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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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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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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 site on Upper Abbey Street in Dublin, in place of 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, Co Wicklow began on Monday, marking the end of protracted delays in

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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 next year, Gavin Slark, chief executive of Woodie’s DIY-owner Grafton Group, predicted on

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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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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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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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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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Kingspan Full Year Report Shows Revenue up 12 Percent in 2016

    Kingspan Full Year Report Shows Revenue up 12 Percent in 2016

Full year results for Cavan-based building materials producer, Kingspan, released on Friday, showed revenue up 12% to €3.1 billion in 2016.  Trading profit was up 33% to €340.9 million, while

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The Benefits of R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box for the Construction Sector

    The Benefits of R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box for the Construction Sector

Post provided by Mazars. From building technologies and enhanced decision-making systems, the advances in both digital technology and connectivity with established engineering systems and principles has created the much needed

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January Sees “Near-Record” Rise in Construction Employment

    January Sees “Near-Record” Rise in Construction Employment

Activity in the Irish construction sector rose sharply in January on the back of higher new orders, according to the Ulster Bank Construction PMI Report, released on Monday. The survey

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Mortgage Approvals Rise by 30.8%

    Mortgage Approvals Rise by 30.8%

The number of mortgages approved rose by 30.8% year-on-year and  increased by 2.0% month-on-month, according to the latest figures from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI)  Mortgage Approvals Report

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Ulster Bank Construction PMI Shows Sharp Rise in Employment

    Ulster Bank Construction PMI Shows Sharp Rise in Employment

Irish construction firms continued to record strong activity growth during November, supported by a further sharp increase in new orders, according to the Ulster Bank Construction PMI released on Monday.

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136 New Office Buildings to be Built in Dublin

    136 New Office Buildings to be Built in Dublin

136 new office buildings, totaling more than 12 million square feet, are planned to be built in Dublin over the next five years, according to Savills’ 2016 Skyline Survey. The

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UK construction activity increases at fastest rate since March

    UK construction activity increases at fastest rate since March

UK construction companies recorded a sustained expansion of overall business activity in October, led by another solid increase in residential work. New order volumes also picked up across the construction

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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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Central Bank lending limits will mean less houses built, claims ESRI

    Central Bank lending limits will mean less houses built, claims ESRI

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has issued a warning for house construction in their latest Quarterly Economic Commentary (Autumn 2016), amid predictions for continued economic and jobs growth.

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Construction sentiment remains strong as business feels Brexit heat

    Construction sentiment remains strong as business feels Brexit heat

The Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse index has pinpointed a fall in confidence across the business sector post-Brexit, with construction being the notable exception. The measure surveys both business and

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Construction industry continues to show growth

The Irish construction sector continued to register growth of activity during August amid a further sharp rise in new business. In turn, this contributed to increases in purchasing activity and

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Growth of construction activity in July

Growth of construction activity picked up to four-month high in July according to the Ulster Bank Construction PMI survey. Simon Barry,

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€30m Construction Project: New Bridge to Link The Docklands to Poolbeg Peninsula

The Dublin City Council intends to speed up the progress of the construction of a €30 million bridge, connecting Dublin’s south docks with the newly planned “urban quarter” on the Poolbeg peninsula.

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Ireland has Less Female Graduates in Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction Compared to Other Countries in the EU

During the year of 2014, nearly five million tertiary education students graduated within the European Union (EU).

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Rehab’s Dublin 4 Site to be Purchased for €21m by Department of Education

The former Rehab site in D4 is on the market and being negotiated for €21 by The Department of Education.

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CIF urges students to consider a career in construction

Construction Industry Federation advises school leavers to consider a career in construction. “The construction industry is recovering strongly and is worth

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New €100m Alexion facility in Athlone

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has announced it is to construct a new €100 million manufacturing facility in Athlone which will create 50

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Grafton’s Half Yearly Revenues Rise over 13%, but could Fall due to Brexit

Both builders vendors and DIY merchants Grafton Group have signified “uncertainty about the near term outlook and probability for the economy” in a trading announcement published today.

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CIF Urges Students to Have a Career in Construction

The CAO Change of Mind application closed on 1st July, causing the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) to urge graduates to consider a career in construction.

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Data Centres will Grow Energy Demands

The beginning half of the year primitive wind energy met over a fifth (22pc) of the country’s whole electricity needs, as reported by the new figures from the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA).

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Dart Expansion Requires Space at Dublin Airport

Don Cunningham, the Irish Rail’s director of infrastructure stated that the Dublin Airport needs to set aside a space for

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Residential Flooding Halt’s Construction on Wind Farm

Coillte and Bord na Mona are in the process of constructing a wind farm with 20 turbines near Strokestown. The

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Construction Business Owners Need to be More Vigilant than Ever as Industry Continues to Grow

“Netwatch has seen a significant rise in recent months of attempted thefts and intrusions on construction sites, which are particularly

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Construction growth activity slows again for a second month

After a record growth in February, construction growth activity in the construction sector has now eased back for both March and April.

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New database to provide overview of Passive House components

A new online database was launched and it provides a detailed overview of components for Passive House construction. All of

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Shire to create 700 temporarily construction jobs

Dublin based biotechnology company, Shire is to create 400 new jobs in Co Meath over the next four years.  The

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Rate of expansion in construction activity eases

Activity in the construction sector expanded again in March, according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index, as

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22 modular homes ‘essentially completed’

. The project in Poppintree in Ballymun was originally planed to be completed by December last year. The Council of Dublin

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Reasons for optimism as students look to construction courses

After a gap of nearly ten years, construction and property related courses are once again in vogue for secondary students heading

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Construction hits €5.6bn value

The total value of new construction projects in Ireland rose by 68% last year as activity in the sector continued to

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Lowestoft College: apprenticeship provision 13% above the national average

Lowestoft College is a leading provider of training and competence services to the construction, offshore, energy and maritime industries. The

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