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348 social homes provided before Christmas by Túath Housing Association

20 Dec , 2018  

In the three months to Christmas, Túath Housing has spent €70m acquiring 348 homes across Ireland, including in counties Dublin, Cork, Donegal, Meath and Cavan.  Some €55m of funding was provided by the Housing Finance Agency, with the rest from AIB and long-term low interest loans from the Department of Housing. The last deal of […]

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New Komatsu PW118MR-11 Wheeled Midi Excavator tackles cramped streets and narrow laneways

17 Dec , 2018  

Komatsu distributor McHale Plant Sales has introduced the all-new PW118MR-11 midi wheeled excavator – a machine said by their General Manager, Denis McGrath, after his first test drive, to be ‘very high-spec and really impressive’. Described by Komatsu as a quick and precise tight-tail midi excavator, the PW118MR-11 is driven by a powerful EU Stage […]

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New Global HQ for King & Moffatt

11 Dec , 2018  

Mechanical and Electrical Contractors King & Moffatt Building Services has officially opened its new global headquarters in Carrick on Shannon, Ireland. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the company also announced that it will be significantly expanding its workforce with the creation of 50 new jobs and a further 40 jobs in the next two […]

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20 trainees accepted onto Ireland’s first Builder’s Merchants Sales Traineeship

11 Dec , 2018  

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s largest builder’s merchant, announced 20 trainees have been accepted onto Ireland’s first Builder’s Merchants Sales Traineeship programme. The QQI accredited programme, which is run by Grafton Merchanting ROI in conjunction with the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB), aims to create a pipeline of skilled entry level Trade […]

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McAleer & Rushe lends support to bowel cancer research

11 Dec , 2018  

McAleer & Rushe has announced that it has made a significant donation to Bowel Cancer UK to help fund the charity’s bowel cancer research grants programme. There search focuses on three key themes: improving bowel cancer screening; the identification and surveillance of high-risk groups; and understanding bowel cancer in the under 50’s. Deborah Alsina MBE, […]

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McAleer & Rushe delivers record breaking Brighton office development

11 Dec , 2018  

The Brinell Building, a speculative office development in Brighton, has been fully let ahead of completion in June 2019. The newly developed 65,253 sq ft Grade A, seven-storey office building, is being delivered by developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe. The Brinell Building achieved record rents for the city with each pre-let transaction, topping out […]

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Guidelines issued on Urban Development and Building Heights for Local Authorities

11 Dec , 2018  

Eoghan Murphy, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has issued Urban Development and Building Heights Guidelines for Planning Authorities under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act (2000), as amended. Draft Guidelines were on display from the 9th August until 24th September (inclusive), as part of a public consultation process, along with […]

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Zoobox Ireland has already raised €5.5m funding to design and eco-tourism homes around the world

26 Nov , 2018  

Zoobox is an early-stage Irish company that is capitalising on growing demand for ‘back to nature’ holiday experiences and an alternative form of housing solution. Their alternative model of housing is answering the call of eco-tourism market trends and the off-grid homes will be to be delivered by the middle next year. Zoobox have won […]

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Fire science firm Efectis establishes Jordanstown based testing centre

20 Nov , 2018  

Efectis is establishing a new business in Northern Ireland, offering fire testing services to UK and Ireland based manufacturing businesses who are servicing the construction sector. Seven new roles will be created as part of Efectis’ investment, which is locating at Ulster University’s Fire Safety Engineering Research and Technology Centre in Jordanstown. Welcoming the investment, […]

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New Komatsu backhoe loader launched and available

19 Nov , 2018  

Efficiency, reliability and versatility are words being used by Komatsu to describe its new WB93R-8 backhoe loader, just launched internationally and now available for sale in Ireland. With its distinctive Komatsu branding, the new unit is said by them to be ‘a perfect match between performance and efficiency’. First in a new range that comes […]