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Irish Construction Firm Creates 90 New Jobs

    Irish Construction Firm Creates 90 New Jobs

Newly-appointed managing director, James Godley, has heralded the start of a new era for Townmore when he officially launched the construction firm’s rebrand. James Godley’s move to Townmore, following three

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Construction Activity Declines at Fastest Pace Since June 2013

    Construction Activity Declines at Fastest Pace Since June 2013

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – fell to 46.2 in October from 48.3 in September. The rate

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Planning Application Lodged For Major Cork City Centre Residential Development

    Planning Application Lodged For Major Cork City Centre Residential Development

JCD Group has formally lodged its planning application with An Bord Pleanála to construct a large-scale residential ‘build to rent’ scheme in Cork’s docklands in response to the severe shortage

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Quintain Launches Irish Subsidiary to Develop More Than 9,000 Homes

    Quintain Launches Irish Subsidiary to Develop More Than 9,000 Homes

Quintain, the London-based developer, has established a subsidiary in Ireland with plans to develop more than 9,000 new homes and 600,000 sq ft of commercial space. The newly incorporated business,

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First Decline in Construction Activity Since August 2013

    First Decline in Construction Activity Since August 2013

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – fell to 48.3 in September from 53.7 in August and marked

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Continuation of Help-to-Buy Scheme in Budget 2020 Welcomed

    Continuation of Help-to-Buy Scheme in Budget 2020 Welcomed

The continuation of the Help-to-Buy Scheme in the 2020 Budget has been welcomed by Property Industry Ireland, Brokers Ireland, EY Ireland and the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers. Reacting

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Cavan and Limerick Companies Take Top Honours at National Q Mark Awards

    Cavan and Limerick Companies Take Top Honours at National Q Mark Awards

Manor Farm in Cavan and Roadbridge in Limerick have been named as national winners at The National Q Mark Awards 2019. Manor Farm was awarded the title of National Winner of

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Irish construction Companies Battled it Out at Croke Park in Aid of the Irish Haemochromatosis Association

    Irish construction Companies Battled it Out at Croke Park in Aid of the Irish Haemochromatosis Association

The inaugural Iron Games Ireland 2019, brought together over 120 players representing some well-known construction companies from across Ireland and the UK to compete for the Perpetual Iron Games Cup

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Grafton Merchanting ROI Rebrands to Chadwicks Group

    Grafton Merchanting ROI Rebrands to Chadwicks Group

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company, is rebranding to Chadwicks Group as part of a €5 million investment programme in the business. The €5 million investment over the next

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Jacobs Announces 200 New Jobs in Ireland

    Jacobs Announces 200 New Jobs in Ireland

Jacobs announced 200 new jobs for Ireland over the coming two years, as it unveiled a €4.5 million investment in its office in Cork. The company, which provides end-to-end solutions

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Record Performance by Kingspan Group

    Record Performance by Kingspan Group

Kingspan Group, the County Cavan-based global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported a 12% increase in revenue to €2.2 billion (pre-currency up 11%) and an

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Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

    Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

A new report on sustainable apartment living in Ireland was launched by the Housing Agency and Clúid Housing. Amongst some of the reports findings and research were that apartment living

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€100 Million Redevelopment of Former Home of Smithwick’s Brewery in Kilkenny Commences

    €100 Million Redevelopment of Former Home of Smithwick’s Brewery in Kilkenny Commences

Mythen Construction has broken ground on the prestigious new development at Abbey Quarter in the centre of Kilkenny. The breaking ground ceremony was attended by Eoin Murphy, Minister for Housing,

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Extend the Strategic Housing Development Scheme – Ibec

    Extend the Strategic Housing Development Scheme – Ibec

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has called for the extension of the Strategic Housing Development scheme. Aidan Sweeney, Ibec Senior Public Sector and Regulatory Executive, said: “Housing is a critical part

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Lagan Investment’s Acquires Majority Stake in GB Business

    Lagan Investment’s Acquires Majority Stake in GB Business

Lagan Investments, the investment vehicle formed following the sale of Kevin Lagan’s building materials business to Breedon in 2018, has acquired a majority stake in Frame-Tech Structures Ltd, a manufacturer

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Plans Unveiled For Custom House Quay Development in Cork

    Plans Unveiled For Custom House Quay Development in Cork

Development management firm Tower Holdings Group has released details for the redevelopment and revitalisation of the historic Custom House Quay site in Cork. The development, which will link the peninsula

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Completion of €233 Million Center Parcs Longford Forest Project

    Completion of €233 Million Center Parcs Longford Forest Project

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, has officially marked the completion of the landmark €233 million forest resort – Center Parcs Longford Forest. Following an almost two-year construction process Center Parcs

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Dowds Group to Create 68 New Jobs in Construction Sector

    Dowds Group to Create 68 New Jobs in Construction Sector

Ballymoney-based Dowds Group, a mechanical, electrical, facilities management and build contractor, has announced that it will create 68 new jobs by 2021 to support planned export growth. The Invest Northern

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Energia Group Announces Over €3 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Programme For Ireland

    Energia Group Announces Over €3 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Programme For Ireland

Energia Group, the major all-island energy provider and infrastructure investor across Renewable Technologies, Flexible Generation and Customer Solutions, will invest over €3 billion in Irish renewable energy generation and related

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Sisk Reports Strong Performance For 2018

    Sisk Reports Strong Performance For 2018

Sicon Limited, which is the holding company for Sisk’s construction and construction related activities in Ireland, the United Kingdom and a number of international markets, has reported a 24% increase

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Ireland’s Most Energy Efficient Residential and Commercial Building Projects Honoured at 2019 ISOVER Awards

    Ireland’s Most Energy Efficient Residential and Commercial Building Projects Honoured at 2019 ISOVER Awards

Simply Architecture, and their new build residential project – ‘The Fairways’ in Cork – has been named the winner of the 2019 Overall ISOVER Award, as well as Designer of

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Allstate Sales Group to Establish Software Development & CAD Support Centres in Waterford & Sligo

    Allstate Sales Group to Establish Software Development & CAD Support Centres in Waterford & Sligo

Allstate Sales Group Inc. (ASG), a provider of turnkey engineering and construction services to the telecommunications industry, is to establish software development and CAD support centres in Ireland, at locations

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Construction Works Begin on €325 Million WuXi Biologics Dundalk Facility

    Construction Works Begin on €325 Million WuXi Biologics Dundalk Facility

The new €325 million state-of-the-art WuXi Biologics facility has begun to take structural form as steel erection begins on the company’s 52-acre campus site in Dundalk. Work is on schedule

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Belfast Harbour Awards Largest Ever Contract to Local Construction Company

    Belfast Harbour Awards Largest Ever Contract to Local Construction Company

At £50 million, City Quays 3, which will accommodate 1,800 people, represents Belfast Harbour’s largest development project to date and

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Ecocem Ireland Appoints Annemarie Harte as Managing Director

    Ecocem Ireland Appoints Annemarie Harte as Managing Director

Ecocem Ireland Ltd, Ireland’s premier producer of high performance, low carbon cement, has appointed Annemarie Harte (pictured) as Managing Director of

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Biggest Ever Peer to Peer Loan in Ireland Launched

    Biggest Ever Peer to Peer Loan in Ireland Launched

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has launched its biggest loan so far – €750,000

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Gyproc Continues Monaghan Investments With New Work at Knocknacran

    Gyproc Continues Monaghan Investments With New Work at Knocknacran

Following a competitive tendering process, Gyproc Ireland, which mines gypsum at Knocknacran quarry for use in its factory in Kingscourt,

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The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

    The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

The UK National Construction Expo is being held at the Arena MK, Milton Keynes in England on Wednesday, 1st May

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Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Investing €100 Million to Expand Limerick Facility

    Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Investing €100 Million to Expand Limerick Facility

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland) will be adding approximately 100 new roles as part of a €100 million expansion

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Clare-based Engineering Firm Opens Dublin Office to Support International Expansion

    Clare-based Engineering Firm Opens Dublin Office to Support International Expansion

Keating, formerly L&M Keating, has opened its new Dublin office at Park West Business Park. The Clare-based company specialises in

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Irish Office Sector Still Failing to Match Pent Up Demand

    Irish Office Sector Still Failing to Match Pent Up Demand

A lack of modern, well located and suitably sized office space remains a national urban challenge, according to the latest

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Cork Airport Opens New Airport Control Centre and Office Facilities

    Cork Airport Opens New Airport Control Centre and Office Facilities

Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual airport, has opened a new Airport Control Centre (ACC) and purpose-built office

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An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

    An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

A traditional barometer of the construction industry environment in Ireland is the number of cranes punctuating the Dublin skyline. “The

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€31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

    €31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

A €31 million project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned

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New Opportunities For Construction Companies as Dublin Airport Invests Over €1 Billion in Capacity Expansion

    New Opportunities For Construction Companies as Dublin Airport Invests Over €1 Billion in Capacity Expansion

Having welcomed 31.5 million passengers during 2018 – a new record – Dublin Airport is currently being expanded to ultimately

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OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

    OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

“If there is a ‘crash-out’, we will be ready. We are working 24/7,” said Maurice Buckley (pictured), Chairman of the

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Irish Builders Face Cost Hikes in UK Materials

    Irish Builders Face Cost Hikes in UK Materials

The vast majority of building materials used in the Irish construction sector are either sourced in the UK or enter

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National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

There is still time left to register to attend the fifth National Construction Summit, which will be held on Thursday,

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BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

    BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

Commenting on latest Banking and Payments Federation Ireland Housing Market Monitor, Brokers Ireland said it reinforces what is known from

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Chronic Under-investment in Regional Infrastructure Placing Economic Growth at Risk

    Chronic Under-investment in Regional Infrastructure Placing Economic Growth at Risk

Over 300 delegates attended the recent Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) sold-out annual national conference in Cork. The

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Another Year of Record Profit Delivery For CRH

    Another Year of Record Profit Delivery For CRH

CRH plc, the global building materials group, has reported sales of €26.8 billion for 2018 – 6% ahead of 2017

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National Construction Summit -Thursday 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Construction Summit -Thursday 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

The fifth National Construction Summit will be held on Thursday, 14th March 2019 at the Citywest Exhibition Centre in Dublin.

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ESB and Coillte in Discussions to Deliver Renewable Energy Projects

    ESB and Coillte in Discussions to Deliver Renewable Energy Projects

ESB is engaged in bilateral discussions with Coillte which, if successful, would lead to the establishment of a new joint

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McAleer & Rushe Commences Construction on London Development

    McAleer & Rushe Commences Construction on London Development

Northern Ireland-based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has announced that construction is to commence on a new 620 room hotel

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42% of Project Managers Believe Remote Working Reduces Control Over Projects

    42% of Project Managers Believe Remote Working Reduces Control Over Projects

PM Summit, Ireland’s premier conference for project and programme managers, has announced the findings of a new study which reveals

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Italy’s Earthquake Rubble Recycled On-site Using Northern Irish Machinery

    Italy’s Earthquake Rubble Recycled On-site Using Northern Irish Machinery

Dungannon company Kiverco has won its first export success in the Italian market. The deal, worth six figures, sees its

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Parkwind and ESB to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

    Parkwind and ESB to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

Parkwind and ESB have reached an agreement to kick start the offshore wind generation industry in the Republic of Ireland

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CRH Completes Phase 3 and Announces Phase 4 of €1 Billion Share Buyback Programme

    CRH Completes Phase 3 and Announces Phase 4 of €1 Billion Share Buyback Programme

CRH has now completed the third phase of its share buyback programme, returning a further €100 million of cash to

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Sisk and Designer Group to Establish New Joint Venture

    Sisk and Designer Group to Establish New Joint Venture

John Sisk & Son (Sisk), Ireland’s leading provider of construction services, and Designer Group, the Dublin headquartered, international electrical and mechanical engineering

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Planning Permission For Irish Whiskey Development in Westmeath

    Planning Permission For Irish Whiskey Development in Westmeath

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission, on appeal, for the development

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Lidl Ireland Invests €1 Million in the Installation of Solar Panels at 8 New and Reconstructed Stores

    Lidl Ireland Invests €1 Million in the Installation of Solar Panels at 8 New and Reconstructed Stores

Lidl has completed the installation of energy-saving solar panels at its recently opened Nenagh store adding a further investment of

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FastHouse Delivers 466 Holiday Lodges at New Center Parcs

    FastHouse Delivers 466 Holiday Lodges at New Center Parcs

Leading rapid-build home manufacturer FastHouse has announced the completion of its contract to provide and erect the timber frames for

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Major Shift in Irish Housing Construction Needed to Safeguard Future Sustainability of the Sector

    Major Shift in Irish Housing Construction Needed to Safeguard Future Sustainability of the Sector

A major shift in Irish construction practices is urgently required to safeguard the sustainability of the sector into the future,

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PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

    PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s new peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has just successfully fulfilled its first loan. Over

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Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale

    Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale

Following the landmark sale of his materials business to Breedon plc in April 2018, Kevin Lagan (pictured) has outlined his

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Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets

    Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets

Flynn, one of Ireland’s leading contractors and fit out specialists, is adding 50 new jobs to its current workforce over

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Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

    Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

daa has awarded the main construction contract for Dublin Airport’s new North Runway to a joint venture comprising Irish firm

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Property Bridges Launches Ireland’s First Peer to Peer Property Loans

    Property Bridges Launches Ireland’s First Peer to Peer Property Loans

PropertyBridges.com – a new Irish owned peer to peer property development company – has opened for business and has launched

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