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 […]



Experience is the key for Robert Quinn Ltd

13 Jun , 2017  

A commonly known fact is that family run businesses that have experience behind them seem to do better than most other companies in Ireland. This is illustrated throughout this country with the majority of businesses that have been operating for many decades being family owned or run. Employers and clients entrust in the experienced, proven […]


€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 […]


Building and maintaining standards

12 Jun , 2017  

Flynn were double winners in the recent CEF Construction Excellence Awards. Building Ireland spoke with Mark Spence, the company’s Business Development Director, to find out more about the Belfast-based firm. Family businesses often turn out to be the best ones and with its deep roots, Flynn continues to provide personal service to clients while serving […]


A Civil Service

9 Jun , 2017  

One of Ireland’s most progressive civil engineering contractors is P&D Lydon Plant Hire Ltd which has a comprehensive fleet of modern plant and equipment. Formed in 1999, having previously traded as a partnership, they operate from sites throughout the country with their head office in Cross, Co. Mayo. P&D Lydon prides itself on delivering projects […]


Knockbrack Plant Hire built on a foundation of excellence

8 Jun , 2017  

Since setting up in 2013, Knockbrack Plant Hire has endeavoured to offer a service where quality, efficiency and value are the key fundamentals. Building Ireland spoke with Contracts Manager Gary Murphy recently to find out more about the company and its projects as of late. Operated by Michael and Monica Gannon, Knockbrack Plant Hire has […]


MD Electrical Installations lead the way

7 Jun , 2017  

Business “has experienced steady growth” as of late at MD Electrical Installations and Martin Conway, the company’s Contracts Director, recently outlined their continuing success with Building Ireland recently. Since the inception of MD Electrical Installations, the company’s philosophy of ‘Excellence in Electrical Engineering’ has helped to propel its business growth and have been leading the […]


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 […]


A systematic and practical approach

2 Jun , 2017  

James P. Cunningham Electrical Ltd. began life back in 1972. Fast forward 44 years and the company has earned an enviable reputation as a leading Electrical Services Company in the west of Ireland and beyond. The progressive Galway-based company provide electrical, voice, data and protective service solutions across a wide variety of public and private […]


Formwork contractor par excellence

1 Jun , 2017  

Formwork and concrete specialist CNK Construction was set up by Liam Coleman and Colin Kearns in 2012 and has since grown to employ over 30 staff. The formwork contractor of choice for many leading construction companies, CNK Construction has earned a reputation for excellence and innovation in recent years. Formwork is the process of providing […]