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Pre-Covid Turnover of CIF’s Top 50 exceeded €10billion

4 Nov , 2020  

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Top 50 Contractors 2020 had a combined turnover of just over €10bn in 2019, according to a survey carried by Construction magazine on behalf of CIF. The CIF Top 50 Contractors survey gives a snapshot of the overall performance of the Irish construction sector, as it delivers many large-scale projects throughout Ireland […]

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Award-winning Cork property developers launch new luxury Kinsale homes

29 Oct , 2020  

Local family-run property development company Dooneen Developments Ltd., owned by the McElhinney family, are set to unveil their latest luxury housing units in Cork later this week, with twenty-two new homes in Kinsale set to go on sale in late October this year. Springmount Crescent, Kinsale is the latest development to be unveiled by the […]

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Award-winning New York-based architects to speak at virtual event with Irish Architecture Foundation

29 Oct , 2020  

The founders of award-winning New York-based design practice SO-IL will speak at a free virtual event at 6pm this Thursday, 29th October as part of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s series of talks, New Now Next. Founders Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu will be joined by Nathalie Weadick, Director of the IAF, and moderator James Taylor-Foster, curator of architecture and design at ArkDes, Sweden’s National […]

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Kildare based company win award at 2020 SEAI Energy Awards

28 Oct , 2020  

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today announced the winners of the 2020 SEAI Energy Awards during an online awards ceremony which saw Kildare based company, Green Generation Ltd., take home the Innovative Deployment of Renewable Energy Award. Green Generation offer an excellent example of the circular economy working in practice. The company is […]

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John Reddy appointed as Ecocem Group Quality and Innovation Application Manager

28 Oct , 2020  

The Ecocem Group, Europe’s premier producer of high performance, low carbon cement, have  announced the appointment of John Reddy as Group Quality and Innovation Application Manager.  John has been instrumental in his time in Ecocem, assisting in the implementation of ISO 9001 and  implementing quality assurance laboratories acrossthe group. His contribution to the cement industry  […]

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Galway Picture Palace wins 38th Irish Concrete Society Award

27 Oct , 2020  

Excellence in concrete design and construction was celebrated at this year’s Irish Concrete Society’s Awards, which were announced virtually on the 23rd  of October 2020. This was the 38th Annual Awards which recognise excellence in both design and construction in concrete and are adjudicated by a distinguished, independent jury of industry professionals. The main awards […]

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Significant increase in mortgage approvals for September with decline in mortgage drawdowns in Q3

27 Oct , 2020  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for September 2020 and BPFI Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q3 2020. The following are the key figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for September 2020: A total of 4,621 mortgages were approved in September 2020 – some 2,636 were for FTBs (57%) of […]

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CIF and CEF call for companies across the island to redouble Covid-19 safety measures

16 Oct , 2020  

The Construction Industry Federation and the Construction Employers Federation have jointly called on their members to collaborate on a cross border basis on tackling Covid-19.  The construction industry straddles both jurisdictions with contractors and employees crossing the border in both directions daily.  Both industries have emerged from the previous lockdown with excellent records in terms […]

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CIF statement on Budget 2021

13 Oct , 2020  

The CIF has welcomed housing and infrastructure measures in Budget 2021 but warned that embedded inefficiencies in the State’s planning and procurement systems could dampen positive economic benefits and delay delivery.  The increased investment in infrastructure to €10.1 billion is a hugely positive step.  The Government’s commitment to delivering affordable housing through a range of […]

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Phase 1 of Bolands Quay handed over

9 Oct , 2020  

BAM Ireland recently handed over phase 1 of the Boland’s Quay project at the old Boland’s Flourmills. Works to this iconic listed building included strip out of existing frame, roof, finishes, completions and replacement and fit out. The overall scheme is scheduled to be completed Q3 2021. Set in the heart of Dublin’s Grand Canal […]