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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 […]

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Leading Irish-owned pitch manufacturer makes €2m investment in manufacturing facility

25 Apr , 2019  

A leading Irish-owned pitch manufacturing company has invested €2 million (stg£1.8 million) in a new turf production facility, safeguarding more than 50 jobs, and creating an additional 15 positions by 2022. Despite the uncertainty facing businesses through Brexit, SIS Pitches has re-affirmed its commitment to manufacturing with this major investment. The purchase of a new […]

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New look for former Metropolitan Police Headquarters as The Deluxe Group completes £5.5M project

18 Apr , 2019  

Bespoke joinery company , The Deluxe Group, has completed a major project at the former Metropolitan Police Headquarters in London’s Whitehall. The historic landmark building which was developed by Galliard Construction, has been transformed into The Great Scotland Yard Hotel, a 153-key luxury lifestyle hotel featuring several sophisticated food and beverage outlets. Working in association with Galliard’s in-house team along with HBA, […]

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37% of construction companies recently hired an Irish worker returning from abroad

18 Apr , 2019  

37% of Irish construction companies recently hired Irish workers returning from living and working abroad, according to recent survey findings. The survey, which was conducted by the Construction Industry Federation, also shows that family was the main reason for the returning diaspora. The housing crisis has seen a huge need for more homes to be […]

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Komatsu PC360LCi-11 Intelligent Control Excavator launched in Ireland

18 Apr , 2019  

Komatsu’s Intelligent Machine Control was to the fore at the recent Bauma exhibition with the launch of their latest PC360LCi-11 excavator – a unit recognised as bringing benchmark technology to the construction industry and is said to deliver step changes in terms of productivity, efficiency and cost saving. Launched in Ireland through distributors McHale Plant […]

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Home improvements and energy upgrades drive €2,471 million spend in Ireland

18 Apr , 2019  

Irish homeowners have spent over €2,471 million in total through the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) since its launch in 2013. This incentive has facilitated homeowners throughout Ireland in carrying out 147,349 home improvement projects over the last four years. These projects throughout the country have had an average spend of €16,774 per project, providing a […]

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Initiative Ireland Secures €1.5 million Investment and Launches UK Subsidiary

12 Apr , 2019  

Initiative Ireland (www.initiativeireland.ie), a social impact finance firm specialising in the provision of lower-cost alternative finance loans to experienced developers, today announced that it has secured a €1.5 million investment. The investment will support the strategic growth of Initiative Ireland over the next 3-years. As part of its expansion strategy the company has also announced […]

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Saint-Gobain – The Better Build Roadshow came to Belfast!

10 Apr , 2019  

The Saint-Gobain – The Better Build Roadshow will travel around the country throughout 2019 to meet the demand in construction upskilling – with Belfast being the first stop on the route. The Technical Academy offers free, day-long upskilling programs for tradespersons and professionals working within the construction sector. The Technical Academy has trained over 6000 […]

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Vast majority of female workers would recommend construction industry as a career option

4 Apr , 2019  

Over 84% of women working in the construction industry feel they have been supported by their male colleagues in their career progression to date, with the majority (73%) reporting that there has been a significant, positive change in attitudes across the industry towards female workers in recent times. According to a survey carried out by the Construction […]

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€31m project secured for floating wind project in North West Europe

22 Mar , 2019  

A €31 million project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned  that a full-scale floating wind turbine be deployed for testing off the west coast of Ireland at a Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) test site near Belmullet, Co. Mayo, by 2022. The project is […]