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Shortlist For Ireland’s Most Influential Project

    Shortlist For Ireland’s Most Influential Project

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

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NTR Secures Finance For Construction of Two Wind Farms

    NTR Secures Finance For Construction of Two Wind Farms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 2023. This will be propelled by Asia, where growth is

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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 the announcement of a raft of new appointments and promotions.

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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 project. Operated by Bylor, a joint venture between French construction

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Fingal County Council Commences Tendering Process For Snugborough Interchange Upgrade Scheme

    Fingal County Council Commences Tendering Process For Snugborough Interchange Upgrade Scheme

Fingal County Council has commenced the tendering process for a main contractor to undertake the Snugborough Interchange Upgrade scheme, which will bring about significant improvements for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and

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BSI Framework For Engaging Infrastructure Stakeholders

    BSI Framework For Engaging Infrastructure Stakeholders

One of the most significant limitations to economic growth and achievement of development goals in any country, city or area is the shortcoming of its infrastructure; the fundamental facilities and

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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

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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

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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

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Oriel Windfarm Commences Offshore Site Surveys Off the Coast of Dundalk

    Oriel Windfarm Commences Offshore Site Surveys Off the Coast of Dundalk

Oriel Windfarm has commenced investigative works on the future offshore windfarm site off the coast of Dundalk following the granting of a license by the Department of Housing, Planning and

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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)

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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

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National Broadband Ireland Announced as Preferred Bidder For National Broadband Plan

    National Broadband Ireland Announced as Preferred Bidder For National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Ireland, the Granahan McCourt led Consortium bidding for the Government of Ireland’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), has been announced as the Preferred Bidder by Minister for Communications, Climate Action &

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Cork Airport Opens New Airport Control Centre and Office Facilities

    Cork Airport Opens New Airport Control Centre and Office Facilities

Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual airport, has opened a new Airport Control Centre (ACC) and purpose-built office suite following a further significant investment in the airport by

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An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

    An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

A traditional barometer of the construction industry environment in Ireland is the number of cranes punctuating the Dublin skyline. “The crane count in Dublin reached a record 123 in March

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New Opportunities For Construction Companies as Dublin Airport Invests Over €1 Billion in Capacity Expansion

    New Opportunities For Construction Companies as Dublin Airport Invests Over €1 Billion in Capacity Expansion

Having welcomed 31.5 million passengers during 2018 – a new record – Dublin Airport is currently being expanded to ultimately cater for more than 20 million additional passengers. “We are

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OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

    OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

“If there is a ‘crash-out’, we will be ready. We are working 24/7,” said Maurice Buckley (pictured), Chairman of the

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€13.7 Million Capital Investment For IT Sligo Under Project Ireland 2040

    €13.7 Million Capital Investment For IT Sligo Under Project Ireland 2040

IT Sligo has been successful in its application of funding for the development and upgrade of the K&L Block on

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National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

There is still time left to register to attend the fifth National Construction Summit, which will be held on Thursday,

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Chronic Under-investment in Regional Infrastructure Placing Economic Growth at Risk

    Chronic Under-investment in Regional Infrastructure Placing Economic Growth at Risk

Over 300 delegates attended the recent Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) sold-out annual national conference in Cork. The

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Work Commences on Sligo N4 Dual Carriageway

    Work Commences on Sligo N4 Dual Carriageway

Limerick civil engineering company Roadbridge is gearing up to begin work on the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin construction project. The contract

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National Construction Summit -Thursday 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Construction Summit -Thursday 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

The fifth National Construction Summit will be held on Thursday, 14th March 2019 at the Citywest Exhibition Centre in Dublin.

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Planning Approval For North South Interconnector

    Planning Approval For North South Interconnector

EirGrid has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold planning approval for the southern section of the North

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Northern Ireland Construction Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13th February 2019

    Northern Ireland Construction Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13th February 2019

The inaugural Northern Ireland Construction Expo in tandem with the Northern Ireland Smart & Green Building Expo will be held

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ESB Networks Announces Successful Tenderers For First Phase of National Meter Replacement Programme

    ESB Networks Announces Successful Tenderers For First Phase of National Meter Replacement Programme

ESB Networks has announced the results of three major tenders which will pave the way for a programme upgrading electricity

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4site Appoints David Healy as Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager

    4site Appoints David Healy as Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager

4site, the providers of innovative engineering solutions for major infrastructural developments in telecommunications, has appointed David Healy as Health, Safety,

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Actavo Scoops Top Irish Customer Experience Award

    Actavo Scoops Top Irish Customer Experience Award

Actavo, a leading international engineering solutions company, has scooped the top ‘2018 CX Champion’ award at the Irish CX Impact

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Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

    Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

daa has awarded the main construction contract for Dublin Airport’s new North Runway to a joint venture comprising Irish firm

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Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

    Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

Efectis is establishing a new business in Northern Ireland, offering fire testing services to UK and Ireland based manufacturing businesses who

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CIF Welcomes Increases in Infrastructure Investment and Affordability Measures in Housing

    CIF Welcomes Increases in Infrastructure Investment and Affordability Measures in Housing

The CIF has welcomed the €2.3 billion housing package and the 24% increase in capital infrastructure funding announced by the

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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

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GDG Wins European Funds to Develop Novel Asset Management Software

    GDG Wins European Funds to Develop Novel Asset Management Software

Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), an award-winning specialist firm focused on the delivery of infrastructure projects involving complex and challenging

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Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin

    Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin

A far-reaching plan for the creation of the Grand Canal Innovation District in Dublin has been launched. The proposal from

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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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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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ESB and Bord na Móna Reach Financial Close on Oweninny Wind Farm Project

    ESB and Bord na Móna Reach Financial Close on Oweninny Wind Farm Project

ESB and Bord na Móna have announce that financial close has been reached on the €160 million Oweninny project in

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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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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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Irish Water to Tackle Leakage Across Tipperary as Part of €500 Million National Programme

    Irish Water to Tackle Leakage Across Tipperary as Part of €500 Million National Programme

Irish Water has recently begun an extensive programme of work to improve water supply and tackle leaks in the network

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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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Ten-Year €1 Billion Programme of Investment in Flood Relief Measures Launched

    Ten-Year €1 Billion Programme of Investment in Flood Relief Measures Launched

The Government has launched a ten-year programme of €1 billion in investment in flood relief measures including a first tranche

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OPW Highlights New Opportunities For Irish Construction Companies

    OPW Highlights New Opportunities For Irish Construction Companies

Of the anticipated €116 billion capital investment provided for in Project Ireland 2040, the Government’s policy and planning framework for

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New Project to Reduce Costs and Underwater Noise in Offshore Wind Construction

    New Project to Reduce Costs and Underwater Noise in Offshore Wind Construction

The Carbon Trust has announced the launch of BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise

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NI Water Invests £1 Million to Upgrade Watermain Supplying Fermanagh Reservoirs

    NI Water Invests £1 Million to Upgrade Watermain Supplying Fermanagh Reservoirs

NI Water has announced the completion of the first section of a 3.5 km watermain between Ally Hill Service Reservoir

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Provides Over €742 Million For Future Development

    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Provides Over €742 Million For Future Development

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has agreed a Capital Expenditure Programme of over €742 million. The Three Year Capital Programme 2018-2020

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CIF Welcomes Government’s Public Capital Programme and National Planning Framework

    CIF Welcomes Government’s Public Capital Programme and National Planning Framework

The CIF has welcomed the €115 billion investment in infrastructure announced by Government as a potential ‘game-changer for the construction

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Government Unveils €116 Billion Development Programme

    Government Unveils €116 Billion Development Programme

The Government has published The National Development Plan 2018–2027, the most recent in the series of such capital plans adopted

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Construction Industry Requires Over 110,000 Additional Workers to Rebuild Ireland Over Next 3 Years

    Construction Industry Requires Over 110,000 Additional Workers to Rebuild Ireland Over Next 3 Years

The construction industry has launched a transition year initiative to facilitate students interested in working in Ireland’s most innovative construction

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£5 Million Sewer Improvement Project Underway For Ormeau Area of Belfast

    £5 Million Sewer Improvement Project Underway For Ormeau Area of Belfast

NI Water has announce that work has commenced on a £5 million project to improve the sewerage infrastructure in the

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GBHP and the South Eastern Trust Celebrate Topping Out of Ulster Hospital’s Acute Services Block

    GBHP and the South Eastern Trust Celebrate Topping Out of Ulster Hospital’s Acute Services Block

Ulster Hospital’s new £95 million Acute Services Block, the largest live healthcare project in Ireland, has celebrated its topping out

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€417 Million Allocated For Regional and Local Roads

    €417 Million Allocated For Regional and Local Roads

The Government has announced details of a €417 million investment programme for 2018 for regional and local roads. Minister for

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