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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 construction on its new factory at Strabane Business Park as part of its plans to grow its business.
The company is also creating four new roles […]

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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 will be the main driver of what’s happening in the market and will be for the foreseeable future,” MyHome.ie Managing Director Angela Keegan said. “Our report […]

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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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£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 the 40,000 tonnes of chicken waste produced each year by the north’s billion pound poultry sector.
The Tully Centralised Anaerobic Digestion Plant is being led by Stream BioEnergy Ltd and built by Xergi.
BSG Ltd will use […]

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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 total of £20.37m was spent on projects in 2015/16, according to the Infrastructure Minister.
Minister Chris Hazzard confirmed over £9 million was spent on the scheme to dual 7.8km of the A26 Frosses Road between Glarryford […]

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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 a new £107m energy-from-waste facility, which when complete will help to reduce landfill within Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Turner & Townsend’s expertise in project and cost management helped to steer the proposals to pre-financial close stage. […]

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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 Titanic Quarter.
The iconic buildings, where RMS Titanic and 1,000 other ships were conceived and designed, will include a new boutique hotel and public heritage space, designed by project architect, RMI Architects.
The development of the four-storey, […]

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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 of their city centre sites, in a deal worth €90 million.
The 476-bed scheme on McClintock Street will form part of a mixed-use student and hotel scheme, while the proposal for College Avenue will consist of 680 […]

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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 Costain has officially opened last Wednesday (December 16).
The scheme, which represents one of the largest investments in the roads infrastructure in Northern Ireland in recent years, was funded by the Northern Ireland Executive with support from […]

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Lagan Building Contractors wins £18m contract

    Lagan Building Contractors wins £18m contract

Lagan Building Contractors has been appointed by Belfast Harbour to develop the second office block of a £250 million (€355m) project in Belfast.
It’s the latest phase in Belfast Harbour’s 20-acre regeneration plan for the area.
The project is predicted to create up to 600 construction jobs and built with a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard, with delivery in […]

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Eye surgeon invests £2m in new Belfast clinic and latest laser technology

    Eye surgeon invests £2m in new Belfast clinic and latest laser technology

Belfast’s Cathedral Eye Clinic is investing £2m in a brand new clinic and bringing the latest laser surgery technology to Ireland for the first time.
The brainchild of Ballymena ophthalmic surgeon and businessman Professor Johnny Moore, the clinic is moving to a new location close-by at Academy Street in Belfast.
And the 48-year-old is also spending £500,000 […]

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