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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 crane count in Dublin reached a record 123 in March 2019 – the fifth consecutive month when the survey recorded a new high,” pointed out Tom Moloney, Managing Director of CIS (Construction Information Services), when […]

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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  that a full-scale floating wind turbine be deployed for testing off the west coast of Ireland at a Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) test site near Belmullet, County Mayo, by 2022. The project is […]

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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 cater for more than 20 million additional passengers.
“We are building an airport to accommodate 55 million passengers a year,” pointed out Brian Collier (pictured above), Head of Construction Procurement at daa (Dublin Airport Authority), when […]

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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 Office of Public Works (OPW) and Vice President of Engineers Ireland, about preparations for installing infrastructure at ports and airports in the event of a ‘no deal Brexit’. “Eighteen separate construction projects are now underway […]

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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 Ireland through international distributors in Britain and represent a major risk for the industry, according to executives at the recent National Construction Summit in Citywest, Dublin – writes John Whelan (pictured above).
And a huge majority of […]

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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, 14th March 2019 at the Citywest Exhibition Centre in Dublin.
The staging of the National Construction Summit is timely with construction industry output in the Republic of Ireland predicted to expand by 20% to €24 billion […]

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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 several other sources – that major behavioural change is being forced upon what should be the normal house buying public, particularly  aspiring first-time buyers on average salaries.
Rachel McGovern, Director of Financial Services at the organisation […]

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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 conference, with headline sponsor EY, heard that strategic project management of regional infrastructure is vital to ensure stabilisation and future growth of the Irish economy.
Speaking at the conference, which was held for the first time […]

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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 – with EBITDA up 7% to €3.37 billion. Group like-for-like sales were ahead 3% in 2018 with 2% growth in Europe, 4% in the Americas and 8% in Asia. Like-for-like group EBITDA rose by 3%, […]

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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.
Incorporating a number of complementary events and an extensive array of seminars, workshops and exhibition stands, showcasing the latest products, services and technology for the construction, engineering, sustainable building, maintenance and architectural sectors, the 2019 National […]

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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 venture development company to deliver 1,000 MW of renewable energy by 2030. It is proposed that a new joint venture will build on a successful track record of the two companies working together at Raheenleagh […]

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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 and hybrid aparthotel development in Paddington, London with a contract value worth c.£82 million.
Led by developer Concierge 3, a consortium of BSW Land & Property, Staycity and The Pickstock Group, the scheme is the final stage of the […]

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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 that 42% of project managers believe that they have less control of projects when their project team is working remotely. Only 10% of project management professionals believe that remote working gives them more control of […]

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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 mobile recycling plant used to help recover post-earthquake rubble in Umbria, central Italy.
Kiverco consults, designs, manufactures and builds robust recycling plants to suit all types of waste streams. The company has worked with Invest Northern […]

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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 through ESB’s acquisition of up to 35% in the Oriel project. The Oriel project, located in the Irish Sea off the coast of Dundalk, has a capacity of up to 330MW and is planned to […]

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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 shareholders (the ‘Phase 3 Programme’). Between 27 November 2018 and 21 December 2018, 4.1 million ordinary shares were repurchased on the London Stock Exchange. This brings total cash returned to shareholders under the ongoing €1 […]

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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 business, have agreed to form a joint venture. Subject to approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Sisk will acquire, for an undisclosed consideration, a 50% holding in Designer Group’s Facilities Management business, a […]

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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 of twelve Irish whiskey maturation warehouses at Moyvore, County Westmeath, to be developed by Vault Storage Ltd. The proposed facility will have the capacity to hold 200,000 casks of whiskey in maturation.
The proposed development had […]

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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 €130,000 in renewable energy. The newly installed solar panels will produce 120,000 kilowatt hours of energy from a sustainable resource annually which is equivalent to meet the electricity requirements of 28 homes and reduces the […]

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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 466 lodges at the highly anticipated Center Parcs in Longford in under nine months. This comes as FastHouse confirms significant investment to bring its full range of services to the Irish house building market. In […]

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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, according to Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation championing 500+ homegrown and international businesses in Ireland. Guaranteed Irish recently hosted a roundtable discussion with members and other key decision-makers in the Irish construction, manufacturing, […]

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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 100 lenders piled into the 250k loan for a new mews build in Sandycove, County Dublin and supported the small developer as well as made 8.5% return for themselves. The whole process took less than […]

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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 plans for the targeted and sustainable growth of his retained companies, Lagan Homes, FastHouse and a new investment arm, Lagan Investments. Kevin, who has been the driving force behind one of Ireland’s most successful construction […]

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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 the next two years. This will bring its headcount to a total of over 200 by 2021.
These jobs will be based across its Irish operations and in the company’s London office. The new roles will […]

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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 Roadbridge and Spanish infrastructure company FCC Construcción (FCC). The contract is for the design and construction of the new 3.1 km North Runway at Dublin Airport. Mobilisation and preparatory site works will begin immediately, and […]

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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 Ireland’s first peer to peer property development investment opportunity. The PropertyBridges.com platform will raise money for small developers, small construction companies and private companies looking to develop housing and match them with thousands of lenders […]

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Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

    Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

Efectis is establishing a new business in Northern Ireland, offering fire testing services to UK and Ireland based manufacturing businesses who are servicing the construction sector. Seven new roles will be created as part of Efectis’ investment, which is locating at Ulster University’s Fire Safety Engineering Research and Technology Centre in Jordanstown.

Welcoming the investment, Invest Northern Ireland’s […]

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ISME Expresses Concern With Lowest Price Bid Tendering

    ISME Expresses Concern With Lowest Price Bid Tendering

Following the award of school building contracts to Western Building Services after fire defects had been identified, ISME, the Irish SME association, has expressed concern with how public works contracts are granted to the lowest cost tenderers.
Commenting on Western Building Services investigation, ISME Vice Chair Ross McCarthy noted: “While we do not know the details surrounding structural safety […]

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Kingspan Joins Science Based Targets Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Kingspan Joins Science Based Targets Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Kingspan Group, a global leader in high performance insulation, building fabric, and solar integrated building envelopes, has joined over 370 companies worldwide in committing to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The initiative is a partnership between the World Resource Institute, the World Wildlife Fund, CDP (formerly the Carbon […]

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Work Commences on New €100 Million Lidl Distribution Centre in Newbridge

    Work Commences on New €100 Million Lidl Distribution Centre in Newbridge

Work has commenced on a new €100 million distribution centre and regional headquarters for Lidl in Newbridge, County Kildare. The new facility, which is a key part of Lidl Ireland’s €200 million investment programme for 2018, will cost €100 million and is expected to be completed by November 2019.
This project represents Lidl’s largest single investment […]

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Resilient Performance by Breedon Group

    Resilient Performance by Breedon Group

Breedon Group, a leading construction materials group in the UK and Ireland, has reported revenue of £378.4 million for the six months to 30 June 2018, up from £326.3 million in the corresponding period of 2017. Underlying earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) increased by 17% to £42.0 million. However, excluding acquisitions, both revenue and […]

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Glenveagh Properties is Ahead of Schedule

    Glenveagh Properties is Ahead of Schedule

Glenveagh Properties, a leading Irish homebuilder listed on Euronext Dublin and the London Stock Exchange, has reported revenue of €1.3 million for the first half ended 30 June 2018, relating primarily to the closing of six 2 & 3-bed starter homes in the Greater Dublin Area, as well as rental income from a number of […]

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Essential Learning Series Roadshow From Kilsaran International

    Essential Learning Series Roadshow From Kilsaran International

Kilsaran International are taking the hugely successful Essential Learning Series suite of technical seminars to the road with events to be held at the Aviva Stadium on September 25th and Fota Island Resort in Cork on October 17th 2018. These free one day events will appeal to construction professionals who want to gain a clearer […]

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Lisburn-based KME Steelworks Braced For Growing Sales

    Lisburn-based KME Steelworks Braced For Growing Sales

Engineering business KME Steelworks is expanding its workforce in Lisburn to help leverage the growing opportunities which exist for its precision engineering sub contract services and precast concrete mould products globally. KME is a leading provider of sub-contract services to a wide range of equipment manufacturers. It is also recognised as a main supplier of bespoke steel […]

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CRH Delivers Solid First Half Performance

    CRH Delivers Solid First Half Performance

Impacted by severe and prolonged winter weather conditions early in the year, CRH plc has reported sales of €11.9 billion for the first half of 2018 – ahead by 1% on the same period last year and up 2% on a like-for-like basis. In Europe, like-for-like sales growth of 1% reflected continued recovery in some […]

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Call For Reduction in Stamp Duty For First-time Buyers

    Call For Reduction in Stamp Duty For First-time Buyers

A call for stamp duty to revert to 2pc to enable more aspiring first-time buyers acquire once off sites to build homes has been called for by IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, which says last year’s hike from 2pc to 6pc is adversely affecting the cost of a new house for first-time buyers. Launching its […]

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Dublin Selected as Host City For Global DIY Summit in 2019

    Dublin Selected as Host City For Global DIY Summit in 2019

Dublin has been selected to host the 2019 Global DIY Summit following a competitive process which included bids from a number of key convention destinations including Rome and Amsterdam. The event, which will take place over the course of two days in the Convention Centre Dublin next June, is expected to generate up to €5 […]

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Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

    Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

A Dublin City Council-owned site at Emmet Road in Inchicore, has been selected as the location for Dublin’s first major Cost Rental development. It is expected that the detailed proposal for the site will be brought before the Council in September for approval.
It is envisaged that delivery will be overseen by a dedicated project team […]

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L&M Keating Awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec

    L&M Keating Awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec

L&M Keating are the first construction company to successfully achieve accreditation for their commitment to employee wellness, safety and health by being awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec, Ireland’s largest and most influential business representation organisation.

The KeepWell Mark is a new national accreditation developed by Ibec that recognises organisations who put the wellbeing of employees […]

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Glanbia Cheese Joint Venture to Build New €130 Million Mozzarella Cheese Facility

    Glanbia Cheese Joint Venture to Build New €130 Million Mozzarella Cheese Facility

Glanbia Cheese, the joint venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods, plans to build a new, world-class mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland. A site for the new facility has been identified at the recently established Togher National Industrial Estate in Portlaoise. A total of €130 million will be invested in […]

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Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Mayo Branch

    Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Mayo Branch

Heiton Buckley, Ireland’s leading supplier of doors, floors, bathrooms, garden, plumbing and heating products, has officially unveiled its newly refurbished branch in Castlebar, County Mayo . GAA star, Andy Moran, CEO of Grafton Merchanting ROI, Patrick Atkinson, Heiton Buckley Castlebar Branch Manager, Mick Kane, and longtime customer Mick Duane officially cut the ribbon and kicked […]

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BAM Wins €25 Million Contract to Build New Cheese Factory in Cork

    BAM Wins €25 Million Contract to Build New Cheese Factory in Cork

TINE Ireland, a subsidiary of the Norwegian dairy co-operative TINE, has awarded the construction of a new Jarlsberg® cheese production facility and administration building at Mogeely, County Cork, to BAM Ireland. The contract value is more than €25 million. TINE is Norway’s largest producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products with 11,400 members (owners) and […]

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McAleer & Rushe Transforming Edinburgh’s Old Town

    McAleer & Rushe Transforming Edinburgh’s Old Town

The new UK Government hub planned for New Waverley in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, which is being constructed by Northern Ireland-based design and build company McAleer & Rushe, has reached a significant milestone with the official ‘Topping Out’ of the office scheme. The project which is transforming a UNESCO Heritage site, in one […]

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First Phase of the Regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens Gets Underway in Dublin

    First Phase of the Regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens Gets Underway in Dublin

Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government; Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform; and Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring have turned the sod for the development of the first phase in the Regeneration of  O’Devaney Gardens in Dublin.  The first phase will deliver 56 social homes with […]

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Successful Year For Sisk

    Successful Year For Sisk

John Sisk & Son (Sisk), the innovative, engineering and construction company with extensive operations across Ireland, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, has reported a strong outcome for its 2017 financial year in both profitability and business development.
Although turnover decreased by 5% to €792.2 million for the year ended 31 December 2017, pre-tax profit increased […]

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Failed Projects Cost Irish Companies €580,000

    Failed Projects Cost Irish Companies €580,000

PM Summit, Ireland’s most diverse conference for project, programme and portfolio management professionals, has announced the results of a new survey which reveals that failed projects cost Irish companies on average €580,000. The research, which involved 407 project management professionals in Ireland from a broad range of sectors and was carried out with the assistance […]

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Saint-Gobain Launches Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) Training Courses For Irish Construction Professionals

    Saint-Gobain Launches Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) Training Courses For Irish Construction Professionals

The Saint-Gobain Ireland Technical Academy has announced that it is adding to its existing training portfolio by launching a series of nZEB modular courses. Starting this July, these innovative nZEB courses will offer those working in construction in Ireland a chance to up-skill, free of charge, in an increasingly regulated area of the construction industry.
The European […]

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Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

    Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has launched a new national campaign – Better Lives, Better Business championing new policies across four key pillars – housing, infrastructure, planning and sustainability. Better Lives, Better Business is a campaign that aims to make Ireland a better place to live and to work so that Irish businesses can more effectively attract […]

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McAleer & Rushe Recognised at the Irish Construction Industry Awards Gala

    McAleer & Rushe Recognised at the Irish Construction Industry Awards Gala

Northern Ireland-based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has been awarded the prize for ‘International Project of the Year’ at the Irish Construction Industry Awards for Global Student Accommodation’s 1000-bed Catherine House scheme in Portsmouth. The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise companies which demonstrate excellence and innovation in Ireland’s construction industry. McAleer & […]

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College Group to Construct New €10 Million Biofuel Facility in County Meath

    College Group to Construct New €10 Million Biofuel Facility in County Meath

College Group is to invest €10 million in building a new renewable energy facility producing biofuel from used cooking oil and animal fats in north County Meath. The investment is supported by the Irish government through Enterprise Ireland. The new 25 million litre purpose-built plant will be set on a 47.5 acre site and will […]

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CRH Receives Regulatory Approval For $3.5 Billion Acquisition

    CRH Receives Regulatory Approval For $3.5 Billion Acquisition

CRH plc has received regulatory approval for its proposed $3.5 billion acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Company, from the US Federal Trade Commission. Ashe Grove is a leading US cement manufacturer headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.
Ash Grove operates eight cement plants across eight US states, combined with extensive ready mixed concrete, aggregates and associated logistics […]

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Building and Construction Output Increased by 7.4% in 1st Quarter 2018

    Building and Construction Output Increased by 7.4% in 1st Quarter 2018

According to the latest CSO figures, the volume of output in building and construction increased by 7.4% in the first quarter of 2018 when compared with the preceding period. This reflects increases of 5.6%, 5.5% and 1.1% respectively in the volume of residential building work, non-residential building work and civil engineering work. The change in the […]

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Housing Market Failing Younger Generations, Says First Woman President of IPAV

    Housing Market Failing Younger Generations, Says First Woman President of IPAV

The current housing market is failing our younger generations, according to Ella Dunphy (pictured) of DNG, who recently became the first woman President of IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers. She was speaking at the organisation’s AGM and annual conference at the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny.
“It’s a market where those with the greatest […]

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2018 RIAI Architecture Awards Winners

    2018 RIAI Architecture Awards Winners

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has announced the winners of 2018 RIAI Architecture Awards. The awards, held recently at a ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House, recognise the quality of work carried out by RIAI members in 2017 and highlight the contribution that Irish architects make to society for everyone’s benefit.
Now in their 29th year and […]

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Brokers Ireland Warns of Financial Impact of Inability to Buy Homes at Affordable Prices

    Brokers Ireland Warns of Financial Impact of Inability to Buy Homes at Affordable Prices

Responding to the latest CSO house price figures indicating continuing house price growth of 12.1% in the year to March in Dublin and 13.4% elsewhere, Brokers Ireland has warned that unless supply of properties ramps up more quickly in the near future a whole generation now in their late twenties and thirties, and even beyond, […]

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Hardware Sector Set For Strong Growth as Economy Expands and Housebuilding Recovers

    Hardware Sector Set For Strong Growth as Economy Expands and Housebuilding Recovers

Ireland’s robust economic performance coupled with the ongoing recovery in the housebuilding sector are driving strong growth in the hardware sector. Despite the severe weather in the early part of the year the hardware industry, including retail, wholesale and manufacturing, is now responsible for direct employment of 19,000 and an overall economic contribution of €377 […]

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Specialist Joinery Group Announces New Jobs as £5 Million Factory Opens

    Specialist Joinery Group Announces New Jobs as £5 Million Factory Opens

As it marks 30 years of business, Specialist Joinery Group is recruiting 52 additional staff as part of a multi-million pounds investment. The investment included a major extension to its factory in Maghera which now spans three acres.
The bespoke joinery and fitted furniture manufacturer is expanding its workforce to help grow its business in Great Britain and Europe. […]

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The Economic Picture and Construction

    The Economic Picture and Construction

“The Irish economy is firmly back on its feet,” according to Loretta O’Sullivan, Group Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland. “Consumer spending is just above its previous peak and will be an important driver of growth going forward.”
The improvement in consumer confidence is being fuelled by rising employment as the economy continues to create jobs. […]

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