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  • Strong Performance From BAM Ireland BAM Ireland, one of the country’s largest construction businesses, had a year of strong revenue growth in 2017 with a turnover of €465 million – an increase of 29% on 2016 – and profit before tax of €15.9 million. BAM’s performance was aided by strong activity in Ireland’s improving construction sector and ongoing international activities [...]...
  • Stark and Growing Gap Between Mortgage and Rent Responding to the latest CSO house price figures indicating a continuing slowing in the rate of house price increases, 5.8pc in Dublin in the year to September and 10.8pc in the Rest of Ireland, Brokers Ireland pointed to a growing gap between repaying a mortgage on a home and paying rent on a similar home. Rachel [...]...
  • Residential Property Prices Rise by 8.2% in the Year to September In the year to September, residential property prices at national level increased by 8.2%, according to the CSO. This compares with an increase of 8.9% in the year to August and an increase of 12.0% in the twelve months to September 2017. In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 5.8% in the year to September. Dublin [...]...
  • Grafton Merchanting Joins the Irish Green Building Council Grafton Merchanting, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company has announced that it has joined the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC). The move forms part of Grafton Merchanting’s ongoing commitment to sustainability at a national and local level. Grafton Merchanting is the first reseller to join the IGBC which was set up in 2011 to create a [...]...
  • 70% Believe Irish Government Not Doing a Sufficient Job in Easing the Housing Crisis The findings of a nationally representative survey recently conducted by iReach highlight the pessimism of Irish people about the current state of housing and homelessness. The results also demonstrate a lack of faith from the public in the Government’s approach to the issue. 66% of people were not confident that Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy’s most [...]...

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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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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