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Fake bomb scare at National Children’s Hospital site is latest in campaign of disruption

    Fake bomb scare at National Children’s Hospital site is latest in campaign of disruption

The incident was the latest disruption at the site after around 20 arson attacks at the location during the summer months which gardaí believe are linked A campaign of disruption

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‘If construction is such a profitable industry, why aren’t more people at it?

    ‘If construction is such a profitable industry, why aren’t more people at it?

Glenveagh says it has sold, signed or reserved the 1,150 homes it expects to deliver this year When Stephen Garvey was invited in 2014 to meet executives from US private equity firm Oaktree in

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Scotland-Northern Ireland tunnel ‘set to be scrapped’

    Scotland-Northern Ireland tunnel ‘set to be scrapped’

Plans to build a tunnel linking Scotland and Northern Ireland are set to be scrapped for cost reasons, it has been reported. The project, which had been estimated to cost at

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Ireland’s first carbon budget is due in two weeks

    Ireland’s first carbon budget is due in two weeks

Here’s what you need to know about Ireland’s first ever carbon budget Ireland’s first ever carbon budget is due out in the next fortnight. The revised National Development Plan will

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Construction firm Henry Brothers collects top responsible business award

    Construction firm Henry Brothers collects top responsible business award

Construction company Henry Brothers has claimed the top award at the 2021 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland. The Magherafelt-headquartered firm clinched the NI Responsible Company of the Year accolade.

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Consulting engineer expands to Ireland

    Consulting engineer expands to Ireland

Consulting engineer Will Rudd Davidson is expanding into Ireland with the opening of an office in Dublin. The privately owned engineering consultancy employs over 80 staff in Scotland and the

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Cork Airport shuts for runway rebuild — with the promise that it will reopen on time

    Cork Airport shuts for runway rebuild — with the promise that it will reopen on time

The project will start on time, and will finish on time — that was the promise from Cork Airport bosses last night as it shut down for 10 weeks for

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Twenty-five new firms named among Ireland’s best managed

    Twenty-five new firms named among Ireland’s best managed

Twenty-five new companies have been named among Ireland’s best managed companies by Deloitte. There are now 139 companies recognised by Deloitte as Ireland’s best managed firms. This year’s awards, which

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Construction specialist ESS Modular creating 70 Manchester jobs welcomed by Leo Varadkar

    Construction specialist ESS Modular creating 70 Manchester jobs welcomed by Leo Varadkar

The creation of about 70 jobs in Manchester by a Republic of Ireland construction specialist has been welcomed by the country’s Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar. The news of the move by

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Minister defends ‘multifaceted’ Housing for All plan

    Minister defends ‘multifaceted’ Housing for All plan

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has defended the Housing for All plan as a “different” and “multifaceted” strategy in which the State was the biggest builder. He said the plan,

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Will the government’s ‘Housing For All’ plan finally solve Ireland’s social housing crisis?

    Will the government’s ‘Housing For All’ plan finally solve Ireland’s social housing crisis?

Social housing in Ireland is at crisis levels due to a booming population and a limited supply of residential properties. Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is finally expected to unveil

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Developer bids to swap hotel already under construction in Dublin for build-to-rent

    Developer bids to swap hotel already under construction in Dublin for build-to-rent

A Strategic Housing Development (SHD) scheme of 227 build-to-rent apartments up to 12 storeys tall is being sought for a site on Upper Abbey Street in Dublin, in place of a

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Construction begins on €139m wastewater treatment plant in Arklow

    Construction begins on €139m wastewater treatment plant in Arklow

Raw sewage discharges to be eliminated into river Avoca in Co Wicklow. Construction on a €139-million wastewater treatment plant for Arklow, Co Wicklow began on Monday, marking the end of protracted delays in

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What’s the story with data centres?

    What’s the story with data centres?

They’ve been popping up all over the country. Opposition has been mounting against them. But they still are pretty mysterious and complicated to understand. So we think it’s definitely time

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Construction salaries rise more than any other sector

    Construction salaries rise more than any other sector

Construction experienced the highest rate of salary growth of any sector between February and July, according to data from a recruitment website. Advertised wages in the sector rose faster than

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Grafton expects prices for construction materials to continue rising

    Grafton expects prices for construction materials to continue rising

Woodie’s owner reports record profits for first six month of 2021. Prices for key construction materials will continue rising into next year, Gavin Slark, chief executive of Woodie’s DIY-owner Grafton Group, predicted on

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Dublin third most expensive city in Europe for construction costs

    Dublin third most expensive city in Europe for construction costs

Survey blames materials price increases of up to 40% for rising cost of building in capital. Building in Dublin is more expensive than Paris as material and labour shortages have

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Rise in new companies registered in first half of year

    Rise in new companies registered in first half of year

Almost 14,000 new companies were registered in Ireland in the first half of the year, up 42% on the same period in 2020 – according to CRIF Vision Net. Within

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Construction begins on Ireland’s largest solar farm in Co. Meath

    Construction begins on Ireland’s largest solar farm in Co. Meath

The Ballymacarney solar farm is expected to create enough energy to power more than 40,000 homes. Renewables company Statkraft has begun construction on Ireland’s largest solar farm in Ballymacarney, Co

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NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION SUMMIT – 21st October 2021 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown

    NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION SUMMIT – 21st October 2021 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown

Be sure to register to attend the 6th Annual National Construction Summit which is being held on the 21st October 2021 at the Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown. The purpose of the National

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Call for action as Cork awaits first major apartment project in 13 years

    Call for action as Cork awaits first major apartment project in 13 years

Regeneration and rejuvenation of city centre areas will fail to occur without major Government intervention, according to leading figures in the construction and business sector. Cork Chamber, the Construction Industry

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Dublin’s Point Square development on the market for €75m

    Dublin’s Point Square development on the market for €75m

Savills has brought the Point Square development in Dublin’s north docklands to the market on behalf of the Joint Statutory Receivers, Stephen Tennant and Paul McCann of Grant Thornton, with

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Office space for 30,000 workers to be built in Dublin this year as post-Covid return looms

    Office space for 30,000 workers to be built in Dublin this year as post-Covid return looms

Savills says that take up has been good, although the Central Bank of Ireland warned recently of the danger of oversupply. Enough office space to accommodate 30,000 people will be completed

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One in eight CEOs in Ireland are women – CSO survey

    One in eight CEOs in Ireland are women – CSO survey

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that in 2021 one in eight chief executive officers in Ireland are

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Cork Airport runway reconstruction fastest large-scale project undertaken in State in years

    Cork Airport runway reconstruction fastest large-scale project undertaken in State in years

The Managing Director at Cork Airport says the massive runway reconstruction taking place later this year will help ensure the

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The cost of building materials rising – what does that mean for Ireland’s housing crisis?

    The cost of building materials rising – what does that mean for Ireland’s housing crisis?

A PERFECT STORM (literally, in some cases) of factors have conspired to turn up the pressure on Ireland’s housebuilders. Building

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Sisk’s parent reports ‘strong performance’ despite lockdown

    Sisk’s parent reports ‘strong performance’ despite lockdown

Rising costs left operating profits at builder Sisk’s parent trailing by more than 25 per cent at €21 million last

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CU Greener Homes scheme a one stop solution for home energy efficiency upgrades, credit union members will have warmer, more comfortable homes

    CU Greener Homes scheme  a one stop solution for home energy efficiency upgrades,  credit union members will have warmer, more comfortable homes

Motivated by comfort and warmth as well as energy savings, homeowners across Ireland are looking to invest in home improvements

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Kingspan agrees €253m deal for Logstor

    Kingspan agrees €253m deal for Logstor

Insulation and building materials manufacturer Kingspan has agreed a deal with Langley Co-Invest to buy 100% of the shares of

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CIF calling for reopening of construction sector in April

    CIF calling for reopening of construction sector in April

The Director General of the Construction Industry Federation is warning that the Level 5 restrictions are having a significant impact

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Developer appoints contractor JJ Rhatigan for 2,000-home pipeline

    Developer appoints contractor JJ Rhatigan for 2,000-home pipeline

Singapore-backed Strawberry Star agrees long-term partnership following first-phase of ‘LU2ON’ development Singapore-backed property developer Strawberry Star Group has agreed a £500m

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British recruitment drive for builders sparks fear of exodus

    British recruitment drive for builders sparks fear of exodus

Sites closed over virus construction ban forcing skilled machine operators to leave UK construction companies are actively recruiting Irish workers,

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Gas Networks Ireland recognised internationally for putting safety in design

    Gas Networks Ireland recognised internationally for putting safety in design

Gas Networks Ireland’s Design Safety Management System has been shortlisted for the international Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM)

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Women in Engineering Group launched

    Women in Engineering Group launched

Engineers Ireland has launched a new Women in Engineering Group as part of the organisation’s International Women’s Day celebrations with

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Irish Tech Firm Uses Virtual Reality to Transform the Way New Developments are Presented to the Public

    Irish Tech Firm Uses Virtual Reality to Transform the Way New Developments are Presented to the Public

A major innovation introduced by an Irish visualisation company is set to transform the way proposers of projects, such as

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CRU Establishes Transition Period for New Electrical Wiring Rules for Electrical Contractors

    CRU Establishes Transition Period for New Electrical Wiring Rules for Electrical Contractors

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has made a decision to establish a transition period of 24 months to

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Softer Rise in Construction Activity Amid Storm Disruption

    Softer Rise in Construction Activity Amid Storm Disruption

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted

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2020 National Construction Summit Postponed Until 22nd October

    2020 National Construction Summit Postponed Until 22nd October
As a result of the uncertainty caused by the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the 6th annual National Construction Summit, which was
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Eddies Hardware Unveils Refurbishment and Rebrand to Chadwicks Drogheda

    Eddies Hardware Unveils Refurbishment and Rebrand to Chadwicks Drogheda

Eddies Hardware has undergone a refurbishment and as part of the changes will now officially rebrand to Chadwicks Drogheda. The

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CIF Statement on Covid-19 Measures

    CIF Statement on Covid-19 Measures

The CIF are collaborating with Government in leading the national response to Covid-19. The initial phase is containment with the

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Another Year of Growth For CRH

    Another Year of Growth For CRH

Supported by positive demand in the Americas and in key regions in Europe along with contributions from acquisitions and favourable

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Completion of New Roof at Carrickfergus Castle a Towering Success

    Completion of New Roof at Carrickfergus Castle a Towering Success

The Great Tower at Carrickfergus Castle has been formally re-opened, following a £1 million conservation project to construct a new

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The Guinness Storehouse Unveils New €20 Million Gravity Bar

    The Guinness Storehouse Unveils New €20 Million Gravity Bar

The Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one visitor attraction, has officially opened the highly anticipated new Gravity Bar. Developed over three

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Multi-million Pound Australian deal for Cross Refrigeration

    Multi-million Pound Australian deal for Cross Refrigeration

Armagh based refrigeration company, Cross Refrigeration, has secured its first contract in Melbourne, Australia estimated to be worth over £7million.

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Winners of the Irish Planning Awards 2020

    Winners of the Irish Planning Awards 2020

The Irish Planning Institute (IPI) has announced the winners of the 2020 Planning Awards. Limerick City and County Council’s ‘Living

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Mercedes-Benz Gears Up For National Construction Summit

    Mercedes-Benz Gears Up For National Construction Summit

Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles division is set to be amongst the leading exhibitors attending the forthcoming 6th annual National Construction Summit, taking place

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Jacobs’ Symposium Spotlights Strategies to Enhance Safety in Construction Supply Chain

    Jacobs’ Symposium Spotlights Strategies to Enhance Safety in Construction Supply Chain

With 150,000 people working in construction in Ireland and the sector experiencing annual growth of 10%, a sustainable safety culture

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Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

    Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the expert speakers for its National Conference, with former Irish Rugby

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National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin

    National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin

The annual National Construction Summit is being held on Tuesday, 24th March 2020 at a new venue – the National

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Construction Work Commences on New Pelletstown Railway Station

    Construction Work Commences on New Pelletstown Railway Station

Construction is now underway on the new Pelletstown Station in West Dublin. The newest station on the Iarnród Éireann network is

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Author of Grenfell Tower Fire Report to Speak in Belfast

    Author of Grenfell Tower Fire Report to Speak in Belfast

The author of the Grenfell Tower Fire Report, Dame Judith Hackitt DBE (pictured), is to speak at a major construction

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Walls Construction and DkIT Announce Strategic Partnership to Boost Engineering Opportunities Across North East

    Walls Construction and DkIT Announce Strategic Partnership to Boost Engineering Opportunities Across North East

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and leading Irish building contractor, Walls Construction have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further develop

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Another Year of Solid Growth For Kingspan

    Another Year of Solid Growth For Kingspan

Kingspan, the global leader in high-performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported a 7% increase in group revenue to

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Kirby Announces Key Senior Appointments

    Kirby Announces Key Senior Appointments

After a period of strategic and sustainable growth, Kirby, a leading mechanical and electrical engineering contractor employing over 1,000 people

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Offsite & Modular Construction 2020 – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 27th February 2020

    Offsite & Modular Construction 2020 – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 27th February 2020

There are many advantages to Offsite Construction (OSC), whereby the planning, design, fabrication and assembly of building components, elements and

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StormHarvester Develops New Green Technology to Help Reduce Environmental Pollution

    StormHarvester Develops New Green Technology to Help Reduce Environmental Pollution

Lisburn-based technology start-up, StormHarvester, has developed a system to monitor and control water and wastewater levels within drainage networks. The

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Continued Rise in Construction Activity as New Order Growth Quickens to Seven-month High

    Continued Rise in Construction Activity as New Order Growth Quickens to Seven-month High

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted

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New Dwelling Completions Up 18% in 2019

    New Dwelling Completions Up 18% in 2019

According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), 6,450 new dwelling completions were recorded in the fourth quarter of 2019, an

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