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Almost €1.2 billion worth of mortgages approved in August – BPFI

24 Sep , 2021  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for August 2021. The following are the key elements: A total of 4,572 mortgages were approved in August 2021 – first-time buyers (FTBs) were approved for 2,462 mortgages (53.8% of total volume) while mover purchasers accounted for 1,181 (25.8%). […]

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Ecocem announces appointment of Pat Cox as Chair

14 Sep , 2021  

Low carbon cement company Ecocem has today announced the appointment Pat Cox – former President and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and former member of the Irish parliament – as Chair of Ecocem Group. Pat’s commitment to and passion for sustainability are evidenced by his experience. He is Chair of the Finance Green Ireland […]

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Select Access Take Brand to New Heights!

10 Sep , 2021  

Select Access has today unveiled a refresh of the company’s core brand elements. Reflecting on Select Access’ growth and evolution as proven work at height safety and access specialists, the brand refresh elevates the focus on the company’s strength, stability, and transformation, and includes, among other things, a refreshed logo, brand positioning, and corporate website. […]

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New Komatsu PW98MR-11 wheeled midi excavator unveiled

9 Sep , 2021  

Komatsu has unveiled its latest generation PW98MR-11 tight-tail wheeled midi excavator, first versions of which are now available to order. Bridging the gap between compact and construction-sized machines, it is aimed firmly at those working in the utilities sector and in confined space applications such as narrow alleys, road construction sites and sewer construction work. […]

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100 jobs to be created during construction of new Dundalk facility

3 Sep , 2021  

Load handling equipment provider Hiab today announces it is investing over €50 million to develop a new Factory of the Future in Dundalk, County Louth for its MOFFETT truck mounted forklift manufacturing operations. When operational in 2023, the new facility will replace Hiab’s existing Dundalk facility. It will include the company’s manufacturing operations and a global hub […]

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The CIF and its constituent association the IHBA welcomes publication of ‘Housing for All’

2 Sep , 2021  

Tom Parlon, CIF Director General said: “Implementation of the plan will provide opportunities for home builders and contractors in the greater delivery of residential output. Expected infrastructure investment in the forthcoming National Development Plan review will be critical in optimising ‘Housing for All’.’’ The Irish Home Builders Association (IHBA) has today welcomed the publication by Government […]

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Strong growth potential as Q2 housing completions now on a par with 2019 levels

2 Sep , 2021  

The latest Housing Market Monitor Q2 2021 published today by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) shows housing activity is increasing significantly with a healthy pipeline of housing supply and mortgage demand pointing to strong growth potential. The monitor also highlights a shift in construction activity away from Dublin as builders focus more on other […]

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New Komatsu D71-24 dozer arrives

31 Aug , 2021  

The range of Komatsu products fitted with its intelligent machine control system has expanded with the arrival of its new D71-24 bulldozer, the largest in its line up to come equipped with Hydrostatic Transmission (HST). Bringing intelligent machine control to a new class of bulldozer, the D71-24 is described by Komatsu’s distributor in Ireland, John O’Brien […]

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Digital SiteStations bring digital technology to the coalface of construction in the UK

27 Aug , 2021  

DCT Group, award winning, global virtual design, and construction consultants, collaborated with international firm Armorgard UK to create a bespoke SiteStation. The products versatility enabled DCT group to adapt the product to their specific site needs, featuring digital capabilities to deliver cutting-edge hardware and software to construction sites. The bespoke SiteStation integrates hardware, software, and […]

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Almost €1.3 billion worth of mortgages approved in July – BPFI

27 Aug , 2021  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for July 2021. The following are the key elements: A total of 5,033 mortgages were approved in July 2021 – first-time buyers (FTBs) were approved for 2,766 mortgages (55.0% of total volume) while mover purchasers accounted for 1,272 (25.3%). The […]