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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 [...]...

€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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Rohan begins €35m office building project in Dublin 2

  Rohan begins €35m office building project in Dublin 2

With relatively few office developments under way in Dublin’s central business district despite signs of a shortfall of top-quality space, Rohan Holdings has begun work on a speculative office building overlooking the Grand Canal at Charlemont Place, Dublin 2.
The decision to proceed with the €35 million project will be widely welcomed. It is feared that […]

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Company controlled by developer Lally slashes almost €13m from site’s value

  Company controlled by developer Lally slashes almost €13m from site’s value

A property company controlled by Galway developer John Lally has reduced the value of a site it bought for over €100m by a further €13m.
The South Dublin site was reportedly bought for more than €100m by Brackville Holdings in 2006. Brackville is part of the Lalco group, which is controlled by Mr Lally.

The company had […]

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Ashford Castle completes its luxury restoration

  Ashford Castle completes its luxury restoration

According to The Irish Independent, Ashford Castle will employ up to 300 people when it opens this week, following a major refurbishment under the UK-based Red Carnation Hotel Group.
The castle sold for €20m in 2013, and it is estimated that the cost of the renovation work has been more than double the purchase price.
It has […]

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PM Group Hosts Lean Construction Seminar

  PM Group Hosts Lean Construction Seminar

Delegates at Lean Construction Seminar learn how adopting a ‘Lean’ approach can help attract Foreign Direct investment
Over 200 delegates from across the Irish construction industry attended a seminar organised jointly by the Lean Construction Institute (Ireland Community of Practice) in collaboration with PM Group at Cork’s Maryborough Hotel yesterday. Recognised internationally as a widely successful […]

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Irish construction activity up slightly last month

  Irish construction activity up slightly last month

Strongest rise in input prices since March 2007 recorded in March

New business increased in March, as has been the case in each month since July 2013

Construction activity growth quickened in March with new orders and business sentiment both increasing, according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index.

Growth in activity came after having slowed […]

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Marathon wins race for Nama’s Plum Portfolio

  Marathon wins race for Nama’s Plum Portfolio

Marathon Asset Management has won the race for a portfolio of nearly 600 apartments in Dublin, becoming the latest overseas investment firm to snap up Irish residential units from Nama.

Marathon, which controls close to €7bn worth of assets around the world, has taken on the Plum Portfolio of 588 apartments. The portfolio had been marketed […]

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Irish Construction Prospects to 2016

  Irish Construction Prospects to 2016

Construction sector output grew in volume terms by 10pc in 2014 to €11bn and is forecast to increase by around 26pc over the next two years, according to a report released by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).
The SCSI’s ‘Irish Construction Prospects to 2016’ report – which was prepared by DKM Economic Consultants in […]

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