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Construction works begin on €325 million WuXi Biologics Dundalk facility

22 May , 2019  

The new €325 million state-of-the-art WuXi Biologics facility has begun to take structural form as steel erection begins on the company’s 52-acre campus site in Dundalk. Work is on schedule for the new contract manufacturing biologics facility which, at 48,000 square metres in size, is set to become the world’s largest single-use biologics manufacturing facility. […]

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McCabe McGinn and Module Changing the face of Architecture Design

15 May , 2019  

Specialist general Contactors McCabe McGinn and one of Ireland’s leading architectural design practices, Module Design have recently completed a stunning interior fit out for one of Dublin’s well-known retail stores.   Established in 2012, McCabe McGinn (MCMG) specialise in Fit-Out for the Retail, Leisure and Commercial sector, offering a comprehensive service with the ability to […]

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CIF statement on wages increases in Sectoral Employment Order

13 May , 2019  

The CIF has warned that the decision to increase wages by 2.7% per annum for the next two years will put pressure on regional construction companies still in recovery mode. CIF Director General Tom Parlon said, “The reality in regional Ireland is that there is not enough activity to sustain construction companies in those areas. […]

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Over 10,000 workers joined the Irish construction workforce in 2018

9 May , 2019  

A new report from the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) shows that 10,600 extra workers joined the construction workforce in 2018, up 8% year on year and bringing the total workforce to 145,500. Construction Investment There was a 20% increase in investment in building and construction in 2018, with €26 billion invested during the year. The […]

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CIF Support Young Homebuilders of the Future in Trim

7 May , 2019  

The Construction Industry Federation are proud to support the school housebuilding competition, which took place at 10:00am on the 3rd May in St. Mary’s Convent Primary School Trim. The programme aims to tap into the students’ creativity by challenging them to build their own house. CIF Director General Tom Parlon assessed all of the projects on […]

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Attitudes towards construction industry leading to long-term skills shortages

3 May , 2019  

Over a third (36%) of Irish parents would not support their child’s choice to work in the construction industry, according to new research from the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Of those parents who would not support their child pursuing a career in construction, the perceived ‘hard, physically demanding work’ was cited by half (50%) of […]

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First Irish EFCA President, Kevin Rudden is delighted to welcome annual European Conference to Dublin

30 Apr , 2019  

The European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA) will be hosting its annual general meeting and conference in Dublin on 9th – 10th of May. The event is expected to bring industry professionals from Ireland and all over Europe to Dublin. EFCA is the only federation representing the consulting engineering industry in Europe, with a […]

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Sisk and Designer Group launch Sensori, the new facilities management company for Ireland and for the future

29 Apr , 2019  

FJohn Sisk & Son, Ireland’s leading provider of construction services and Designer Group, the Dublin headquartered, international electrical and mechanical engineering business, are delighted to announce the arrival of Sensori Facilities Management to Ireland. This new brand has come about as a result of Sisk acquiring a 50% holding in Designer Group’s Facilities Management business, a […]

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Thornton completes recycling plant

29 Apr , 2019  

Specialist roofing and cladding company, Thornton Roofing has completed a two-year recycling project at Oakleaf Farm Recycling. Thornton joined Architects WDR & RT Taggart to construct a waste processing building on an impressive five-hectare site in Stanwell Moor. Located on an official green belt, the factory’s close proximity to residential housing developments, the Staines Reservoirs and […]

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U+I announces first letting in Donnybrook House

29 Apr , 2019  

Momentum is building at the recently redeveloped Donnybrook House and U+I is pleased to announce the first of its lettings at the Dublin 4 location. U+I has reached an agreement with Raw Gyms as the first name on the Donnybrook House roster to call the building home. Raw Gyms has secured a long-term lease for […]