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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 [...]...

i3PT Certification are Moving Office!

  i3PT Certification are Moving Office!

 

Good news!i3PT Certification are delighted to announce that due to an increased workload and a period of significant growth, we are moving to new offices in the Hyde Building, The Park, Carrickmines, Dublin 18.From today onwards, we will no longer be contactable on our old address and phone number. Our emails, website and other details will remain unchanged.
Our […]

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Manufacturing growth speeds up again in May – PMI

The country’s manufacturing sector expanded at its quickest pace in three months in May to mark two years of non-stop growth as firms increased prices slightly to offset cost pressures.
The Investec Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 57.1 in May from 55.8 in April, just under the 15-year high of 57.5 hit in February.
The index […]

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Ireland’s economy will benefit from greater use of indigenous clean energy

  Ireland’s economy will benefit from greater use of indigenous clean energy

Job benefits of bioenergy sector doubled if local resources used
 
Friday, 29th May 2015:  New reports published today by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) show that using our indigenous renewable energy resources to meet renewable energy targets could boost Ireland’s GDP and support thousands of new jobs.  A Macroeconomic Analysis of Bioenergy Use to […]

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Port of Cork redevelopment gets the go ahead

The Port of Cork has welcomed the decision of An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for the €100 million Ringaskiddy Port Redevelopment.
The Port of Cork had unveiled plans for the project in April 2014 and last September An Bord Pleanála held an oral hearing into the proposal lasting several days.
A decision had been expected […]

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Microsoft seeks planning for another Dublin data centre

  Microsoft seeks planning for another Dublin data centre

Microsoft said it needs the new data centre because even its own predictions for internet usage have been eclipsed.
Extending over 7,600 sq m, which includes almost 1,600 sq m of office space, the data centre is likely to cost as much as €70m to build.
It will eventually employ 180 people full-time, with up to 300 […]

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€10m upgrade for Mount Juliet

  €10m upgrade for Mount Juliet

Irish investment group Tetrarch Capital has outlined its plans for a €10 million expansion and upgrade of the Mount Juliet hotel and golf complex in Kilkenny to homeowners at the resort.
This includes a €1.1 million investment in new equipment to improve maintenance at the golf course and to help it return to profitability.
Tetrarch has also […]

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Interested in Working on the National Indoor Arena Project?

HBJV is hosting a free Meet the Buyer event on Thursday 4th June for local suppliers and subcontractors in Dublin who would like to get involved.

At the event, you’ll be given the opportunity to hear an overview of the project and meet representatives of HBJV to discuss available works packages. HBJV will be looking for local […]

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LEAN SERVICE A practical guide for SME by Richard Keegan and Eddie O’Kelly

  LEAN SERVICE A practical guide for SME by Richard Keegan and Eddie O’Kelly

Great news! Richard Keegan and Eddie O’Kelly have published Lean Service.
 
Lean is about VALUE … the creation, delivery and retention of value.
 
In a service business, the delivery of value is very much customer–‐ or client ‐dependent. The client defines what they see as ‘value’, not the business. The most successful service businesses understand this very […]

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Grafton St investment for €16 million

  Grafton St investment for €16 million

Two recently amalgamated shops which now serve as a flagship store for Life
Style Sports at 57/58 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, seem likely to be bought by an Irish or overseas institution when they go for sale today.
Diane Crean of Savills is guiding €16 million for the investment which will show an initial yield of 4.04 […]

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3,800 new homes are planned for southside suburb

  3,800 new homes are planned for southside suburb

Plans have been revealed for about 3,800 homes as well as shopping and office space at a new development in south Dublin.
The US investment firm Hines yesterday launched its Cherrywood plan, which will effectively create a new suburb in the capital. Green space including three large parks will be included in the project.
Hines bought the […]

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JJ Rhatigan & Company part of consortium to deliver 14 Primary Care Centres nationwide.

  JJ Rhatigan & Company part of consortium to deliver 14 Primary Care Centres nationwide.

As part of the Prime-Balfour Beatty Consortium, JJ Rhatigan & Company is delighted to have been awarded the contract to construct 14 Primary Care Centres nationwide, ranging in size from 1,500m² to 5,000 m² gross floor area. The project, with a combined capital value of circa €140 million, is the first programme of its kind […]

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Software company to boost Dublin workforce to 250

  Software company to boost Dublin workforce to 250

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D., and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD made the announcement while officially opening the company’s new 27,000 sq ft EU Headquarters in Dublin’s city centre today.
Qualtrics has been supported by the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland.
Speaking at the official opening today, Taoiseach Enda Kenny T. D., said, “The […]

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New film studio in Limerick one step closer with multi-million purchase of former Dell warehouse

  New film studio in Limerick one step closer with multi-million purchase of former Dell warehouse

Plans for a multi-million euro film production hub in Limerick have taken a step forward today as the local council announced that it is buying a 350,000 sq ft warehouse formerly used by computer giant Dell.
Limerick City and County Council is to shell out between €5m and €6m for the former industrial building in Castletroy, […]

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Innovative Irish energy projects have delivered €1billion in energy savings in 12 years

  Innovative Irish energy projects have delivered €1billion in energy savings in 12 years

Sustainable Energy Awards 2015 Open For Ambitious Energy Projects
Organisations from multinationals to SMEs & community organisations
driving culture of change in energy efficiency
 
22nd May 2015 – Close to €1billion in energy savings have been achieved by organisations who have taken part in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s annual Sustainable Energy Awards. Now in its […]

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Announcing the National Construction Summit 2015

  Announcing the National Construction Summit 2015

Taking Place in the RDS, Dublin on June 16th
This major event will be jointly chaired by Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and Tom Moloney, Managing Director of Construction Information Services (CIS). Paudie Coffey TD, Minister for State at the Department of the Environment will open the Summit.  Given that the […]

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Mallinckrodt plc announces €45m Investment in Ireland

  Mallinckrodt plc announces €45m Investment in Ireland

DUBLIN, May 20, 2015 – Mallinckrodt plc, a leading global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced a €45million investment to expand its Dublin-based operations. A new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and office building are to be located at College Business and Technology Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. The development will provide 300 jobs during the two-year construction phase […]

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Autodesk Gold Partner, Diatec Appoints David Purdon as Senior Applications Engineer

  Autodesk Gold Partner, Diatec Appoints David Purdon as Senior Applications Engineer

Diatec, the largest Autodesk Gold Partner in Ireland, is delighted to announce David Purdon has been appointed as the company’s Senior Application & Technical Sales Engineer for the southern region.
Based in the region Purdon will lead Diatec’s technical sales and support with particular focus on Infrastructure and Autodesk AEC/BIM platform products. He will focus on […]

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Engineers Ireland urges caution to minister over building regulations review

  Engineers Ireland urges caution to minister over building regulations review

At the 2015 Engineers Ireland Annual Conference in Killarney on Thursday, the Director General of Engineers Ireland and Chartered Engineer John Power said Ireland is once again experiencing growth in the construction industry but it is critical at this time that there should be no easing of compliance with the building regulations.
Mr. Power was speaking […]

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Burke & Ward Engineers profits €8.1m

  Burke & Ward Engineers profits €8.1m

Growth in its Canadian and British businesses helped boost turnover and profits at Irish civil engineering group Ward & Burke last year, figures show.
Accounts just lodged with the Companies’ Registration Office show profits at the group more than doubled in 2014 to €8.1 million from €3.25 million while sales rose 37 per cent to €104 […]

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Renewable Energy Use Grew by 10% in 2014. Primary energy use fell while economy grew

  Renewable Energy Use Grew by 10% in 2014.  Primary energy use fell while economy grew

18th May, 2015 – Renewable energy use in Ireland increased by 10% in 2014 while consumption of fossil fuels fell 1.2%.  That is according to provisional energy data for 2014 published today by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).   The data also shows that primary energy use fell as the economy grew, continuing the […]

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Irish Cement raided in competition investigation

  Irish Cement raided in competition investigation

A competition investigation launched last week with a raid on the offices of CRH subsidiary Irish Cement is looking for evidence it is abusing a dominant position in the market.
Gardaí and officials from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) raided Irish Cement’s offices last week in an investigation into the €50 million bagged-cement industry.
It […]

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Kerry-based manufacturing firm Tricel to create 100 new jobs

  Kerry-based manufacturing firm Tricel to create 100 new jobs

Kerry-based manufacturing firm Tricel is to create 100 new jobs over the next 18 months as part of an expansion of its operations here and abroad.
The company, previously known as Killarney Plastics, manufactures water storage tanks and other building products.
It currently employs 100 people in Killarney and 250 in total across its operations in Ireland, […]

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€58m deal to buy unfinished One Albert Quay in Cork

  €58m deal to buy unfinished One Albert Quay in Cork

Cork City’s newest and largest office block, One Albert Quay, has been purchased for up to €58m by Green Reit nine months ahead of its completion
The Irish property investment firm confirmed it had entered into a conditional contract for the acquisition of the building being constructed by John Cleary’s development company, JCD Group.
Green Reit said […]

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Kirby Group in strategic alliance with Mott MacDonald

  Kirby Group in strategic alliance with Mott MacDonald

Irish-owned engineering services contractor Kirby Group has entered into a strategic alliance with Mott MacDonald, a UK-headquartered management, engineering and development consultancy.
Through the alliance, the companies will offer design services for construction projects involving energy transmission and distribution systems in Ireland.
Mott MacDonald will work with Kirby Group’s transmission and distribution systems division, which incorporates a […]

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US software firm Slack announces 100 jobs for Dublin

  US software firm Slack announces 100 jobs for Dublin

Company opening up a new European HQ in the capital
US software firm Slack is to create 100 jobs over the next two years with the opening of a new European headquarters in Dublin.
The company said the new roles will be in customer support and account management roles
Slack is a messaging platform for teams that integrates […]

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New Thermal Liteblock System from Roadstone – A fabric first approach for compliance with Part L of Building Regulations

The Roadstone Thermal Liteblock is a robust and durable, lightweight block which was developed for use with traditional masonry after extensive research aimed at producing a cost-effective solution for architects, engineers, assigned certifiers and building contractors to comply with Part L of the Building Regulations.

 
When used in conjunction with Roadstone’s standard Concrete Block range, the […]

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Bank backs €180m for Irish solar farm project

Amarenco, the solar energy business led by former Bord Gáis head John Mullins, has found a multi-million euro backer to help it deliver the country’s first solar farms with the inaugural project earmarked for Cork.

One of the world’s largest investment banks with headquarters in Sydney, Macquarie Bank is willing to invest €180m in the solar […]

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Kosmos- Irish drilling in 2017.

  Kosmos- Irish drilling in 2017.

US explorer Kosmos Energy is set to attract fresh investment to its two Irish-based licences, via a farm-out process, later this year.
Drilling at the assets, located in waters off the south-west coast, is also now tipped to begin in 2017, as opposed to 2016 as previously thought.
The Dallas-headquartered company has an 85% holding in two […]

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Grafton seeks to expand its presence across Europe

  Grafton seeks to expand its presence across Europe

Grafton, the Dublin-headquartered builders merchanting and DIY retail group, is actively reviewing opportunities to expand its operational presence in western Europe.
In the group’s newly published annual report, chairman Michael Chadwick said that part of Grafton’s growth strategy is based on extending its geographic coverage into other western European countries and regions, “that offer attractive consolidation […]

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Kingspan and ESB in NI solar panel initiative

  Kingspan and ESB in NI solar panel initiative

Kingspan and ESB unveiled on Tuesday a new joint venture in Northern Ireland that will offer local businesses the opportunity to get involved in a solar energy project that they claim could deliver energy savings of £320 million in the North over the next 25 years.
Kingspan ESB has launched a scheme that will give customers […]

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