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Softer Rise in Construction Activity Amid Storm Disruption

    Softer Rise in Construction Activity Amid Storm Disruption

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 50.6 in February, down slightly from 50.9 in January and

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New EU Circular Economy Action Plan Shows the way to a Climate-neutral, Competitive Economy of Empowered Consumers

    New EU Circular Economy Action Plan Shows the way to a Climate-neutral, Competitive Economy of Empowered Consumers

The European Commission has adopted the EU’s new Circular Economy Action Plan. It is one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal and aims to make the EU economy

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2020 National Construction Summit Postponed Until 22nd October

    2020 National Construction Summit Postponed Until 22nd October

As a result of the uncertainty caused by the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the 6th annual National Construction Summit, which was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, 24th March 2020, will

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The Guinness Storehouse Unveils New €20 Million Gravity Bar

    The Guinness Storehouse Unveils New €20 Million Gravity Bar

The Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one visitor attraction, has officially opened the highly anticipated new Gravity Bar. Developed over three years, with over 175,000 man hours and almost €20 million

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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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Winners of the Irish Planning Awards 2020

    Winners of the Irish Planning Awards 2020

The Irish Planning Institute (IPI) has announced the winners of the 2020 Planning Awards. Limerick City and County Council’s ‘Living Georgian City Strategy’ project was declared winner of the overall

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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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Jacobs’ Symposium Spotlights Strategies to Enhance Safety in Construction Supply Chain

    Jacobs’ Symposium Spotlights Strategies to Enhance Safety in Construction Supply Chain

With 150,000 people working in construction in Ireland and the sector experiencing annual growth of 10%, a sustainable safety culture is critical to keeping people safe. The supply chain’s complexity

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Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

    Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the expert speakers for its National Conference, with former Irish Rugby head coach, Joe Schmidt, to deliver the keynote address. The future

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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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Major Milestone For Premier Inn as it Surpasses 1,000 Hotel Rooms in Ireland and Appoints New Development Manager

    Major Milestone For Premier Inn as it Surpasses 1,000 Hotel Rooms in Ireland and Appoints New Development Manager

Whitbread Plc, the owner of the Premier Inn hotel chain, is continuing to gain momentum in its expansion into Ireland with the announcement of its sixth site and the appointment

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Continued Rise in Construction Activity as New Order Growth Quickens to Seven-month High

    Continued Rise in Construction Activity as New Order Growth Quickens to Seven-month High

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 50.9 in January, above the 50.0 no-change mark for the

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Initiative Ireland to Expand Operations in Ireland and the UK

    Initiative Ireland to Expand Operations in Ireland and the UK

Initiative Ireland, the property finance and impact investment specialist, has announced that it plans to expand operations to fund the construction of  additional energy efficient, social and affordable houses across

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Derry Engineering Firm, Gallagher and McKinney, Expands

    Derry Engineering Firm, Gallagher and McKinney, Expands

Gallagher and McKinney Ltd has built a new manufacturing facility at Skeoge Industrial Park, and is creating 14 new jobs. The Londonderry-based mechanical engineering and piping firm provides contractor and

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Residential Prices in Dublin Will Grow by Maximum of 5% While New ‘Near Zero Energy Buildings’ Regulations Will Impact Construction Costs

    Residential Prices in Dublin Will Grow by Maximum of 5% While New ‘Near Zero Energy Buildings’ Regulations Will Impact Construction Costs

Uncertainty stemming from global events will be the key aspect of the Irish property investment market in 2020, according to new figures released by Lisney, Ireland’s largest independently-owned property advisory

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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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€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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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