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Glenveagh Properties is Ahead of Schedule

    Glenveagh Properties is Ahead of Schedule

Glenveagh Properties, a leading Irish homebuilder listed on Euronext Dublin and the London Stock Exchange, has reported revenue of €1.3 million for the first half ended 30 June 2018, relating

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Essential Learning Series Roadshow From Kilsaran International

    Essential Learning Series Roadshow From Kilsaran International

Kilsaran International are taking the hugely successful Essential Learning Series suite of technical seminars to the road with events to be held at the Aviva Stadium on September 25th and

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€3.7 Million Drawn Down as Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Proves Popular in Fingal

    €3.7 Million Drawn Down as Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Proves Popular in Fingal

Fingal County Council has received the highest amount of applications among the 31 Local Authorities for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan and has overseen a draw down of over €3.7

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Lisburn-based KME Steelworks Braced For Growing Sales

    Lisburn-based KME Steelworks Braced For Growing Sales

Engineering business KME Steelworks is expanding its workforce in Lisburn to help leverage the growing opportunities which exist for its precision engineering sub contract services and precast concrete mould products globally. KME

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CRH Delivers Solid First Half Performance

    CRH Delivers Solid First Half Performance

Impacted by severe and prolonged winter weather conditions early in the year, CRH plc has reported sales of €11.9 billion for the first half of 2018 – ahead by 1%

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CSO House Price Index – Rising Prices in Rural Areas But Brexit Effect is Stark For Border Area

    CSO House Price Index – Rising Prices in Rural Areas But Brexit Effect is Stark For Border Area

Responding to the latest CSO house price figures indicating an accelerating rate of increase in prices outside of Dublin 15.2pc in the year to June from 14.1pc in the year

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CIF Budget Submission For the Delivery of Essential Housing and Infrastructure

    CIF Budget Submission For the Delivery of Essential Housing and Infrastructure

According to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), the forthcoming Budget is an opportunity to remove a number of blockages in delivery of essential housing and infrastructure. The CIF has stated

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The Irish Concrete Society Launches Concrete Technology Course

    The Irish Concrete Society Launches Concrete Technology Course

The Irish Concrete Society recently launched the 2018 Fundamentals of Concrete Technology course. Commencing on the 7th of September in UCD the course provides participants with essential information on concrete

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New €6.5 Million Development Project to Expand NovaUCD’s Capacity to House Start-ups

    New €6.5 Million Development Project to Expand NovaUCD’s Capacity to House Start-ups

NovaUCD, the University’s Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs, is set to expand its capacity to house early-stage start-ups by over 50% with a €6.5 million development project. The project to

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GMIT IHUB Extension Work Commences

    GMIT IHUB Extension Work Commences

The first sod has been turned on the site of the new extension to GMIT’s Innovation Hub (iHub) at the GMIT Galway campus. The extension will double the size of

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Northern Ireland Housing Market Continues to Perform Strongly

    Northern Ireland Housing Market Continues to Perform Strongly

The latest Quarterly House Price Index report from Ulster University reveals a relatively healthy housing market with strong but sustainable levels of house price growth over the last 12 months

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U+I Starts Construction at Ballymoss House, Sandyford, Dublin

    U+I Starts Construction at Ballymoss House, Sandyford, Dublin

U+I, the specialist regeneration and property developer, has commenced construction activity on the Ballymoss House site in Sandyford, in partnership with local contractor Collen Construction. The site which will be

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Call For Reduction in Stamp Duty For First-time Buyers

    Call For Reduction in Stamp Duty For First-time Buyers

A call for stamp duty to revert to 2pc to enable more aspiring first-time buyers acquire once off sites to build homes has been called for by IPAV, the Institute

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CRH Completes Phase 1 of Share Buyback Programme

    CRH Completes Phase 1 of Share Buyback Programme

CRH plc has completed the first phase of its share buyback programme, returning €350 million of cash to shareholders. Between 2 May and 31 July 2018, 11.4 million ordinary shares

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Glenveagh Properties Acquires Substantial Site at Tyrrelstown, Dublin

    Glenveagh Properties Acquires Substantial Site at Tyrrelstown, Dublin

Glenveagh Properties has announced a further substantial land acquisition in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) capable of delivering over 1,250 units. The Irish homebuilder has exchanged contracts to acquire a c.113 hectare

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Residential Property Prices Rise by 12.4% in the Year to May

    Residential Property Prices Rise by 12.4% in the Year to May

In the year to May, residential property prices at national level increased by 12.4%, according to the CSO. This compares with an increase of 13.5% in the year to April

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Plans to Upgrade Ireland’s 1 Million Energy Inefficient Homes

    Plans to Upgrade Ireland’s 1 Million Energy Inefficient Homes

Over 200 building professionals, including architects, specifiers, builders, plumbers, engineers and researchers, gathered at SEAI’s second Annual Deep Retrofit Conference in the Aviva in Dublin. The conference brought together building

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37th Irish Concrete Society Annual Awards – Call For Entries

    37th Irish Concrete Society Annual Awards – Call For Entries

The Irish Concrete Society are now seeking entries to the 37th Annual Awards. Established in 1979, the awards recognise excellence in the use of concrete, irrespective of type, scale or

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Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

    Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

A Dublin City Council-owned site at Emmet Road in Inchicore, has been selected as the location for Dublin’s first major Cost Rental development. It is expected that the detailed proposal

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L&M Keating Awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec

    L&M Keating Awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec

L&M Keating are the first construction company to successfully achieve accreditation for their commitment to employee wellness, safety and health by being awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec, Ireland’s largest

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Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Mayo Branch

    Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Mayo Branch

Heiton Buckley, Ireland’s leading supplier of doors, floors, bathrooms, garden, plumbing and heating products, has officially unveiled its newly refurbished branch in Castlebar, County Mayo. GAA star, Andy Moran, CEO

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CRH Disposes of Benelux DIY Business For €510 Million

    CRH Disposes of Benelux DIY Business For €510 Million

CRH plc, the global building materials group, has completed the divestment of its DIY business in the Netherlands and Belgium, together with certain related property assets, to Intergamma, the Dutch

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Turnover in Top Construction Firms Grows to €6.72 Billion

    Turnover in Top Construction Firms Grows to €6.72 Billion

The combined turnover of Ireland’s top construction firms has increased by €720 million on last year according to Construction Magazine’s annual Top 50 CIF Contractors listing for 2018. The annual

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Brooks to Reduce Energy Bills by €90,000 by Switching on to Smarter Lighting

    Brooks to Reduce Energy Bills by €90,000 by Switching on to Smarter Lighting

Brooks, one of Ireland’s longest established timber distributors and builders merchants, will reduce their lighting costs by over €91,000 per

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BAM Wins €25 Million Contract to Build New Cheese Factory in Cork

    BAM Wins €25 Million Contract to Build New Cheese Factory in Cork

TINE Ireland, a subsidiary of the Norwegian dairy co-operative TINE, has awarded the construction of a new Jarlsberg® cheese production

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McAleer & Rushe Transforming Edinburgh’s Old Town

    McAleer & Rushe Transforming Edinburgh’s Old Town

The new UK Government hub planned for New Waverley in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, which is being constructed

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The First Phase of the Regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens Gets Underway

    The First Phase of the Regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens Gets Underway

Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government; Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform;

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UK National Construction Expo – 18th September 2018 – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes, England

    UK National Construction Expo – 18th September 2018 – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes, England

The National Construction Expo, which is being held in the Arena MK at Milton Keynes on Tuesday, 18th September 2018,

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Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Monaghan Branch

    Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Monaghan Branch

Heiton Buckley, Ireland’s leading supplier of doors, floors, bathrooms, garden, plumbing and heating products, has officially unveiled its newly refurbished

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Failed Projects Cost Irish Companies €580,000

    Failed Projects Cost Irish Companies €580,000

PM Summit, Ireland’s most diverse conference for project, programme and portfolio management professionals, has announced the results of a new

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CIF Honours 100 year-old Carpenter Paul Fogarty

    CIF Honours 100 year-old Carpenter Paul Fogarty

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and the Construction Worker’s Pension Scheme (CWPS) have honoured Paul Fogarty, who recently celebrated his

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Successful Year For Sisk

    Successful Year For Sisk

John Sisk & Son (Sisk), the innovative, engineering and construction company with extensive operations across Ireland, the United Kingdom and

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Ibec Warns of Skills Shortages in Construction Sector

    Ibec Warns of Skills Shortages in Construction Sector

Although the latest CSO figures indicate that employment is up 2.9% annually in the first quarter of 2018, Property Industry

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Saint-Gobain Launches Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) Training Courses For Irish Construction Professionals

    Saint-Gobain Launches Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) Training Courses For Irish Construction Professionals

The Saint-Gobain Ireland Technical Academy has announced that it is adding to its existing training portfolio by launching a series of

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CRH Completes $3.5 Billion Ash Grove Acquisition

    CRH Completes $3.5 Billion Ash Grove Acquisition

CRH has completed the acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Company for a total consideration of US$3.5 billion. Ashe Grove is

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Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

    Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has launched a new national campaign – Better Lives, Better Business championing new policies across

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€80 Million Port of Cork Container Terminal Development

    €80 Million Port of Cork Container Terminal Development

The Port of Cork has marked a major milestone for the company with the launch of the new Cork Container

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College Group to Construct New €10 Million Biofuel Facility in County Meath

    College Group to Construct New €10 Million Biofuel Facility in County Meath

College Group is to invest €10 million in building a new renewable energy facility producing biofuel from used cooking oil

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McAleer & Rushe Recognised at the Irish Construction Industry Awards Gala

    McAleer & Rushe Recognised at the Irish Construction Industry Awards Gala

Northern Ireland-based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has been awarded the prize for ‘International Project of the Year’ at

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Residential Property Prices Rise by 13.0% in Year to April

    Residential Property Prices Rise by 13.0% in Year to April

In the year to April, residential property prices at national level increased by 13.0%, according to the latest CSO figures.

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Unique Programme to Demonstrate Future Housing Options For the Smart Ageing Population (60+)

    Unique Programme to Demonstrate Future Housing Options For the Smart Ageing Population (60+)

A unique programme to demonstrate future options for housing the Smart Ageing population (60+) is to start this year. The

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CRH Receives Regulatory Approval For $3.5 Billion Acquisition

    CRH Receives Regulatory Approval For $3.5 Billion Acquisition

CRH plc has received regulatory approval for its proposed $3.5 billion acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Company, from the US

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Housing Market Failing Younger Generations, Says First Woman President of IPAV

    Housing Market Failing Younger Generations, Says First Woman President of IPAV

The current housing market is failing our younger generations, according to Ella Dunphy (pictured) of DNG, who recently became the

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Building and Construction Output Increased by 7.4% in 1st Quarter 2018

    Building and Construction Output Increased by 7.4% in 1st Quarter 2018

According to the latest CSO figures, the volume of output in building and construction increased by 7.4% in the first

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2018 RIAI Architecture Awards Winners

    2018 RIAI Architecture Awards Winners

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has announced the winners of 2018 RIAI Architecture Awards. The awards, held recently

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BAM’s Construction of Dublin Airport’s New €27 Million Air Traffic Visual Control Tower Takes Shape

    BAM’s Construction of Dublin Airport’s New €27 Million Air Traffic Visual Control Tower Takes Shape

BAM’s construction of the new 23-storey Air Traffic Visual Control (ATVC) tower at Dublin Airport, which is set to become

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KES Group to Build State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facility

    KES Group to Build State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facility

KES Group,  the renewable energy and modular building provider, is to make a multi-million pound investment in a new, purpose built,

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CRH Announces Organisational & Business Improvement Initiatives

    CRH Announces Organisational & Business Improvement Initiatives

CRH plc, the global building materials group, has announces a number of organisational and business improvement initiatives. CRH will establish

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Cork Courthouse Unveiled After €38 Million Redevelopment by BAM

    Cork Courthouse Unveiled After €38 Million Redevelopment by BAM

The new Cork Courthouse has been officially opened following a €38 million redevelopment project by BAM. The work saw the

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Delivers Social Housing Under Rebuilding Ireland Programme

    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Delivers Social Housing Under Rebuilding Ireland Programme

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has delivered a further 12 homes as part of its housing delivery target of 1,563 social

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Novi Enables Flynn Management & Contractors to Construct From the Cloud

    Novi Enables Flynn Management & Contractors to Construct From the Cloud

Novi, the cyber security and proactive IT provider, has carried out a €250,000 upgrade of construction solutions provider Flynn Management

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Whirlpool Research Set to Change the Way We Build Rail, Flood and Sewerage Systems

    Whirlpool Research Set to Change the Way We Build Rail, Flood and Sewerage Systems

Researchers from IT Sligo, together with colleagues from one of Switzerland’s leading universities, have made a discovery about how whirlpools

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DPS Group Wins Major Contract in Sweden

    DPS Group Wins Major Contract in Sweden

DPS Group, the engineering and construction management firm with operations and projects across Europe and the US, has been awarded

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International Conference on Building Great Cities to Take Place in Cork

    International Conference on Building Great Cities to Take Place in Cork

Hundreds of international delegates interested in the opportunities and challenges facing ‘cities on the rise’ will travel  to Cork next

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Cairn Homes to Introduce Duplex Homes to Parkside Development

    Cairn Homes to Introduce Duplex Homes to Parkside Development

Since its launch in 2015, Parkside located on the Malahide Road, has established itself as one of the most attractive

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Hardware Sector Set For Strong Growth as Economy Expands and Housebuilding Recovers

    Hardware Sector Set For Strong Growth as Economy Expands and Housebuilding Recovers

Ireland’s robust economic performance coupled with the ongoing recovery in the housebuilding sector are driving strong growth in the hardware

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Irish Construction Off to a Flying Start With Gold Award For Dublin Airport

    Irish Construction Off to a Flying Start With Gold Award For Dublin Airport

Roadbridge has won a Gold Award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2018 National Site Awards for its North Runway Construction Package 1 project

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New Jobs Lead to New Business For Newry Environmental Services Firm

    New Jobs Lead to New Business For Newry Environmental Services Firm

Blockbusters Environmental Services recently recruited six new staff with support from Invest Northern Ireland and has now won a new

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