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Latest mortgage data from BPFI shows strong growth in mortgage drawdowns and approvals

27 Jul , 2021  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q2 2021 and the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for June 2021. The following are the key figures from the Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q2 2021. The following are the key elements: A total of 9,625 new mortgages to the value of €2,230 […]

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Award winning Grafton Architects announced as principal design consultants of the €29m Crawford Art Gallery redevelopment project

26 Jul , 2021  

Taoiseach, Micheál Martin T.D. and Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D have announced that the contract for the design for the redevelopment at the historic Crawford Art Gallery has been awarded to Grafton Architects. The overall plan provides for the investment of some €29m in the redevelopment, including design, […]

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Komatsu introduces new boom change system for high reach demolition excavator

26 Jul , 2021  

In a move appealing to contractors working in high reach demolition applications, Komatsu has announced details of a new K100 boom change system for its PC490HRD-11 excavator, enabling operators to change machine configuration in minutes from inside the cab.  With six different working configurations, the PC490HRD-11 is equipped to handle a range of demolition attachments, […]

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Respond on track to deliver in excess of 3,500 new homes by 2023

26 Jul , 2021  

Respond, the Approved Housing Body and community services provider, despite the Covid-19 restrictions, delivered 572 new homes and most importantly, commenced construction of another 907 homes on site in 2020. Respond, which has a building programme valued in excess of €1bn, says it delivers homes in 15 to 18 months from commencement on site at an […]

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Strong turn-out in Irish architecture at home and abroad celebrated as the RIAI announce winners of 2021 RIAI Architecture Awards

9 Jul , 2021  

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) today announced the winners of the 2021 RIAI Awards. The awards are given annually to acknowledge achievement in architecture and celebrate the quality of work carried out by RIAI members and the contribution registered architects make to the built environment. Projects submitted for the 2021 Awards […]

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Midlands engineering firms cluster to share tips and help each other grow through the pandemic

7 Jul , 2021  

Engenuity, a member-led network and engineering cluster in the Midlands, has been pivotal in empowering its members to survive and thrive despite the Covid-19 pandemic through collaboration and knowledge-sharing. The network, which is led by LEO Westmeath, and supported by Offaly, Longford, and Laois Local Enterprise Offices, initially aspired to growing members’ presence at international […]

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KSN Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary with Launch of Family Brand

1 Jul , 2021  

KSN, Ireland’s award-winning cost consultants, project managers, and sustainable energy consultants, today unveiled a new corporate family logo to mark the company’s 30-year anniversary in the Irish construction industry. KSN, KSNPM, and KSN Energy, all of which are privately held companies in Ireland, have celebrated their growth and expansion by unveiling a new family logo […]

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North West Aluminium Appoints New Commercial Project Manager

30 Jun , 2021  

North West Aluminium have announced the appointment of Steven Nairn as the new Commercial Project Manager for its brand GutterClad. Steven’s appointment comes as the company expands its product & service range in the Irish and UK markets. His role will enable North West Aluminium (NWA) to enhance its offering to larger building contractors, roofers and […]

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BAM Ireland Project Wins Prestigious International IABSE Award

24 Jun , 2021  

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge, the longest bridge in Ireland, has been awarded the 2021 International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Outstanding Structure Award. Part of the country’s strategic N25 New Ross Bypass PPP, the win marks the first time an Irish project has secured the prestigious global award for the most remarkable, innovative and creative […]

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Dornan Group Confirms Appointment of Micheál O’Connor as Managing Director

18 Jun , 2021  

The Irish Headquartered Dornan Group has announced the appointment of Micheál O’Connor in the role of Managing Director for the business.  A Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Past President of the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland, Micheál brings almost 30 years’ experience in the construction industry to the role. Prior to joining Dornan, Micheál was Vice President and General Manager for Ireland and Northern Europe with Jacobs.  Today’s announcement also marks the continued growth and success of the company in […]