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  • National Construction Summit -Thursday 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin The fifth National Construction Summit will be held on Thursday, 14th March 2019 at the Citywest Exhibition Centre in Dublin. Incorporating a number of complementary events and an extensive array of seminars, workshops and exhibition stands, showcasing the latest products, services and technology for the construction, engineering, sustainable building, maintenance and architectural sectors, the 2019 National [...]...
  • Komatsu WA100M Loader Hits Ireland Komatsu’s latest version of the WA100M Dash 8 compact wheel loader has gone on sale in Ireland. Described by distributor McHale Plant Sales director, John O’Brien as “one of the most reliable and versatile machines out there,” the WA100M is being pitched at construction, farm contractors, bulk materials and waste processors. The 94hp EU Stage IV unit [...]...
  • Planning Approval For North South Interconnector EirGrid has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold planning approval for the southern section of the North South Interconnector. Planning approval for the project was granted by An Bord Pleanála in December 2016. This was subsequently made the subject of judicial review proceedings in the High Court. The proceedings were dismissed by the High [...]...
  • McAleer & Rushe Commences Construction on London Development Northern Ireland-based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has announced that construction is to commence on a new 620 room hotel and hybrid aparthotel development in Paddington, London with a contract value worth c.£82 million. Led by developer Concierge 3, a consortium of BSW Land & Property, Staycity and The Pickstock Group, the scheme is the final stage of the [...]...
  • ESB and Coillte in Discussions to Deliver Renewable Energy Projects ESB is engaged in bilateral discussions with Coillte which, if successful, would lead to the establishment of a new joint venture development company to deliver 1,000 MW of renewable energy by 2030. It is proposed that a new joint venture will build on a successful track record of the two companies working together at Raheenleagh [...]...

BAM to build €350m M11 motorway

  BAM to build €350m M11 motorway

A consortium led by construction group BAM Ireland has signed a contract with the National Roads Authority (NRA) for the €350 million M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy public-private partnership (PPP) motorway project in Co Wexford.
This is expected to support up to 2,500 jobs and will see construction activity commence in January 2016.
It will involve the design, […]

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ESB opens new €33m Woodhouse Wind Farm in County Waterford

Pictured officially opening ESB’s €33m Woodhouse Wind Farm in Co.Waterford today  is Paddy Hayes ESB Executive Director Generation and Wholesale Markets and  Minister for Energy Alex White T.D.
Minister for Energy Alex White TD  today opened the new €33m Woodhouse Wind Farm in County Waterford, a key part of ESB’s Wind Development programme.
The new renewable energy […]

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Construction sector’s 25 months of continuous growth

  Construction sector’s 25 months of continuous growth

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – dropped to 55.8 in September from 56.5 in August. This was the lowest reading since March, but still pointed to a marked increase in construction activity during the month. Output has now risen in […]

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RPS to Deliver New River Liffey Bridge

  RPS to Deliver New River Liffey Bridge

RPS, in a joint venture with Flint & Neill UK, has just been appointed by Dublin City Council to deliver a new bridge over the River Liffey for pedestrian & cyclist use.
The RPS Flint & Neill team is responsible for the options study, planning, detailed design and construction stages of the proposed bridge, which will […]

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Hotel and pub in Temple Bar on the block for €15m

  Hotel and pub in Temple Bar on the block for €15m

CBRE is seeking €15m for the Paramount Hotel and Turks Head in Temple Bar in Dublin.
The Paramount Hotel and Turks Head includes 66 en-suite bedrooms, a food and beverage operation in one of the city’s most popular locations. CBRE believe this is a “rare opportunity to acquire an established business superbly located in Dublin city […]

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Dalata planning to build up to seven hotels around Dublin

  Dalata planning to build up to seven hotels around Dublin

Hotels firm Dalata is in discussions to buy as many as seven sites in central Dublin to build hotels as it seeks to take advantage of the shortage of rooms in the capital.
Speaking after an extraordinary general meeting which saw shareholders sign-off on a €160m fundraising for new projects, Dalata boss Pat McCann said his […]

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Ireland’s biggest regional shopping centre is going under the hammer

  Ireland’s biggest regional shopping centre is going under the hammer

The Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge will be put on the market this week with a pricetag of over €150 million, property industry news source CoStar News has revealed.
The County Kildare complex, which first opened in 2006, is Ireland’s largest regional shopping centre with about 300,000 sq ft of space and tenants including Marks & […]

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Dublin house prices down but prices rise outside the capital

  Dublin house prices down but prices rise outside the capital

The average asking price for homes in Dublin fell by 1.4 per cent in the third quarter but outside Dublin, prices rose by 3.9 per cent, according to the latest House Price Report just released by Ireland’s largest property website, Daft.ie.
The report shows that Dublin house prices rose by just 2.4 per cent year-on-year in […]

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Rye River Brewing Corporation will invest €4m to build a new brewery

  Rye River Brewing Corporation will invest €4m to build a new brewery

Rye River Brewing Corporation has announced an investment of €4m to build a new brewery and visitor centre in Celbridge in Co Kildare.
The new centre is expected to employ 150 people within three years and its building will also create 100 construction jobs.
The new brewery and visitor centre are due to open in late spring […]

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Laboratory To Be Developed In Co Kildare

  Laboratory To Be Developed In Co Kildare

Funding has been secured, from the Government’s Capital Investment Programme, to develop a new State Forensic Science Laboratory, in Celbridge, Co Kildare.
The new laboratory is to be established at the Backweston site and construction will commence in 2019.
Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, welcomed the announcement.
He said: “This is an affordable, responsible […]

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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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