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Construction Work Commences on New Dublin Railway Station

    Construction Work Commences on New Dublin Railway Station

Construction is now underway on the new Pelletstown Station in West Dublin. The newest station on the Iarnród Éireann network is situated between Ashtown and Broombridge stations and will serve the

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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 Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin. Incorporating a number of

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GDP Growth Revised Upwards Thanks to Strong Domestic Economy and Potential Increase in Government Spending

    GDP Growth Revised Upwards Thanks to Strong Domestic Economy and Potential Increase in Government Spending

EY has revised upwards its forecasts for the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in the firm’s latest EY Economic Eye report, thanks to a strong domestic economy with wage growth and public spending

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Esri Ireland Helps KN Circet to Speed Up Nationwide Broadband Rollout

    Esri Ireland Helps KN Circet to Speed Up Nationwide Broadband Rollout

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has implemented a new digital mapping system for telecom network service provider, KN Circet. The solution has led to a

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EIB Investment Report 2019 – Uncertainty Weighing on EU Business Investment

    EIB Investment Report 2019 – Uncertainty Weighing on EU Business Investment

European firms are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the economic outlook according to the new EIB Investment Report 2019/2020. The report also finds that investment in climate change mitigation is lower than

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ESB and Equinor to Deliver Potential Offshore Wind Projects

    ESB and Equinor to Deliver Potential Offshore Wind Projects

ESB has entered into a partnership with Equinor, a Norwegian-based energy company. The partnership will work to identify suitable sites for new offshore windfarms in Irish waters and work to

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NBI Signs Historic Contract to Deliver National Broadband Plan

    NBI Signs Historic Contract to Deliver National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) has signed a landmark Public Private Partnership with the Irish Government to deliver the National Broadband Plan (NBP) across the country. The project is one of

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European Commission Approves €2.6 Billion Public Support For the Irish National Broadband Plan

    European Commission Approves €2.6 Billion Public Support For the Irish National Broadband Plan

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, €2.6 billion of public support for the Irish National Broadband Plan. The scheme will bring high-speed broadband services to consumers

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Winners of the National Project Awards 2019

    Winners of the National Project Awards 2019

The expansion of Ireland’s state airports has been revealed as Ireland’s most influential project over the past 50 years at the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) National Project Awards,

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EirGrid Group Launches Five-year Strategy to Transform Irish Electricity System

    EirGrid Group Launches Five-year Strategy to Transform Irish Electricity System

EirGrid Group has launched a new five-year strategy aimed at transforming the electricity system on the island of Ireland for future generations. The strategy will ensure that renewable energy accounts

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NTR and Nord/LB Close Two Further Project Financings For a Combined €45 million

    NTR and Nord/LB Close Two Further Project Financings For a Combined €45 million

NTR has successfully closed two project debt facilities back-to-back in recent weeks with Nord/LB  for a combined €45 million. The debt facilities are being used to finance the construction of two wind farms in the Republic

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Celtic Anglian Water Gears Up For Growth

    Celtic Anglian Water Gears Up For Growth

Celtic Anglian Water (CAW), the water solutions company which provide treatment services across Ireland, has signalled ambitious growth plans with the announcement of a raft of new appointments and promotions.

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New Cruise Terminal Opens in Belfast Harbour

    New Cruise Terminal Opens in Belfast Harbour

Cruise Belfast – the partnership between Belfast Harbour and Visit Belfast – has opened the first dedicated cruise terminal on the island of Ireland to cater for Belfast’s growing popularity

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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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EU Invests €35 Million to Improve Water Quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle

    EU Invests €35 Million to Improve Water Quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle

A major cross-border project which aims to improve water quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle through enhanced wastewater treatment has been launched. The Shared Waters Enhancement & Loughs Legacy (SWELL)

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National Broadband Ireland Announced as Preferred Bidder for National Broadband Plan

    National Broadband Ireland Announced as Preferred Bidder for National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Ireland, the Granahan McCourt led Consortium bidding for the Government of Ireland’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), has today been announced as the Preferred Bidder by Minister for Communications, Climate Action

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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 2019. Although British construction activity overall has slowed, chiefly due

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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 suite following a further significant investment in the airport by

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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Planning Approval For North South Interconnector

    Planning Approval For North South Interconnector

EirGrid has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold planning approval for the southern section of the North

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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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Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

    Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the results of an independent study that found that Irish IT decision-makers fear

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Dublin Airport Sets New Passenger Record

    Dublin Airport Sets New Passenger Record

Dublin Airport welcomed a total of 31.5 million passengers during 2018, setting a new record for the airport. Passenger numbers

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ESB Networks Announces Successful Tenderers For First Phase of National Meter Replacement Programme

    ESB Networks Announces Successful Tenderers For First Phase of National Meter Replacement Programme

ESB Networks has announced the results of three major tenders which will pave the way for a programme upgrading electricity

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Irish Manufacturing Renaissance in Peril

    Irish Manufacturing Renaissance in Peril

“Manufacturing is incredibly important to our economy and we are going through a ‘Renaissance’. Our economy has been performing strongly

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Actavo Scoops Top Irish Customer Experience Award

    Actavo Scoops Top Irish Customer Experience Award

Actavo, a leading international engineering solutions company, has scooped the top ‘2018 CX Champion’ award at the Irish CX Impact

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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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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

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Pure Telecom and BT Ireland Sign Telecoms Deal Worth up to €20 Million

    Pure Telecom and BT Ireland Sign Telecoms Deal Worth up to €20 Million

Pure Telecom has signed a multi-million euro contract with BT Ireland. The agreement will see Pure Telecom offer broadband and

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Telecoms Giant Colt to Invest €15 Million in Dublin City

    Telecoms Giant Colt to Invest €15 Million in Dublin City

Colt Technology Services has announced that it will extend its Colt IQ Network in the greater Dublin area with an additional

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Irish Public Policy Must Change to Reflect Rapid Digitalisation

    Irish Public Policy Must Change to Reflect Rapid Digitalisation

Government must urgently address the needs of the labour market, if Ireland is to stay apace with the rapid digitalisation

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GDG Wins European Funds to Develop Novel Asset Management Software

    GDG Wins European Funds to Develop Novel Asset Management Software

Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), an award-winning specialist firm focused on the delivery of infrastructure projects involving complex and challenging

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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

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EIB Backs €80 Million Port of Cork Container Terminal Development

    EIB Backs €80 Million Port of Cork Container Terminal Development

The Port of Cork has marked a major milestone for the company with the launch of the new Cork Container

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ESB and Bord na Móna Reach Financial Close on Oweninny Wind Farm Project

    ESB and Bord na Móna Reach Financial Close on Oweninny Wind Farm Project

ESB and Bord na Móna have announce that financial close has been reached on the €160 million Oweninny project in

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The National Construction Summit 2018 Opens This Wednesday, 2nd May, at Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – Register Now

    The National Construction Summit 2018 Opens This Wednesday, 2nd May, at Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – Register Now

Time is running out to register to attend the 2018 National Construction Summit being held this Wednesday (2nd May) at

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Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to Open National Construction Summit – 2nd May, 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

    Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to Open National Construction Summit – 2nd May, 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

Eoghan Murphy TD, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, will make the opening address at the 2018 National

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New Project to Reduce Costs and Underwater Noise in Offshore Wind Construction

    New Project to Reduce Costs and Underwater Noise in Offshore Wind Construction

The Carbon Trust has announced the launch of BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Provides Over €742 Million For Future Development

    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Provides Over €742 Million For Future Development

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has agreed a Capital Expenditure Programme of over €742 million. The Three Year Capital Programme 2018-2020

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Fine Grain Property acquires 60,000 square feet office development in Cork Airport Business Park

    Fine Grain Property acquires 60,000 square feet office development in Cork Airport Business Park

New Year, new acquisition! Fine Grain Property is delighted to announce it has acquired a 60,000 square feet office development

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Irish Technology Sector Has Overtaken Agriculture

    Irish Technology Sector Has Overtaken Agriculture

With 130,000 people now employed, the technology sector has overtaken agriculture as Ireland’s largest industry, according to Ken Finnegan (pictured

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SFI Research Infrastructure Programme 2018 – Call Open

    SFI Research Infrastructure Programme 2018 – Call Open

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has launched the Research Infrastructure Programme 2018. The aim of the SFI Research Infrastructure Call is

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Government Unveils €116 Billion Development Programme

    Government Unveils €116 Billion Development Programme

The Government has published The National Development Plan 2018–2027, the most recent in the series of such capital plans adopted

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National Construction Summit – 2nd May, 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

    National Construction Summit – 2nd May, 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

Expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors, from across the country, the 2018 National Construction Summit will be held on

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CIS and Esri Ireland Map €56 Billion Worth of Construction Projects Throughout Ireland

    CIS and Esri Ireland Map €56 Billion Worth of Construction Projects Throughout Ireland

Esri Ireland, the market leader in geographic information services, has announced that Construction Information Services (CIS) has leveraged its digital

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Dublin Airport Sets New Passenger Record

    Dublin Airport Sets New Passenger Record

A record-breaking 29.6 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last year. A significant increase in long-haul traffic, and a robust

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Development of Second-tier Cities Key to Sustainable Economic Growth

    Development of Second-tier Cities Key to Sustainable Economic Growth

Policies should aim to rebalance growth by encouraging regional development led by a small number of large urban centres outside

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Ireland’s First Near Zero Emissions Zone a Magnet For Business and Jobs

    Ireland’s First Near Zero Emissions Zone a Magnet For Business and Jobs

Three counties have come together to create a low carbon, energy efficient zone which they say will be a unique magnet

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£70,000 Rainwater Garden Completed at Clandeboye Primary School!

    £70,000 Rainwater Garden Completed at Clandeboye Primary School!

NI Water, the Department for Infrastructure, Education Authority and the Department of Education have announced that an innovative new rainwater

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Full-scale Cyber War to Break Out in 2018

    Full-scale Cyber War to Break Out in 2018

Ward Solutions, one of Ireland’s leading information security providers, has announces its cyber security predictions for 2018. Alongside warnings about

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EIB Loan Will Trigger €180 Million Investment Programme in Fingal

    EIB Loan Will Trigger €180 Million Investment Programme in Fingal

Fingal County Council has signed a €70 million Framework Loan Agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) which will trigger

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European Commission Approves Joint Capacity Mechanism for Ireland and Northern Ireland

    European Commission Approves Joint Capacity Mechanism for Ireland and Northern Ireland

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the new capacity mechanism for the jointly operated Irish and

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EIB Backs Re-development of Limerick and Confirms New Irish Urban Investment Plans

    EIB Backs Re-development of Limerick and Confirms New Irish Urban Investment Plans

Limerick’s economic resurgence has taken another giant step forward as the European Investment Bank (EIB) confirmed a record commitment for

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