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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 more expensive than Paris as material and labour shortages have

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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 period in 2020 – according to CRIF Vision Net. Within

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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 begun construction on Ireland’s largest solar farm in Ballymacarney, Co

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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 at the Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown. The purpose of the National

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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 the construction and business sector. Cork Chamber, the Construction Industry

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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 Receivers, Stephen Tennant and Paul McCann of Grant Thornton, with

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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 oversupply. Enough office space to accommodate 30,000 people will be completed

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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 women. The CSO’s latest Gender Balance in Business Survey also

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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 airport is positioned for post-COVID-19 recovery. . It was announced

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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 sites have reopened, a wave of price inflation has hit

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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 year. Sicon Ltd, holding company for construction group Sisk, reported a “strong

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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 in 2021. To help people to upgrade their homes, Life

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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 Logstor International Holding for about €253m.  Logstor supplies technical insulation

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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 on house building and he says it is crucial the

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Developer appoints contractor JJ Rhatigan for 2,000-home pipeline

    Developer appoints contractor JJ Rhatigan for 2,000-home pipeline

Singapore-backed Strawberry Star agrees long-term partnership following first-phase of ‘LU2ON’ development Singapore-backed property developer Strawberry Star Group has agreed a £500m partnership with construction firm JJ Rhatigan that will deliver 2,000

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British recruitment drive for builders sparks fear of exodus

    British recruitment drive for builders sparks fear of exodus

Sites closed over virus construction ban forcing skilled machine operators to leave UK construction companies are actively recruiting Irish workers, sparking fears of a major skills exodus as most building

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Gas Networks Ireland recognised internationally for putting safety in design

    Gas Networks Ireland recognised internationally for putting safety in design

Gas Networks Ireland’s Design Safety Management System has been shortlisted for the international Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) and the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) Gas Industry ‘Safety

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Women in Engineering Group launched

    Women in Engineering Group launched

Engineers Ireland has launched a new Women in Engineering Group as part of the organisation’s International Women’s Day celebrations with a virtual panel discussion attended by over 130 delegates. The

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Irish Tech Firm Uses Virtual Reality to Transform the Way New Developments are Presented to the Public

    Irish Tech Firm Uses Virtual Reality to Transform the Way New Developments are Presented to the Public

A major innovation introduced by an Irish visualisation company is set to transform the way proposers of projects, such as wind farms, engage with local communities and stakeholders. Innovision, which

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CRU Establishes Transition Period for New Electrical Wiring Rules for Electrical Contractors

    CRU Establishes Transition Period for New Electrical Wiring Rules for Electrical Contractors

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has made a decision to establish a transition period of 24 months to enforce compliance with the new standard Electrical Wiring Rules for Electrical

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Softer Rise in Construction Activity Amid Storm Disruption

    Softer Rise in Construction Activity Amid Storm Disruption

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 50.6 in February, down slightly from 50.9 in January and

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2020 National Construction Summit Postponed Until 22nd October

    2020 National Construction Summit Postponed Until 22nd October
As a result of the uncertainty caused by the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the 6th annual National Construction Summit, which was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, 24th March 2020, will
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Eddies Hardware Unveils Refurbishment and Rebrand to Chadwicks Drogheda

    Eddies Hardware Unveils Refurbishment and Rebrand to Chadwicks Drogheda

Eddies Hardware has undergone a refurbishment and as part of the changes will now officially rebrand to Chadwicks Drogheda. The branch has been designed with the customer in mind and

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CIF Statement on Covid-19 Measures

    CIF Statement on Covid-19 Measures

The CIF are collaborating with Government in leading the national response to Covid-19. The initial phase is containment with the

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Another Year of Growth For CRH

    Another Year of Growth For CRH

Supported by positive demand in the Americas and in key regions in Europe along with contributions from acquisitions and favourable

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Completion of New Roof at Carrickfergus Castle a Towering Success

    Completion of New Roof at Carrickfergus Castle a Towering Success

The Great Tower at Carrickfergus Castle has been formally re-opened, following a £1 million conservation project to construct a new

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The Guinness Storehouse Unveils New €20 Million Gravity Bar

    The Guinness Storehouse Unveils New €20 Million Gravity Bar

The Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one visitor attraction, has officially opened the highly anticipated new Gravity Bar. Developed over three

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Multi-million Pound Australian deal for Cross Refrigeration

    Multi-million Pound Australian deal for Cross Refrigeration

Armagh based refrigeration company, Cross Refrigeration, has secured its first contract in Melbourne, Australia estimated to be worth over £7million.

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Winners of the Irish Planning Awards 2020

    Winners of the Irish Planning Awards 2020

The Irish Planning Institute (IPI) has announced the winners of the 2020 Planning Awards. Limerick City and County Council’s ‘Living

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Mercedes-Benz Gears Up For National Construction Summit

    Mercedes-Benz Gears Up For National Construction Summit

Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles division is set to be amongst the leading exhibitors attending the forthcoming 6th annual National Construction Summit, taking place

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Jacobs’ Symposium Spotlights Strategies to Enhance Safety in Construction Supply Chain

    Jacobs’ Symposium Spotlights Strategies to Enhance Safety in Construction Supply Chain

With 150,000 people working in construction in Ireland and the sector experiencing annual growth of 10%, a sustainable safety culture

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Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

    Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the expert speakers for its National Conference, with former Irish Rugby

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National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin

    National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin

The annual National Construction Summit is being held on Tuesday, 24th March 2020 at a new venue – the National

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Construction Work Commences on New Pelletstown Railway Station

    Construction Work Commences on New Pelletstown Railway Station

Construction is now underway on the new Pelletstown Station in West Dublin. The newest station on the Iarnród Éireann network is

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Author of Grenfell Tower Fire Report to Speak in Belfast

    Author of Grenfell Tower Fire Report to Speak in Belfast

The author of the Grenfell Tower Fire Report, Dame Judith Hackitt DBE (pictured), is to speak at a major construction

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Walls Construction and DkIT Announce Strategic Partnership to Boost Engineering Opportunities Across North East

    Walls Construction and DkIT Announce Strategic Partnership to Boost Engineering Opportunities Across North East

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and leading Irish building contractor, Walls Construction have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further develop

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Another Year of Solid Growth For Kingspan

    Another Year of Solid Growth For Kingspan

Kingspan, the global leader in high-performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported a 7% increase in group revenue to

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Kirby Announces Key Senior Appointments

    Kirby Announces Key Senior Appointments

After a period of strategic and sustainable growth, Kirby, a leading mechanical and electrical engineering contractor employing over 1,000 people

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Offsite & Modular Construction 2020 – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 27th February 2020

    Offsite & Modular Construction 2020 – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 27th February 2020

There are many advantages to Offsite Construction (OSC), whereby the planning, design, fabrication and assembly of building components, elements and

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StormHarvester Develops New Green Technology to Help Reduce Environmental Pollution

    StormHarvester Develops New Green Technology to Help Reduce Environmental Pollution

Lisburn-based technology start-up, StormHarvester, has developed a system to monitor and control water and wastewater levels within drainage networks. The

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Continued Rise in Construction Activity as New Order Growth Quickens to Seven-month High

    Continued Rise in Construction Activity as New Order Growth Quickens to Seven-month High

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted

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New Dwelling Completions Up 18% in 2019

    New Dwelling Completions Up 18% in 2019

According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), 6,450 new dwelling completions were recorded in the fourth quarter of 2019, an

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Sisk Marks 15 Years of Working in Partnership With London Developer Quintain

    Sisk Marks 15 Years of Working in Partnership With London Developer Quintain

John Sisk & Son has completed its 10th construction project at Wembley Park in London for developer Quintain. A recent

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Ballymore Receives Planning Approval For 741 Residential Units at Connolly Quarter Development in Dublin

    Ballymore Receives Planning Approval For 741 Residential Units at Connolly Quarter Development in Dublin

Ballymore, the international property development company, and its development partner, Oxley Holdings, have received planning approval for 741 residential homes

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CIF Proposes Actions For the Next Government

    CIF Proposes Actions For the Next Government

Any future Government will require a thriving and dynamic construction industry to deliver any promises made during the election, according

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Surveyors Say Residential Property Prices Will Increase by 2% This Year With Rents Predicted to Rise by 5%

    Surveyors Say Residential Property Prices Will Increase by 2% This Year With Rents Predicted to Rise by 5%

A period of high price inflation appears to be drawing to a close and the property market looks set for

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Initiative Ireland to Expand Operations in Ireland and the UK

    Initiative Ireland to Expand Operations in Ireland and the UK

Initiative Ireland, the property finance and impact investment specialist, has announced that it plans to expand operations to fund the

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Home Ownership Critical to Wealth But Generation Losing Out

    Home Ownership Critical to Wealth But Generation Losing Out

Commenting on the latest CSO Household Finance and Consumption Survey, Brokers Ireland said while the survey underpins the importance of

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SHD Planning Permission Granted For 426 New Homes at Farrankelly, Delgany, County Wicklow

    SHD Planning Permission Granted For 426 New Homes at Farrankelly, Delgany, County Wicklow

Cairn Homes is continuing its busy start to 2020 with news that full planning permission has been granted by An

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BAM Consortium Completes N25 New Ross Bypass PPP

    BAM Consortium Completes N25 New Ross Bypass PPP

The N25 New Ross Bypass PPP Scheme, delivered by the BAM/ ACS consortium on behalf of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII),

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Belfast Firm to Drive Growth in Northern Ireland and Uganda With Development Project

    Belfast Firm to Drive Growth in Northern Ireland and Uganda With Development Project

The UK Government has announced that Belfast-based construction firm Lagan is to develop a $246 million business park in Uganda

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Salaries in Construction Sector Continue to Rise as Competition For Talent Intensifies

    Salaries in Construction Sector Continue to Rise as Competition For Talent Intensifies

Salaries in the construction sector have continued to rise over the last year. Many construction firms are experiencing increased competition

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Derry Engineering Firm, Gallagher and McKinney, Expands

    Derry Engineering Firm, Gallagher and McKinney, Expands

Gallagher and McKinney Ltd has built a new manufacturing facility at Skeoge Industrial Park, and is creating 14 new jobs.

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Residential Property Prices Rise by 1.4% in the Year

    Residential Property Prices Rise by 1.4% in the Year

Residential property prices increased by 1.4% nationally in the year to November. This compares with an increase of 1.0% in

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Senior Management Appointments at Cairn Homes

    Senior Management Appointments at Cairn Homes

Cairn Homes plc, the leading Irish home building company, has announced three senior management appointments – Maura Winston as Director

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Masterplan For Major Limerick City Centre Development

    Masterplan For Major Limerick City Centre Development

The Land Development Agency (LDA), Limerick City and County Council (LCCC), the HSE and CIÉ have signed a Memorandum of

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New President For Irish Planning Institute

    New President For Irish Planning Institute

Dr Conor Norton MIPI (pictured) has been elected President of the Irish Planning Institute (IPI) for 2020 and 2021. The IPI is

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Chadwicks Group Launches Free National Tradesperson Check

    Chadwicks Group Launches Free National Tradesperson Check

Almost half of tradesmen (42%) do not go for a yearly health check-up and 38% regularly suffer aches and pains

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