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John Paul Construction gives Irish Wheelchair Association’s Sports Centre a new look

    John Paul Construction gives Irish Wheelchair Association’s Sports Centre a new look

Irish Wheelchair Association recently celebrated the refurbishment of the superb facilities in the Dr. Oliver Murphy Sports Centre, Clontarf, Dublin. The refurbishment was completed by charity partner John Paul Construction

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Ethos to create 150 new jobs in Ireland

    Ethos to create 150 new jobs in Ireland

Ethos has announced that it is to create 150 new jobs in Ireland in the next four years as part of Going for Growth, its ambitious national and international EMEA

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Belief that building more homes will bring down prices ‘a red herring’

    Belief that building more homes will bring down prices ‘a red herring’

Housing conference hears many young people slaves to rent because of mortgage rules A belief that increasing housing supply – the key target of the Government’s multi-billion euro housing strategy

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Integer to add up to 200 jobs as it expands Galway operations

    Integer to add up to 200 jobs as it expands Galway operations

Company to invest an estimated $30m in new manufacturing facility Medical device outsource manufacturer Integer is to expand its Galway operations with the construction of a new manufacturing facility that could lead

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Home-building potential of Irish wood underlined in new poll

    Home-building potential of Irish wood underlined in new poll

90% of Irish adults who took part in a recent poll don’t know the Irish forest industry produces enough wood to build over 44,000 homes per annum, according to Coillte.

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Government says it hasn’t decided to delay construction of Metrolink until 2027 but start date down to planning permission

    Government says it hasn’t decided to delay construction of Metrolink until 2027 but start date down to planning permission

The Government has not decided to delay construction of the Metrolink until 2027, according to a spokesperson for the Department of Transport. However it is unable to say when construction

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Fake bomb scare at National Children’s Hospital site is latest in campaign of disruption

    Fake bomb scare at National Children’s Hospital site is latest in campaign of disruption

The incident was the latest disruption at the site after around 20 arson attacks at the location during the summer months which gardaí believe are linked A campaign of disruption

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‘If construction is such a profitable industry, why aren’t more people at it?

    ‘If construction is such a profitable industry, why aren’t more people at it?

Glenveagh says it has sold, signed or reserved the 1,150 homes it expects to deliver this year When Stephen Garvey was invited in 2014 to meet executives from US private equity firm Oaktree in

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Govt debt could end up on ‘unsustainable path’ – IFAC

    Govt debt could end up on ‘unsustainable path’ – IFAC

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has said the economy is recovering ‘swiftly’ but government spending plans for the upcoming Budget are “at the limit of what is prudent”. In its pre-Budget

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National Broadband Plan can be delivered on time and on budget, committee to hear

    National Broadband Plan can be delivered on time and on budget, committee to hear

National Broadband Ireland chief to say project could even be completed early The company tasked with building the State’s high-speed rural broadband network still believes the project can be delivered

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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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Ireland’s first carbon budget is due in two weeks

    Ireland’s first carbon budget is due in two weeks

Here’s what you need to know about Ireland’s first ever carbon budget Ireland’s first ever carbon budget is due out in the next fortnight. The revised National Development Plan will

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Construction firm Henry Brothers collects top responsible business award

    Construction firm Henry Brothers collects top responsible business award

Construction company Henry Brothers has claimed the top award at the 2021 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland. The Magherafelt-headquartered firm clinched the NI Responsible Company of the Year accolade.

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Consulting engineer expands to Ireland

    Consulting engineer expands to Ireland

Consulting engineer Will Rudd Davidson is expanding into Ireland with the opening of an office in Dublin. The privately owned engineering consultancy employs over 80 staff in Scotland and the

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‘It’s ours to lose’: Pressure on Ireland not to scuttle its bid to host €500m America’s Cup

    ‘It’s ours to lose’: Pressure on Ireland not to scuttle its bid to host €500m America’s Cup

Cork business leaders fear fallout from the Zappone affair could affect the Irish bid to host the prestigious yacht race in 2024. The Government is under pressure from Cork’s business

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Cork Airport shuts for runway rebuild — with the promise that it will reopen on time

    Cork Airport shuts for runway rebuild — with the promise that it will reopen on time

The project will start on time, and will finish on time — that was the promise from Cork Airport bosses last night as it shut down for 10 weeks for

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AUXILION PARTNERS WITH SISK TO DRIVE PRODUCTIVITY AND BUSINESS GROWTH IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION DEAL

    AUXILION PARTNERS WITH SISK TO DRIVE PRODUCTIVITY AND BUSINESS GROWTH IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION DEAL

Auxilion, a leading provider of digitally transformative IT services and solutions, has announced that it has collaborated closely with construction company Sisk to digitally transform its IT infrastructure to help

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Fraud squad detectives question man suspected of setting up bogus construction company for purpose of laundering money

    Fraud squad detectives question man suspected of setting up bogus construction company for purpose of laundering money

Fraud squad detectives are continuing to question a man who was arrested yesterday and is suspected of setting up a bogus construction company for the purpose of laundering money for

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Twenty-five new firms named among Ireland’s best managed

    Twenty-five new firms named among Ireland’s best managed

Twenty-five new companies have been named among Ireland’s best managed companies by Deloitte. There are now 139 companies recognised by Deloitte as Ireland’s best managed firms. This year’s awards, which

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Construction specialist ESS Modular creating 70 Manchester jobs welcomed by Leo Varadkar

    Construction specialist ESS Modular creating 70 Manchester jobs welcomed by Leo Varadkar

The creation of about 70 jobs in Manchester by a Republic of Ireland construction specialist has been welcomed by the country’s Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar. The news of the move by

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Intel to open up Irish plant to allow car makers create microchips for next generation of vehicles

    Intel to open up Irish plant to allow car makers create microchips for next generation of vehicles

Intel has said it could invest as much as €80 billion in Europe over the next decade to boost the region’s chip capacity and will open up its semiconductor plant

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77% of agri-businesses optimistic about the year ahead

    77% of agri-businesses optimistic about the year ahead

Following a year of “considerable turbulence” in 2020, food and agri-businesses across Ireland are “significantly more optimistic” this year. Today (Wednesday, September 8) ifac, the professional services firm, has published its

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Irish economy growing at the fastest rate in EU

    Irish economy growing at the fastest rate in EU

Ireland’s economy is surging ahead of its 26 EU partners as more sectors reopen post-pandemic. The latest figures put the country on course to record double-digit growth in 2021 and

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Massive Cork Harbour clean-up reaches completion

    Massive Cork Harbour clean-up reaches completion

The Taoiseach has heralded in a new era of recreation, tourism and economic benefits for Cork Harbour following the completion

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Minister defends ‘multifaceted’ Housing for All plan

    Minister defends ‘multifaceted’ Housing for All plan

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has defended the Housing for All plan as a “different” and “multifaceted” strategy in which

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First in-person Enterprise Ireland trade mission since pandemic onset

    First in-person Enterprise Ireland trade mission since pandemic onset

Enterprise Ireland’s first in-person trade mission since the onset of the Covid pandemic starts today in London, before moving on

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Will the government’s ‘Housing For All’ plan finally solve Ireland’s social housing crisis?

    Will the government’s ‘Housing For All’ plan finally solve Ireland’s social housing crisis?

Social housing in Ireland is at crisis levels due to a booming population and a limited supply of residential properties.

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Consumer confidence rises but business sentiment slips – Bank of Ireland

    Consumer confidence rises but business sentiment slips – Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland’s latest Economic Pulse shows that consumer confidence rose in August but business sentiment slipped. Bank of Ireland

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Knauf UK & Ireland officially announces Managing Director return

    Knauf UK & Ireland officially announces Managing Director return

Knauf UK and Ireland has announced the appointment of Ian Stokes as Managing Director. This is a return to the

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Developer bids to swap hotel already under construction in Dublin for build-to-rent

    Developer bids to swap hotel already under construction in Dublin for build-to-rent

A Strategic Housing Development (SHD) scheme of 227 build-to-rent apartments up to 12 storeys tall is being sought for a

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Construction begins on €139m wastewater treatment plant in Arklow

    Construction begins on €139m wastewater treatment plant in Arklow

Raw sewage discharges to be eliminated into river Avoca in Co Wicklow. Construction on a €139-million wastewater treatment plant for Arklow,

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More than 50 submissions on controversial Clare data centre proposal

    More than 50 submissions on controversial Clare data centre proposal

More than 50 submissions have been made on the proposed new data centre for Ennis, which has garnered stiff resistance

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What’s the story with data centres?

    What’s the story with data centres?

They’ve been popping up all over the country. Opposition has been mounting against them. But they still are pretty mysterious

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4,500 Dublin Hotel Rooms to be Delivered by 2023

    4,500 Dublin Hotel Rooms to be Delivered by 2023

24 new hotels, comprising 4,500 rooms, will be delivered in Dublin by the end of 2023, according to property advisor,

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50 solar farms across Ireland and UK to be financed by German bank

    50 solar farms across Ireland and UK to be financed by German bank

50 solar farms across Ireland and the UK are to be financed by German bank Berenberg. Berenberg Green Energy Junior

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Construction salaries rise more than any other sector

    Construction salaries rise more than any other sector

Construction experienced the highest rate of salary growth of any sector between February and July, according to data from a

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Grafton expects prices for construction materials to continue rising

    Grafton expects prices for construction materials to continue rising

Woodie’s owner reports record profits for first six month of 2021. Prices for key construction materials will continue rising into

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German bank to lend €36m to Irish energy group to build solar power projects

    German bank to lend €36m to Irish energy group to build solar power projects

German bank Berenberg will loan €36 million to Irish group Elgin Energy to back the development of solar power projects in the Republic and

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Fixing Celtic Tiger-era building issues ‘to cost at least €365 million’

    Fixing Celtic Tiger-era building issues ‘to cost at least €365 million’

The first submissions to the Government’s working group on defective homes indicate that the cost of remedying Celtic Tiger-era building

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Dublin third most expensive city in Europe for construction costs

    Dublin third most expensive city in Europe for construction costs

Survey blames materials price increases of up to 40% for rising cost of building in capital. Building in Dublin is

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Statkraft begins work on Ireland’s ‘largest’ solar farm

    Statkraft begins work on Ireland’s ‘largest’ solar farm

Statkraft has begun construction on Ireland’s “largest” solar farm, which will create enough energy to power over 40,000 homes, according

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Hotels betting on post-Covid future

    Hotels betting on post-Covid future

Faced with long restrictions that are only just being lifted many hotels are using the opportunity to make significant upgrades.

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Rise in new companies registered in first half of year

    Rise in new companies registered in first half of year

Almost 14,000 new companies were registered in Ireland in the first half of the year, up 42% on the same

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Construction begins on Ireland’s largest solar farm in Co. Meath

    Construction begins on Ireland’s largest solar farm in Co. Meath

The Ballymacarney solar farm is expected to create enough energy to power more than 40,000 homes. Renewables company Statkraft has

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NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION SUMMIT – 21st October 2021 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown

    NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION SUMMIT – 21st October 2021 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown

Be sure to register to attend the 6th Annual National Construction Summit which is being held on the 21st October 2021

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Call for action as Cork awaits first major apartment project in 13 years

    Call for action as Cork awaits first major apartment project in 13 years

Regeneration and rejuvenation of city centre areas will fail to occur without major Government intervention, according to leading figures in

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Ministers set to approve summer economic statement with capital boost for housing

    Ministers set to approve summer economic statement with capital boost for housing

Senior Government ministers are understood to have reached agreement on the summer economic statement, which is now due to be

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Dublin’s Point Square development on the market for €75m

    Dublin’s Point Square development on the market for €75m

Savills has brought the Point Square development in Dublin’s north docklands to the market on behalf of the Joint Statutory

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Fire defects at Park West apartments in Dublin to cost €5m to fix

    Fire defects at Park West apartments in Dublin to cost €5m to fix

Fire-safety defects estimated to cost more than €5 million to fix have been discovered at a large Celtic Tiger-era apartment

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Office space for 30,000 workers to be built in Dublin this year as post-Covid return looms

    Office space for 30,000 workers to be built in Dublin this year as post-Covid return looms

Savills says that take up has been good, although the Central Bank of Ireland warned recently of the danger of

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One in eight CEOs in Ireland are women – CSO survey

    One in eight CEOs in Ireland are women – CSO survey

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that in 2021 one in eight chief executive officers in Ireland are

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Cork Airport runway reconstruction fastest large-scale project undertaken in State in years

    Cork Airport runway reconstruction fastest large-scale project undertaken in State in years

The Managing Director at Cork Airport says the massive runway reconstruction taking place later this year will help ensure the

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Grafton Group sees strong trading in first half as Covid restrictions ease

    Grafton Group sees strong trading in first half as Covid restrictions ease

Building materials group Grafton said group revenue rose by close to 50% in the first half of the year as it experienced

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The cost of building materials rising – what does that mean for Ireland’s housing crisis?

    The cost of building materials rising – what does that mean for Ireland’s housing crisis?

A PERFECT STORM (literally, in some cases) of factors have conspired to turn up the pressure on Ireland’s housebuilders. Building

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Sisk’s parent reports ‘strong performance’ despite lockdown

    Sisk’s parent reports ‘strong performance’ despite lockdown

Rising costs left operating profits at builder Sisk’s parent trailing by more than 25 per cent at €21 million last

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CU Greener Homes scheme a one stop solution for home energy efficiency upgrades, credit union members will have warmer, more comfortable homes

    CU Greener Homes scheme  a one stop solution for home energy efficiency upgrades,  credit union members will have warmer, more comfortable homes

Motivated by comfort and warmth as well as energy savings, homeowners across Ireland are looking to invest in home improvements

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Kingspan agrees €253m deal for Logstor

    Kingspan agrees €253m deal for Logstor

Insulation and building materials manufacturer Kingspan has agreed a deal with Langley Co-Invest to buy 100% of the shares of

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CIF calling for reopening of construction sector in April

    CIF calling for reopening of construction sector in April

The Director General of the Construction Industry Federation is warning that the Level 5 restrictions are having a significant impact

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