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JLL Predicts a Buoyant Year For Ireland’s Hotel Industry

    JLL Predicts a Buoyant Year For Ireland’s Hotel Industry

What does 2018 have in store for the Irish Hotels Market? JLL expects approximately 1,300 new hotel rooms to open in Dublin City, representing a +6.0% increase in current room supply. The first new hotel to open will be the Iveagh Garden Hotel (pictured above), which opens this month on Harcourt Street.
The summer will also see […]

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Final Stage of €6.5 Million Rejuvenation of Cahernane House Hotel

    Final Stage of €6.5 Million Rejuvenation of Cahernane House Hotel

International hotel management company, The PREM Group, are preparing to enter the final phase of a major €6.5 million redevelopment of their latest acquisition, Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney. Purchased by the PREM Group in 2016, Cahernane House Hotel has undergone extensive renovations over the past 18 months in a bid to return the luxury […]

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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. On completion, the company expects to employ over 200 people at the facility, whilst over 50 jobs will be created during construction.
“With the absence of […]

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Largest Ever European Investment Bank Support in Ireland Backs New Children’s Hospital Project

    Largest Ever European Investment Bank Support in Ireland Backs New Children’s Hospital Project

The European Investment Bank is to provide a loan of €490 million to support construction of the new children’s hospital in Dublin. This represents the largest ever financial engagement by the European Union’s long-term lending institution in Ireland and the EIB’s first backing for a hospital in the country.
The new children’s hospital project includes two […]

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Construction of Donabate Distributor Road Commences

    Construction of Donabate Distributor Road Commences

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, TD, has launched the Donabate Distributor Road, which is the first LIHAF project under the Rebuilding Ireland programme to reach the construction stage.
The Minister, along with the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Mary McCamley, and Fingal County Council Chief Executive, Paul Reid, turned the first sod on […]

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Center Parcs Signs Contract With John Sisk & Son

    Center Parcs Signs Contract With John Sisk & Son

As construction activity on the much anticipated €233 million Center Parcs Longford Forest resort in County Longford ramps up, the company has announced it has formally awarded two major construction contracts to Dublin-based construction firm John Sisk & Son.
The contracts for the construction of the 470 lodges and 30 apartments as well as the state-of-the-art centre […]

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EIB Loan Will Trigger €180 Million Investment Programme in Fingal

    EIB Loan Will Trigger €180 Million Investment Programme in Fingal

Fingal County Council has signed a €70 million Framework Loan Agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) which will trigger a €180 million investment in strategic infrastructure projects within the county’s Capital Development Plan. This represents the first EIB support for county-wide investment in partnership with an Irish local authority for more than a decade […]

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CField Construction Helps Build Field of Dreams For Down Syndrome Cork

    CField Construction Helps Build Field of Dreams For Down Syndrome Cork

Field of Dreams, an educational and horticultural centre for adults with Down syndrome, was officially opened by Minister Simon Coveney in Cork recently. CField Construction, who engaged in the project as the main contractor on a pro-bono basis, built the centre on the Curraheen Road. The project, pioneered by chairman of Down Syndrome Cork Ray […]

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New Record Set For Dublin Property Market

    New Record Set For Dublin Property Market

Sales at Lansdowne Place, Chartered Land’s luxury residential development in Ballsbridge, have surpassed targets with over €100 million secured from sales to date. The prices achieved equate to over €1,000 per sq. ft. setting new records for the Dublin property market.
The Templeton, which was the first building to come on the market, and The Blake, launched […]

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Keadeen Hotel Unveils New €3 Million Development Works

    Keadeen Hotel Unveils New €3 Million Development Works

The O’Loughlin family run, four-star Keadeen Hotel in Newbridge, Co. Kildare has just completed a €3 million renovation programme which has seen some major works taking place both in and outside the well-known Kildare property. The renovation programme started 18 months ago when a new Honeymoon Suite was created and many of the bedrooms were […]

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McAleer & Rushe Sells Newcastle Hotel Investment For £32.7 Million

    McAleer & Rushe Sells Newcastle Hotel Investment For £32.7 Million

Northern Ireland-based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has sold a planned new four-star Maldron Hotel in Newcastle City Centre to UK Commercial Property Trust Limited (UKCPT), which is advised by Standard Life Investments, for £32.7 million on a forward funding basis reflecting a market investment yield of 4.99% on completion.
The six-storey hotel due to be completed in March 2019 by McAleer […]

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EIB Backs Re-development of Limerick and Confirms New Irish Urban Investment Plans

    EIB Backs Re-development of Limerick and Confirms New Irish Urban Investment Plans

Limerick’s economic resurgence has taken another giant step forward as the European Investment Bank (EIB) confirmed a record commitment for an urban Ireland investment programme for the city. EIB will commit to €85million in lending to Limerick City and County Council to be spent on transforming the 1.62 hectare Opera Site in the city centre […]

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Heineken Ireland Unveils Multi-million Euro Refresh of Historic Cork Office

    Heineken Ireland Unveils Multi-million Euro Refresh of Historic Cork Office

Marking the completion of a multi-million euro upgrade project, HEINEKEN Ireland has unveiled its new look headquarters in Cork. The 128 year-old iconic Malt House building at Leitrim Street has been revamped to provide an inspirational and collaborative environment for HEINEKEN Ireland’s 200+ Cork-based employees.
HEINEKEN Ireland has a 161 year brewing heritage in Cork and the […]

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Dublin City Council Wins Engineers Ireland Excellence Award

    Dublin City Council Wins Engineers Ireland Excellence Award

Dublin City Council’s South Campshire Flood Protection Project has won the Engineers Ireland Excellence Award in the ‘Local Authority Engineering Initiative category’. Following recent extreme flood events, a review was carried out in Dublin city to look at the capacity of the existing coastal flood defences. This identified some areas of the south city as […]

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Redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh Voted Best National Engineering Project of 2017

    Redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh Voted Best National Engineering Project of 2017

The redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh has been voted national Engineering Project of the Year for 2017 at eighth Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards. The regeneration of the stadium, home of Cork City and County GAA activities since it was established in 1898, has resulted in a multi-purpose floodlit bowl-shaped venue that can accommodate a capacity […]

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Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland to Develop €35 Million Processing Facility in Killybegs

    Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland to Develop €35 Million Processing Facility in Killybegs

Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland (BII) has secured planning permission for a second larger marine ingredients processing facility in Killybegs, Co Donegal which will cost an estimated €35 million to develop and will have capacity for 120,000 tonnes of fish. Construction is provisionally scheduled to get underway in 2018.

BII is a joint venture between the Killybegs Fishermen’s […]

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Ireland Chapter of PMI Announces Winners of the National Project Awards

    Ireland Chapter of PMI Announces Winners of the National Project Awards

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the winners of the inaugural National Project Awards, sponsored by PwC. Derek Tierney of the Department of Finance won Project Professional of the Year at a gala dinner hosted by principal sponsor PwC. Pramerica scooped Project Management Office of the Year and the Royal College of […]

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Another Successful Year For PM Group

    Another Successful Year For PM Group

PM Group, the international project delivery company, has reported Group revenue of €336 million, an increase of 13% on 2015. The Group delivered operating profits of €10.6 million for the year ended 31st December 2016, an outcome in line with prior year. Project activity improved year on year, with a 3% increase in underlying fee […]

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Solo Energy Installs State-of-the-art Energy Storage System

    Solo Energy Installs State-of-the-art Energy Storage System

Solo Energy – a ClimateLaunchpad alumni company – has teamed up with Cork City Council to install a state-of-the-art battery storage system at the Ballyvolane Fire Station. Cork-based Solo Energy, in collaboration with ESB Networks, is rolling out a network of distributed energy storage systems at a number of private and public buildings as part […]

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Microsoft’s New Irish Wind Energy Agreement

    Microsoft’s New Irish Wind Energy Agreement

The national body charged with helping Ireland to transition to a low-carbon economy has welcomed a new agreement by Microsoft to become one of the first multinational technology companies to support a new wind project in Ireland. Microsoft Corp. has announced a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100 percent of the […]

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Construction to start on GCP2 Production Facility at Takeda Ireland Ltd site

    Construction to start on GCP2 Production Facility at Takeda Ireland Ltd site

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited has announced that a groundbreaking ceremony has been held for its new production facility at the existing Grange Castle site in Ireland. Takeda’s existing footprint at the Grange Castle site will be expanded with the construction of a new standalone, high-containment production facility dedicated to manufacturing its oncology product NINLARO for […]

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College Green must work as transport artery first, plaza second – Dublin Chamber

    College Green must work as transport artery first, plaza second – Dublin Chamber

Dublin Chamber, the group which represents businesses in the Dublin region, has expressed concern over the lack of clarity regarding how traffic will move around the city once the new Luas line opens later this year. The Chamber, reacting to the publication of new proposals for a pedestrian plaza on College Green, said the piecemeal […]

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Plans for new College Green plaza in Dublin revealed

    Plans for new College Green plaza in Dublin revealed

A €10 million scheme to convert Dublin’s College Green into a pedestrian plaza is set to go to An Bord Pleanála next week. The project will see a ban on all private cars and East/West public transport. It will cover nearly 7,500 sq m and will involve a two-way cycle track, wooden benches, fountains and […]

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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 at Point Square in Dublin’s Dockland’s, it was announced this week that tender has been issued for the appointment of a building contractor and that Savills and CBRE have been instructed to seek pre-letting agreements […]

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Green light for €1bn new children’s hospital

    Green light for €1bn new children’s hospital

Health Minister Simon Harris has announced the Government has approved the investment required to enable the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board to award the construction contracts for the building of the main children’s hospital.
The project will be located on the St James’s Hospital campus and the two Paediatric Outpatients and Urgent Care Centres on the […]

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Cork’s new courthouse to be complete by December

    Cork’s new courthouse to be complete by December

According to the Courts Service, Cork city’s new multi-million euro courthouse is set to be complete by December. The building, on a site behind the city’s former district court on Anglesea Street, is one of seven courthouses being built or revamped around the country under a €135 million public-private partnership.
This partnership will see construction company […]

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PM Group wins manufacturing facility project in China

    PM Group wins manufacturing facility project in China

PM Group has announced a major project win for its new Shanghai office to provide site master planning and engineering design services for BeiGene’s Biologics Manufacturing Facility, located in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China.
The BeiGene facility is a US$330 million direct investment to establish a state-of-the-art commercial-scale biologics manufacturing plant and to provide funding for research […]

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Atkins signs contracts for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí

    Atkins signs contracts for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí

Atkins has been appointed as part of the design team for the new 600 pupil school for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí in Tralee, Co Kerry. The contract signing for the newly appointed design team took place at the Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) Head Office last week. The formal appointment of the Design Team by […]

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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 Twenty Thirty contract. The 100,000 sq. ft. office development is the first of three major projects that will transform inner city Limerick, creating 1.4 million sq. ft. of prime real estate for various uses. The […]

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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 800 homes on the 100-acre site, situated on the Cork road before Carrigaline town. One of the most significant developments in the county, Janeville will comprise 3, 4 and 5 bedroom, BER A rated, detached […]

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€125m City Quay Development secures funding

    €125m City Quay Development secures funding

City Development Fund, a sub-fund of Targeted Investment Opportunities ICAV (TIO) has just confirmed that Irish Life will pre-fund the €125 million development of 13-18 City Quay in Dublin’s docklands.
On completion, full ownership of the development will be transferred to Irish Life. This acquisition follows Irish Life’s recent purchase of Velasco on Grand Canal Street, […]

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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 Cleary McCabe – has announced that BAM Ireland has been selected as the preferred bidder for the construction of the Bolands Quay Development (formerly Boland’s Mill) in Dublin’s south docklands.
Following an extensive tendering process, the […]

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Roadbridge works on new Center Parcs Longford Forest Holiday Village to start in May

    Roadbridge works on new Center Parcs Longford Forest Holiday Village to start in May

Center Parcs has announced that it has awarded the first major contract for its Ballymahon holiday village to Limerick-based Roadbridge Civil Engineering & Building Contractors. This comes after a competitive tendering process for the project, named ‘Center Parcs Longford Forest Holiday Village’.
The contract is for infrastructural work, as part of the €233m development at Newcastle […]

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Five-year planning extension for Dublin Airport runway

    Five-year planning extension for Dublin Airport runway

DAA has been given five more years to build its planned €320 million north runway at Dublin Airport. A 10-year planning permission for the runway project was granted in August 2007, but construction did not get under way due to the economic downturn and subsequent fall in passenger numbers.
Preliminary works began late last year and […]

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Planning application for €300m maternity hospital lodged

    Planning application for €300m maternity hospital lodged

A planning application for the move of the National Maternity Hospital from Holles Street to St Vincent’s Hospital was recently lodged. The project is the largest investment to be made in maternity services in the State, catering for up to 10,000 births a year. The move follows an 18-month dispute between the two institutions over […]

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Home of Jameson Re-opens Following €11 Million Investment

    Home of Jameson Re-opens Following €11 Million Investment

Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has announced the reopening of the home of Jameson in Smithfield, Dublin, following a total investment of €11 million. The new look ‘Jameson Distillery Bow St.’ brand home will support the Irish Whiskey Tourism Strategy […]

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Interxion Opens New €28 Million Data Centre

    Interxion Opens New €28 Million Data Centre

Interxion Holding, a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral co-location data centre services, has unveiled DUB3, its third data centre in Dublin, and further strengthened the company’s commitment to its future in Ireland. During the construction phase of the project 140 jobs were created, with 10 permanent new positions created following construction. This will […]

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Agreement to Redevelop National Maternity Hospital Announced

    Agreement to Redevelop National Maternity Hospital Announced

Minister for Health Simon Harris announced on Thursday, November 24, that the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) and St Vincent’s Hospital Group have reached an agreement on on the redevelopment of the NMH on the Elm Park campus.
The Department of Health said that their design team will review and update the underlying planning documentation with a […]

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€15.5 Million Wind Farm Opened In Co. Antrim

    €15.5 Million Wind Farm Opened In Co. Antrim

Gaelectric officially opened its £13.4 million (€15.5 Million) wind farm on Thursday, November 17, at Cloonty in Co. Antrim. The 9.2MW wind farm is located on the Castlecat Road between Derrykeighan and Bushmills.
Cloonty is renewable energy and energy storage group Gaelectric’s fouth operating wind farm in Northern Ireland. The Company has 184MW of operating wind […]

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€30 Million Retail Centre Planned for Bray

    €30 Million Retail Centre Planned for Bray

A development partner is being sought to develop a 2.4 acre site, previously known as the ‘Florentine Centre’, in Bray, Savills announced on  Wednesday, 16 November 2016. Wicklow County Council appointed Savills to seek a development partner for the 250,000 square foot scheme at the site recently purchased by the council. The site has been […]

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Construction projects’ value rises over €1 billion in first half of 2016

    Construction projects’ value rises over €1 billion in first half of 2016

New figures provided by the Building Information Index suggest that the value of construction projects in Ireland has risen significantly when compared with the previous year.
In the first half of 2016, the value of construction project commencements increased by €1.12 billion, or 44%, to €3.69 billion.
Five of the seven sectors examined registered growth, with the […]

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€500m development programme for Limerick

The biggest single Irish commercial property development programme undertaken outside the capital was unveiled today with the launch of a special purpose vehicle to accelerate Limerick’s emergence as one of Europe’s most attractive investment locations.
Limerick Twenty Thirty Strategic Development DAC (Designated Activity Company) is the first entity of its kind created by a local authority […]

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Planning permission for Cork’s largest office compex

Cork city council has granted planning permission to O’Callaghan Properties for the largest office complex in the city’s business core – capable of accommodating up to 3,000 employees.
Managing director Owen O’Callaghan saidNavigation Square was a €90 million project consisting of four separate buildings to be constructed on a site which he had previously earmarked for […]

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€6m redevelopment at Galway Racecourse

A €6 million redevelopment of the enclosure at Galway Racecourse, featuring a new indoor betting hall and additional bar/food facilities, has been confirmed.The Board of Horse Racing Ireland yesterday approved funding for Galway Racecourse of €2.1 million for the project.
The development represents an overall investment of €6 million by the racecourse, including all ancillary services […]

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Planning permission granted for 22,000 sq m development at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre

A 22,000 sq m development at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin has been granted planning permission. The development will include a new civic plaza and a 2,500 seat Olympic-sized indoor ice arena.
The new plaza will be equivalent to a typical European-scale urban plaza, while the ice arena will be capable of hosting international ice skating […]

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Planning permission granted for Apple data centre

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission to US technology giant Apple for a 24,500 square metre data centre which will help run online services including the iTunes store, App store and Siri.
Among the reasons why the project was approved included the “projected demand” for data storage in the future, coupled with the “economic and operational […]

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Turner & Townsend completes handover of MISA

UK-based Turner & Townsend has successfully completed handover of the new Mercers Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St. James’s Hospital in Dublin.
MISA is a centre of excellence for the treatment and wellbeing of the elderly and treats in excess of 16,000 patients a year over the age of 65. The concept of the Institute has […]

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BAM is First In Ireland to Obtain International BIM Certification

BAM Ireland has become the first organization in Ireland to obtain the international industry standard for the use of the process for design and construction projects and is leading the way in the implementation of Building Information Modelling & Management (BIM) in the Republic of Ireland.

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Clonmel Enterprise Ltd. Helms Leopardstown Link Road and Roundabout Reconfiguration Project

Clonmel Enterprises Ltd. will begin a new project, removing the existing Leopardstown Roundabout, Dublin 18, and replacing it with a signalised junction, which will help the traffic flow in the area.

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Ibec and the CBI, Release Report to Enhance Requirements to All-island Transportation Network

Two key business groups in Northern Ireland and the Republic, Ibec and the CBI, released a new report that targets ambitious plans to advance the all-island transport network.

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“Rebuilding Ireland” Positively Recieved

An action proposal for the problems of housing provide storage and homelessness was released yesterday. The deal was warmly welcomed by industry and housing charities. The plan is positive in outlook.

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€30m Construction Project: New Bridge to Link The Docklands to Poolbeg Peninsula

The Dublin City Council intends to speed up the progress of the construction of a €30 million bridge, connecting Dublin’s south docks with the newly planned “urban quarter” on the Poolbeg peninsula.

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Portarlington Library to be Renovated by Dunnes Building Services Limited

The Renovation of the Portarlington Library in county Laois is being lead by CIF member, Dunnes Building Services Limited.

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Coveney Provides €9m for Taking in Charge of Residential Estates

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, T.D., announced the allocation of €9 million to assist local authorities in taking in charge 356 developments (accounting for over 17,000 households). In addition to the €9 m allocation almost €4.5m of funding will be sourced by local authorities through bonds and other sources.
Speaking today, the […]

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Bidding Settled for New Luas Project

A €368m cross-city Luas line bid was settled in a High Court challenge during the process of settling the contract.
This project was a joint venture between Somague Engenharia SA, a Portuguese construction company, and Wills Brothers Ltd, which is a Mayo based civil engineering company. These organizations agreed to join forces in bidding for this project […]

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Pollution fears halt construction of £745m bypass

Construction work has been suspended on the Aberdeen Western Periphery Route following fears over pollution to surrounding rivers.
Investigators from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency discovered silt pollution in neighboring watercourses following heavy rain earlier this week.
Calum MacDonald, Executive Director of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), said:
“SEPA officers have been investigating multiple reports of significant […]

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Dart Expansion Requires Space at Dublin Airport

Don Cunningham, the Irish Rail’s director of infrastructure stated that the Dublin Airport needs to set aside a space for the Dart line. This project to build the Metro North is expected to cost around €2.4bn.
Those in charge of the project insist that there must be space for the Dart to connect to Dublin Airport […]

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Residential Flooding Halt’s Construction on Wind Farm

Coillte and Bord na Mona are in the process of constructing a wind farm with 20 turbines near Strokestown. The farm is expected to generate 64 megawatts, and if everything goes according to plan, the farm should be operational in the next year.
Unfortunately, residential flooding has forced a Roscommon TD to suspend construction while they […]

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