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Up the Walls – Paul Clements on Hadrian’s Wall and the Mourne Wall

Two walls – one in the north of England and the other in the north of Ireland, separated in their construction by 1,800 years – are celebrating significant birthdays in

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Northern Ireland seeks to fix longstanding productivity problem

Beside a main road close to Northern Ireland’s only Unesco world heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway, lies an empty field fenced off with barbed wire. A sign reads: “Atlantic Link.

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Multi-million pound floating wind farm proposed off Northern Ireland coast

Work is under way on a bid to open a multi-million pound offshore floating wind farm off the coast of Northern Ireland by 2029. Offshore energy specialist SBM Offshore is

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Northern Ireland’s construction sector contracts again amid rising costs and skills shortages

LABOUR shortages and soaring material costs are having a devastating inpact on the north’s construction sector, where workloads capitulated in the final three months of last year, a new industry

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Translink boss says Belfast Transport Hub will ‘create a gateway’ to NI

As construction begins on the new £175 million Belfast Transport Hub, Translink’s CEO says the project will offer “lots of opportunities to enhance public transport and active travel” in Northern

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Henry Brothers sets bar for sustainability in construction sector

SOUTH Derry construction giant Henry Brothers has launched a strategy to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The company – named recently as Northern Ireland’s Responsible Business of the

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PMI: North’s private sector records much improved start to 2022

THE north’s private sector recorded a marked improvement in economic output at the start of 2022, driven by the performance of manufacturers, new analysis from Ulster Bank shows. Output between

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Lyons launches board member competition for Construction Industry Training Board Northern Ireland

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has launched a public appointment competition to recruit 10 board members to the Construction Industry Training Board Northern Ireland (CITB NI). CITB NI aims to encourage

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Protocol ‘is working for construction’ despite price challenges

THE north’s construction sector grew in 2021 despite the challenges posed by Covid and Brexit, and the combination of material and labour shortages, a new industry barometer shows. But it

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Consultation launched on all-Ireland rail strategy

    Consultation launched on all-Ireland rail strategy

Irish transport minister Eamon Ryan and Northern Ireland’s minister for infrastructure Nichola Mallon have launched a consultation on an all-island of Ireland strategic rail review. The consultation aims to gain

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Scotland-Northern Ireland tunnel ‘set to be scrapped’

    Scotland-Northern Ireland tunnel ‘set to be scrapped’

Plans to build a tunnel linking Scotland and Northern Ireland are set to be scrapped for cost reasons, it has been reported. The project, which had been estimated to cost at

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€15.5 Million Wind Farm Opened In Co. Antrim

    €15.5 Million Wind Farm Opened In Co. Antrim

Gaelectric officially opened its £13.4 million (€15.5 Million) wind farm on Thursday, November 17, at Cloonty in Co. Antrim. The 9.2MW wind farm is located on the Castlecat Road between

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Northern Ireland on the up but London’s growth stalls as construction industry waits for Government’s next steps

    Northern Ireland on the up but London’s growth stalls as construction industry waits for Government’s next steps

Construction sectors in the UK are slowing down amid uncertainty surrounding the decision to leave the EU, according to the latest Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) quarterly survey. The

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£20m investment in road schemes in Northern Ireland

Over £20 million has been invested in road schemes in the Causeway Coast & Glens council area in Northern Ireland. A total of £20.37m was spent on projects in 2015/16, according

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Turner&Townsend to deliver £107m energy-from-waste facility

Equitix Management Services has reappointed the global construction consultancy Turner & Townsend to support with client representation services to construct a new £107m energy-from-waste facility, which when complete will help

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