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New Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in North Dublin Gets Go Ahead

    New Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in North Dublin Gets Go Ahead

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for Irish Water’s Greater Dublin Drainage (GDD) Project in North Dublin. Once operational, this key piece of infrastructure will safeguard the environment and

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First New Nursing Home in €250 Million Healthcare Investment

    First New Nursing Home in €250 Million Healthcare Investment

BlackBee Group has announced that it is about to move to planning on the first new nursing home under its new €250 million healthcare investment fund. The site, at Glanmire

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Irish Construction Firm Creates 90 New Jobs

    Irish Construction Firm Creates 90 New Jobs

Newly-appointed managing director, James Godley, has heralded the start of a new era for Townmore when he officially launched the construction firm’s rebrand. James Godley’s move to Townmore, following three

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Telfords Portlaoise Wins National Title in Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019

    Telfords Portlaoise Wins National Title in Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019

Telfords Portlaoise is the national Builders Merchant of the Year for 2019. It has won both the National and Leinster awards in the Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019. The

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Construction Activity Declines at Fastest Pace Since June 2013

    Construction Activity Declines at Fastest Pace Since June 2013

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – fell to 46.2 in October from 48.3 in September. The rate

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Carbon Report’s Rallying Cry For Radical Change in UK Construction Sector

    Carbon Report’s Rallying Cry For Radical Change in UK Construction Sector

The leading trade body representing UK builders has called on the construction sector and any future British Government, to act now if they are to meet the 2050 zero carbon

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Planning Application Lodged For Major Cork City Centre Residential Development

    Planning Application Lodged For Major Cork City Centre Residential Development

JCD Group has formally lodged its planning application with An Bord Pleanála to construct a large-scale residential ‘build to rent’ scheme in Cork’s docklands in response to the severe shortage

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Turner & Townsend to Project Manage the New Swords Cultural Quarter Development

    Turner & Townsend to Project Manage the New Swords Cultural Quarter Development

Turner & Townsend, the UK-based construction and project management consultancy, has been appointed by Fingal County Council to project manage the new Swords Cultural Quarter development in the greater Dublin area.

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Planning Application to be Submitted For Waterford North Quays Project

    Planning Application to be Submitted For Waterford North Quays Project

Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland has confirmed that, by the end of November 2019, the application for Planning Permission to Waterford City & County Council for the North Quays development

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Northern Ireland Construction Market Faces Cold Front

    Northern Ireland Construction Market Faces Cold Front

Political instability caused by a lack of a local Executive and Brexit uncertainty pose the greatest challenge to contractors in Northern Ireland, according to a recent Northern Ireland market intelligence

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ICF Launches Publication on Essential Aggregates

    ICF Launches Publication on Essential Aggregates

‘Essential Aggregates: Providing for Ireland’s needs to 2040’ is an industry led call for Government to ensure that Ireland’s future supply of aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel) is planned,

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Quintain Launches Irish Subsidiary to Develop More Than 9,000 Homes

    Quintain Launches Irish Subsidiary to Develop More Than 9,000 Homes

Quintain, the London-based developer, has established a subsidiary in Ireland with plans to develop more than 9,000 new homes and 600,000 sq ft of commercial space. The newly incorporated business,

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Chadwicks Launches New Fixing Centre

    Chadwicks Launches New Fixing Centre

Chadwicks, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company, has officially launched the Chadwicks Fixing Centre at Thomas Street, Dublin 8. The launch coincides with the opening of the newly revamped branch which

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€800,000 Investment and 50% Increase in Capacity by Capinpac

    €800,000 Investment and 50% Increase in Capacity by Capinpac

Modular building designer and manufacturer, Cabinpac, has marked forty years in business with an €800,000 investment in a 20,000 sq ft factory extension with equipment, increasing its capacity by 50%. The

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Hazard-identifying App Can Help Designers Create Safer Buildings

    Hazard-identifying App Can Help Designers Create Safer Buildings

Research shows up to half of construction accidents in the UK have a connection to the design of the building, highlighting the importance of improving designers’ knowledge of hazards and

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National Project Awards Shortlist Announced

    National Project Awards Shortlist Announced

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has revealed its shortlist of contenders for this year’s National Project Awards, held in partnership with PwC. From developing state-of-the-art automated solutions

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First Decline in Construction Activity Since August 2013

    First Decline in Construction Activity Since August 2013

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – fell to 48.3 in September from 53.7 in August and marked

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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

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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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€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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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