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Twitter’s EMEA Headquarters awarded LEED Platinum-level certification

7 Jul , 2017  

Twitter’s EMEA Headquarters at Cumberland Place in Dublin has been awarded LEED Platinum-level certification for a ‘Repurposed Building’. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification is seen as the pinnacle of green and sustainable building standards. “We are very proud to be certified as LEED Platinum. Cumberland Place is a fantastic office space […]

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Opera Site planning process commences within the Limerick Twenty Thirty programme

7 Jul , 2017  

The planning process for the largest single project in the Limerick Twenty Thirty programme, which is transforming the city centre into a dynamic economic hub and living space, has commenced. The special purpose vehicle established last year to deliver over €500 million worth of investment infrastructure across four strategic sites in Limerick City will formally […]

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Galway project voted Ireland’s favourite building at RIAI Irish Architecture Awards

23 Jun , 2017  

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has announced that the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at National University of Ireland, Galway, designed by Taylor Architects in association with Richard Murphy, has won the Public Choice Award at the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2017. The RIAI Irish Architecture Awards celebrate the […]

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Ecocem set to capitalise on London market with second import terminal opening

19 Jun , 2017  

Ecocem Ireland, Ireland’s premier manufacturer of high performance low carbon cement, has upped its export capacity with the official opening of its second bulk import terminal, capitalising on the potential to supply the London / south east construction market. This is Ecocem Ireland’s second bulk import facility in the UK and is located in Sheerness […]

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Anthony Neville appointed Chairman of the Irish Home Builders Association (IHBA)

14 Jun , 2017  

Wexford man Anthony Neville has been elected Chairman of the Irish Home Builders Association (IHBA.)   Mr Neville was appointed following a unanimous agreement at the IHBA AGM on 16th May at Construction Industry Federation HQ in Dublin. “It is an extremely exciting time to be in the IHBA, we have a long way to go, […]

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Ulster Bank PMI shows construction activity hits 15-month high

14 Jun , 2017  

Irish construction activity rose at a sharp and accelerated pace in May as new business expanded. This is according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – it rose to 63.6 in May from 61.3 in April. The reading signalled […]

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€50m plan for Cork’s Metropole

12 Jun , 2017  

Trigon Hotels Limited , the owners of the Metropole Hotel, Cork International Hotel and Cork Airport Hotel is planning to upgrade the Metropole amd build a second hotel on an adjoining site. The project will cost an estimated €50m. Trigon Hotels Limited will shortly submit a planning application to Cork City Council for the project […]

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Rising construction costs spur import binge among Ireland’s builders

6 Jun , 2017  

Irish construction firms more than doubled their spending on imports from the UK during the first five months of 2017 compared with the same time in 2016, according to data released by the foreign exchange specialist FEXCO Corporate Payments. The analysis, of more than 1300 transactions made through FEXCO Corporate Payments*, shows that by the […]

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BAM Ireland sign contract for the Development of Uninest Mill II 

26 May , 2017  

BAM and Global Student Accommodation Group (GSA) have signed a €43 million contract for the construction of Uninest Mill II, an additional residence being built next to GSA’s 400 bed flagship residence, Uninest New Mill, which is opening in September. The construction of Uninest Mill II in Merchant’s Quay, Dublin, is expected to create approximately […]

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Minister Damien English approves funding of €100k for Approved Housing Bodies

17 May , 2017  

Minister Damien English, T.D., Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal has announced the approval of over €100,000 in funding for four Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) under the Innovation Fund. This Fund was established, in line with the commitment made in Rebuilding Ireland, to provide AHBs with the means to test innovative ideas on […]