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  • €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 [...]...
  • 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 [...]...
  • 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 & [...]...
  • 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 [...]...
  • 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 [...]...

Potential for 20,000 new jobs in construction – CIF

  Potential for 20,000 new jobs in construction – CIF

Some 20,000 new jobs could be created in the construction sector if the government was to implement a series of measures, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) said on Monday.According to the CIF, the construction sector accounted for 45 per cent of all the additional jobs created in the Irish economy last year, but “even further […]

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Ulster University: Second phase plans for Belfast campus

  Ulster University: Second phase plans for Belfast campus

The second phase of the Ulster University’s new Belfast campus will be built by a joint venture between Lagan Construction Group and the Portuguese firm Somague.
The £150m contract will involve constructing two new buildings and refurbishing existing buildings.
The first phase of the development, which is being built by McLaughlin and Harvey, is expected to be […]

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Agora Publishing to create 100 jobs in Co Waterford

  Agora Publishing to create 100 jobs in Co Waterford

publishing company which has over one million readers around the world has provided a major employment boost today with the announcement of 100 jobs for Co Waterford.
Agora Incorporated is setting up a multilingual contact centre and technology services centre in Portlaw. The 100 new roles will be established within the next three years, with […]

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Eircom signs €10m broadband deal with Chinese giant Huawei

  Eircom signs €10m broadband deal with Chinese giant Huawei

Eircom has signed a deal worth €10m with telecoms firm Huawei that will see the Chinese industry giant supply it equipment as Eircom begins its nationwide rollout of fibre broadband.Equipment is already being deployed in 16 locations where network construction has commenced for the rollout of Eircom’s new ‘fibre-to-the-home’ package, which is also set to […]

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Clontarf Infill Site on market for €4m

  Clontarf Infill Site on market for €4m

An interesting ready-to-go mixed-use infill site in Clontarf is on the market for €4 million through DTZ Sherry FitzGerald.
The seafront site at 59-60 Clontarf Road – right in the heart of Clontarf village – extends to 0.82 of an acre and has full planning permission for 19 residential units and a retail unit.
There is 26 […]

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Nama’s €450m Dublin project

  Nama’s €450m Dublin project

Nama is one of a number of organisations partnering to deliver a €450m development in the Dublin Docklands after planning permission was granted yesterday.Permission for 18,000sq m of office space and 100 apartments at Hanover Quay has been granted by Dublin City Council, clearing the way for work to begin.
Along with Nama, Los Angeles-headquartered Oaktree […]

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next phase of Kerdiffstown Landfill Remediation Project

  next phase of Kerdiffstown Landfill Remediation Project

Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, today (21 April 2015), welcomed the announcement by Kildare County Council of its plans for the remediation of Kerdiffstown landfill outside Naas. Responsibility for the landfill site will transfer to Kildare County Council in the coming weeks allowing for the process to […]

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€7.5m garda station set for Kevin’s Street

  €7.5m garda station set for Kevin’s Street

A €27.5m state-of-the-art building is planned for Kevin Street Garda Station for 2017 – a move which will see a 13th century property become vacant.Kevin Street Garda Station currently calls an eight-century-old protected structure home: the Palace of St Sepulchre which was the residence of the Archbishop of Dublin for six centuries.
A massive overhaul is […]

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Major apartment scheme for Ballsbridge hotel sites

  Major apartment scheme for Ballsbridge hotel sites

Ireland’s most expensive development site, one of the centrepieces of the property crash, is finally to be offered for sale on the international market.
The high-profile landbank occupied by the Clyde Court and the Ballsbridge hotels in Dublin 4 seems destined to accommodate 490 apartments as well as a standalone hotel and a range of […]

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Ornua targets €3bn of sales and secured approval for the construction of a new €36 million Kerrygold butter plant in Co Cork.

  Ornua targets €3bn of sales and secured approval for the construction of a new €36 million Kerrygold butter plant in Co Cork.

Ornua, formerly the Irish Dairy Board, is hoping to hit €3 billion in sales in the post-milk quota era on back of strong demand for new powdered products in Asia and Africa.
The group, which owns tje Kerrygold and Dubliner Cheese brands, is Ireland’s largest exporter of butter, cheese and milk powders, trading in 110 markets, […]

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New housing development on the Northside

  New housing development on the Northside

A NEW housing development on the northside will be a fitting legacy for artist and 1916 Rising hero Peadar Kearney, his granddaughter has said.
Lord Mayor Christy Burke and Ministers Alan Kelly and Paschal Donohoe were on hand to open the complex – Peadar Kearney House – that will house 56 families on Railway Street, Dublin […]

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All-abilities playground in Cork starts build

  All-abilities playground in Cork starts build

It is hoped that the major facility in Fitzgerald’s Park, which will enable children with disabilities to play alongside able-bodied children, will be open by August.
City Hall said the timing of the work during the summer was unavoidable, given the long lead-in to the design and tendering process.
When the project was announced last year, a […]

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Penny’s re-opens in Sligo after completed renovation

  Penny’s re-opens in Sligo after completed renovation

Penneys has today reopened its newly renovated Sligo store, 33 years after the shop first opened in March 1982.
Seventeen new jobs have been created in the refurbished store, bringing total staff numbers to 103.
Following a nine week renovation, the new store comprises 18,900 sq ft of retail space.
“This store has a long history […]

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Killarney social housing gets the go ahead.

  Killarney social housing gets the go ahead.

A Killarney social housing project that has been on the back burner for over two years has finally been given the green light following the recent announcement that Kerry is to benefit from a €62m boost to social housing via the Housing Construction and Acquisition Programme.
The council had secured €1.1m in funding for eight social […]

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RDS plans €35m spend to redevelop its main stadium

  RDS plans €35m spend to redevelop its main stadium

RDS plans €35m redevelopment of its main arena
The stadium’s naming rights may be sold and Government grants are expected to cover part of the cost
Royal Dublin Society’s chief executive, Michael Duffy has said that the cost of redeveloping the RDS Arena is expected to come to €35m.
Speaking to the Irish Times, he added that the […]

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Irish company lands ‘zero energy’ housing contract

  Irish company lands ‘zero energy’ housing contract

Irish company Surface Power Hone and Belgian partner Mopac Systems International have won a contract to build low cost ‘daylight’ fuelled zero energy homes in the €10m first phase of a major German government social housing project.
Surface Power Hone said the two companies have developed the capacity to mass produce homes that are highly energy […]

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Belfast Lawyers to Join Construction Masterclass in May

  Belfast Lawyers to Join Construction Masterclass in May

Hill International and the Chartered Institute of Building announced today that leading speakers from top law firms will join construction experts at a Masterclass in the Europa Hotel, on 14th May 2015.
Speakers include Lisa Boyd of Cleaver Fulton Rankin, Tim Kinney, Partner at Tughans, Stuart Murphy of Carson McDowell, and Aaron Boyle of Arthur Cox. […]

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Irish Planning Institute warns reduction of local authority planners will cause planning delays

  Irish Planning Institute warns reduction of local authority planners will cause planning delays

The number of planners in local authorities has dropped by 32pc since 2006, according to the organisation.
Some 415 planners are currently employed by local authorities whereas 607 were working with local authorities in 2006.
Non-planners outnumber planners in the State’s local authority planning departments.
Mary Hughes, President of the Irish Planning Institute said: “Ireland is now the […]

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Cork tech firm to create 80 new jobs

  Cork tech firm to create 80 new jobs

Cork-based technology firm Global Shares has announced a major expansion plan which will create 80 new jobs over the next three years.
The company which develops software for managing employee equity plans currently employs 60 people in Clonakilty and has offices in New York, California and London.
It clients include big international companies like Cargill, Morningstar, Living […]

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UCD’s planned €7.4 million Confucius Institute

  UCD’s planned €7.4 million Confucius Institute

The brochure for UCD’s planned €7.4 million Confucius Institute could not be more enthusiastic. “A landmark modern building,” it reads. “Prominent lakeside setting. At the heart of the UCD campus. Inspired by traditional Chinese architecture.”
But many academics on campus are far from enamoured at the prospect of a major cultural centre part-funded and jointly operated […]

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78 new jobs for Cork and Limerick announced

  78 new jobs for Cork and Limerick announced

EPS, an Irish firm that specialises in designing, building and operating water and sewage treatment plants worldwide, has announced plans to create 50 new jobs at its headquarters in Mallow, Co. Cork in a €3 million investment.
Meanwhile, consumer technology company Payback Loyalty plans to double its workforce with the creation of 28 new jobs in […]

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New CEO of the World green Building Council has been appointed

  New CEO of the World green Building Council has been appointed

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has appointed Terri Wills as its next CEO.
The World Green Building Council is a network of national green building councils in more than one hundred countries, including Ireland.
Wills will lead WorldGBC’s initiatives to support its members, promote collaboration and innovation, and play an advocacy and policy role to accelerate […]

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M&S re-opens its Rooftop Café on Grafton Street

  M&S re-opens its Rooftop Café on Grafton Street

The rooftop has undergone a complete refurbishment with a new décor, layout and menu to offer customers an even better dining experience.
A key feature of the stylish eatery is the installation of booth seating for a more intimate atmosphere. It also incorporates a number of initiatives in line with Plan A, M&S’s 100 commitment […]

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Redevelopment potential for Mespil road site at €10.5m

  Redevelopment potential for Mespil road site at €10.5m

With new office buildings planned for Dublin city centre expected to follow the high rent example of the LXV block under construction on St Stephen’s Green, agents Knight Frank are anticipating considerable interest in an office block with redevelopment potential at Mespil Court on Mespil Road, Dublin 4. Paul Hanly of Knight Frank is guiding […]

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CQMS ‘15 for Tullamore

  CQMS ‘15 for Tullamore

A recovering Irish construction industry has welcomed the announcement that Ireland’s largest construction and quarrying machinery show (CQMS ’15) will take place in Molloy’s Quarry in Tullamore on April 17.
Indications are that 2015 will see economic growth of between 4% – 6% and figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the construction industry alone […]

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WIT Collaborative Project Ranked Number 1 In First H2020 Funding Win

  WIT Collaborative Project Ranked Number 1 In First H2020 Funding Win

The €350,000 WASTCArD project, which will see a consortium of seven academic and industrial partners working together to develop a wrist-based device for portable heart monitoring, is funded through the prestigious Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) programme. Philip Walsh, project lead at WIT, said “We are investigating innovative solutions for […]

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Diageo Achieves World Accreditation

  Diageo Achieves World Accreditation

St. James’s Gate becomes the first major brewery in the world and the first manufacturing plant in Ireland to achieve the highest award possible in LEED certification
The Sisk built Brewhouse No. 4 at St. James’s Gate has become the first major brewery in the world and the first manufacturing plant in Ireland to achieve the […]

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New masterplan for Paddington Central development

  New masterplan for Paddington Central development

British Land has extended its footprint in Paddington, West London, with the purchase of the £210m One Sheldon Square site.
The deal comes as British Land continues its work with Hopkins Architects on developing a new masterplan for its Paddington Central development.
The acquisition of 200,000 sq ft of office space at One Sheldon Square takes the […]

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Britcon completes 7.4m project

  Britcon completes 7.4m project

Britcon has completed a £7.4 million project to build a new state of the art training facility in Park Royal for the Babcock International Group, the chosen training partners for the London Fire Brigade (LFB). The Emergency Services Training Centre in Park Royal is part of a larger project to deliver new and upgraded training […]

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T&T has been appointed PM role on £480m Sheffield Retail Quater

  T&T has been appointed PM role on £480m Sheffield Retail Quater

Consultant Turner & Townsend has been appointed to provide programme, project, cost and procurement support for the planned £480m retail quarter in the heart of Sheffield City Centre.
The ambitious plan designed by Leonard Design Architects comprises 900,000 sq ft of mixed-use accommodation.
This will predominantly be retail and leisure led, but also includes over 200,000 sq […]

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