Launch of Engineers Ireland, Women in Engineering Group

8 Mar , 2021  

Engineers Ireland has today launched a new Women in Engineering Group as part of the organisation’s International Women’s Day celebrations with a virtual panel discussion attended by over 130 delegates. The group, which welcomes engineers of all gender identities and backgrounds, aims to support women, pre- and post-graduation, including those returning from a career break, […]


Latest mortgage approvals figures show continued year-on-year growth in January 2021

26 Feb , 2021  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for January 2021. The following are the key elements: A total of 3,355 mortgages were approved in January 2021 – first-time buyers (FTBs) were approved for 1,709 mortgages (50.9% of total volume) while mover purchasers accounted for 911 (27.2%). […]


New Komatsu launches in Ireland

25 Feb , 2021  

Komatsu has unveiled its new PC88MR-11 Midi excavator which their distributor in Ireland, McHale Plant Sales confirms is now available here. Built on the solid foundations of its hugely successful Dash-10 predecessor, the MR-11 comes with a multiplicity of features that includes cutting edge styling, lower fuel consumption, higher performance and unrivalled efficiency. A checklist […]


O’Hare & McGovern awarded contract for £16m Test Centre in Belfast

24 Feb , 2021  

O’Hare & McGovern have been awarded a contract to build new Driver & Vehicle Test Centre & Compliance & Enforcement Depot at Hydebank, Belfast. The new centre expected to open Autumn 2022. The Driver and Vehicle Agency is behind the £16 million construction of a Test Centre and Operational Depot including associated offices, landscaping and […]


CIF Statement: Evidence shows that construction industry can operate safely

24 Feb , 2021  

The CIF is deeply disappointed with the Government’s decision to extend its lockdown of parts of the construction industry.  HSE monitoring of the construction industry has consistently shown negligible levels of Covid-19 cases associated with the construction industry.  The industry is an international exemplar of safety and operating under Covid-19 and has proven it can […]


OpenSky’s Choice Based Lettings (CBL) platform reduces social housing refusal rates

17 Feb , 2021  

OpenSky, the automation specialists for government organisations and large private enterprises is supporting the effort to promote choice, increase engagement and improve transparency for social housing applicants in Ireland.   Social housing allocation presents a challenge for local authorities in providing a fair and transparent system with clear supply/demand information available to housing applicants to manage expectations of their housing applications through the CBL scheme.   OpenSky′s Choice Based Lettings platform was specifically developed to help local authorities efficiently manage the CBL scheme where […]


COVID-19 pandemic presents unique opportunity to restructure economy says BPFI

9 Feb , 2021  

The National Development Plan must focus on climate and sustainable related projects that will drive balanced rural development and growth across the regions, according to Banking & Payments Federation Ireland’s submission to the public consultation on reviewing the National Development Plan. Outlining the key points made within the submission, Brian Hayes, Chief Executive, BPFI said: “The […]


Respond Housing welcome approval in principle of the first Cost Rental Homes in Ireland

8 Feb , 2021  

Respond, Approved Housing Body (AHB) and service provider, said they are very pleased to be selected for participation in the Cost Rental Equity Loan (CREL) Scheme. They are also involved in delivering the 50 cost-rental homes on Enniskerry Road as part of the Cost Rental Pathways project which is currently under construction. The organisation said […]


McHale Plant Sales boosts model offering with Komatsu, Terex Ecotec and Merlo newcomers

4 Feb , 2021  

Encouraged by predictions that construction activity here could grow by an estimated 15 percent in the current year, Komatsu distributor McHale Plant Sales has significantly boosted its model offering with the introduction here of a number of recently launched newcomers. Amongst its new arrivals is a Komatsu D71-24 Dozer – an addition to their dozer […]


Ashview Consultants appoint Paul Feely as UK Director

1 Feb , 2021  

Paul Feely has joined Ashview Consultants as UK Director. Paul joins Ashview Consultants from his previous role as Health and Safety Director with UK concrete manufacturers, Creagh Concrete. Ashview Consultants are award winning health and safety consultants with locations across Ireland and the UK. Paul’s new role will involve him overseeing the company’s strategic growth […]