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Work changing products among Hardware Association Ireland’s 2019 Innovation Award winners

21 Mar , 2019  

A hassle-free painting system, a steel fence that requires no annual treatment or repairs, and a universal glue that can be used instead of nails were among the winners of the 2019 Innovation Awards, organised by Hardware Association Ireland, the national representative body for over 370 hardware and DIY retailers, builders’ merchants, and manufacturers and […]

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FORRME completes £5m housing development

19 Mar , 2019  

Northern Ireland-based construction firm FORRME has recently completed a £5m social housing project at Dromore Street, Banbridge, County Down. Appointed by Clanmil Housing Association, FORRME have constructed 32 modern social housing units, made up of a mix of new-build houses, apartments and complex needs bungalows. The development has been designed to bring together clever space […]

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Initiative Ireland’s Housing 2019 Report Raises Concerns over Undersupply of Housing Nationwide and a ‘Supply Mismatch’ within the Greater Dublin Area

19 Mar , 2019  

Initiative Ireland (www.initiativeireland.ie) released its annual housing report, entitled Housing 2019. The report provides a performance review on the supply of houses across the country and highlights key concerns regarding a mismatch in nationwide housing supply and demand, most notably within the Greater Dublin Area. Housing 2019 builds on the company’s inaugural report published last […]

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Sisk and CIF Invite Irish Families to Ireland Skills Live Event

14 Mar , 2019  

CIF and John Sisk & Son welcome parents and second level students to the Ireland Skills Live Family Day, at the RDS Simmonscourt on Saturday 23rd March, where they will both be highlighting apprenticeship opportunities for second level students. (Thursday March 21 and Friday March 22 are sellouts.) Ireland Skills Live will host for the first […]

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Evolusion Innovation to open new office in Birmingham

11 Mar , 2019  

Leading experts in offsite construction, Evolusion Innovation is to open a new office in Birmingham, bringing the total workforce across Ireland and the UK to 40. Cork-based Evolusion Innovation is one of Europe’s leading offsite construction and manufacturing consultants.  Offsite manufacturing for construction is experiencing rapid growth as the industry struggles to achieve development output […]

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Komastsu unveils heavy-duty demolition excavator

1 Mar , 2019  

Komatsu has released details of its latest heavy-duty demolition excavator – the 60-tonnes PC490HRD-11 model, designed with what their distributor in Ireland, McHale Plant Sales says is a ‘best in class’ working height. Highly versatile in a number of key respects, the PC490HRD-11 works as a single complete system or configured in six different working […]

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Irish surface technology company launches game-changing superbug-resistant tiles into Middle East markets

26 Feb , 2019  

Irish surface technology company, Kastus®, has just launched its game-changing superbug-resistant ceramic tiles into the Middle East. The ceramic tiles were recently unveiled by Al Maha Ceramics, one of the largest ceramic tile producing companies in Oman, which exports to more than 15 countries across Asia and Africa. Kastus® has agreed a technology partnership to […]

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LED Hi Sport Luminaire puts college sports hall at the top of the class

21 Feb , 2019  

Fitzgerald Lighting has recently been involved in the installation of a new LED lighting scheme at the sports hall of Nescot College in Epsom, Surrey. North East Surrey College of Technology (Nescot) has become one of further education’s success stories. Attracting learners from the local community, nationally and from overseas, Nescot’s range of courses include […]

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Hardware sector experienced revenue rise of 8.7% in 2018 according to HAI

18 Feb , 2019  

Members of Hardware Association Ireland, the national representative body for over 370 hardware and DIY retailers, builders merchants, and manufacturers and distributors across Ireland, have reported average year-on-year revenue increases of 8.7% for 2018. This follows a 9% increase in Q4, compared to the same period in 2017. In what was a standout year for […]

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Cairn Homes in new Joint Development with NAMA

14 Feb , 2019  

Cairn Homes, the leading Irish homebuilding company, has announced the signing of an investment venture agreement with the National Asset Management Agency creating a vehicle aiming to build in excess of 550 new homes on a 14.5 acre development site adjoining Cairn’s Parkside development, off the Malahide Road, in Dublin 13. Under the investment venture […]

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