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Irish government allocates 525 million euro to upgrade roads

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Number of school leavers choosing apprenticeships doubles

Rising number want to ‘earn and learn’, but women…Read More

World’s largest offshore wind farm – 3.6GW – begins construction

World’s largest offshore wind farm – 3.6GW – begins…Read More

House building hits 10-year high

HOME building levels have hit a 10-year…Read More

Trimble Technology Lab: Digitally enabling a sustainable built environment

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Tall building threshold to be lowered to 11 metres

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Construction begins on mega waste processing plant in Offaly

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January 29th confirmed as date for opening of New Ross bypass

Construction of the…Read More

Green light for Birmingham’s tallest tower

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Shannon set to become top European testing ground for driverless vehicles

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‘Be Ready For A Storm’. Does Climate Change Influence The Future Of The Data Centre Industry?

Just like in the Hans Anderson fable, it took a child to articulate a…Read More

Leeds Bradford Airport redraws terminal plans

Leeds Bradford Airport is preparing a…Read More

£30bn NHS construction frameworks shake-up starts

NHS procurement chiefs have opened bidding on the first of two major healthcare construction frameworks set to shake-up its line-up of delivery partners for the next seven years. Together the new Public Sector Construction Works framework and ProCure 2020Read More

King & Moffatt | Connectivity & Innovation

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M7 upgrade: Speed restrictions to be lifted on new three-lane carriageway

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How the Transition to Green Construction Drives Business Growth

Sustainable construction has experienced an exponential increase in the last…Read More

Skills shortages in nuclear sector point the way to dealing with wider challenge for UK industry

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Sportsground & RDS both get €10m redevelopment boosts

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A time for renewal

The Palace of Westminster is falling…Read More

Sheffield sets out £500m housing works plan

Sheffield City Council is planning to spend £500m on building and…Read More

Construction deaths more than doubled last year with falls from heights being the leading cause

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Planning application submitted for €20 million flood defences in Limerick

Gerard Hogan and his horse Peg transporting a volunteer from Limerick Animal Welfare during the flooding of 2014 (PICTURE: Sean Curtin)Read More

LinkedIn confirms plan for massive campus in Dublin city centre

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The most common injuries in construction work and how to avoid them

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Estimated total investment of €500m in North Quays and Michael Street developments

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World’s first recycled bricks go into production in Scotland

K-Briq can be produced in any colourRead More

Major development on the horizon for Limerick as multi-million euro plans are submitted

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Tunnelling heavyweight backs Irish Sea link

A proposed high-speed rail tunnel linking Britain and Northern Ireland…Read More

Tough new energy ratings expected to increase construction cost of residential properties by up to 4pc

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REVEALED: Details of mammoth housing project on Cork's northside; Prices start from €200k

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UK construction 2020 outlook improves following December dip

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Equipment shortage revealed as new emissions rules kick in

Stricter emissions regulations have come into place…Read More

Government backs new €1bn Silicon Docks campus for Trinity College

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First licence issued for facilitating reuse of construction waste

David Tobin, renewable energy director of Beauparc, at the Panda waste processing facility in…Read More

5 construction industry trends to watch in 2020

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Big Carl makes his first big lift

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Falcon submits Planning Application for North Quays Development

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Planning application for Limerick to Foynes road submitted to An Bord Pleanala

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360-tonne bridge lifted into place at Tilbury port

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Spanish, Japanese builders win €130m Irish social housing contract

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Construction’s ‘mega cities’ revealed

A new report has listed 50 ‘construction mega cities’ around the world for 2019 which all have a pipeline of construction projects valued at more than US$30 billion. The combined value…Read More

Housebuilding contracts for first time since 2013, survey finds

Activity in the housebuilding industry contacted in the Republic in November for the first time since 2013, the year home prices reached a low point following the property crash, according to an…Read More

New 180 million Glanbia Plant at Port of Waterford to create 180 jobs

Glanbia Ireland plan to create 80 jobs in a new €140 million manufacturing facility in Belview, Co Kilkenny. Glanbia Ireland and Royal A-Ware, a leading global cheese and dairy producer…Read More

This is what the new white-water rafting attraction at Dublin's IFSC will look like

CONSTRUCTION WORK ON Dublin’s ‘world class’ white-water rafting attraction is expected to get under way next year. New digital images and videos, being published for the first time…Read More

General election: Major project calls ‘key to firms’ survival’

Decisions made by the next government on infrastructure will be the difference between companies surviving or not, analysts have warned. Ahead of next week’s general election, DRS Bond…Read More

Freelance construction workers earnings grow in November

Freelancer earnings analysis has revealed a 0.5% rise to a weekly average of £916 for subcontractors and a 2.5% growth from the figures reported in October London saw the biggest regional…Read More

Civils market hit hardest amid November slump

The civil engineering market saw the largest contraction in activity in November amid a widespread decline in construction…Read More

£1.5bn London Data Centre Will Open Its Doors Next May

The East London facility got planning permission last year and is expected to create a whole new digital ecosystem around the…Read More

20 to 30 new schools to be built across country as government issues contract worth €700 million

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Government announces €1 billion investment in national rail network

MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross has announced a €1 billion investment in Ireland’s heavy rail infrastructure over…Read More

Buyers report construction still in “Contraction Hole”

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MACROOM BYPASS: Construction Contracts signed will improve driving time from Cork to Kerry bypassing Macroom and Baile Bhuirne and Bally Mhic Íre

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Apple puts 500-acre plot of data centre land in Ireland up for sale

Technology giant Apple has put its 500-acre plot of land near Athenry in County Galway where it originally planned to…Read More

€4.5bn worth of new data centre hubs to be built in Ireland by 2025

Over €4.5bn in inward investment for Ireland will be generated as a direct cause of the construction of new data centres by 2025. According to the latest industry update report from Host In Ireland in association with Bitpower, 34 new data centre facilitiRead More

€40M data centre for Kildare

A new €40m data centre dedicated to the public sector is set for construction in Co Kildare. A tender for construction of the new centre, which is projected to be 5,474 square metres in size, has been released by the Office of Public Works, which plans toRead More

540 jobs on the way as planning permission granted for €500 million data centre in Wicklow

OVER 500 JOBS are to be created as planning permission has been granted by An Bord Pleanála for a €500 million data centre in Co Wicklow. Echelon Data Centres was granted planning permission for the facility to be built at the Avoca River Business ParkRead More

Facebook set to double size of data centre in Co Meath

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Dublin crane count reaches record 123 in March

The Irish Times Dublin crane count reached a record 123 in March – the fifth consecutive month when the survey recorded…Read More

Amazon planning €1bn data centre campus in Dublin

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Dublin crane count reaches record 104

There were 104 cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on…Read More

Dublin crane count in November reaches record high of 102

Capital’s crane count has more than tripled in less than three yearsRead More

Contract signed for €300m Waterford city Saudi development

Waterford City and County Council has signed a contract for a €300 million development with a Saudi Arabian retail group, for a long-mooted project on the city North Quays.Read More

Dublin Airport Runway Contract Awarded

The construction contract for Dublin airport’s new north runway has been awarded to a joint venture comprising Irish…Read More

Construction industry key to avoiding boom and bust in economy

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Dublin crane count at 89 on October 1st

There were 89 cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on October…Read More

1,000 home development gets the green light in south county Dublin

SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY council (SDCC) has agreed a joint development plan for 975 homes at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin.Read More

Builders tool up in hope of big Intel job

A number of major Irish construction firms have visited the Intel plant in Leixlip with growing expectations that the semiconductor giant is set to give the go-ahead for a massive new extension, according to sources.Read More

Dublin crane count rises to 79 in July

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THE €100m upgrade of Ireland’s busiest road junction outside of the capital is continuing

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Sharp acceleration in construction activity is pushing costs up

A sharp acceleration in construction activity is putting increasing pressure on input costs and supply chains, adding to…Read More

Irish power grid sets world record for green energy use

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Dublin crane count rises to 78 in May

There were 78 construction cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on May 1st from the seventh floor of The Irish Times building on Tara Street. This is a rise of seven – or 10 per cent – on last month’s total and two less than the 80 recorded on DecemRead More

Biotech company to build €325m plant in Ireland

Chinese business WuXi Biologics is to invest €325m (£285m) building a major bio-manufacturing facility that will create 700 construction jobs in Ireland.Read More

Construction’s most considerate contractors revealed

The country’s best performing construction sites have been confirmed at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2018 National Site Awards.Read More

Jacobs JV wins €14M Dublin metro design contract

A €14M (£12.4M) Dublin metro engineering design contract has been awarded to a consortium of consultancy Jacobs Engineering and Spanish firm Idom.Read More

New planned motorway between Cork and Limerick

New design tender confirmed for Cork-Limerick motorway

"THE €1 billion M20 Cork-Limerick motorway moved a step closer with the Government formally seeking tenders for the design of the critical route." Says Independent.ie.Read More

Developers say the price is now right to build new homes

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Fewer than a third of lost building jobs have been regained

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Construction in Ireland; Februarys Dublin Crane Count, sees almost 135 per cent increase since 2016…

Februarys Dublin Crane Count, sees almost 135 per cent increase since 2016…Read More

Liebherr - Zugspitze: Arbeiten am Berg

Construction; Taking a crane to the “Top of Germany”

Construction at great heights... Just what does it take to get a crane erected at 2,950 metres above sea level? With 3 glaciers, a mean annual temperature of -4 °c, and a frost that dominates 310 days per year; whilst offering amazing views, a constructioRead More

Construction in Dublin… December Crane Count

Construction in Dublin; the monthly Crane Count is showing construction is going as strong as ever in the capital… ” Crane count: 80 cranes visible over centre of Dublin on December 1st. Building work is still most evident South of the Liffey where thereRead More

ROADBRIDGE Section of the Gort to Tuam Motorway

Footage of the Roadbridge section of the N17 Gort to Tuam Motorway

Footage of the Roadbridge section of the N17 Gort to Tuam Motorway which opens today…Read More

New NY Bridge - Four Years in Two Minutes

4 Years in 2 Minutes

4 Years in 2 minutes, Time-lapse of NY Bridge, massive new twin-span crossing of the Hudson River…Read More

Mersey Gateway from the Air - Summer 2017

Drone Footage

Drone Footage of Mersey Gateway Project...Read More

500 Construction jobs to be created

500 Construction jobs to be created with UCC’s €350m expansion plans…Read More

Chartered Land launches The Club at Elmpark Green

Chartered Land has launched The Club at Elmpark Green, the major office and multifamily campus development on Merrion Road, Dublin 4.Read More

Lendlease picks GBE for Google HQ M&E work

Lendlease is adopting early subcontractor involvement on key packages for its massive Google European Headquarters project on London.Read More

Works underway at Cherrywood Dublin

Images just released for the Cherrywood project...Read More

Heathrow £16bn third runway expansion

Heathrow Airport has received 121 bids from both councils and private companies to host construction hubs for the £16bn third runway expansion.Read More

£4bn Parliament Revamp

Currie & Brown to cost manage £4bn Parliament revamp...Read More

Roadbridge Showcasing Komatsu at Centre Parcs

Roadbridge puts Komatsu to fore in Longford village development.Read More

Fourth major project for Forrest with X1

Forrest has secured another major Salford development for developer X1 next to the £700m Middlewood Locks development.Read More

Skanska awarded £41m MEP package in London

McLaren Construction Group has awarded Skanska the MEP package to deliver the commercial fit-out of New Bracken House office building in the City of London.Read More

Irish Construction Employment Q1 2017

Construction employment reached 142,500 in Q1 2017.Read More

£80m Expansion for Edinburgh Airport

BAM Construction has started work on the first phase of Edinburgh Airport’s Terminal Expansion Project .Read More

Irish students flocking for construction courses

There has been a big increase in the amount of Irish leaving certificate students taking up construction related university courses following the release of the points system.Read More

September - Construction Month

Guaranteed Irish to mark September as ‘Construction Month’Read More

Mace to build Third Shard Tower

Mace has been confirmed as construction manager on the 26-storey Shard Place resi tower.Read More

Women in Construction

Jill of all Trades - Meet the trailblazing Irish women taking up trades as successful mechanics, plumbers and construction workers. Men continue to dominate in the trades and there are very few female apprentices honing skills but these women hope to encoRead More

€8.7m - Plans Granted - Medical Treatment Centre, Dublin

The Dublin Simon Community have had planning granted by Dublin City Council for the development of a City Center site. Works will consist of demolition of existing facilities and the construction…Read More

Pier Repair Works under tender for Donegal, Shannon and Kerry

Pier Repair Works under tender across Ireland.Read More

Housing Developments have plans granted in Wicklow, Cork and Limerick

Housing Developments across Ireland on the increase.Read More

€888k - Pavilion/Changing Rooms - Limerick - Plans submitted

Limerick County Council to consider application...Read More

€5m - GAA Pitches - Limerick - Tender

UL are currently seeing tenders for the development of GAA pitches.Read More

On Site - €9.2m - National School, Malahide, Co. Dublin

St. Oliver Plunket National School, Malahide, Co. Dublin is getting a makeover.Read More

Contract Awarded - €40m - National Rehabilitation Hospital, Phase 1

John Paul Construction, Co. Dublin has been appointed for the construction of a 120 bed ward for the National Rehabilitation Hospital.Read More

Plans Granted - €14m - Housing Development, Co Wicklow

Permission has been granted for a development comprising of 132 dwellings.Read More

Plans Submitted - £7.1M – Car Showroom – Antrim

The beginning of July seen the application updated (originally…Read More

Planning Application – Dublin Zoo – Dublin

The end of June seen a planning application lodged with the relevant authorities for partial demolition and construction/extension of existing buildings within the grounds of Dublin…Read More

Contracts Awarded – €15.7M – Housing Development – Dublin

The Plans have been granted and contracts have now been awarded for a new build Housing Development to the value of €15.7M in South County Dublin. The development will consist of 135 dwellings…Read More

Contracts Awarded – €45m - Coonagh-Knockalisheen Distributor Road – Co Limerick

The Plans have been granted and contracts have now been awarded for work to commence in August 2017 on the Coonagh-Knockalisheen Distributor Road, Phase 1, worth €4M. The entire construction…Read More

On Site - €5M – Hotel Extension – Co Kilkenny

Enabling work has commenced, this week, on a €5M extension of the Avalon hotel. Archaeological work has also commenced given this hotel is listed on the record of protected structures for…Read More

Tenders – €19M – Education Campus – Electrical and Mechanical Installation package – Co Cork

The CETB is currently inviting tenders from Electrical Subcontractors and Mechanical Subcontractors for an electrical and mechanical installation package worth an estimated €19M for the…Read More

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