD, officially opened the Dublin office, which […]

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CRH Completes Phase 4 of Share Buyback Programme

    CRH Completes Phase 4 of Share Buyback Programme

CRH plc, the global building materials group, has completed the fourth phase of its share buyback programme, returning a further €200 million of cash to shareholders. Between 2 January and 29 March 2019, 7.6 million ordinary shares were repurchased on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Dublin at an average discount of 0.6% to the […]

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Irish Office Sector Still Failing to Match Pent Up Demand

    Irish Office Sector Still Failing to Match Pent Up Demand

A lack of modern, well located and suitably sized office space remains a national urban challenge, according to the latest commercial property report from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). The research reveals that over half of surveyors believe these shortages were major factors impacting the office market during 2018, and 60% of Dublin […]

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J D Forktrucks Cements Deal With Tracey Concrete

    J D Forktrucks Cements Deal With Tracey Concrete

J D Forktrucks, based at Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland, recently completed a deal with leading Enniskillen-based, precast concrete products manufacturer, Tracey Concrete, for two brand new Hyundai 7,000 kg 70D-9 diesel counter balance forklifts. Tracey Concrete is a family-owned and run business, which began trading in 1979 as a ready-mix company, and has since grown […]

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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 of the construction industry through a combination of technology and standardisation and uses the digitalisation of physical and functional characteristics of places. To support this change the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) […]

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