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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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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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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 to 53.7 in August from 51.4 in July. This marked

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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 the need to prepare for Brexit. The business membership organisation is

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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

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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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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

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Hines and APG Announce Additional €700 Million ‘Build-to-Rent’ Investment Program For Wider Dublin

    Hines and APG Announce Additional €700 Million ‘Build-to-Rent’ Investment Program For Wider Dublin

Hines, the international real estate firm, and partner APG Asset Management (APG) have commenced construction on the first new apartment buildings as part of the new Cherrywood Town Centre in

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New Global HQ For King & Moffatt

    New Global HQ For King & Moffatt

Mechanical and electrical contractors King & Moffatt Building Services has officially opened its new global headquarters in Carrick on Shannon. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the company also announced

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Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets

    Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets

Flynn, one of Ireland’s leading contractors and fit out specialists, is adding 50 new jobs to its current workforce over the next two years. This will bring its headcount to

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Where are Ireland’s Construction Workers?

    Where are Ireland’s Construction Workers?

The Central Bank of Ireland has published a signed article from the second Quarterly Bulletin of 2018, published on 12 April 2018. The article, ‘Where are Ireland’s Construction Workers?‘ by

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45 Jobs Saved at Manley Construction Following Exit From Examinership

    45 Jobs Saved at Manley Construction Following Exit From Examinership

Manley Construction has exited examinership after 100 days following a High Court hearing in front of Justice Marie Baker. Following the hearing, the company can continue to trade normally, saving 45

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Construction Industry Requires More Female Workers

    Construction Industry Requires More Female Workers

A survey by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has found that on average approximately only 1 out of 10 construction workers are female. The survey found that on construction sites

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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 companies.  The initiative will see students completing work experience in

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Construction Industry Has Created 50,000 Jobs Since 2013

    Construction Industry Has Created 50,000 Jobs Since 2013

Over 50,000 jobs have been created in the construction industry since the lowest point of the recession in 2013. CSO figures indicate that industry has hired approximately 1000 people per

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2018 is Off to a Fresh Start For Speculative Industrial Development in South West Dublin

    2018 is Off to a Fresh Start For Speculative Industrial Development in South West Dublin

Exeter Property Company has appointed contractors for the construction of a new 110,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art logistics facility at Greenogue Business Park, just minutes from the Naas Road at Rathcoole.

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Strabane Manufacturer to Invest Over £7 Million in Ambitious Expansion

    Strabane Manufacturer to Invest Over £7 Million in Ambitious Expansion

Strabane-based Fabplus is planning to more than double its workforce and turnover with support from Invest Northern Ireland. The investment is part of a three year expansion plan to increase its market

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82% of Engineering Employers Plan to Hire in 2018

    82% of Engineering Employers Plan to Hire in 2018

79% of engineering employers expect their businesses to grow in 2018, a new Engineers Ireland survey has revealed. The findings indicate that engineering employers are very confident for the year

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Gyproc Ireland Creates 14 New Jobs at Kingscourt Factory

    Gyproc Ireland Creates 14 New Jobs at Kingscourt Factory

Gyproc, Ireland’s leading manufacturer of plaster and plasterboard and part of the Saint-Gobain group, has today announced the creation of 14 new jobs at its manufacturing facility in Kingscourt, Co.

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UCC unveils most ambitious strategic plan in its history

    UCC unveils most ambitious strategic plan in its history

University College Cork (UCC) has unveiled its €350 million investment plan which will create more than 500 new construction jobs in Cork over the next five years. Announcing his strategic

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Vigilance needed to sustain pace of jobs growth in construction

    Vigilance needed to sustain pace of jobs growth in construction

An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald and Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring have welcomed the latest Quarterly National Household Survey figures from

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Construction fuels employment growth

    Construction fuels employment growth

Ibec has welcomed the strong jobs numbers recently published by the CSO. The numbers provide more evidence of broad positive momentum in the economy, despite Brexit uncertainty. Employment grew by

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Growth of activity remains marked, but slows to 29 month low – Ulster Bank Construction PMI

    Growth of activity remains marked, but slows to 29 month low – Ulster Bank Construction PMI

Growth in the Irish construction sector eased again, with slower rises in both activity and new orders recorded. That said,

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CIF Women in Construction Breakfast Briefing

    CIF Women in Construction Breakfast Briefing

The CIF will host its second Women in Construction Breakfast Briefing event #BuildingEquality from 8am to 10am on Tuesday 26th of September at Construction

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Median national salary for a Chartered Surveyor is €70K

    Median national salary for a Chartered Surveyor is €70K

A new salary survey by Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland shows: Median national salary for a Chartered Surveyor is €70K

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Construction industry could lead the way on closing gender pay gap – RICS

    Construction industry could lead the way on closing gender pay gap – RICS

A OnePoll survey commissioned by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in the UK has found that despite an

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Ministers announce comprehensive review of National Training Fund

    Ministers announce comprehensive review of National Training Fund

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton together with the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor

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Minister for Jobs receives report on pay in construction sector

    Minister for Jobs receives report on pay in construction sector

The Labour Court has made recommendations to Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald on new pay

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CIF & SERSF run careers in construction workshop in WIT

    CIF & SERSF run careers in construction workshop in WIT

Despite the levels of construction activity still being relatively low in the south east with a high dependency upon work

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Engineers Ireland – consider a career in engineering

    Engineers Ireland – consider a career in engineering

Engineers Ireland has urged Leaving Cert students to engineer their future and consider a career in engineering. Caroline Spillane, Director

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Top 50 CIF Contractors 2017 announced

    Top 50 CIF Contractors 2017 announced

According to the CIF, its Top 50 Contractors list for 2017 provides us with a unique snapshot of the Irish

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Construction companies join forces to increase levels of apprentices through share scheme

    Construction companies join forces to increase levels of apprentices through share scheme

The number of apprentices entering the Construction industry dropped sharply in recent years. However, new apprentice registrations must rise from

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Grant Thornton launches new Centre of Excellence

    Grant Thornton launches new Centre of Excellence

Grant Thornton has announced it is to create 250 new jobs across all areas of its business operations in Ireland.

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Atkins signs contracts for Carrigaline Western Relief Road

    Atkins signs contracts for Carrigaline Western Relief Road

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Séamus McGrath, together with representatives of Cork County Council and Atkins have signed

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BAM Ireland signs contract for development of Uninest Mill II

    BAM Ireland signs contract for development of Uninest Mill II

BAM and Global Student Accommodation Group (GSA) have signed a €43 million contract for the construction of Uninest Mill II,

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Apprentices must play a key role in rebuilding the construction industry

    Apprentices must play a key role in rebuilding the construction industry

Construction employment could rise to 213,000 by 2020 based on DKM and SOLAS analysis. However, Ireland’s economic recovery may be

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Foreign competitors may be needed to meet increasing demand

    Foreign competitors may be needed to meet increasing demand

The CIF has stated that the number of new apprentices entering construction must more than double by 2020 or the

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Second call for new apprenticeship proposals welcomed

    Second call for new apprenticeship proposals welcomed

The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton and the Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation John Halligan

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€15m expansion planned at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre

    €15m expansion planned at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre

The management company for Blanchardstown Centre has lodged a planning application to extend the centre’s central mall area. The application

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Contractor sought for Dublin’s tallest building

    Contractor sought for Dublin’s tallest building

Dublin’s tallest office building, The Exo, will stand at 73m high and could accommodate up to 2,000 office workers. Located

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Warning over lack of skilled workers post-Brexit

    Warning over lack of skilled workers post-Brexit

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the largest trade association in the UK construction industry, has stated that migrant labour

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Foster + Partners plans redundancies after ‘market uncertainty’

    Foster + Partners plans redundancies after ‘market uncertainty’

Foster + Partners is planning a number of staff redundancies as part of a restructure at the architecture and design

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Industry needs 112,000 workers up to 2020

    Industry needs 112,000 workers up to 2020

Commenting on the recently announced CSO housing figures, CIF Director General Tom Parlon said the current housing shortage is the

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Work on Limerick office development commences

    Work on Limerick office development commences

JJ Rhatigan & Company has just started work on the Gardens International Office Development project in Limerick, the first Limerick

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Grafton Group to add 170 jobs

    Grafton Group to add 170 jobs

Irish building company Grafton Group has announced it is adding 170 new jobs in Ireland over the next two years

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Activity rises at fastest pace in five months

    Activity rises at fastest pace in five months

The Ulster Bank Construction PMI Report (RoI) has found that the rate of expansion remained strong in the Irish construction

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Industry set to grow by further 15% – Linesight

    Industry set to grow by further 15% – Linesight

Linesight’s annual Ireland Handbook for 2017 has stated that construction could create up to 80,000 new jobs if it were

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€300m Astra Construction housing development kicks off in Cork

    €300m Astra Construction housing development kicks off in Cork

Work on a new housing development worth €300 million in Carrigaline, Co. Cork has begun. Astra Construction Services are building

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DIT creates new programme for apprenticeships

    DIT creates new programme for apprenticeships

A pilot programme in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), supported by J.P. Morgan and ESB, aims to prepare young people

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Five storey office building planned for Cork city

    Five storey office building planned for Cork city

Over 450 jobs will be created with the construction a new office block in Cork city’s South Mall. The state-of-the-art,

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Amarenco to invest €56m in Munster solar farms

    Amarenco to invest €56m in Munster solar farms

Renewable energy firm Amarenco Solar has received planning permission for a 5MW solar farm in Cork. The farm, which has

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Clerys redevelopment to provide ‘new focus and heartbeat’ to O’Connell Street

    Clerys redevelopment to provide ‘new focus and heartbeat’ to O’Connell Street

The redevelopment of Clerys department store on Dublin’s O’Connell Street will provide a “new focus and heartbeat” to the city

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BAM Ireland secures Bolands Quay contract

    BAM Ireland secures Bolands Quay contract

The Bolands Quay Development Group – a collaboration between property consultants Mark Reynolds & Glenn Cran of Savills Ireland and

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Belfast’s Crumlin Road Courthouse to be transformed into hotel

    Belfast’s Crumlin Road Courthouse to be transformed into hotel

The location for paramilitary trials during the Troubles, the Crumlin Road Courthouse in Belfast is to be transformed into a

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Builders in UK plan for shortage of skilled labour post-Brexit

    Builders in UK plan for shortage of skilled labour post-Brexit

According to a report by Reuters, many of the UK’s leading housebuilders are planning or considering new developments of prefabricated

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Housing and commercial activity grow – PMI

    Housing and commercial activity grow – PMI

Activity in the construction sector rose sharply last month, according to the latest Purchasing Managers Index from Ulster Bank. Ulster

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CIF celebrates International Women’s Day

    CIF celebrates International Women’s Day

Over 100 men and women attended the Construction Industry Federation’s (CIF) recently-held breakfast briefing on Increasing Female Participation in Construction.

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