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Law change could herald Solar PV electricity generation revolution in Ireland

7 Aug , 2020  

A proposed change in planning legislation could herald a quiet revolution that would see Ireland generate 5% of its electrical needs from its rooftops. The proposal in the Programme For Government to remove the current restrictions on solar panels of 50% of roof space, or 12m2, could see each household form a two-way relationship with […]

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Saint-Gobain Construction Products Ireland appoints Pádraig Barry as Managing Director

6 Aug , 2020  

Saint-Gobain Construction Products Ireland has today announced the appointment of Pádraig Barry as their new Managing Director. Pádraig has been appointed to the role following the retirement of Brian Dolan in June. Pádraig has worked with the Saint-Gobain group since 2007 and has spent the last 10 years in the UK as Managing Director of Saint-Gobain Weber (UK & Ireland).  Prior to this, Pádraig was […]

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Latest BPFI figures show unsurprising reduction in mortgage drawdowns in Q2 2020

30 Jul , 2020  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q2 2020 and BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for June 2020. The following are the key figures from the Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q2 2020: 6,622 new mortgages to the value of €1,462 million were drawn down by borrowers during the second quarter […]

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Construction activity rises in June

27 Jul , 2020  

Simon Barry, chief economist Republic of Ireland at Ulster Bank, said: “The latest results of the Ulster Bank Construction PMI survey signalled a welcome return to expansion in Irish construction activity in June. Notably, the headline PMI index rose sharply last month to get back to above the 50 breakeven level for the first time since […]

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MODULE deliver RAW inspired Donnybrook Gym

23 Jul , 2020  

Spaced over two floors and 20,000sq. ft, a large commercial unit nestled in the suburbs of Dublin required the expertise of one of Ireland’s leading multidisciplinary practices MODULE to deliver a unique new gym offering. Lead by Manging Director Maurice O’Neill and Creative Director Elton Pitt, MODULE opted to capitalise on a number of the […]

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Engineers Ireland formally recognises participation in NSAI Standards Committees as Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

13 Jul , 2020  

Engineers Ireland has formally endorsed their members’ participation in Standards Committees as a form of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). These Committees, operated by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), partake in the creation of national, European and international Standards. The Standards produce a level of safety and uniformity across all industries and facets of […]

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New Irish Construction Podcast Launched

6 Jul , 2020  

During a period of unprecedented difficulty and uncertainty, Little Lambe Consultancy, Irelands only dedicated Construction Marketing Agency have continued to adapt to the changing market by launching Ireland’s newest Construction podcast, “Site Talk”. The show which was the brain child of Lynn Lambe, Director of Little Lambe Consultancy aims to deliver a raw and insightful […]

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BFGoodrich expands construction tyre range

1 Jul , 2020  

BFGoodrich has added to its range of heavy truck tyres with the introduction of its new Cross Control 2 – the brand’s first second-generation product to be introduced into the Irish and UK markets. Available as a steer and drive tyre, the new fitment is targeted at tippers and mixers working in the construction industry […]

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Kalzip Systems laying the way for Sustainable Roofing

29 Jun , 2020  

With a long-standing reputation for delivering leading roofing and facade systems to the Construction industry, QBM is leading the way with the growth of the Kalzip foldable aluminium range across Ireland. Guaranteeing the ultimate in quality and reliability, Kalzip foldable aluminium meets the highest standards in terms of performance and design for the realisation of […]

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Mortgage approvals down in May

26 Jun , 2020  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for May 2020. The following are the key elements: A total of 1,879 mortgages were approved in May 2020 – some 852 were for FTBs (45% of total volume) while mover purchasers accounted for 424 (23%). The number of […]