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  • Opening of Stephenstown Link Road in Balbriggan The Stephenstown Link Road, constructed by Jons Civil Engineering, has been officially opened with Mayor of Fingal Cllr Anthony Lavin cutting the ribbon on this key piece of infrastructure development within Balbriggan. The new Link Road in Stephenstown Industrial Park runs from the existing roundabout on the Stephenstown Road to a new roundabout on Clonard Street Road, [...]...
  • The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019 The UK National Construction Expo is being held at the Arena MK, Milton Keynes in England on Wednesday, 1st May 2019. Although British construction activity overall has slowed, chiefly due to businesses continuing to postpone major building projects due to Brexit uncertainty, which is impacting the commercial construction and civil engineering sectors, house building remains buoyant. Of [...]...
  • Key Advisor Line-up For Waterford North Quays and Michael Street Development Projects Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland, the company that is backing the Waterford North Quays and Michael Street development projects, has appointed its key advisors including the leasing agency and design team for the project. Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate service firm, has been appointed as the leasing agency for the entire North Quays [...]...
  • Ballymun’s Potential as a European Leader in Housing Planning and housing experts have examined Ballymun’s potential as a European leader for innovative housing development, as part of the recent Vienna Model of Housing exhibition in Dublin. Previous planning within the Ballymun area indicates a lack of consideration for community development, with no main street or community focal point currently present. Dublin City Council’s local [...]...
  • 200 Construction Jobs at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Limerick Facility Approximately 200 workers are expected to be employed in the construction phase of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care’s planned €100 million expansion of its manufacturing operations at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, Limerick. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “This is a significant announcement. Already [...]...

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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SMK Corporation establishes new European Headquarters in Dublin

  SMK Corporation establishes new European Headquarters in Dublin

SMK Corporation, a multinational electro-mechanical component manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo Japan is to establish a new European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.
SMK designs and produces a wide range of products for the electronics sector including connectors and switches, remote control units and touch screens. Demand for SMK products is driven by the requirements of a new […]

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National Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Planning Approval for New Development

  National Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Planning Approval for New Development

The National Rehabilitation Hospital is the first major healthcare project to be granted planning approval through the Strategic Infrastructural Development Process.
The approval is for Phase One of a significant capital development on the campus of the existing hospital at Rochestown Avenue.  This development, which is a partnership between the HSE and the NRH Foundation, will […]

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High Standards from Coillte Panel Products

  High Standards from Coillte Panel Products

Coillte Panel Products is part of Coillte, a leading natural resources company which owns over 442,000 hectares of FSC® certified forest in Ireland. Coillte Panel Products manufactures both highly regarded Medite MDF and Smartply OSB products from its Irish mills in Clonmel and Waterford, which are synonymous with quality, choice and innovation.
On the 1st March […]

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Augmented Reality and the future of construction – A CIF Event

  Augmented Reality and the future of construction – A CIF Event

The CIF is constantly looking for ways of bringing new information and innovations to our members. One area which looks like it will be of interest to the construction sector over the coming years is Augmented Reality (AR).
Augmented Reality is a new technology which allows for real world items and information to be enhanced by […]

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Boost for CRH as Holcim and Lafarge appoint CEO

  Boost for CRH as Holcim and Lafarge appoint CEO

CRH’s deal to buy €6.5bn from building materials rivals Holcim and Lafarge looks to be a step closer as the two firms have announced the appointment of a chief executive of their combined company.

Lafarge insider Eric Olsen, the firm’s executive vice-president for operations, will take on the challenge of knitting together the two companies in […]

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€36 Million Investment in Last Phase of Summer Works Scheme set to Commence

  €36 Million Investment in Last Phase of Summer Works Scheme set to Commence

Good news for construction related industries across the country with last week’s update on the Schools Summer Works Scheme.
The final phase of the scheme will allow 559 schools to complete work such as window repair and replacement, upgrading of science and specialist rooms and external improvements, such as upgrading of school perimeter fences and walls. […]

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Dublin Property Price Growth Fell Below National Average in First Three Months of 2015

  Dublin Property Price Growth Fell Below National Average in First Three Months of 2015

Property price growth in Dublin was outpaced by rises in the rest of the country during the first three months of 2015, according to the latest property price report from Daft.ie.
It is the first time that this has happened in four years, according to the property website.
Asking prices nationally increased by 4.6% in the first […]

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43 apartments in Dublin for €5.57m

  43 apartments in Dublin for €5.57m

A multi-family residential investment with 43 apartments are to go on the market today in Dublin’s north inner city.
Damien McCaffrey of Knight Frank is guiding €5.75 million for Stafford House on Wolfe Tone Street which was developed in 1998 by Michael Murphy’s South Dublin Construction.
Knight Frank says that with an 84 per cent occupancy rate, […]

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Shareholders at NTR in line for €240m sale payout

  Shareholders at NTR in line for €240m sale payout

Irish renewable energy group NTR has up to €240m in its arsenal to return to shareholders following the sale of its last remaining US windfarms.
The company has sold its Post Rock and Lost Creek assets, 350 megawatt (MW) windfarms in Kansas and Missouri, to US investment company Pattern Energy for $244m (€222m).
The news will be […]

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Job boom for Cork City as it is set to benefit from €500 million investment

  Job boom for Cork City as it is set to benefit from €500 million investment

Some 8,000 jobs could be created in Cork City as details emerge that €500 million has been earmarked for its redevelopment.
Why Weight?
After more than a decade of neglect, Ireland’s ‘second capital’ is set to see almost half a billion pumped into strategic development projects around the city centre and its surrounding areas.
At a briefing in […]

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JV for NAMA and Kennedy Wilson

  JV for NAMA and Kennedy Wilson

Kennedy Wilson and NAMA have formed a joint venture arrangement to develop a project of significant importance on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin 2.
The project will be a mix of offices and residential. Extending to over 4.8 acres, the Capital Dock development is one of the largest undeveloped sites in the Dublin Central Business […]

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