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RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICE INDEX MAY 2018

In the year to May, residential property prices at national level increased by 12.4%. This compares with an increase of 13.5% in the year to April and an increase of 10.9% in the twelve months to May 2017. In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 10.7% in the …

GOVERNMENT GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO IRELAND’S FIRST TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

The Taoiseach Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., the Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe T.D. and the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today (17th of July 2018) announced that the application for …

GLANBIA CHEESE TO INVEST €130M IN NEW PORTLAOISE PLANT

Glanbia and its US partner Leprino Foods have announced plans to build a new €130m mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, Co Laois. The new plant will create 250 jobs during its construction phase and will employ 78 people when it is completed. A site for the new …

WILL MY PROJECT BENEFIT FROM CONTROL FLOW CONCRETE?

A new type of highly flowable concrete bridges the gap between conventional and self-compacting concrete in the United Kingdom Conventional concrete has been used as a building material since Joseph Aspdin invented Portland cement in1824. It works for many building projects since it’s easy to produce and to …

KEEPING GROUND GASES AT BAY

Bernard Cvijanovic, Technical Service Director for GCP Applied Technologies, Europe shares key considerations when selecting protective membranes for safe and secure belowground structure Odourless and invisible but very much a hazard, ground gases can present serious challenges for underground building and construction projects. Toxic, asphyxiating or explosive gases …

EASTERN PROMISE

Irish Construction Industry Magazine was delighted to have caught up with Donal McCarthy, the newly appointed Managing Director Ireland East at John Sisk & Son. Donal has been a Regional Director with Sisk since 2014 and has held numerous positions since re-joining the company in 2002 following an …