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Irish Local Authority To Develop Scalable Model For Decarbonisation

    Irish Local Authority To Develop Scalable Model For Decarbonisation

A solar PV project is to be developed in Galway as part of a range of decarbonisation measures across public owned assets.   Galway City Council has requested tenders for

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Irish Rail Network Investment Gains Traction With Galway Rail Line Project Tender

    Irish Rail Network Investment Gains Traction With Galway Rail Line Project Tender

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) has launched key tenders to support the upgrade and decarbonisation of Ireland’s rail network writes David Keniry. Through a single-party framework, Iarnród Éireann (IÉ) requires the

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EirGrid’s Pivotal Role in Decarbonising Ireland’s Electricity System

    EirGrid’s Pivotal Role in Decarbonising Ireland’s Electricity System

Michael Mahon, Chief Infrastructure Officer at EirGrid, outlines the essential role EirGrid plays in transforming Ireland’s electricity grid to accommodate renewable energy sources. Transitioning to Renewable Energy EirGrid is tasked

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Oriel Wind Farm to Submit Planning Application for 375MW Offshore Project in North Irish Sea

    Oriel Wind Farm to Submit Planning Application for 375MW Offshore Project in North Irish Sea

Oriel Wind Farm is set to submit a planning application to An Bord Pleanála (ABP) later this week for its proposed 375MW offshore wind project in the North Irish Sea.

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Land Development Agency Launches 57 Newly Built Homes in Hollystown, Dublin 15

    Land Development Agency Launches 57 Newly Built Homes in Hollystown, Dublin 15

The Land Development Agency (LDA) has announced the launch of 57 newly built homes in Hollystown, Dublin 15, forming part of the Wilkinsons Brook development. These homes, delivered through the

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Irish Construction Sector Primed to Accelerate Housing Production, Survey Reveals

    Irish Construction Sector Primed to Accelerate Housing Production, Survey Reveals

The Irish construction industry is positioned for significant growth in housing output, potentially reaching 40,000 homes annually if operating at full capacity, according to Turner & Townsend. Currently, at 80%

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London Metropolitan University Unveils Ambitious £284m Campus Development Plan

    London Metropolitan University Unveils Ambitious £284m Campus Development Plan

London Metropolitan University has announced ambitious plans for a comprehensive £284 million development initiative across its campuses in Holloway, Aldgate, and Shoreditch. The university seeks to appoint a single contractor

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Construction Activity in Ireland Shows Strong Growth, Input Costs Remain a Concern

    Construction Activity in Ireland Shows Strong Growth, Input Costs Remain a Concern

April marked the fastest rise in construction activity in over two years in Ireland, according to the latest data from the BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland construction total activity index.

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European TSOs back PPPs for supergrid

    European TSOs back PPPs for supergrid

A plan to unlock offshore renewable energy through public-private partnerships will be discussed by European leaders this week. The transmission system operators (TSOs) who operate in the North Seas (including

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Construction to Begin on Ireland’s New Daisy Lodge Therapeutic Centre

    Construction to Begin on Ireland’s New Daisy Lodge Therapeutic Centre

The Government of Ireland has announced the commencement of construction on Daisy Lodge, a new therapeutic short break center designed to cater to children with cancer. Scheduled to begin this

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Jones Engineering Expands Operations with New Office in Sweden

    Jones Engineering Expands Operations with New Office in Sweden

Jones Engineering, a leading global engineering firm headquartered in Dublin, has announced the expansion of its operations in Sweden with the opening of a new office in Gävle on Thursday,

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Taoiseach and Minister O’Donovan Unveil Major Investment in Student Accommodation

    Taoiseach and Minister O’Donovan Unveil Major Investment in Student Accommodation

The Irish Government has announced a substantial investment of €100 million to facilitate the construction of over 1,000 student accommodation beds across various universities. This initiative aims to address the

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Health Minister Announces Progress on New Regional Elective Hospitals in Cork and Galway

    Health Minister Announces Progress on New Regional Elective Hospitals in Cork and Galway

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has revealed a significant milestone in the development of new Regional Elective Hospitals in Cork and Galway. The Health Service Executive (HSE) has initiated a ‘request

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Powerful discussions a ‘Suir’ thing for Waterford energy conference

    Powerful discussions a ‘Suir’ thing for Waterford energy conference

The Power and Energy Conference 2024 will take place at the Tower Hotel in the heart of Waterford City on June 13th, with the support of Gas Networks Ireland, BTY

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The Evolving Landscape Of Drones In Construction – Where To Begin?

    The Evolving Landscape Of Drones In Construction – Where To Begin?

Back in the day, there was always a lad on site who “knows how to the drone stuff” and “Sure what would you need that lad for?” ie. Me, the

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Interest in building in Ireland booms as thousands to meet at Dublin construction summit

    Interest in building in Ireland booms as thousands to meet at Dublin construction summit

Excitement for the pipeline of capital and housing projects tangible as the National Construction Summit on April 18th set to be the largest industry event in Ireland. Dublin, 12 April

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Retrofitting Initiative in Ireland Offers a Lifeline to Remote Homeowners

    Retrofitting Initiative in Ireland Offers a Lifeline to Remote Homeowners

As climate change intensifies, Ireland faces increasing threats to its water, energy sources, and infrastructure, particularly in remote communities. To address these challenges and enhance climate resilience, a LIFE project

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CEF Energy Launches €850 Million Call for Energy Infrastructure Projects

    CEF Energy Launches €850 Million Call for Energy Infrastructure Projects

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Energy has announced the launch of a new call for proposals, inviting submissions for key cross-border EU energy infrastructure projects. This initiative is in accordance

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Surge in Housebuilding Fueled by Development Levy Waiver

    Surge in Housebuilding Fueled by Development Levy Waiver

There has been a notable surge in housebuilding activity during the first quarter of this year, attributed largely to a waiver on development levies set to expire soon. Introduced by

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The real construction challenge: Men’s Mental Health in Ireland’s Construction Industry.

    The real construction challenge: Men’s Mental Health in Ireland’s Construction Industry.

Movember is the world’s leading men’s health charity. We focus in the areas of mental health & suicide prevention, prostate cancer & testicular cancer. Since 2003, Movember has funded over

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Minister McGrath and Minister Donohoe Publish Future Ireland Fund and Infrastructure, Climate and Nature Fund Bill 2024

    Minister McGrath and Minister Donohoe Publish Future Ireland Fund and Infrastructure, Climate and Nature Fund Bill 2024

The Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath T.D., and the Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe T.D., have announced the publication of the groundbreaking Future Ireland Fund

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Digital Design and Consultancy Ltd. Introduces Point Cloud Surveying Service

    Digital Design and Consultancy Ltd. Introduces Point Cloud Surveying Service

Digital Design and Consultancy is excited to announce its new Point Cloud Surveying (PCS) service, changing how construction on projects is managed. This service provides ultra-accurate data for architectural, structural,

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Consultation launched on Ireland’s gas infrastructure

    Consultation launched on Ireland’s gas infrastructure

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has launched a consultation on Gas Networks Ireland’s Development Plan as critical infrastructure programme ramps up, writes David Keniry. The CRU has a

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Minister for Justice Secures €93m Additional Capital Funding for Justice Projects in 2024-2026

    Minister for Justice Secures €93m Additional Capital Funding for Justice Projects in 2024-2026

The Minister for Justice has successfully secured an additional €93 million in capital funding under the National Development Plan (NDP)

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Government Approves Green Public Procurement Strategy and Action Plan

    Government Approves Green Public Procurement Strategy and Action Plan

The Government has given the green light to the Green Public Procurement Strategy and Action Plan, titled “Buying Greener: Green

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NTA Considers Ending Direct Rail Services Between Wexford and Dublin

    NTA Considers Ending Direct Rail Services Between Wexford and Dublin

The National Transport Authority (NTA) is exploring the possibility of discontinuing direct rail services between County Wexford and Dublin, according

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Proposed Plans for Third Terminal at Dublin Airport Submitted

    Proposed Plans for Third Terminal at Dublin Airport Submitted

Concept plans for a potential third terminal at Dublin Airport have been officially submitted to Fingal County Council by aviation

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Dublin City Centre to Welcome New Planetarium and Science Museum

    Dublin City Centre to Welcome New Planetarium and Science Museum

Exciting plans for a cutting-edge science museum and planetarium, set to be located at the National Concert Hall complex in

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National Construction Summit preview

    National Construction Summit preview

BREAKING GROUND: IRELAND’S CONSTRUCTION PODCAST ON IPROPERTYRADIO EPISODE 50 National Construction Summit 2024 March 25, 2024 Carol Tallon View the website “There’s somebody

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Lack of Investment in NI Water Infrastructure Hampers Housing Developments

    Lack of Investment in NI Water Infrastructure Hampers Housing Developments

A longstanding deficiency in Northern Ireland’s water infrastructure investment is now manifesting as a significant obstacle to new housing developments,

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Unilin Insulation Welcomes Aidan Doyle as General Manager for UK and Irish Operations

    Unilin Insulation Welcomes Aidan Doyle as General Manager for UK and Irish Operations

Unilin Insulation, a significant player in the insulation industry, has appointed Aidan Doyle as the General Manager for its operations

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Date set for third European Infrastructure Conference

    Date set for third European Infrastructure Conference

European Infrastructure Conference 2024 will take place in Dublin on November 14th, writes David Keniry. The third edition of the

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Ireland’s future ORE framework to published in April

    Ireland’s future ORE framework to published in April

The long-term model and vision for offshore renewable energy (ORE) in Ireland is to be published in April, David Keniry

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New AI Data Center Proposal Set to Transform North Lincolnshire

    New AI Data Center Proposal Set to Transform North Lincolnshire

A groundbreaking proposal has emerged in North Lincolnshire, UK, signalling a potential technological revolution in the region. The project, set

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Construction Industry Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

    Construction Industry Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

The construction industry in Ireland is poised to face a slight decline of 1% in 2024, according to estimates from

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Development Plans in Mallow and Midleton Encounter Regulatory Roadblocks

    Development Plans in Mallow and Midleton Encounter Regulatory Roadblocks

Plans for housing developments in Mallow and Midleton face differing fates as regulatory hurdles shape their trajectories. In Mallow, Oakfield

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Housing and Regulatory Reform Top Chambers’ Election Priorities

    Housing and Regulatory Reform Top Chambers’ Election Priorities

As the local and European elections loom, Chambers Ireland is making its priorities clear, emphasizing the urgent need for more

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Shannon Airport Group Shortlisted for Two Construction and Architecture Awards

    Shannon Airport Group Shortlisted for Two Construction and Architecture Awards

Exciting news emerges from the Shannon Airport Group as it secures nominations for two prestigious national awards in construction and

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Planning Granted for Major Development at Tipperary Racecourse

    Planning Granted for Major Development at Tipperary Racecourse

Tipperary County Council has given the green light for a significant development at Powerstown Park Ltd, marking a new chapter

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Supernode calls for clear plan for grid technology as new chair appointed

    Supernode calls for clear plan for grid technology as new chair appointed

SuperNode Ltd has welcomed Ireland’s Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy as new board members appointed following the passing of founder Eddie

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Minister Harris Confirms Government Approval for Measures to Recruit More People into Construction

    Minister Harris Confirms Government Approval for Measures to Recruit More People into Construction

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, has welcomed the Government’s approval to implement

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Ireland’s Construction Industry Faces Climate Change Challenge

    Ireland’s Construction Industry Faces Climate Change Challenge

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has recently released a report stressing the urgency for Ireland’s construction industry to proactively address

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Irish Rail Raises Concerns Over Proposed Housing Development in Gort

    Irish Rail Raises Concerns Over Proposed Housing Development in Gort

Irish Rail has expressed concerns regarding a significant housing development planned for Gort, particularly due to its close proximity to

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Delays and Costs Mount for Belfast’s York Street Interchange Project

    Delays and Costs Mount for Belfast’s York Street Interchange Project

The York Street Interchange project in Belfast, aimed at alleviating congestion at Northern Ireland’s busiest road junction, has faced persistent

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Irish Residential Construction Activity Contracts for 17th Consecutive Month, Threatening Government’s Home Completion Targets

    Irish Residential Construction Activity Contracts for 17th Consecutive Month, Threatening Government’s Home Completion Targets

Irish residential construction activity continued its downward trend for the 17th consecutive month in February, posing a challenge to the

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M&N Civil Engineering Marks 20 Years of Excellence in Irish Construction Industry

    M&N Civil Engineering Marks 20 Years of Excellence in Irish Construction Industry

M&N Civil Engineering recently celebrated a remarkable milestone as it reached its 20th year in business. Founded in 2004 by

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TII to Lower Tunnels for Metrolink to Mitigate Building Damage

    TII to Lower Tunnels for Metrolink to Mitigate Building Damage

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has agreed to excavate tunnels deeper into the ground during the construction of the Metrolink to

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Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) Agrees to Deeper Tunnel Construction for Metrolink to Prevent Building Damage

    Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) Agrees to Deeper Tunnel Construction for Metrolink to Prevent Building Damage

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has consented to excavating tunnels deeper into the ground during the Metrolink construction to mitigate potential

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Phoenix Tower International Acquires Cellnex’s Telecom Infrastructure Business in Ireland for €971m

    Phoenix Tower International Acquires Cellnex’s Telecom Infrastructure Business in Ireland for €971m

Phoenix Tower International (PTI) has finalized the acquisition of Cellnex’s telecom infrastructure business in Ireland for a whopping €971 million.

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ICW Group’s Showcase Awards Illuminate Industry Triumphs

    ICW Group’s Showcase Awards Illuminate Industry Triumphs

The ICW Group’s Showcase Awards recently honoured six outstanding construction companies in Northern Ireland, highlighting their remarkable achievements in building

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RFQ for Dublin university campus partnership

    RFQ for Dublin university campus partnership

A private partner is sought to design, build, and finance a campus building for Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), writes

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Key consultation launched for building Ireland’s grid 

    Key consultation launched for building Ireland’s grid 

Ireland’s utilities regulator has launched a consultation on models to build, finance, and maintain the grid to harness offshore wind,

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Advancing Modern Methods of Construction: Breaking Barriers in Ireland

    Advancing Modern Methods of Construction: Breaking Barriers in Ireland

In a collaborative effort between the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and TASC, a prominent economic and social think-tank in

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Ireland Redefines Construction Standards: NSAI’s Initiative Ushers in a New Era

    Ireland Redefines Construction Standards: NSAI’s Initiative Ushers in a New Era

Dubbed “Ireland Raises the Roof,” the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has embarked on a transformative journey to reshape

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Nautic Building Company Faces Liquidation, Leaving Creditors in the Lurch with Over €5.2 Million Debt

    Nautic Building Company Faces Liquidation, Leaving Creditors in the Lurch with Over €5.2 Million Debt

Nautic Building Company, an established construction firm in Co Limerick, has faced financial collapse, leading to its liquidation with debts

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DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson Welcomes Irish Government Support for Cross-Border Projects, Calls for UK Government Responsibility for Northern Ireland Infrastructure

    DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson Welcomes Irish Government Support for Cross-Border Projects, Calls for UK Government Responsibility for Northern Ireland Infrastructure

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), has welcomed the Irish Government’s pledge of €800 million for

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Transport Infrastructure Ireland Announces €23.4 Million for Road Projects in Sligo and Leitrim

    Transport Infrastructure Ireland Announces €23.4 Million for Road Projects in Sligo and Leitrim

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has unveiled a significant funding allocation of €23.4 million for road projects in Sligo and Leitrim,

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Goodbody Report Highlights Challenges Facing Irish Housebuilding Industry

    Goodbody Report Highlights Challenges Facing Irish Housebuilding Industry

A recent report by broker Goodbody sheds light on the challenges facing the Irish housebuilding industry, emphasizing the need for

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