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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 2016.  Trading profit was up 33% to €340.9 million, while

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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, Co Offaly, will see 200 exhibitors showcase over €70 million worth of

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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 in Cork city centre on completion, the Cork Chamber of

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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 of Technology announced on Thursday. The JL Goor Polymer Engineering

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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 Bank buildings on Dame Street and 2 Grand Parade in

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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 by way of Private Treaty. The site, extending to approximately

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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 to figures released by the Health and Safety Authority on

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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 for the final quarter of 2016. “Clearly low stock levels

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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 Martin Clancy reported on Monday. “The auction was characterised by

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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 live in Dublin. According to the maps, commuters living on

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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 be expanded next year, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and

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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 the Urban Land Institute (ULI) released on Thursday. Dublin saw

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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 Thursday, December 1. The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and

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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 its contract manufacturing facility near Mulhuddart, County Dublin. The expansion

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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

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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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CIF Cork to revamp City Centre

The Construction Industry Federation, in conjunction with the Cork Foundation and Re-Imagine Cork plan to renew Cork City Centre  with several regeneration

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Turner&Townsend to deliver £107m energy-from-waste facility

Equitix Management Services has reappointed the global construction consultancy Turner & Townsend to support with client representation services to construct

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OPW to advance construction of Cork City flood defences

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has confirmed that it is separating flood defence works in and around Morrison’s Island

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Savills bespeaks top ten European investment hotspots

Savills, the international real estate investor, has advised its top ten hotspots for investment in Europe, split between five tips for

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Work starts on the most authentic Titanic Hotel

Abercorn Construction has started work to fully restore the former Harland & Wolff Headquarters building and Drawing Offices in Belfast’s

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Giant tunnel boring machines used to build the Northern Line Extension

The construction of two new 650 tonne tunnel boring machines (TBMs), which will build the new Northern Line Extension tunnels

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Upgrades along M62 to reduce noise for residents

Contractors for Highways England will replace the existing 2 metre high wooden barrier with a new 3 metre high barrier,

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Developer Gerry Gannon plans to build 84 Dublin homes

    Developer Gerry Gannon plans to build 84 Dublin homes

Developer Gerry Gannon plans to build more than 80 apartments and townhouses in a project in north Dublin that industry

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Interxion to build new Data Centre in Dublin

    Interxion to build new Data Centre in Dublin

Dutch firm Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, has announced it is planning a €28 million investment in

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Dalata to build 181-bed hotel on site of former Charlemont clinic

    Dalata to build 181-bed hotel on site of former Charlemont clinic

Ireland’s largest hotel operator Dalata has acquired the company which owns the former Charlemont Clinic in central Dublin for €11.9m.

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Further accommodation deal for Queen’s University in Belfast

    Further accommodation deal for Queen’s University in Belfast

Queen’s University has entered yesterday into a deal with developers McAleer & Rushe to develop 1,200 student bedrooms on two

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Dublin City Council releases plans for €20 million Dalymount Park redevelopment

    Dublin City Council releases plans for €20 million Dalymount Park redevelopment

Dublin City Council has released the details of its plans to revamp Dalymount Park into a modern 10,000 seater stadium,

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Plans to build €25 million “aparthotel” near Trinity College Dublin

    Plans to build €25 million “aparthotel” near Trinity College Dublin

Irish property investment group Tetrarch Capital intends to invest €25 million in a 178-unit aparthotel on a site close to

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£133m A8 dualling scheme officially opens

    £133m A8 dualling scheme officially opens

A £133 million dualling upgrade scheme (€183m) between Belfast and Larne,  developed by a Joint Venture of Lagan, Ferrovial and

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Global student housing firms set for €250m Dublin venture

    Global student housing firms set for €250m Dublin venture

Chicago-based Harrison Street Real Estate Capital has teamed up with London-headquartered GSA Investment Management to provide €250m to built student

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