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  • Hines and APG Announce Additional €700 Million ‘Build-to-Rent’ Investment Program For Wider Dublin Hines, the international real estate firm, and partner APG Asset Management (APG) have commenced construction on the first new apartment buildings as part of the new Cherrywood Town Centre in South Dublin. The project will see 1,269 new apartments developed in Cherrywood Town Centre alone over the next three years, including 130 social units. The contract [...]...
  • Lifetime Achievement Award For Height For Hire Flogas was the premier sponsor of the Drogheda Business Excellence Awards for 2018 and John Rooney, Managing Director of Flogas Ireland, presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Harry McArdle, Founder and Chairman of Height for Hire, a family owned company that has become the largest privately-owned mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) rental company in the UK [...]...
  • U+I and Colony Capital Granted Planning For Carrisbrook House Redevelopment in Dublin A joint venture of U+I and investment vehicles managed by Colony Capital, has secured consent from An Bord Pleanála to radically transform and extend the landmark Carrisbrook House office building in Dublin 4. Carrisbrook House, an eight-storey building originally built in 1969 on the corner of Pembroke Road and Lansdowne Road, is to be completely [...]...
  • The Digital Hub Selects Architect and Project Management Firms to Support its Development The Digital Hub, Ireland’s largest and most established cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies, has announced the appointment of Scott Tallon Walker Architects and KSN Project Management to support the development of The Digital Hub. Following an EU-wide tendering process, Scott Tallon Walker Architects has been selected as the Design Team and KSN [...]...
  • NSAI Publishes Protocol to Assess Homes Suspected of Being Affected by Mica or Pyrite The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has published a standard protocol called I.S. 465. This protocol will be used by engineers, geologists and laboratories to assess, test and categorise the damage in properties negatively affected by defective concrete blocks, due to excessive free muscovite mica and pyrite. It will also give guidance on remedial [...]...

3,300 Jobs on way for Limerick in massive city centre development – 300 in construction stage

  3,300 Jobs on way for Limerick in massive city centre development – 300 in construction stage

The biggest city centre real estate project outside of Dublin over the next 10 years has received the green light today.
The project based in Limerick city centre looks set to employ up to 3,300 people.
Limerick City and County Council today invited expressions of interest in the €80-€100m strategic Opera Centre site, which triggered the go […]

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Planning Sought for 101 Homes in Dublin

  Planning Sought for 101 Homes in Dublin

A low-profile property firm has become the latest player to seek planning permission to build family homes in Dublin, in another sign that the shortage of houses in Dublin is beginning to be addressed.
Argentum Property Holding Three Limited has applied for planning permission to build 101 houses on Griffith Avenue on Dublin’s northside. If it […]

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Limerick City and County Council has given a go to the €80 Opera Centre site development.

  Limerick City and County Council has given a go to the €80 Opera Centre site development.

The re-developed 50,000sq metre project should create around 3,000 jobs with 300 additional jobs supported during the construction stage.
The 2.8 hectare site will provide for a mix of office, educational, retail and residential uses over a five-year period.

 The publication by Limerick City and County Council of an invitation for expressions of interest in the site has triggered […]

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Irish construction & marine markets to benefit from Kommerling products as Laydex becomes national distributor

  Irish construction & marine markets to benefit from Kommerling products as Laydex becomes national distributor

Kommerling UK has signed an agreement with Laydex for the Belfast based company to distribute its extensive range of marine products including the highly regarded Korapur 925 as well as some of its market leading construction products, including the sealant Rallithane 810.
Commenting on the arrangement, Ian Little, Business Manager for Automotive, Construction & Industrial Division […]

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Shares in cement group Lafarge fall as merger talks stall

  Shares in cement group Lafarge fall as merger talks stall

Shares in French cement group Lafarge fell by around 2 per cent on Monday after two shareholders of its Swiss merger partner Holcim appeared unhappy with revised deal terms that were designed to placate them.
Russian businessman Filaret Galchev, who owns a 10.8 per cent stake in Holcim via Eurocement Holding AG, has rejected the new […]

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BM TRADA urges action on CE marking of structural steel

  BM TRADA urges action on CE marking of structural steel

It is now six months since new requirements were placed on structural steel manufacturers and fabricators which make it a criminal offence in the UK and Ireland to supply a steel frame or structural steel components without a CE mark.
With contractors across the UK and Ireland reporting that Trading Standards departments are now looking for […]

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CRH shares jump on Holcim, Lafarge chief executive talks

  CRH shares jump on Holcim, Lafarge chief executive talks

Shares in Iseq heavyweight CRH jumped by nearly 4 per cent on Wednesday after reports that cement makers Holcim and Lafarge, are discussing a new CEO appointment to the combined group.
The move would see current Lafarge boss Bruno Lafont shift into a new role, as talks continue to save their troubled merger.
There is pressure to […]

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Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Opens New €180 Million Nutritional Ingredients Plant

  Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Opens New €180 Million Nutritional Ingredients Plant

Ireland’s leading dairy ingredients company, Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, has commenced production at its new, state-of-the-art nutritional ingredients plant at Belview in County Waterford, so completing a €200 million investment programme designed to increase processing capacity in readiness for the abolition of EU milk quotas.
Glanbia Ingredients Ireland processes1.6 billion litres of milk annually or 30% of […]

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Invest in the West – MJ Conroy & HP Ballybrit

  Invest in the West – MJ Conroy & HP Ballybrit

The IT giant Hewlett Packard has chosen again and again to expand its presence in Galway, with 700 workers about to move into a new purpose built R&D centre this February. Not only is the development a huge seal of approval for Galway as a centre of excellence for IT innovation, it is also another […]

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John Paul Construction – Company Announcement

  John Paul Construction – Company Announcement

John Paul Construction are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Joe McLoughlin as Construction Director for the Irish market and Paul Dennis as UK Director.
With over 30 years industry experience in managing and delivering major construction projects in Ireland, UK and South Africa, Joe brings a wealth of expertise and capability across all […]

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The Public Works Contracts: What now?

  The Public Works Contracts: What now?

The Office of Government Procurement published its Report on the Review of the Performance of the Public Works Contract (the “Report”) on 11 December 2014, setting out its conclusions following the long-awaited review, commenced in 2013.
The Report is a breath of fresh air, but it will remain to be seen whether it sounds of a […]

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A start performance by Monami Construction

  A start performance by Monami Construction

The engineering and organisational skills of building firm Monami Construction literally went to waste in Cork in 2014, but the client Greenstar, was delighted with professionalism and efficiency used to reconstruct its Glanmire recycling facility. CIAN MOLLOY reports.
When a fire broke out at Greenstar’s waste treatment facility in Glanmire in November 2013, such […]

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Saint-Gobain, Ireland opens the doors of their new Technical Academy in Dublin

  Saint-Gobain, Ireland opens the doors of their new Technical Academy in Dublin

Building materials firm Saint Gobain has opened a new training centre in Grange Castle, Co Dublin, which together with its sister centre in Cavan, is set to upskill some 5,000 construction industry personnel every year.
The two Construction Skills Academies, developed at a combined cost of €1.5m, are reckoned to be the biggest investment in construction […]

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Kilsaran – Connecting the city at the Rosie Hackett Bridge

  Kilsaran – Connecting the city at the Rosie Hackett Bridge

Dublin’s newest bridge, the Rosie Hackett bridge which spans the River Liffey is benefitting from the technical and aesthetic qualities of Kilsaran International. The 21st bridge to cross the river Liffey in Dublin city connects Marlborough Street on the northside with Hawkins Street on the south, the function of the bridge is to carry the […]

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JJ Rhatigan & Company – Setting standards in education building at NUI Galway.

  JJ Rhatigan & Company – Setting standards in education building at NUI Galway.

There aren’t too many clients in Galway or in the surrounding area that are as successful when it comes to securing funding for construction work as NUI Galway. JJ Rhatigan & Company, a firm that has been providing construction services for over half a century, have completed several projects at the campus over the past […]

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Stewart Win Contractor of the Year at Irish Building and Design Awards 2014

Stewart are delighted to have scooped 3 awards at recent Irish Building and Design Awards 2014, to include Contractor of the Year, BIM Initiative of the Year and Retrofit Project of the Year. See some of the Stewart group eagerly accepting our awards at a well organised and good craic awards night hosted by CMG […]

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