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  • Cairn Homes to Introduce Duplex Homes to Parkside Development Since its launch in 2015, Parkside located on the Malahide Road, has established itself as one of the most attractive and sought-after new developments in North Dublin. For the first time, Cairn Homes is introducing their brand-new duplex homes to the popular family-focused development. In addition to the new duplex homes, Parkside is also launching [...]...
  • Hardware Sector Set For Strong Growth as Economy Expands and Housebuilding Recovers Ireland’s robust economic performance coupled with the ongoing recovery in the housebuilding sector are driving strong growth in the hardware sector. Despite the severe weather in the early part of the year the hardware industry, including retail, wholesale and manufacturing, is now responsible for direct employment of 19,000 and an overall economic contribution of €377 [...]...
  • Brokers Ireland Warns of Financial Impact of Inability to Buy Homes at Affordable Prices Responding to the latest CSO house price figures indicating continuing house price growth of 12.1% in the year to March in Dublin and 13.4% elsewhere, Brokers Ireland has warned that unless supply of properties ramps up more quickly in the near future a whole generation now in their late twenties and thirties, and even beyond, [...]...
  • Irish Water to Tackle Leakage Across Tipperary as Part of €500 Million National Programme Irish Water has recently begun an extensive programme of work to improve water supply and tackle leaks in the network across Tipperary as part of a €500 million national investment in leakage reduction. Current works include replacing over 13 km of old and damaged watermains, removing any lead service pipes found on the public network, [...]...
  • Irish Construction Off to a Flying Start With Gold Award For Dublin Airport Roadbridge has won a Gold Award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2018 National Site Awards for its North Runway Construction Package 1 project at Dublin Airport. This is a huge achievement for the Irish construction industry, as it is the first project in Ireland to win a coveted gold award following the launch of the Scheme in Ireland [...]...

NI Water Invests £1 Million to Upgrade Watermain Supplying Fermanagh Reservoirs

  NI Water Invests £1 Million to Upgrade Watermain Supplying Fermanagh Reservoirs

NI Water has announced the completion of the first section of a 3.5 km watermain between Ally Hill Service Reservoir (SR), on the outskirts of Lough Bradan and Doochrock SR near Ederney, as part of a million pound investment to improve and safeguard the local water supply. The new upsized watermain will replace the old […]

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37 Communities to Become More Energy Efficient

  37 Communities to Become More Energy Efficient

Funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced that an initial €22 million will fund energy upgrades to 1,200 homes and 400 community and commercial buildings across 37 communities.  The support underpins total investment of €52 million and means the communities will have warmer […]

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DIT Grangegorman Campus Development Accelerates

  DIT Grangegorman Campus Development Accelerates

The Government has announced that construction will begin immediately on the next extensive development on the DIT Grangegorman campus. The Eriugena consortium (led by Macquarie Capital Group Ltd, and Irish construction firm John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd, FCC Construction Ireland Ltd and Sodexo Ireland Ltd) are ready to commence work on the site. Over […]

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€1.5 Million Investment in Cavan Hotel

  €1.5 Million Investment in Cavan Hotel

An Irish-American hotelier, Connie O Reilly (pictured), has invested €1.5 million over the last 12 months in Cavan’s four-star Crover House Hotel. Having already increased its staff from 80 to 120 in 2017, the hotel has invested €1.5 million in its renovation programme. A complete refurbishment of the ballroom was undertaken, updating and extending their […]

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Pairc Ui Chaoimh Named ‘Project of the Year’

  Pairc Ui Chaoimh Named ‘Project of the Year’

The newly renovated home of Cork GAA, Páirc Uí Chaoimh has been named construction ‘Project of the Year’ at a prestigious awards ceremony after winning the popular vote among the public and industry alike. The state-of-the-art facility, built by leading Irish construction firm John Sisk & Son (Sisk), also picked up one of the Irish Construction […]

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€1.74 Billion Spent on Home Renovation Since 2013

  €1.74 Billion Spent on Home Renovation Since 2013

Irish homeowners have spent €1.737 billion in total through the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) since its launch in 2013. This incentive has facilitated homeowners throughout the country in carrying out 107,386 home improvement projects over the last four years. These projects throughout Ireland have had an average spend of €16,187 per project, providing a huge […]

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A&L Goodbody Sees Good Prospects in Construction Sector as it Hires New Partner

  A&L Goodbody Sees Good Prospects in Construction Sector as it Hires New Partner

Irish law firm A&L Goodbody is adding to its construction team in Dublin with the appointment of Conor Owens as a new partner. The construction industry has seen a surge in activity over the last two years. This is mainly due to more favourable economic conditions in Ireland.
International construction consultant, Aecom, has predicted that the Irish construction industry […]

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New BIM Specification For Sharing Health and Safety Info During Construction Projects

  New BIM Specification For Sharing Health and Safety Info During Construction Projects

BSI, the business standards company, has launched a specification for the sharing of health and safety information through a project or asset-life cycle. PAS 1192-6 Specification for collaborative sharing and use of structured Health and Safety information using BIM supports the development of structured health and safety information for all construction projects from the outset.
Until recently, health […]

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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 construction and administrative jobs at its Duleek, County Meath headquarters.
Manley Construction has a strong portfolio of ongoing projects and this decision ensures the smooth continuation […]

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NSAI Launch New Health and Safety International Standard ISO 45001 in Conjunction With Collen Construction

  NSAI Launch New Health and Safety International Standard ISO 45001 in Conjunction With Collen Construction

The world’s first occupational health and safety international standard, ISO 45001, has been published. ISO 45001 will give organisations an internationally recognised occupational health and safety standard to follow. This standard provides the specification for formal, systematic analysis and management of risk, management of regulatory compliance, promotion of safer work practices, and evaluation of occupational health […]

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Irish Construction Companies Raise Over €3.5 Million Through Linked Finance

  Irish Construction Companies Raise Over €3.5 Million Through Linked Finance

Linked Finance, Ireland’s leading peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company has raised over €3.5m for Irish construction businesses. 34 Irish construction firms including Farranconnor Building Products in Cork and Cairn Construction in Wicklow have raised funds through Linked Finance’s online lending platform (www.linkedfinance.com). Cairn Construction raised €30,000 through the platform to invest in machinery to facilitate business […]

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Expert Speakers Confirmed For Ireland’s Biggest Annual Project Management Conference

  Expert Speakers Confirmed For Ireland’s Biggest Annual Project Management Conference

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the expert speakers for Ireland’s premier conference on project management. With the theme The Change Makers, the Chapter’s annual conference takes place in the Aviva Stadium on 26 April 2018 and will see some of Ireland’s most respected industry leaders discuss managing, driving and achieving change.
Notable speakers include Dr Norah […]

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Provides Over €742 Million For Future Development

  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Provides Over €742 Million For Future Development

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has agreed a Capital Expenditure Programme of over €742 million. The Three Year Capital Programme 2018-2020 will deliver a considerable number of infrastructural and housing projects that are of strategic importance to the County and the Region from both a social and an economic perspective. This will shape the development of […]

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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 99% of workers are male, whilst offsite, 54% are male and 46% are female. Of those women working in construction roles considered ‘offsite’ the majority […]

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Kirby Builds Executive Leadership Capability For the Future

  Kirby Builds Executive Leadership Capability For the Future

Kirby Group Engineering has made a number of key appointments at executive level in response to the company’s growth and success, nationally and internationally. Aidan J Kerins has joined Kirby as the new Group Business Development Director. Henry McCann has been promoted to Operations Director, while Alan McHugh has been promoted to Associate Director – […]

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Atlas Copco Ireland Opens New State-of-the-art Headquarters in Dublin

  Atlas Copco Ireland Opens New State-of-the-art Headquarters in Dublin

Atlas Copco Ireland, the country’s leading total solutions provider for compressed air and industrial gas markets, has officially opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters in Dublin. The building is an ample 560 m2 in size and will be the permanent new workplace for the company’s 32 local employees. The move provides a wide range of benefits, including […]

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Progress on Actions to Address Unfinished Housing Developments

  Progress on Actions to Address Unfinished Housing Developments

The Government has published the sixth annual progress report and seventh housing survey on tackling the issue of unfinished housing developments. This reveals a 91% reduction in the unfinished developments since 2010 from almost 3,000 to 256.  2017 saw the resolution of 165 developments.
The report includes the results from the 2017 National Housing Development Survey […]

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Four Times More New Houses Need to be Built in 2018 Compared to Last Year

  Four Times More New Houses Need to be Built in 2018 Compared to Last Year

Initiative Ireland, headquartered at NovaUCD, has launched a new annual housing report, entitled Housing 2031. The report was commissioned to provide a more accurate and consistent view of housing supply and demand over the last 25 years in the Republic of Ireland, to more reliably forecast true housing demand up to 2031.
Padraig W Rushe, CEO of […]

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Continued Profit Growth at CRH

  Continued Profit Growth at CRH

Global building materials group CRH has reported another year of profit growth with margins and returns ahead in all its American and European Divisions. Sales at €27.6 billion were 2% ahead of 2016 and like-for-like sales were also up 2%. EBITDA rose by 6% to €3.3 billion and by 3% on a like-for-like basis. Group […]

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U+I Hires Investment Specialist Eoin Condren

  U+I Hires Investment Specialist Eoin Condren

U+I, the specialist regeneration developer and investor, is further building out its senior leadership team with the appointment of Eoin Condren who will manage non-public sector joint venture relationships. In this role, Eoin will grow U+I’s existing real estate private equity partnerships, as well as sourcing and executing acquisitions in U+I’s three core markets, with […]

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Kilsaran International Launches New Range of Specialised Concretes

  Kilsaran International Launches New Range of Specialised Concretes

In response to changing customer demands Kilsaran International are bringing to the market, a suite of specialised ready-mix concrete products, designed to suit demanding placement methods, strength and durability classes. Kilsaran’s Research and Development team have developed this range to meet complex building techniques and regulations across multiple sectors.
The new specialised ready mix products include:
SealCrete […]

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Record Year For Kingspan

  Record Year For Kingspan

Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2017. 2017 was a significant year for Kingspan which, despite its challenges, was a record period for the group. Revenue rose by 18.0% to €3.7 billion, and trading profit grew by 10.7% […]

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Sammon Group Recognised as One of Ireland’s Best Places to Work

  Sammon Group Recognised as One of Ireland’s Best Places to Work

Irish construction firm Sammon Group has been officially recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Places to Work in the major national workplace awards programme overseen globally by the Great Place to Work Institute. The Best Workplace Awards recognise Ireland’s most engaging, progressive and productive workplaces. Listed workplaces are selected and ranked by the Great Place to […]

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Microsoft’s New €134 Million Campus Officially Opens

  Microsoft’s New €134 Million Campus Officially Opens

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, was joined by Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Corporation; Cathriona Hallahan, MD, Microsoft Ireland; and Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland at the recent official opening of the company’s new 34,000 sq m campus, One Microsoft Place, in Leopardstown, County Dublin. The opening of the building marks an important milestone […]

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Construction Industry Continues to Reduce Fatalities

  Construction Industry Continues to Reduce Fatalities

Ongoing systematic behaviour change in the construction industry has seen fatalities drop by 33% from 9 to 6 throughout 2017.
Health and Safety Authority fatality figures for 2017 show an ongoing reduction in fatalities on site. All direct construction employee fatalities were in companies with less than 15 employees. One fatality was a member of the […]

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CIF Welcomes Government’s Public Capital Programme and National Planning Framework

  CIF Welcomes Government’s Public Capital Programme and National Planning Framework

The CIF has welcomed the €115 billion investment in infrastructure announced by Government as a potential ‘game-changer for the construction industry, the economy and Irish society’. The announcement was made as part of the Government’s 10-year public capital programme and National Planning Framework.
Tom Parlon, Director General of the CIF, commented: “The significant commitment to infrastructure […]

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RIAI Welcomes The National Planning Framework

  RIAI Welcomes The National Planning Framework

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has welcomed the introduction of the National Planning Framework (NPF) and highlights that an investment in quality architecture and urban design in realising these plans will have a positive impact on the economy as well as the health and wellbeing of Ireland’s citizens. The level of social inclusion […]

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Government Unveils €116 Billion Development Programme

  Government Unveils €116 Billion Development Programme

The Government has published The National Development Plan 2018–2027, the most recent in the series of such capital plans adopted since 1988. The National Development Plan 2018–2027 is an ambitious plan designed to drive Ireland’s long term economic, environmental and social progress across all parts of the country over the next decade. The plan is […]

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Planning Scheme For Poolbeg Wins Overall Award For Excellence in Planning

  Planning Scheme For Poolbeg Wins Overall Award For Excellence in Planning

Dublin City Council’s planning scheme for a Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) on Dublin’s Poolbeg Peninsula was declared winner of the overall award for excellence in planning in Ireland by the Irish Planning Institute (IPI) at the Institute’s recent biennial awards gala. The scheme plans for up to 3,500 residential units along with substantial new commercial development, […]

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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 the offices of construction companies in addition to on construction sites.

Dermot Carey, Director, Safety & Training at CIF, said: “The construction industry has undergone significant […]

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