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Plans for development of O’Connell Street and Moore Street get green light

Some of the first plans in the €500 million redevelopment of Dublin city’s most prominent site, the 5.5-acre plot stretching from O’Connell Street to Moore Street, have been approved by

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Plan to build social housing in Limerick faces fresh uncertainty over funding

    Plan to build social housing in Limerick faces fresh uncertainty over funding

An examiner appointed to a construction firm that has been building a planned social housing development in Limerick has so far failed to secure a scheme of arrangement that would

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New centre for excellence to open in Limerick in mid 2022

    New centre for excellence to open in Limerick in mid 2022

A NEW centre of excellence located in Limerick’s National Technology Park is due to be completed in mid 2022. IDA Ireland have announced that the 30.000sq ft building will be

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Aldi and Lidl announce separate multi-million euro investments in Cork

    Aldi and Lidl announce separate multi-million euro investments in Cork

The store will bring up to 25 permanent new jobs to Kanturk after planning permission for the supermarket was secured. Discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl have announced separate plans

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‘It’s a distillery, not Rapunzel’s castle’ – Locals object to Dingle distillery expansion

    ‘It’s a distillery, not Rapunzel’s castle’ – Locals object to Dingle distillery expansion

The company also plans to provide a shuttle bus service from the centre of Dingle for visitors during summer months Plans for a major expansion of the Dingle Distillery, including

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MICA HOMEOWNERS GAIN UNANIMOUS SUPPORT AT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

    MICA HOMEOWNERS GAIN UNANIMOUS SUPPORT AT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Members of the Mica Action Group gained unanimous support following strong presentations to the European Parliament Petitions Committee today. Ann Owens and Joseph Morgan spoke in Brussels regarding eight petitions

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Devil in detail of redress scheme for mica homeowners

    Devil in detail of redress scheme for mica homeowners

Square-foot caps on rebuilding costs will still leave many property owners out of pocket Homeowners caught up in the mica scandal said the devil would be in the detail of

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Proposed hotel at site of Dublin’s Cobblestone pub refused planning permission

    Proposed hotel at site of Dublin’s Cobblestone pub refused planning permission

The pub itself is a protected structure, and according to the planning application, it would be retained as part of any development. PLANNING PERMISSION FOR a hotel structure at the

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Mica redress scheme finalised after intense talks on increased rates

    Mica redress scheme finalised after intense talks on increased rates

Darragh O’Brien to bring memo to Cabinet on revised scheme for rebuilds in Donegal and Mayo The Government finalised a redress scheme late last night for thousands of families in Donegal and Mayo affected

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O’Flynn seeks to build 275 homes on Cork’s northside

    O’Flynn seeks to build 275 homes on Cork’s northside

Plans have been submitted for a strategic housing development on the north side of Cork City. O’Flynn Construction wants to build 275 residential units off the Ballyhooly Road in Ballyvolane.

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Scotland-Northern Ireland tunnel ‘set to be scrapped’

    Scotland-Northern Ireland tunnel ‘set to be scrapped’

Plans to build a tunnel linking Scotland and Northern Ireland are set to be scrapped for cost reasons, it has been reported. The project, which had been estimated to cost at

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More than 50 submissions on controversial Clare data centre proposal

    More than 50 submissions on controversial Clare data centre proposal

More than 50 submissions have been made on the proposed new data centre for Ennis, which has garnered stiff resistance from environmentalists in recent weeks. Futureproof Clare, Extinction Rebellion Clare,

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4,500 Dublin Hotel Rooms to be Delivered by 2023

    4,500 Dublin Hotel Rooms to be Delivered by 2023

24 new hotels, comprising 4,500 rooms, will be delivered in Dublin by the end of 2023, according to property advisor, Savills Ireland. 2,100 rooms will complete by the end of

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NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION SUMMIT – 21st October 2021 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown

    NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION SUMMIT – 21st October 2021 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown

Be sure to register to attend the 6th Annual National Construction Summit which is being held on the 21st October 2021 at the Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown. The purpose of the National

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Call for action as Cork awaits first major apartment project in 13 years

    Call for action as Cork awaits first major apartment project in 13 years

Regeneration and rejuvenation of city centre areas will fail to occur without major Government intervention, according to leading figures in the construction and business sector. Cork Chamber, the Construction Industry

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Development of Second-tier Cities Key to Sustainable Economic Growth

    Development of Second-tier Cities Key to Sustainable Economic Growth

Policies should aim to rebalance growth by encouraging regional development led by a small number of large urban centres outside Dublin, according to new ESRI research. If the current pattern of growth

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Dragon Brand Foods to Build New Factory

    Dragon Brand Foods to Build New Factory

Strabane-based food manufacturer, Dragon Brand Foods is investing over £500,000 in jobs, innovation and a new factory with the support of Invest Northern Ireland. The company is due to begin

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Cork building sector demands upgrades to road and water network

    Cork building sector demands upgrades to road and water network

According to a report in the Evening Echo, major infrastructure works are needed to bring land marked for housing development up to scratch. The report says that construction experts in

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Cork city building getting ready for Crawford art students

    Cork city building getting ready for Crawford art students

MORE than 100 CIT students will be accommodated in the college’s new city centre hub for postgraduate studies in art and design. Refurbishment works on the former Bank of Scotland

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€90m Cork Docklands plan gets go ahead

    €90m Cork Docklands plan gets go ahead

A €90 million office block aimed at resolving a chronic shortage of commercial space in the city centre has been given the green light. The Navigation Square complex comprises four

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Coveney announces €32 Million for Repair and Leasing Scheme

    Coveney announces €32 Million for Repair and Leasing Scheme

The Minister for Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government Simon Coveney announced on Thursday that the pilot scheme that targets vacant properties and secures them for social housing, by financing

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More Than €8 Billion Worth of Construction Projects Went On-Site in 2016 – CIS

    More Than €8 Billion Worth of Construction Projects Went On-Site in 2016 – CIS

Over €8 Billion worth of construction projects went on-site in 2016 according to Construction Information Services (CIS) on Wednesday. The finding comes from the recently published 2016 Construction Market Review

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Housing Minister Turns Sod at Sligo Development

    Housing Minister Turns Sod at Sligo Development

The Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Mr. Simon Coveney, turned the sod at a new development of 22 social homes at Fr O’ Flanagan Terrace, Sligo, on Friday.

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Kingspan Full Year Report Shows Revenue up 12 Percent in 2016

    Kingspan Full Year Report Shows Revenue up 12 Percent in 2016

Full year results for Cavan-based building materials producer, Kingspan, released on Friday, showed revenue up 12% to €3.1 billion in

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Free Trade Registration Open for Construction and Quarry Machinery Show

    Free Trade Registration Open for Construction and Quarry Machinery Show

Free trade registration is now open for  CQMS’17 Construction and Quarry Machinery Show on Friday, April 21st. The show in Tullamore,

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€20 Million Office Development Launched in Cork City

    €20 Million Office Development Launched in Cork City

A €20 million office development at Camden Place will provide 150 construction jobs with up to 500 jobs coming on-stream

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Athlone IT Launches Polymer Engineering Scholarships

    Athlone IT Launches Polymer Engineering Scholarships

A persistent shortage of polymer engineering talent in Ireland has prompted the launch of a new scholarship programme, Athlone Institute

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Hines and Peterson Group Acquire Landmark Dublin Properties

    Hines and Peterson Group Acquire Landmark Dublin Properties

Real estate companies Hines and Peterson Group have entered a partnership to acquire two iconic Dublin properties – the Central

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1.8 Acre Residential Development Opportunity in Dundrum

CBRE on Monday offered a residential development opportunity at Annefield House, Taney Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14 to the open market

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Nine Fatal Construction Accidents in 2016

    Nine Fatal Construction Accidents in 2016

There were 44 people killed in workplaces in 2016, representing a 21% reduction of the 56 reported in 2015, according

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House Price Inflation May Hit Double-Digit Levels in 2017

    House Price Inflation May Hit Double-Digit Levels in 2017

Irish house price inflation is set to accelerate in 2017, potentially reaching double-digit levels, according to the MyHome.ie property report

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Dublin Warehouse Nets Most Bids Ever Recorded at Allsop Online Auction

    Dublin Warehouse Nets Most Bids Ever Recorded at Allsop Online Auction

Allsop’s final auction of 2016 took place this week with 158 properties sold and total sales of over €28m, Daft.ie’s

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DART & Luas Map Illustrates Dublin Rental Prices

    DART & Luas Map Illustrates Dublin Rental Prices

A map of Luas and DART stops, published by Daft on Friday, highlights the most and least expensive areas to

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€10 Million Expansion to Warmth & Wellbeing Scheme

    €10 Million Expansion to Warmth & Wellbeing Scheme

The Warmth & Wellbeing pilot scheme, which provides energy free efficiency upgrades to homes in some areas of Dublin, will

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Dublin Ranked Fourth Most Attractive City for Property Investment

Dublin is the fourth most attractive city in Europe for real estate investment, according to an analysis by PwC and

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Sligo East City Regeneration Project Launched in Cranmore

    Sligo East City Regeneration Project Launched in Cranmore

The Sligo East City, Cranmore and Environs Regeneration Project was launched at a showcase community event in Cranmore, Sligo on

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West Pharmaceuticals Mulhuddart Expansion Completed

    West Pharmaceuticals Mulhuddart Expansion Completed

Medical manufacturer West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. announced on Tuesday, November 29, the completion of a 60,000 square foot expansion at

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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

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25% of Homes That Qualify for the First-Time Buyers Scheme Located In Dublin

    25% of Homes That Qualify for the First-Time Buyers Scheme Located In Dublin

Research conducted by Daft.ie has found that 25% of available projects that qualify for the first-time buyers scheme are located

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AIB Says Loans to Contribute More Than 1,000 New Hotel Bedrooms in Ireland Within 18 Months

    AIB Says Loans to Contribute More Than 1,000 New Hotel Bedrooms in Ireland Within 18 Months

AIB announced on Tuesday, November 22, that it had approved over €300 million in loans to the hotel sector in

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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

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Wood Awards Ireland Held in Farmleigh House

    Wood Awards Ireland Held in Farmleigh House

The Wood Awards Ireland were presented in Farmleigh House on Thursday, November 17, with Bucholz McEvoy Architects named as the

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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,

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136 New Office Buildings to be Built in Dublin

    136 New Office Buildings to be Built in Dublin

136 new office buildings, totaling more than 12 million square feet, are planned to be built in Dublin over the

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Upgrade to Dublin Airport Runway to Create 150 Jobs

    Upgrade to Dublin Airport Runway to Create 150 Jobs

An 18-month upgrade of Dublin Airport’s main runway is expected to create 150 jobs. Construction on the runway is expected

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Irish Water Begins Construction on 9.7 Million Euro Wastewater Network

    Irish Water Begins Construction on 9.7 Million Euro Wastewater Network

Irish water officially began construction on a €9.7 million wastewater pipe network for Rush, Co. Dublin on Friday, November 11.

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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

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IFSC’s first new office building in over a decade set for completion in late-2017

    IFSC’s first new office building in over a decade set for completion in late-2017

The Irish Financial Services Centre is set to get its first major facelift in well over a decade, as Cosgrave

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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

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Glan Agua creates 60 jobs in Galway

Glan Agua a company specialising in waste water treatment is to create 60 jobs in Co Galway. The company is doubling its

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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

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£23m anaerobic digestion plant in Ballymena

A £23 million anaerobic digestion plant will be developed in Ballymena, Co Antrim next year to deal with the environmental problem of

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KSSL announces 50 new jobs in Longford

Kiernan Structural Steel is to create 50 jobs at its  new state-of-the-art extension to its Longford structural steel manufacturing facility.

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£20m investment in road schemes in Northern Ireland

Over £20 million has been invested in road schemes in the Causeway Coast & Glens council area in Northern Ireland. A

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ROI’s largest port infrastructure project secures permission

The largest port related infrastructure project in the history of Ireland, Alexandra Basin Redevelopment Project  has been granted planning permission by

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Nationwide Project: 14 primary care centres across Ireland

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe T.D., has welcomed on Wednesday the announcement of a nationwide project to

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Hearing on Galway Apple data centre

An Bord Pleanála has started to hear submissions about a proposal by Apple to construct a €850m data centre in

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The ‘most expensive object on earth’ to be constructed in UK

The “most expensive object on earth”, according to Greenpeace, is is to be constructed in the south-west of the UK. The

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