March 14, 2018
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Job creation spike in Ireland’s construction industry

Constructors have responded to rising workloads by taking on extra staff. Business expansion plans were also mentioned by some firms. The rate of job creation was […]
January 19, 2018

Carillion bankers set up £225m fund to help subcontractors

Bankers who refused to lend Carillion more cash have set up a £225m fund to help subcontractors and suppliers caught up in the contractor’s collapse. Lloyds […]
January 9, 2018
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Politicians react to fresh challenge to A5 upgrade

A fresh legal challenge has been mounted against the planned upgrade to the A5 road between Londonderry and County Monaghan. Work was due to get under […]
November 15, 2016
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Irish Water Begins €9.7m Scheme In Rush

Irish Water has commenced work on a €9.7 million collection network of wastewater pipes for Rush, Co Dublin.  The network will benefit more than 9,000 residents […]
May 11, 2016

London’s construction activity accelerates

The latest London Office Crane Survey from Deloitte has identified a 20-year high in the number of schemes starting. The survey, which covers the six months […]
April 29, 2016

Viewers can experience real time situations and identify hazards in complete safety, taking training to a new level.

CITB NI is bringing construction training to a whole new level with the their brand new virtual environment training facility at Nutts Corner Training centre. The […]
April 28, 2016

Construction sector set to grow more than 20% in 2016

Ireland’s construction sector is set to grow by more than 20 per cent this year as it continues to recover, but output will still remain less […]
April 28, 2016

Sky’s the limit as construction group BAM buys cranes

The number of cranes on the Dublin skyline is expected to increase in the near future. Construction group BAM has purchased six new cranes in a €3 million […]
April 27, 2016

CRH sees first-half operating earnings nearing €1bn

Building materials group’s sales in its first quarter rise 9% on year CRH, Ireland’s largest publicly-quoted company, said it sees its first-half operating earnings to grow […]
April 27, 2016
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Call for measures to support construction industry in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s supply of skilled workers could be permanently damaged unless the next batch of ministers support the construction industry, builders said. Politicians need to set […]
April 26, 2016

New Water Treatment Plant To Be Developed In Co Laois

A new water treatment plant is to be developed in Portarlington, Co Laois. Irish Water has teamed up with Laois County Council and is to invest […]
April 26, 2016

Call For Work Into NAMA Sale To Continue

Sinn Féin is to propose that the work of the inquiry into the National Assets Management Agency (NAMA) continues. Mr Daithí McKay MLA said those involved […]
April 25, 2016

FF And FG Urged To Explain Where Funding To Improve Water Infrastructure Will Come From

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have been called to “explain in detail” where the funding to improve Ireland’s water infrastructure will come form. The Green Party […]
March 17, 2016

Value of Construction projects up over €3.19 billion in 2015

The total value of all construction projects commenced in 2015 jumped significantly throughout the year, increasing by €3.19 billion to €6.12 billion when compared to the […]
March 7, 2016

Irish workers in UK will not be affected by EU reform bid – Kenny

The Taoiseach has said that no Irish workers in Britain will be affected by the UK’s EU reform bid. British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday secured […]
March 1, 2016

BAM Civil Ltd appointed to Bantry Inner Harbour Development

Following a public tender process BAM Civil Ltd has been appointed as the main contractor by Bantry Bay Port Company to undertake the new Bantry Inner […]
February 29, 2016

A26: Check out our drone gallery of huge road upgrade project

The aerial pictures — captured by a drone — show the vast scale of the work on the A26 between Ballymena and Ballymoney. The route, which […]
February 24, 2016

Ireland’s construction sector has experienced its sharpest increase in new business for seven months.

The strengthening growth at the start of this year came on the back of an accelerated expansion in new business. This encouraged firms to take on […]
February 19, 2016

New more cost effective DART underground to be considered

Following consideration at a Government meeting, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe T.D., announced that the DART Underground project will not proceed as currently […]
February 17, 2016

How is economic recovery influencing Ireland’s election?

In Dublin, the builders are back. Across the city centre glossy office blocks are sprouting up in a tangible sign of Ireland’s economic recovery. There are […]
February 17, 2016

During development DUB3 will deliver 100+ construction jobs

INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE:INXN), a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, has announced an initial investment of approximately €28 million to construct […]
January 26, 2016
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Final phase of £1.8bn Scottish schools plan revealed

A total of 19 new schools will be built across Scotland by March 2020, impacting more than 6500 pupils, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. The £230 million […]
January 26, 2016

Facebook’s Second European Data Center Is Coming To Ireland!!

Facebook today officially announced that it plans to open its second European data center in Clonee, Ireland. The town, which sits right outside of Dublin will play host to Facebook’s […]
January 21, 2016

Proposed Cork-Limerick M20 motorway would pay off for State

The proposed Cork-Limerick M20 motorway would not only recoup the State’s investment but double it if the project was given the green light, the Government’s original […]
January 20, 2016
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Newtownabbey firm wins record order for site dumpers

Newtownabbey-based Sleator Plant, a specialist capital equipment provider to the construction and material handling sectors, has secured a record-breaking order for heavy–duty site dumpers. The 70-unit […]
December 21, 2015

Optimism grows in Ireland’s construction sector

Optimism in Ireland’s construction sector reached a near-record high in November. Research for the monthly Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index found that sentiment among constructors […]
December 21, 2015

Ministers Kelly & Coffey publish updated Planning Guidelines on Design Standards for New Apartments

Mr Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government and Mr Paudie Coffey, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Coordination of Construction 2020 […]
December 21, 2015

Building confidence: Industry experts and policymakers discuss the future of UK construction

Skills Minister Nick Boles and Shadow Business Minister Angela Eagle expressed their aspirations for the UK construction industry at CIOB event held in Parliament this week. […]
November 27, 2015

UK power sector slashes emissions by almost a quarter in just two years

The government has confirmed emissions from the UK’s power sector have fallen sharply in recent years, detailing how carbon emissions from the country’s fleet of power […]
November 27, 2015

Funding secured for Northern Ireland highway programme

The Northern Ireland Executive has allocated nearly £500m funding for upgrades for major road schemes including upgrading the A5 and A6. Construction projects given funding in […]
November 27, 2015

North West building firms fear shortage of skilled people will hamper growth in 2016

A new survey claims mor than 80% of building contractors in the North West believe that skills shortages will hold their businesses back next year. The […]