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EDF Group Moves into Ireland by Acquiring 50% of the Codling Offshore Wind Project

    EDF Group Moves into Ireland by Acquiring 50% of the Codling Offshore Wind Project

The EDF Group, the international integrated electricity giant, has bought a 50% interest in the Codling offshore wind farm project in Ireland from Hazel Shore. Its subsidiary EDF Renewables, which

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Hotel Outlook 2020

    Hotel Outlook 2020

Despite headwinds in terms of a higher VAT rate and Brexit uncertainty, the Irish hotel real estate market performed solidly in 2019, with more hotel supply expected to open in

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Planning Application Submitted For Waterford North Quays Development

    Planning Application Submitted For Waterford North Quays Development

Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland has submitted its application for Planning Permission to Waterford City & County Council for the Waterford North Quays development. Subject to the granting of planning permission,

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EIB Backs €35 Million Social and Climate Investment Across Cork County

    EIB Backs €35 Million Social and Climate Investment Across Cork County

The European Investment Bank has signed a €35 million loan agreement with Cork County Council to support the Council’s Social Sustainability Investment Programme. This represents the first element of an

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€20 Million Investment By JCD Group Boosts Blarney Business Park

    €20 Million Investment By JCD Group Boosts Blarney Business Park

The new owners of Blarney Business Park, JCD Group, have committed to a €10 million investment in the strategically important site, which will see the next two phases delivered in

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WuXi Vaccines to Build a $240 Million Manufacturing Facility in Dundlak

    WuXi Vaccines to Build a $240 Million Manufacturing Facility in Dundlak

WuXi Vaccines, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed WuXi Biologics, is planning to build a $240 million vaccine production facility on the newly established WuXi Biologics Campus in Dundalk, bringing 200

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Lidl Opens New €100 Million Distribution Centre

    Lidl Opens New €100 Million Distribution Centre

Lidl has opened its new €100 million Distribution Centre in Newbridge, County Kildare. The state-of-the-art facility, which represents the single largest investment made by Lidl in Ireland since 2000, is

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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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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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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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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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National Project Awards Shortlist Announced

    National Project Awards Shortlist Announced

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has revealed its shortlist of contenders for this year’s National Project Awards, held in partnership with PwC. From developing state-of-the-art automated solutions

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Shortlist For Ireland’s Most Influential Project

    Shortlist For Ireland’s Most Influential Project

The public is being asked to vote for Ireland’s most influential project from the past 50 years from a shortlist compiled by the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI).

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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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Plans For Revamping Disused Buildings, a New Town Square, and a Cultural Corridor Announced

    Plans For Revamping Disused Buildings, a New Town Square, and a Cultural Corridor Announced

Re-purposing disused buildings, a revamped town square and a new cultural corridor are just three of the six projects which form part of a community-led architecture and design programme, ‘Reimagine…’,

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Dublin City Council Awards Energy Performance Contract to Upgrade its Sports Centres

    Dublin City Council Awards Energy Performance Contract to Upgrade its Sports Centres

Dublin City Council continues to lead by example in energy management with the awarding of a new Energy Performance Contract (EPC) to Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions. The contract will

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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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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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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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Takeda Ireland Opens New Innovative Manufacturing Site in Dublin

    Takeda Ireland Opens New Innovative Manufacturing Site in Dublin

Takeda Ireland, a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, has officially opened a new cutting-edge manufacturing facility at its site at Grange Castle in Dublin. Takeda has created this high

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Lidl to Invest €1 Million in Ireland’s Largest Ever Installation of Solar Panels

    Lidl to Invest €1 Million in Ireland’s Largest Ever Installation of Solar Panels

Lidl has welcomed a grant of planning from Kildare County Council for the installation of energy-saving solar panels at its 58,000 sq m distribution centre in Newbridge, County Kildare, which

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ESB Networks Announces Initial Roll Out Locations For Ireland’s Electricity Meter Upgrade Programme

    ESB Networks Announces Initial Roll Out Locations For Ireland’s Electricity Meter Upgrade Programme

ESB Networks has announced the initial locations in 2019 to benefit from the upgrade of Ireland’s electricity meters to modern

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

    Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

Energia Group, one of Ireland’s leading energy providers and infrastructure investors, has agreed a €44 million debt finance package with Allied

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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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Key Advisor Line-up For Waterford North Quays and Michael Street Development Projects

    Key Advisor Line-up For Waterford North Quays and Michael Street Development Projects

Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland, the company that is backing the Waterford North Quays and Michael Street development projects, has

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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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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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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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Launch of 182,500 sq ft Seamark Building Marks Completion of Dublin 4 Redevelopment Project

    Launch of 182,500 sq ft Seamark Building Marks Completion of Dublin 4 Redevelopment Project

Chartered Land has announced that the major €45 million transformation of the eight storey 182,500 sq ft Seamark Building at

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‘Clerys Quarter’ to Regenerate Dublin’s O’Connell Street

    ‘Clerys Quarter’ to Regenerate Dublin’s O’Connell Street

Europa Capital, the pan-European investment manager, and its local partners, Core Capital and Oakmount, have launched ‘Clerys Quarter’, one 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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ILC Dover to Open New Production Facility in Cork

    ILC Dover to Open New Production Facility in Cork

ILC Dover, a global leader in flexible containment solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, is expanding its Irish production

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Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge Unveils New Look After Major Refurbishment

    Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge Unveils New Look After Major Refurbishment

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge has unveiled the final elements of a major refurbishment that sees the hotel provide an enhanced offering

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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

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McKeever Hotel Group Renovates Dunadry Hotel in Multi-million Pound Investment

    McKeever Hotel Group Renovates Dunadry Hotel in Multi-million Pound Investment

McKeever Hotel Group, one of Northern Ireland’s largest family hotel groups, is undertaking a multi-million pound investment designed to revitalise the

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Whitbread Secures First Premier Inn Hotel in Dublin City Centre as it Expands in Ireland

    Whitbread Secures First Premier Inn Hotel in Dublin City Centre as it Expands in Ireland

Whitbread, the owner of the Premier Inn hotel chain, has secured planning permission for a 97 -bedroom Premier Inn hotel

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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

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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

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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;

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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National Survey Highlights Challenges Facing Irish Projects

    National Survey Highlights Challenges Facing Irish Projects

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI), the largest professional organisation for project managers in Ireland with over 1,300 members,

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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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Atlas Copco Ireland Opens New State-of-the-art Headquarters in Dublin

    Atlas Copco Ireland Opens New State-of-the-art Headquarters in Dublin

Atlas Copco Ireland, the country’s leading total solutions provider for compressed air and industrial gas markets, has officially opened its

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