Ecocem opens world-class innovation centre to accelerate decarbonisation in the cement and construction industries

20 Oct , 2021  

Europe’s leading provider of low carbon cement solutions, Ecocem, has opened a world-class innovation centre in Paris to accelerate the development of new technology and products that will help the cement and construction industries decarbonise more quickly. The dedicated centre, known as the Centre of Excellence, will enable Ecocem’s innovation team to focus on testing, […]


Increasing demand for retrofitting as research shows nearly half of consumers plan to undertake energy efficiency home improvements in next three years – BPFI

15 Oct , 2021  

New consumer research published today by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) shows an increasing demand for retrofitting with new research showing 49% of consumers are planning to undertake energy efficient home improvements in the next three years, up from 43% on February 2020. Among those who plan such improvements, upgrades to heating controls (24% […]


Budget could be a step towards ending housing crisis, building communities and combatting climate change says CIF

12 Oct , 2021  

The CIF has warned that underspending of the capital budget will undermine economic recovery as industry reports drop-off in public sector project commencements at today’s budget. Recent research by Construction Information Services found that the value of public sector projects in Q2 and Q3 2021 was down by approximately 40% and 30% respectively from the […]


Belfast Harbour and Farrans Construction reach topping out milestone on City Quays 3

5 Oct , 2021  

Northern Ireland’s largest Grade A office development has taken a significant step forward today with the announcement from Belfast Harbour that Farrans Construction has topped out on City Quays 3 seeing the completion of the external structure of the building. At 250,000 square feet, City Quays 3 will accommodate 1,800 people when it is completed […]


Irish Architecture Foundation celebrates World Architecture Day by announcing new partnership with The Housing Agency

4 Oct , 2021  

The Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is marking World Architecture Day by announcing a new, year-long partnership with The Housing Agency which aims to encourage progressive and innovative solutions and ideas to meet our urgent housing challenges. Details of the partnership and the programme of events will be announced in coming months. Commenting on the new partnership […]


KSNPM Appoints New Associates and Associate Director

30 Sep , 2021  

Paul O’Dowd, John Donovan, and Eric Woodlock have been appointed Associates from their previous roles as senior project managers, while Sean Farrell has been appointed as Associate Director of KSN Project Management. Paul O’Dowd has been appointed to Associate from his previous position as a senior project manager with KSNPM. Paul brings a wealth of […]


Bord na Móna to develop Ireland’s first business park co-located with large scale renewable energy

27 Sep , 2021  

The Midland’s Region is set to receive an economic boost following the announcement that  Bord na Móna is to develop Ireland’s first dedicated renewable energy business park on 3,000 hectares of its landbank in Meath, Offaly and Westmeath. The Bord na Móna Energy Park will be developed across peatlands close to Junction 3 of the […]


Almost €1.2 billion worth of mortgages approved in August – BPFI

24 Sep , 2021  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for August 2021. The following are the key elements: A total of 4,572 mortgages were approved in August 2021 – first-time buyers (FTBs) were approved for 2,462 mortgages (53.8% of total volume) while mover purchasers accounted for 1,181 (25.8%). […]


Ecocem announces appointment of Pat Cox as Chair

14 Sep , 2021  

Low carbon cement company Ecocem has today announced the appointment Pat Cox – former President and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and former member of the Irish parliament – as Chair of Ecocem Group. Pat’s commitment to and passion for sustainability are evidenced by his experience. He is Chair of the Finance Green Ireland […]


Select Access Take Brand to New Heights!

10 Sep , 2021  

Select Access has today unveiled a refresh of the company’s core brand elements. Reflecting on Select Access’ growth and evolution as proven work at height safety and access specialists, the brand refresh elevates the focus on the company’s strength, stability, and transformation, and includes, among other things, a refreshed logo, brand positioning, and corporate website. […]