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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 [...]...

Growth expected in the construction industry

  Growth expected in the construction industry

The Construction sector in Ireland has the potential to double in size over the short to medium term, according to CIF Director General, Tom Parlon.
Speaking at the CIF annual conference in Croke Park, in association with full service leading international law firm Maples and Calder, the industry has called on the Government to prioritise the […]

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Apple plan for €850m complex in Galway faces six-month delay

  Apple plan for €850m complex in Galway faces six-month delay

Apple’s plans for a high-tech €850 million complex in Co Galway are facing a delay of at least six months. Two appeals to the grant of planning permission for the massive project have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.
The planning appeals board says it will only make a decision by February. It had been hoped construction could […]

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North Wall site chosen for NTMA headquarters

  North Wall site chosen for NTMA headquarters

The National Treasury Management Agency has chosen a site on Dublin’s North Wall Quay, next to the new headquarters of the Central Bank, as the preferred option for its new headquarters.
The NTMA signalled recently that it was examining moving from its existing offices in the Treasury Building in Grand Canal Street and now looks set […]

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Nama receiver lodges application for 970-bed student residence in Docklands

  Nama receiver lodges application for 970-bed student residence in Docklands

A receiver appointed by Nama has submitted planning for Dublin’s largest ever off-campus student accommodation development, which will cater for 970 students in the city’s third-level institutions.

The proposed development will be located beside the 3 Arena and Point Village within the Dublin Docklands Strategic Development Zone (SDZ).

The scheme will consist of two blocks of between […]

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Irish Water to invest over €73 Million in Donegal drinking water schemes

  Irish Water to invest over €73 Million in Donegal drinking water schemes

Irish Water in partnership with Donegal County Council, will invest over €73 million in Donegal’s water infrastructure over the next 4 years.
Irish Water, working with Donegal County Council has developed and prioritised a major programme of work which will address the serious deficiencies that exist across the water supply schemes. Projects will include:
• €22m Letterkenny:
Letterkenny […]

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PM Group reports strong results for 2014

  PM Group reports strong results for 2014

PM Group, the international project delivery specialists headquartered in Ireland, has reported operating profit of €8.97 million for the year ended 31st December 2014.
Commenting on the results, Chief Executive Officer, Dave Murphy said: “We’ve seen solid revenue growth in key sectors which has driven profitability right across the Group. Almost 60% of our business […]

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Chartered Land to build 190 apartments on Clyde Court site

  Chartered Land to build 190 apartments on Clyde Court site

Hotel operator Dalata said on Tuesday that it is to close the historic Clyde Court Hotel, formerly the Berkeley Court, in Dublin’s Ballsbridge, on January 1st 2016. Developer Chartered Land will start construction of 190 apartments in a pavilion-style development on the site on Dublin’s Landsdowne Road in early 2016, with the apartments available for […]

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Project Jewel sold to Hammerson Plc and Allianz SE’s real estate unit

  Project Jewel sold to Hammerson Plc and Allianz SE’s real estate unit

Hammerson Plc and Allianz SE’s real estate unit has agreed to buy a group of Dublin shopping-mall loans for 1.85 billion euros from NAMA.
The sale, known as Project Jewel, includes loans linked to the nation’s largest shopping mall and two other retail centers in Dublin and is expected to close before the end of October, […]

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The Government announced €27 billion plan for funding on capital projects

  The Government announced €27 billion plan for funding on capital projects

The Government detailed its €27 billion capital plan from 2016 to 2021 in a move to underpin its belief in a strongly recovering economy. Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the new capital plan will contain something for every region, and is an attempt to address priorities in a whole range of sectors.
A rail link from […]

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How many empty council houses are there in your county?

  How many empty council houses are there in your county?

There are 2,600 council houses lying empty across Ireland, a situation that has been called “shocking”.
The numbers were obtained by Fianna Fáil Environment spokesperson Barry Cowen through a series of Freedom of Information requests to each local authority. The information shows that there are over 2,600 vacant units across the country in council ownership, despite the […]

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Minister Slammed Over Ongoing Rent Crisis

  Minister Slammed Over Ongoing Rent Crisis

Fianna Fáil has hit out at the Environment Minister over the continuing rent crisis affecting people Ireland.
Spokesperson on Environment and Local Government Barry Cowen said the rental crisis constitutes a “moral failing” on behalf of landlords.
Figures released by the PRTB revealed a 7% increase in rents throughout the country, with a 9% increase in Dublin […]

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Minister Alan Kelly Reaffirms commitment to Rural Ireland with €30 m Investment

  Minister Alan Kelly Reaffirms commitment to Rural Ireland with €30 m Investment

Minister Alan Kelly and Minister Ann Phelan (23 September 2015) reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to rural Ireland with the announcement of a new €30m investment in rural towns and villages. The new scheme will support the revitalisation of rural towns and villages with the aim of improving the living and working environment in rural communities […]

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Up to 13,000 homes built in 12 months to July

  Up to 13,000 homes built in 12 months to July

Only 13,000 new homes were built in the 12 months to July, far below what is needed to tackle the Republic’s housing shortage, figures released on Tuesday show.
The State’s Geodirectory database showed that there were 2,008,568 homes in the Republic in July, and that 13,062 had been added over the previous 12 months.
Research by the […]

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Kingspan set for strong year after stellar first half

  Kingspan set for strong year after stellar first half

The Cavan-based international building insulation specialist yesterday reported a near 40% year-on-year increase in first-half revenues, to €1.24bn; with trading profit, for the six months to the end of June, up by 61% to almost €112m. While “solid” organic growth was noted, acquisitions contributed 26% to sales growth and 31% to trading profit growth in […]

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Google to open €150m data centre in West Dublin

  Google to open €150m data centre in West Dublin

Google plans to invest €150 million in a new data centre in Dublin.

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Building supplier SIG’s profit more than doubles

  Building supplier SIG’s profit more than doubles

Specialist building products supplier SIG, which employs about 250 people over 11 locations in Ireland, has reported a pretax profit of £26.8 million for the first half of the year compared to £11.8 million a year earlier.

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Helen Duffy Appointed Technical Director of MLM Ireland

New Technical Director of MLM Ireland: Helen Duffy
Monday, 20th July 2015: Helen Duffy has been appointed as Technical Director of MLM Ireland, a leading multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy who have entered the Irish market in order to provide independent Assigned Certifier services in accordance with the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014. In her new […]

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Final opportunity for entry to the Sustainable Energy Awards 2015

  Final opportunity for entry to the Sustainable Energy Awards 2015

Closing date extended to Friday 10th July
 26th June 2015 – The closing date for entries to the Sustainable Energy Awards 2015 has been extended by two weeks until Friday 10th July 2015. This gives ambitious energy saving businesses, communities and organisations more time to enter the annual competition. Now in their 12th year, the […]

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Phone Pulse saves Kirby upwards of €15,000 a Year with ShoreTel Solution

  Phone Pulse saves Kirby upwards of €15,000 a Year with ShoreTel Solution

Consolidation of legacy lines, Unified Communications (UC) between sites and adoption of SIP with a Rollout that Took Less than Two Weeks
Dublin, Ireland – 22 June 2015 – Phone Pulse today announced that its new customer, Kirby Engineering and Construction, an international multidisciplinary engineering services contractor, is saving upwards of €15,000 a year with the […]

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More IT jobs in Dublin as DAQRI opens European HQ

  More IT jobs in Dublin as DAQRI opens European HQ

Augmented reality company DAQRI has announced plans to open its European HQ in Dublin, hiring 30 software and hardware staff for its development centre on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay.
“Ireland is highly regarded as a country for excellence in innovation and technology, making it the perfect location for our first international office, in Dublin,” said Gaia […]

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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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CBRE Joins as Partner of Host in Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND – June 16, 2015 – Host in Ireland, an industry-led marketing initiative created to drive interest in hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces that CBRE, the global real estate advisor which provides best-in-class technical engineering services for commercial buildings in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland, will join the advocacy organization as […]

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Red Cow Hotel to double rooms in major expansion

  Red Cow Hotel to double rooms in major expansion

It will see over 100 bedrooms added to the premises, nearly doubling the number at the popular hotel.
The development of a new five-storey wing at the complex will also involve the demolition of existing portions of the facility, including a building known as the ‘Pavilion’, and a business centre. A new banqueting suite, meeting room, […]

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IPO raises a €380m war chest for Cairn Homes

  IPO raises a €380m war chest for Cairn Homes

The Irish homebuilder became the first construction firm from the Republic to list on a public market in nearly 20 years after its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange.
The shares opened at €1 but quickly rose more than 5pc in a sign of just how much interest there is in the business.
The oversubscribed […]

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MARKREE CASTLE IN SLIGO TO UNDERGO €5M RESTORATION

  MARKREE CASTLE IN SLIGO TO UNDERGO €5M RESTORATION

It was announced today that Luxury Manor House Hotel owners, the Corscadden Family, have acquired County Sligo’s historic Markree Castle for an undisclosed sum.
The family, which now owns four castle hotel properties (one in each province of Ireland), is about to embark on a €5m restoration project which will see the castle re-open to the […]

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€17 Million Expansion Announced at Irish Distillers Bottling Facility in Dublin

  €17 Million Expansion Announced at Irish Distillers Bottling Facility in Dublin

A €17 million expansion resulting in 30 new jobs has been announced today by Irish Distillers at an event to mark 50 years of bottling at its Fox and Geese facility in Clondalkin, Dublin. The investment, which was officially announced by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD, reflects the incredible pace of […]

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BEHIND EVERY GREAT PAINT IS AN EVEN BETTER PRIMER

  BEHIND EVERY GREAT PAINT IS AN EVEN BETTER PRIMER

Colortrend introduce new range of next-generation primers at Irish Hardware Show
Colortrend, Ireland’s leading decorative paint brand who have been manufacturing a wide range of premium quality paints in a huge array of colours and finishes since 1953 in Celbridge, Co Kildare, introduced their latest range of next-generation primers at the recent Irish Hardware Show in Dublin’s Citywest […]

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BAM expected to win State contract worth €100m

  BAM expected to win State contract worth €100m

Construction and engineering group BAM is in pole position to win a State contract to build a number of courthouses in the State and refurbish others.
The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) last year advertised for tenders to build three new courthouses and refurbish four others, a contract that is likely to be worth about €100 […]

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Building of a new biomass power station in Mayo to create 350 construction jobs

  Building of a new biomass power station in Mayo to create 350 construction jobs

Up to 350 construction jobs will be created when building work begins on a new biomass power station in Co Mayo later this month.
Another 30 full-time posts will be filled when the plant in Killala, on the site of the old Asahi factory, opens in two years.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced the development of the plant […]

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Building Growth at six month high

  Building Growth at six month high

The latest edition of Ulster Bank’s construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI), formally published this morning, shows a reading of 63.3 points for May; up from 57.2 for April. The index, which is generally viewed as being the leading barometer of health for the building sector here, has now been in growth mode for 21 months […]

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