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Flying the Presidential flag for Building Contractors

26 Aug , 2015  

Clancy’s managing director John O’Shaughnessy was elected president of the Master Builders’ and Contractors’ Association (MBCA) earlier this year. Here, he talks about goings-on at the Tipperary-headquartered company and the issues pertaining to the industry at present. It has been an eventful couple of years for Thurles man John who, following on from his appointment […]

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Exceeding expectations the key for Purcell

24 Aug , 2015  

Purcell Construction is one of Ireland’s leading building contractors, having developed a reputation for delivering outstanding quality projects nationwide, which meet and exceed client expectations. We visited their head office in Ballybrit, County Galway to find out more about this market-leading, award-winning operation from managing director Michael Bane. Since its genesis in Galway in 1988, […]

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Solid foundations

24 Aug , 2015  

These are exciting times for Sligo GAA. The Yeats County’s minor and senior footballers showed progress by qualifying for their respective Connacht finals while, off the field, the county’s Centre of Excellence is beginning to take shape. Due to be completed by late Autumn, the Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence is located on a 23 […]

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No. 1 in Clare for Plumbing, Heating & Electrical Supplies

24 Aug , 2015  

For three-and-a-half decades, FHB Building Supplies has been servicing the construction trade in the greater Shannon region with a wide range of products – including plumbing, heating and electrical supplies – backed up by an outstanding level of service. We caught up with co-founder / managing director John Burke to discuss the continued success of […]

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Successful Shell Corrib project opened more doors for Mercury

24 Aug , 2015  

Mercury Engineering’s outstanding work on the Shell Corrib Onshore Gas Terminal over a four-year period has resulted in more work being secured by Ireland’s premier engineering services provider in the vital oil and gas sectors. We caught up with Darran Monaghan, who was a Senior Quantity Surveyor on the landmark €150m+ project in County Mayo […]

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€3.5 billion yearly expected to be allocated to infrastructural investment plan

24 Aug , 2015  

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin is expected to announce in the coming weeks the allocation of the Government’s infrastructural investment plan. Large scale projects in housing, roads, education, communication and flood prevention are to be revealed which form part of the State’s capital plan. Roads and social housing are expected to feature heavily in […]

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Terex Construction appoints new Irish equipment distributor

24 Aug , 2015  

Terex Construction has further strengthened its distributor network with the appointment of Embankment Machinery Sales (EMS) Ltd. Based in Saggart, Co. Dublin, the experienced construction machinery supplier will join the Terex network in July, providing sales, service and support for the Republic of Ireland. Introduced as part of a continued drive to increase the international […]

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Planning permission granted for €150m development at Boland’s Mill

24 Aug , 2015  

Nama are to finance a €150 development at Boland’s Mills which will see the historic site converted to mixed use. The development will include 36,759m2 of residential, office and retail space. Mark Reynolds of Savills said: “Dublin City Council’s decision to grant planning permission for the development of Boland’s Mill is great news for the […]

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Kilsaran International is awarded Energy Management ISO50001

24 Aug , 2015  

Kilsaran International, has been awarded the ISO50001 accreditation for the implementation of a new energy management system across its Paving & Walling and Dry Products manufacturing facilities, as well as its transportation fleet. The ISO50001 certification recognises the continual reduction of a business’s energy use, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and better energy efficiencies. Kilsaran worked […]

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Fastest growth in Construction PMI since November 2004

24 Aug , 2015  

Irish construction’s recovery was evident in June, according to figures released in the latest Construction Purchasing Managers Index from Ulster Bank. The index, which is designed to track changes in total construction activity, rose to 65.7 in June from 63.3 in the previous month This is the fastest rate of growth seen by the survey […]