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FALCON REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT STARTS NORTH QUAYS DEVELOPMENT

Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland has confirmed that work is likely to start before the end of the current year on its Waterford North Quays and Michael Street developments. Leading independent real estate developer and operator, Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland aims to develop a significant quality range …

PROPERTY PRICES UP 5.6% NATIONALLY IN THE YEAR TO JANUARY

Residential property prices increased by 5.6% nationally in the year to January. This compares with an increase of 6.4% in the year to December and an increase of 11.8% in the twelve months to January 2018. In Dublin, residential property prices rose by 1.9% in the year to …

€13.7M CAPITAL INVESTMENT ANNOUNCED FOR IT SLIGO

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and the Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. announced a €13.7m capital allocation towards significant building upgrades in IT Sligo. The funding is being provided under Project Ireland 2040 which commits to exchequer investments of …

CONSTRUCTION GROWTH ACCELERATES TO SEVEN-MONTH HIGH

A sharp expansion of Irish construction activity with growth quickening to a seven-month high is the key finding of the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity. Construction activity in Ireland has now increased …

WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION SURVEY REVEALS POSITIVE CHANGE

There has been a significant, positive change in attitudes across the construction industry towards female workers in recent times. Over 84% of women working in the construction industry feel they have been supported by their male colleagues in their career progression to date, with the majority (73%) reporting …

PLANS ANNOUNCED TO EXPAND CLONEE DATA CENTRE

Facebook has announced its data centre in Clonee, Co. Meath, is to expand. The social media giant will invest hundreds of millions of euro in the expansion which will create new jobs in construction and operations. Two new buildings are to be added which will bring the size …

€530M INVESTMENT IN IRISH PROJECTS

US property giant Kennedy Wilson will spend more than $600m (€530m) between now and 2022 for its share of key office and residential projects being completed in Ireland by the group and its partners. The tally includes land acquisition costs. The company’s latest annual report also shows that …

PLANS TO REZONE INDUSTRIAL LAND IN DUBLIN UNVEILED

The rezoning of the land could provide for up to 20,000 homes in four new ‘towns’ in the city area have been unveiled to city councillors. A monthly meeting was told that up to 270 hectares has been identified on four key growth sites within the M50 presently …

RIDGEWAY – KEEPING THE COST OF GOING UP, DOWN

Using dated equipment to work at height can be dangerous and your existing tower might not meet current Work at Height regulations. Ridgeway can assess what you really need to bring your access equipment up to spec whatever the make. As the all Ireland Distributor for INSTANT UpRight, …

KINGSPAN CENTURY – A RAPID BUILD SOLUTION

Kingspan Century is the leading provider of off-site construction solutions, with over 40 years’ experience in the design, manufacture and erection of high-performance Engineered Timber Systems. Unrivalled technical capability and manufacturing capacity were highly influential in Sisk Living’s appointment of Kingspan Century as Rapid Build systems supplier to …

DIGITISING CONSTRUCTION

In this article, David Clark, Head of Manufacturing & Innovation at offsite specialists The McAvoy Group, looks at the latest techniques for digitising construction and how the new technology is taking offsite construction to the next level. Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been the subject of much debate …