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  • Cork Businesses Call For Delivery on the Capital Plan as Set Out in Ireland 2040 Businesses in Cork have voiced their concerns over the slow pace of progress with significant capital projects and are calling for accelerated delivery of the National Development Plan, to support balanced growth and job creation across the entire country. Ibec Cork Regional President Sean Moran said: “Business is concerned that progress is slipping in the delivery [...]...
  • Solid Rise in Construction Activity, But New Order Growth Slows to Four-and-a-half Year Low The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – rose to 53.7 in August from 51.4 in July. This marked the first pick-up in the rate of growth in four months, with construction activity increasing at a solid pace midway through the third quarter. Commenting on [...]...
  • Sisk Becomes First in Europe to Introduce Lifting Robotics to Site Leading construction company John Sisk & Son has become the first contractor in Europe to introduce robotics to construction projects, investing €150,000 as part of its commitment to enhance productivity on its sites and minimise health and safety risks to its workforce. The innovative robotic tool known as a Material Unit Lift Enhancer (MULE) was [...]...
  • Local Government Procurement Opportunities is Focus of Free Supplier Engagement Event Fingal County Council is one of eight local authorities from Greater Dublin and surrounding areas supporting a Supplier Engagement event focusing on local government procurement opportunities. InterTradeIreland, together with the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) are hosting the free half-day event at the CityWest Hotel on October 1. Local government in Ireland manage contracts which support and [...]...
  • Permanent Met Lidars at Irish Wind Farms ZX Lidars has delivered ZX 300’s to Statkraft Ireland for the purpose of assisting with operational wind farm monitoring including power performance tests through to the provision of wind measurements for production forecasting/reporting. The use of wind Lidars in this capacity reduces the working at height and planning requirements associated with traditional met masts. In addition, [...]...

Nearly Half of All Counties in Ireland Unaffordable For First Time Buyers

  Nearly Half of All Counties in Ireland Unaffordable For First Time Buyers

A new report issued by EY-DKM Economic Advisory, confirms that nearly half of all counties (46%) in the Republic of Ireland are now unaffordable for first-time buyers on an average income. The report titled “Just how affordable is housing for Ireland’s first time buyers?” provides an analysis of Ireland’s housing market using a unique modelling tool […]

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€350 Million Dublin Airport Investment

  €350 Million Dublin Airport Investment

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €350 million to daa (Dublin Airport Authority) to help fund an existing investment programme at Dublin Airport aimed at upgrading airfield and passenger areas. The long-term financing will be used to improve operations at peak times and covers a wide range of projects including an upgrade for the two […]

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Chadwicks Launches Newly Renovated Naas Branch

  Chadwicks Launches Newly Renovated Naas Branch

Chadwicks, Ireland’s leading supplier of builders’ and plumbers’ material to both trade and DIY customers, has officially unveiled its newly revamped branch on the Newbridge Road in Naas, County Kildare. Leinster rugby star and guest of honour for the day, Adam Byrne, Patrick Atkinson, CEO of Grafton Merchanting ROI, and Mick Monahan, Branch Manager, cut the […]

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The Irish Construction Industry Awards 2019 Winners

  The Irish Construction Industry Awards 2019 Winners

The winners of the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2019 have been revealed. Launched in 2014, the Irish Construction Industry Awards is a long-standing platform for recognising and rewarding companies and their teams who strive for excellence within the construction industry in Ireland.
Among the trophy recipients was Eamon Booth (pictured), Managing Director of John Paul Construction, […]

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Turnover For Top Irish Construction Companies Reaches €8.39 Billion

  Turnover For Top Irish Construction Companies Reaches €8.39 Billion

The combined turnover for Ireland’s top construction companies increased by 25% to €8.39 billion last year, according to the Top 50 CIF Contractors listing for 2019. The annual listing gives a snapshot of the overall growth in Irish construction as it delivers many large-scale projects throughout Ireland and the world, attracting foreign direct investment to Ireland […]

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TU Dublin Announces Strategic Collaboration With ESB

  TU Dublin Announces Strategic Collaboration With ESB

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and ESB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework of strategic collaboration that will include three key areas – Research and Development, Talent Promotion and Diversity and Inclusion. TU Dublin President, Professor David FitzPatrick, and ESB Deputy Chief Executive, Jerry O’Sullivan announced the partnership at a […]

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Level of New Dwellings Transacted is “Paltry”

  Level of New Dwellings Transacted is “Paltry”

Responding to the CSO Residential Property Price Index for April, Brokers Ireland said the low level of new dwellings being transacted is “paltry” – just 18.2pc of all transactions, marking a drop of 8.6pc on the same month last year.
Diarmuid Kelly, Chief Executive at the organisation which represents 1,250 Broker firms, said: “There is a […]

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Masterplan Approved For Osborne+Co’s £400 Million Belfast City Project

  Masterplan Approved For Osborne+Co’s £400 Million Belfast City Project

Osborne+Co’s proposals for The Waterside Belfast, a £400 million masterplan to regenerate the former Sirocco Works site in Belfast, have been approved by Belfast City Council’s Planning Committee. The award winning masterplan, designed by international architects Henning Larsen, seeks to re-engage the city with the River Lagan, and through the development of office space for c. […]

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Chadwicks to Sponsor the Leinster GAA Chadwicks Club Hurling League

  Chadwicks to Sponsor the Leinster GAA Chadwicks Club Hurling League

Chadwicks and Leinster GAA have announced details of a partnership that will see Ireland’s leading supplier of building materials, bathrooms, heating products & home and garden products become the new sponsor of the Leinster GAA Chadwicks Club Hurling League (formerly the Leinster GAA Adult Club Hurling League). It is Chadwicks first step into sponsorship of the […]

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Limerick National School is Top of the Class in the Public Choice Award at the RIAI 2019 Architecture Awards

  Limerick National School is Top of the Class in the Public Choice Award at the RIAI 2019 Architecture Awards

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has announced An Ríocht, Scoil Chríost Rí, Boys National School, Caherdavin, Limerick (pictured above), designed by Drake Hourigan Architects, as the winner of the Public Choice Award at the RIAI Architecture Awards 2019. The school which is located on the northside of Limerick City beat off tough competition from a shortlist of 41 projects […]

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Sisk Reports Strong Performance For 2018

  Sisk Reports Strong Performance For 2018

Sicon Limited, which is the holding company for Sisk’s construction and construction related activities in Ireland, the United Kingdom and a number of international markets, has reported a 24% increase in turnover to just under €1.2 billion and a pre-tax profit of €28.3 million for the year ended 31 December 2018. Over 97% of the […]

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Ireland’s Most Energy Efficient Residential and Commercial Building Projects Honoured at 2019 ISOVER Awards

  Ireland’s Most Energy Efficient Residential and Commercial Building Projects Honoured at 2019 ISOVER Awards

Simply Architecture, and their new build residential project – ‘The Fairways’ in Cork – has been named the winner of the 2019 Overall ISOVER Award, as well as Designer of the Year 2019, at the third ISOVER Awards. The awards ceremony, which took place recently at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin, saw over 100 […]

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IPUT Launches the Tropical Fruit Warehouse in Dublin’s Docklands

  IPUT Launches the Tropical Fruit Warehouse in Dublin’s Docklands

IPUT plc, the commercial property fund, has launched the Tropical Fruit Warehouse, an 80,000 sq.ft. landmark office development on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2 over-looking the Samuel Beckett bridge and River Liffey. 30-32 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay is the last remaining original warehouse on the quays and, from 1892, were used for the importation […]

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Falsework – New BSI Guidance For All Aspects of Temporary Works in Construction

  Falsework – New BSI Guidance For All Aspects of Temporary Works in Construction

Construction can be a hazardous industry adopting a wide range of activities and personnel, involved in the building, alteration and/or repair of buildings or infrastructure. Construction sites and the methods for controlling temporary works vary considerably and health and safety is a major consideration for those responsible across projects of all sizes.
BSI (British Standards Institution) […]

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Allstate Sales Group to Establish Software Development & CAD Support Centres in Waterford & Sligo

  Allstate Sales Group to Establish Software Development & CAD Support Centres in Waterford & Sligo

Allstate Sales Group (ASG), a provider of turnkey engineering and construction services to the telecommunications industry, is to establish software development and CAD support centres in Ireland, at locations in Waterford and Sligo, creating 200 new jobs over the three years. It is the company’s first operations outside the US. The investment is supported by […]

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STS Group Acquired by Dussmann Group of Germany

  STS Group Acquired by Dussmann Group of Germany

The international multi-service provider, the Dussmann Group of Berlin, has agreed to acquire Irish specialist engineering company STS Group. The deal is expected to be closed in June 2019 and is subject to approval of the German antitrust authorities. The parties have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential.
All the senior management of STS have […]

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Focus Ireland’s New 31-unit Social Housing Development Opened

  Focus Ireland’s New 31-unit Social Housing Development Opened

The Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy has officially opened Focus Ireland’s new 31-unit social housing development built by Duggan Brothers. The new social housing development will provide homes for a number of families and individuals in the heart of Dublin City Centre.
The new build encompasses a seven storey residential apartment building including basement, external envelope […]

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Over 10,000 Workers Joined the Irish Construction Workforce in 2018

  Over 10,000 Workers Joined the Irish Construction Workforce in 2018

A new report from the CIF shows that 10,600 extra workers joined the construction workforce in 2018, up 8% year on year and bringing the total workforce to 145,500. There was a 20% increase in investment in building and construction in 2018, with €26 billion invested during the year. The report shows that housing investment […]

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Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow Coming to Galway, Waterford and Limerick

  Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow Coming to Galway, Waterford and Limerick

Kieran Holohan, Marketing Director of Saint-Gobain Ireland, has announced that the Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow will travel to Galway (25th June), with Waterford and Limerick following in October and November. The announcement follows the success of the first two Build Better Roadshows which took place in Belfast on 3rd April, 2019 and in Cork on 14th May 2019.
The […]

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Housing Development in Limerick Awarded RIAI Silver Medal For Housing

  Housing Development in Limerick Awarded RIAI Silver Medal For Housing

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has announced the winner of the RIAI Silver Medal for Housing, which was awarded to Southill Older Persons’ Accommodation, Limerick by ABK Architects. The RIAI Silver Medal for Housing is the highest award for housing design given by the RIAI. It is a biennial award made to encourage excellence of […]

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Construction Works Begin on €325 Million WuXi Biologics Dundalk Facility

  Construction Works Begin on €325 Million WuXi Biologics Dundalk Facility

The new €325 million state-of-the-art WuXi Biologics facility has begun to take structural form as steel erection begins on the company’s 52-acre campus site in Dundalk. Work is on schedule for the new contract manufacturing biologics facility which, at 48,000 square metres in size, is set to become the world’s largest single-use biologics manufacturing facility.
Planning […]

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Amendments to British Standard: BS 8500 – Concrete

  Amendments to British Standard: BS 8500 – Concrete

Advances in essential materials, products and equipment in the built environment sector continues apace as our technology and understanding of environmental impact evolve. Major building materials in construction such as concrete are now expected to achieve an even higher standard of quality, durability, reliability and consider environmental matters such as embodied carbon.
BSI, the business improvement […]

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Belfast Harbour Awards Largest Ever Contract to Local Construction Company

  Belfast Harbour Awards Largest Ever Contract to Local Construction Company

At £50 million, City Quays 3, which will accommodate 1,800 people, represents Belfast Harbour’s largest development project to date and is the latest component of its very successful City Quays waterfront scheme which is already home to 1,100 office workers. The City Quays 3 development will provide another significant opportunity to offer world class office […]

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Kingspan Powers Behind OFTEC’s Call For Homeowners to Choose Double-Skinned ‘Bunded’ Tanks

  Kingspan Powers Behind OFTEC’s Call For Homeowners to Choose Double-Skinned ‘Bunded’ Tanks

As one of Ireland’s most established oil tank manufacturers, Kingspan is fully behind OFTEC’s Bunded campaign which has been created to advise homeowners to replace single skin oil tanks with bunded oil tanks, for superior quality and safety of double-skinned bunded tanks. Bunded tanks differ from ‘single skin’ tanks due to their secondary containment tank, […]

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Fundamental Issues Remain Unresolved in Tackling Housing Crisis

  Fundamental Issues Remain Unresolved in Tackling Housing Crisis

Responding to the Daft.ie Rent Report for Quarter 1 2019, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said there are two questions that have not been addressed in the current housing crisis – one, does the State support those aspiring to own their own homes, and two, does it see a solution beyond institutional investors as […]

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Ecocem Ireland Appoints Annemarie Harte as Managing Director

  Ecocem Ireland Appoints Annemarie Harte as Managing Director

Ecocem Ireland Ltd, Ireland’s premier producer of high performance, low carbon cement, has appointed Annemarie Harte (pictured) as Managing Director of the Irish business. Annemarie is taking over the role from Micheál McKittrick, who is moving to a new post as Ecocem’s Managing Director for Northern Europe with responsibility for the Irish, UK and Benelux markets.
Appointed […]

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Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

  Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

Dublin City Council’s elected members have approved the Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024. Climate change poses significant risks and challenges to the Dublin region. In response to this, each of the four Dublin Local Authorities have worked with Codema – Dublin’s Energy Agency and the Dublin Metropolitan Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) in developing individual […]

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Funding and Regulatory Obstacles Frustrating Delivery of Social and Affordable Housing

  Funding and Regulatory Obstacles Frustrating Delivery of Social and Affordable Housing

The Housing Alliance, a collaboration of six of Ireland’s largest Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs), has launched its new campaign, ‘More Social and Affordable Homes’, and met with members of the Oireachtas at a recent event in Dublin. AHBs are not-for-profit organisations that have a social purpose to provide for people’s housing needs by working in close co-operation […]

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International Hospitality Operator Commits to Iconic Central Plaza Development

  International Hospitality Operator Commits to Iconic Central Plaza Development

Hines and Peterson Group, the developer of Central Plaza, the visionary mixed-use development currently underway in former Central Bank offices on College Green and Dame Street in Dublin, has selected an operator for the newly created rooftop destination at Central Plaza. The iconic One Central Plaza is the main building within the city centre development […]

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€700,000 Peer to Peer Finance Raised in Just 5 Days For Waterford Housing Development

  €700,000 Peer to Peer Finance Raised in Just 5 Days For Waterford Housing Development

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has filled its biggest loan so far – €700,000 to facilitate the build of two new housing development projects in County Waterford. PropertyBridges.com has the backing of its ever growing community of lenders (now over 1,500 and growing every day) who see the benefits of […]

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