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  • Government Launches €1.25 Billion Land Development Agency to Build 150,000 New Homes The Government has launched the Land Development Agency to build 150,000 new homes over the next 20 years, the next step of Project Ireland 2040. The new Agency has an immediate focus on managing the State’s own lands to develop new homes, and regenerate under-utilised sites. In the longer-term it will assemble strategic landbanks from [...]...
  • €8 Million in Government Funding Awarded by SEAI to Innovative Energy Research Projects The Government has announced €8 million in funding to support 45 innovative energy projects in companies and research institutions across Ireland. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is responsible for awarding the funding to the 45 projects which aim to develop solutions that will help our homes, businesses and communities deliver a cleaner energy future. [...]...
  • €100 Million Worth of Minor Building Works Tendered For Public Sector New frameworks are being launched to streamline the tendering process for €100 million in contracts for minor building works across the entire public service. The contracts will be tendered by the Local Government Operational Procurement Centre for the provision of Minor Building Works to public service bodies including 31 local authorities, the HSE, the OPW, the [...]...
  • Major Milestone For €233 Million Center Parcs Forest Resort With one year to opening, the €233 million Center Parcs forest resort in County Longford has reached an important milestone as Sisk workers recently welcomed the record sized 53-metre long, 22-tonne, glulam beams that will form the structure of the impressive Subtropical Swimming Paradise. A jewel in the crown of the resort, the Subtropical Swimming [...]...
  • Resilient Performance by Breedon Group Breedon Group, a leading construction materials group in the UK and Ireland, has reported revenue of £378.4 million for the six months to 30 June 2018, up from £326.3 million in the corresponding period of 2017. Underlying earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) increased by 17% to £42.0 million. However, excluding acquisitions, both revenue and [...]...

Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

  Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

A Dublin City Council-owned site at Emmet Road in Inchicore, has been selected as the location for Dublin’s first major Cost Rental development. It is expected that the detailed proposal for the site will be brought before the Council in September for approval.
It is envisaged that delivery will be overseen by a dedicated project team […]

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L&M Keating Awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec

  L&M Keating Awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec

L&M Keating are the first construction company to successfully achieve accreditation for their commitment to employee wellness, safety and health by being awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec, Ireland’s largest and most influential business representation organisation.

The KeepWell Mark is a new national accreditation developed by Ibec that recognises organisations who put the wellbeing of employees […]

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Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Mayo Branch

  Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Mayo Branch

Heiton Buckley, Ireland’s leading supplier of doors, floors, bathrooms, garden, plumbing and heating products, has officially unveiled its newly refurbished branch in Castlebar, County Mayo. GAA star, Andy Moran, CEO of Grafton Merchanting ROI, Patrick Atkinson, Heiton Buckley Castlebar Branch Manager, Mick Kane, and longtime customer Mick Duane officially cut the ribbon and kicked off the […]

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CRH Disposes of Benelux DIY Business For €510 Million

  CRH Disposes of Benelux DIY Business For €510 Million

CRH plc, the global building materials group, has completed the divestment of its DIY business in the Netherlands and Belgium, together with certain related property assets, to Intergamma, the Dutch DIY franchise organisation, and a US real estate investor for a total consideration of €510 million.
The disposal follows a strategic review of CRH’s Europe Distribution […]

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Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin

  Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin

A far-reaching plan for the creation of the Grand Canal Innovation District in Dublin has been launched. The proposal from Trinity College Dublin is modelled on innovation districts in cities such as Boston, Toronto, Rotterdam and Barcelona. It will significantly strengthen Ireland’s competitive advantage when developing new indigenous companies or competing for foreign direct investment. […]

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Turnover in Top Construction Firms Grows to €6.72 Billion

  Turnover in Top Construction Firms Grows to €6.72 Billion

The combined turnover of Ireland’s top construction firms has increased by €720 million on last year according to Construction Magazine’s annual Top 50 CIF Contractors listing for 2018. The annual listing gives a snapshot of the overall growth in Irish construction as it delivers many larges cale projects throughout Ireland and the world, attracting foreign […]

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Brooks to Reduce Energy Bills by €90,000 by Switching on to Smarter Lighting

  Brooks to Reduce Energy Bills by €90,000 by Switching on to Smarter Lighting

Brooks, one of Ireland’s longest established timber distributors and builders merchants, will reduce their lighting costs by over €91,000 per annum by switching to energy efficient LED lighting. This will be a nearly 70% reduction in energy costs. eLight, the LED lighting experts, installed over 1400 new lighting products in Brooks 7 stores nationwide. These […]

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BAM Wins €25 Million Contract to Build New Cheese Factory in Cork

  BAM Wins €25 Million Contract to Build New Cheese Factory in Cork

TINE Ireland, a subsidiary of the Norwegian dairy co-operative TINE, has awarded the construction of a new Jarlsberg® cheese production facility and administration building at Mogeely, County Cork, to BAM Ireland. The contract value is more than €25 million. TINE is Norway’s largest producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products with 11,400 members (owners) and […]

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McAleer & Rushe Transforming Edinburgh’s Old Town

  McAleer & Rushe Transforming Edinburgh’s Old Town

The new UK Government hub planned for New Waverley in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, which is being constructed by Northern Ireland-based design and build company McAleer & Rushe, has reached a significant milestone with the official ‘Topping Out’ of the office scheme. The project which is transforming a UNESCO Heritage site, in one […]

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National Project Awards 2018 Open For Entries

  National Project Awards 2018 Open For Entries

Entries for the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) National Project Awards, sponsored by PwC, are open. Over 120 applicants entered the awards last year, which celebrate the country’s leading project managers and teams and their forward-thinking projects. This year the Awards recognise the importance of community-led non-profit projects with the introduction of a new […]

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PREM Group to Invest Over €1.6 Million in Hotel Refurbishment

  PREM Group to Invest Over €1.6 Million in Hotel Refurbishment

International hotel management company PREM Group has secured the purchase of the well-known Aspect Hotel in Kilkenny. The Irish owned hotel management and hospitality group has strengthened its growing property portfolio by acquiring the property which it has been leasing and running since it opened in 2006. The 80-bedroom hotel is located just five minutes’ […]

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Home For Life is a New Participant in the Mortgage to Rent Scheme

  Home For Life is a New Participant in the Mortgage to Rent Scheme

The Government has welcomed Home For Life Ltd as a new participant in the Mortgage to Rent [MTR] scheme, where they will work in tandem with local authorities as landlords providing a long term solution for those in mortgage distress. The announcement coincides with the launch by the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government […]

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The First Phase of the Regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens Gets Underway

  The First Phase of the Regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens Gets Underway

Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government; Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform; and Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring have turned the sod for the development of the first phase in the Regeneration of  O’Devaney Gardens in Dublin.  The first phase will deliver 56 social homes with […]

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UK National Construction Expo – 18th September 2018 – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes, England

  UK National Construction Expo – 18th September 2018 – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes, England

The National Construction Expo, which is being held in the Arena MK at Milton Keynes on Tuesday, 18th September 2018, is expected to attract over 2,000 visitors. The purpose of the National Construction Expo is to stimulate debate, enrich knowledge and connect stakeholders involved in the finance, design, construction and management of UK buildings, infrastructure […]

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Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Monaghan Branch

  Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Monaghan Branch

Heiton Buckley, Ireland’s leading supplier of doors, floors, bathrooms, garden, plumbing and heating products, has officially unveiled its newly refurbished Monaghan branch. Located in Milltown, the branch was originally opened in November 1984 as Pattons of Monaghan and was owned and operated by David Patton before being acquired by Heiton Buckley on the 14th of October 1996. […]

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Ireland is 9th Most ‘Highly Transparent’ Property Market in the World

  Ireland is 9th Most ‘Highly Transparent’ Property Market in the World

The latest JLL Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI) shows that Ireland’s property market ranks within the most ‘highly transparent’ markets in the world. Ireland is ranked 9th globally, in terms of the most transparent countries.
The index which is published biennially, measures transparency in 158 metropolitan areas, across 186 unique indicators. This year’s survey saw a […]

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Failed Projects Cost Irish Companies €580,000

  Failed Projects Cost Irish Companies €580,000

PM Summit, Ireland’s most diverse conference for project, programme and portfolio management professionals, has announced the results of a new survey which reveals that failed projects cost Irish companies on average €580,000. The research, which involved 407 project management professionals in Ireland from a broad range of sectors and was carried out with the assistance […]

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CIF Honours 100 year-old Carpenter Paul Fogarty

  CIF Honours 100 year-old Carpenter Paul Fogarty

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and the Construction Worker’s Pension Scheme (CWPS) have honoured Paul Fogarty, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday. Mr Fogarty was honoured for his outstanding contribution to the construction industry and his beloved trade of carpentry, throughout the last century.

Dominic Doheny, CIF President, presented Mr Fogarty with a copy of Photographer […]

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Successful Year For Sisk

  Successful Year For Sisk

John Sisk & Son (Sisk), the innovative, engineering and construction company with extensive operations across Ireland, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, has reported a strong outcome for its 2017 financial year in both profitability and business development.
Although turnover decreased by 5% to €792.2 million for the year ended 31 December 2017, pre-tax profit increased […]

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Ibec Warns of Skills Shortages in Construction Sector

  Ibec Warns of Skills Shortages in Construction Sector

Although the latest CSO figures indicate that employment is up 2.9% annually in the first quarter of 2018, Property Industry Ireland, the Ibec group that represents businesses operating in the property sector, has said that the growth in overall employment numbers masks the situation of the construction sector.
The new CSO projections suggest that over 840,000 […]

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Saint-Gobain Launches Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) Training Courses For Irish Construction Professionals

  Saint-Gobain Launches Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) Training Courses For Irish Construction Professionals

The Saint-Gobain Ireland Technical Academy has announced that it is adding to its existing training portfolio by launching a series of nZEB modular courses. Starting this July, these innovative nZEB courses will offer those working in construction in Ireland a chance to up-skill, free of charge, in an increasingly regulated area of the construction industry.
The European […]

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CRH Completes $3.5 Billion Ash Grove Acquisition

  CRH Completes $3.5 Billion Ash Grove Acquisition

CRH has completed the acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Company for a total consideration of US$3.5 billion. Ashe Grove is a leading US cement manufacturer headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Ash Grove operates eight cement plants across eight US states, combined with extensive ready mixed concrete, aggregates and associated logistics assets across the US midwest. […]

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Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

  Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has launched a new national campaign – Better Lives, Better Business championing new policies across four key pillars – housing, infrastructure, planning and sustainability. Better Lives, Better Business is a campaign that aims to make Ireland a better place to live and to work so that Irish businesses can more effectively attract […]

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€80 Million Port of Cork Container Terminal Development

  €80 Million Port of Cork Container Terminal Development

The Port of Cork has marked a major milestone for the company with the launch of the new Cork Container Terminal development in Ringaskiddy. The Cork Container Terminal will initially offer a 360 metre quay with 13 metre depth alongside and will enable larger ships to berth in Ringaskiddy. The development also includes the construction […]

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College Group to Construct New €10 Million Biofuel Facility in County Meath

  College Group to Construct New €10 Million Biofuel Facility in County Meath

College Group is to invest €10 million in building a new renewable energy facility producing biofuel from used cooking oil and animal fats in north County Meath. The investment is supported by the Irish government through Enterprise Ireland. The new 25 million litre purpose-built plant will be set on a 47.5 acre site and will […]

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McAleer & Rushe Recognised at the Irish Construction Industry Awards Gala

  McAleer & Rushe Recognised at the Irish Construction Industry Awards Gala

Northern Ireland-based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has been awarded the prize for ‘International Project of the Year’ at the Irish Construction Industry Awards for Global Student Accommodation’s 1000-bed Catherine House scheme in Portsmouth. The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise companies which demonstrate excellence and innovation in Ireland’s construction industry. McAleer & […]

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Residential Property Prices Rise by 13.0% in Year to April

  Residential Property Prices Rise by 13.0% in Year to April

In the year to April, residential property prices at national level increased by 13.0%, according to the latest CSO figures. This compares with an increase of 12.6% in the year to March and an increase of 9.5% in the twelve months to April 2017.
In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 12.5% in the year to […]

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Unique Programme to Demonstrate Future Housing Options For the Smart Ageing Population (60+)

  Unique Programme to Demonstrate Future Housing Options For the Smart Ageing Population (60+)

A unique programme to demonstrate future options for housing the Smart Ageing population (60+) is to start this year. The programme will focus on creating the opportunity to develop six national demonstrator housing developments of 15-40 housing units over the period 2018 to 2022.
These demonstrators will be used to showcase a range of different types […]

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CRH Receives Regulatory Approval For $3.5 Billion Acquisition

  CRH Receives Regulatory Approval For $3.5 Billion Acquisition

CRH plc has received regulatory approval for its proposed $3.5 billion acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Company, from the US Federal Trade Commission. Ashe Grove is a leading US cement manufacturer headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.
Ash Grove operates eight cement plants across eight US states, combined with extensive ready mixed concrete, aggregates and associated logistics […]

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Housing Market Failing Younger Generations, Says First Woman President of IPAV

  Housing Market Failing Younger Generations, Says First Woman President of IPAV

The current housing market is failing our younger generations, according to Ella Dunphy (pictured) of DNG, who recently became the first woman President of IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers. She was speaking at the organisation’s AGM and annual conference at the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny.
“It’s a market where those with the greatest […]

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