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New Distribution Partner for Zehnder Group in Scotland

16 Jun , 2020  

The family-run business, Versatile Group whose grass roots are within engineering and specialised building products and services has appointed Philip Treacy to the role of Operations Director Ireland and Scotland, who will work closely with Zehnder Group – the innovative indoor climate solutions specialist – to grow the brand’s presence in Scotland. The appointment will build on Versatile’s technical […]

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Severe impact to housing supply this year due to COVID-19

16 Jun , 2020  

The latest Housing Market Monitor Q1 2020 published today by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) shows that, restrictions imposed to halt the spread of Covid-19 will have a huge impact on housing supply this year however, demand may be more resilient amongst borrowers on typical home buyer incomes. Providing his analysis of supply and […]

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Sonica appoints Dan Ryan as Construction Director

15 Jun , 2020  

Sonica, the leading fit-out & construction company, has appointed Dan Ryan as Construction Director.  In this new role with Sonica, Dan will oversee all future construction operations, supporting Sonica in targeting large scale business projects both locally and internationally as well as further embedding the Sonica commitment to uncompromising excellence and innovation across their entire […]

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Housing Alliance calls on incoming Government to set up Affordable Rental Scheme led by Approved Housing Bodies

9 Jun , 2020  

The incoming Government must prioritise the provision of affordable, secure housing for long-term renters. That’s according to the Housing Alliance, a collaboration of six of Ireland’s largest Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs). The organisation said thousands of people across Ireland who do not qualify for social housing need good-quality, affordable housing where they can put down roots knowing […]

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Big Picture Thinking for OKTO Technologies

4 Jun , 2020  

NI-based OKTO Technologies is the only company in Ireland to achieve strategic partnership status with Samsung for ‘The Wall’ – its latest innovation in luxury home entertainment.  As partner, OKTO becomes Samsung’s first official supplier and integrator of The Wall, the world’s largest, bespoke screen, which measures up to 292 inches. Aimed at the high-end consumer […]

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Introduction of FREE 24/7 employee assistance programme and wellbeing app for all construction workers in Ireland

3 Jun , 2020  

The global pandemic is having a negative impact on people’s mental health in society; those in the construction industry who have faced a long lay-off are no exception.  To help construction workers to cope with these issues, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is launching a free and confidential 24/7 helpline and wellbeing app on 3rd June […]

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Construction industry urged to avoid accidental damage to gas pipes

29 May , 2020  

“Accidental damage to gas pipes can cause major disruption, serious injury and even death”. That’s the timely reminder from Gas Networks Ireland Networks Safety Manager, Owen Wilson, following a significant increase in pipes being struck this past fortnight as construction ramps back up across the country. Gas Networks Ireland is responsible for the safety of […]

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Housing Alliance welcomes ESRI call for greater investment in social housing

28 May , 2020  

The Housing Alliance, a collaboration of six of Ireland’s largest Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs), has welcomed the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) call for the Government to invest in social housing to stimulate the economy. The ESRI’s latest Quarterly Economic Commentary was published today (28.05.20) and highlights the likely consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on the […]

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Major online training initiative undertaken to get construction workers site-ready

28 May , 2020  

Since the commencement of the course on 21st April, 153,000 workers have been issued with a ‘digital card’ to show that they have successfully completed the course. There is no charge for participation. Over GoContractor’s digital platform, the construction workers complete a short course in safe working on-site during the coronavirus pandemic. The course, which is […]

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Industry leaders urge next government to fastrack offshore wind legislation

28 May , 2020  

Energy leaders from both sides of the Irish Sea have today called on the next government to urgently fastrack the Marine Planning and Development Management Bill and also enshrine interim 2025 offshore energy targets into law, in order  to greatly increase Ireland’s offshore wind energy capacity as it strives to meet its overall 2030 renewable […]