Unrivalled mechanical services

17 Jan , 2017  

For 15 years, Walsh & Sheehan Ltd. has been providing commercial clients and residential developers and customers across Munster, Leinster & Connacht with unrivalled plumbing, heating and mechanical services solutions. We popped into their Waterford base and caught up with co-founding director Owen Sheehan to find out more about this exceptional, market-leading operation. As well […]


Providing high quality mechanical installations

13 Jan , 2017  

Quinn Downes have been a leader in mechanical services in this country for more than 15 years now, so Building Ireland felt it was time to catch up with company co-owner Derek Downes to learn more about the Dublin-based business. Since its inception in 1999, Quinn Downes in Dublin 12 has endeavoured to ensure that […]


Two decades of success for Smith Groundworks and Civil

11 Jan , 2017  

Smith Groundworks and Civil Engineering Ltd covers all sectors of the construction industry and has built up a solid list of clientele in doing so. Managing Director Pat Smith told Building Ireland all about what the Carlow-based company has to offer. Coming up on 20 years in business, Smith Groundworks and Civil Engineering Ltd continues to lead the way when […]

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Growth may lead to a ‘dearth’ of top class people warns industry leader

10 Jan , 2017  

The general uplift in the economy, and the improvement in trading conditions likely to benefit plant and machinery distributors as momentum in the construction and infrastructural development sectors gathers pace, are factors that could pose difficulties for those seeking to recruit experienced staff, one leading distributor has warned. Michael McHale, managing director of Komatsu, Metso, […]


Top innovation award for Murphy Surveys

9 Jan , 2017  

Ireland’s largest and most successful survey company, Murphy Surveys, recently celebrated winning the award for ‘Innovation in Construction’ at the Irish Construction Industry Awards for its entry on Tank Scanning. The award comes on the back of the establishment of three new divisions within the company – Tank Scanning, MurphyUAV and Specialist Inspection Services (SIS). There […]



Garland – turning concepts into reality since 1937

6 Jan , 2017  

Garland is an international consulting engineering firm that has undertaken thousands of projects in 35 countries worldwide. With its 80th anniversary just around the corner, we spoke to CEO Kevin Rudden about the history and success of the Dublin-headquartered company. Concepts realised. That’s the tagline of Garland which provides a full range of civil and […]


Hickey on top form at Pairc Ui Chaoimh

4 Jan , 2017  

When Sisk were seeking a concrete shuttering and placement specialist to work on the spectacular new €70m redevelopment of Pairc Ui Chaoimh, they didn’t have to look too far: local company Hickey Formwork Ltd. fitted the bill perfectly! We travelled to their Fermoy base to find out more about this exceptional family-run operation from one […]



Alpha Mechanical Services are young and vibrant

3 Jan , 2017  

Alpha Mechanical Services Ltd is one of Ireland’s leading providers of high efficiency commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC). Director Alan Kelly explains more. From humble beginnings in November 2013, Alpha Mechanical Services has grown rapidly to become a household name in the mechanical services sector. In less than three years, the Dublin-based […]



Expert advice from Downes Associates

22 Dec , 2016  

Downes Associates are a leading engineering consultancy firm that specialises in the design of building structures and related civil engineering works. The company’s reputation has seen them earn contracts not only in Dublin, but all over Ireland. The company was established in 1997 by former managing director Paul Downes. These days the MD is Gavin […]


Experience, quality and reliability from L Redmond

21 Dec , 2016  

In business for almost half a century, L Redmond (Electrical) Ltd. is firmly established as one of Ireland’s premier electrical contractors, delivering high-quality contracting and maintenance solutions on industrial and commercial projects along the east coast. We visited their East Wall, Dublin 3 base to find out more about this highly-regarded, award-winning, family operation, which […]