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Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland to invest €100 million in high-tech production lines to support operations

    Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland to invest €100 million in high-tech production lines to support operations

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland UC, a global leader in eye health and part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, has announced an expansion of its existing facility in Plassey,

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Kirby announces latest Senior Management Appointments

    Kirby announces latest Senior Management Appointments

Leading Irish Mechanical and Electrical engineering company Kirby Group Engineering has announced seven additions to its senior management team. The family-founded firm is continually looking to build on its reputation

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NIBRT starts construction of new Advanced Therapeutics facility at its Dublin site

    NIBRT starts construction of new Advanced Therapeutics facility at its Dublin site

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) has commenced construction work on an ambitious expansion of its existing facility in Dublin, Ireland. This expansion will increase NIBRT’s capacity

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UK builders merchants index reports record-breaking revenue due to inflation

    UK builders merchants index reports record-breaking revenue due to inflation

Builders merchants recorded the highest revenue since their building index began in 2014 for the second quarter of this year despite a year-on-year drop in sales volume of 11 per cent.

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First power at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

    First power at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

SSE Renewables and its partner TotalEnergies has announced first power generation from the Seagreen offshore wind farm, 27 km off the coast of Angus in Scotland. The first Vestas turbine

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Clancy Construction plans to accelerate Irish housing delivery using off-site construction methods

    Clancy Construction plans to accelerate Irish housing delivery using off-site construction methods

Tipperary firm Clancy Construction is the first firm to secure approval under Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative.  The initiative aims to achieve faster, higher quality construction of housing by

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Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

    Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

Leading foodservice provider Sysco Ireland has revealed plans to double the size of its Northern Ireland operation within five years as part of an ambitious growth strategy. To support this

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Supply chain issues to drive warehouse construction growth in the UK

    Supply chain issues to drive warehouse construction growth in the UK

New warehouses and infrastructure growth are expected to fuel a rise in construction output by 2.5 per cent for 2022, according to the Construction Product Association’s latest forecast. The trade body

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Food and drink industry accounts for 6% of UK administrations in 2022

    Food and drink industry accounts for 6% of UK administrations in 2022

The food and drink industry accounted for 6% of administrations in the first six months of the year – the sixth highest sector in the UK – according to analysis

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New Construction Technology Centre in Ireland

    New Construction Technology Centre in Ireland

The Irish Government has announced funding of €5 million, over 5 years, for the establishment of a Construction Technology Centre to accelerate research and innovation within the construction and built

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Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

    Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

Representatives from Glanbia Co-op, international dairy producer Royal A-ware and the Irish Government recently took part in the turning of the sod at the site of a new continental cheese

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Plans approved for SeAH Wind’s £300 million Teesside offshore turbine base factory – the largest in the world

    Plans approved for SeAH Wind’s £300 million Teesside offshore turbine base factory – the largest in the world

The proposals for South Korean steel manufacturer, SeAH Wind’s giant £300 million, 40-metre-tall offshore turbine base factory at Teesside’s Freeport have received planning approval. The giant facility – the largest

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Planning approved for new £390 million glass manufacturing facility in Wales

    Planning approved for new £390 million glass manufacturing facility in Wales

Planning permission has been granted for a new £390 million glass bottle manufacturing facility in Ebbw Vale, which aims to bring around 600 jobs to the local area when it

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Panattoni planning £250 million Avonmouth logistics development

    Panattoni planning £250 million Avonmouth logistics development

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in Europe, is planning a £250 million speculative logistics development, which will include the UK’s largest-ever speculative logistics building, in Avonmouth, Bristol. The

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Stronger Output and Activity for Irish Construction Sector but Challenges in Housing Remain

    Stronger Output and Activity for Irish Construction Sector but Challenges in Housing Remain

The construction industry in Ireland commenced 2022 on a solid footing, supported by a strong economy, a buoyant labour market and a remarkably resilient public sector balance sheet, according to

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Kingspan to invest €200 million in new Building Technology Campus in Ukraine

    Kingspan to invest €200 million in new Building Technology Campus in Ukraine

Kingspan, the global leader in advanced insulation and energy-efficient building solutions, is to invest €200 million in a new Building Technology Campus in Ukraine. Kingspan’s Building Technology Campus in Ukraine

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Cygnum to create 50 jobs and grow operations by 60% to tackle Irish housing and climate crisis

    Cygnum to create 50 jobs and grow operations by 60% to tackle Irish housing and climate crisis

Cygnum, one of the largest timber frame manufacturers in Ireland, has announced ambitious plans to increase its output to help meet the targets set out by the Housing for All

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Welsh fabricator secures top class projects

    Welsh fabricator secures top class projects

Leading Welsh fabricator Dudley’s Aluminium is supporting the construction of two innovative school projects. The first of the two builds is a Welsh medium primary school in Rhydyfelin, in the

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New orders down for first time in 13 months amid strong cost pressures in Irish construction

    New orders down for first time in 13 months amid strong cost pressures in Irish construction

Near-record cost pressures acted to depress demand in the Irish construction sector during April, with new orders dropping for the first time since March 2021. Meanwhile, activity, employment and purchasing

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CRH completes $3.8 billion deal

    CRH completes $3.8 billion deal

CRH plc has completed the divestment of its Building Envelope business for an enterprise value of $3.8 billion. The Building Envelope business provides architectural glass, storefront systems, architectural glazing systems

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Framespace to hire 150 more staff to accelerate Irish offsite housing supply

    Framespace to hire 150 more staff to accelerate Irish offsite housing supply

Framespace Solutions, Ireland’s fastest growing offsite housing supplier, has announced plans to hire 150 more staff as it officially opened a new manufacturing facility in Longford. The company, which already

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Wolseley UK acquires the Heat Merchants and Hevac LTD Businesses in Ireland

    Wolseley UK acquires the Heat Merchants and Hevac LTD Businesses in Ireland

Wolseley UK,  a leading specialist provider of plumbing, heating, cooling, and utility products to trade customers, has announced the acquisition of leading heating, plumbing, tiling and bathroom businesses Heat Merchants,

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British Construction orders show fastest rise in seven months

    British Construction orders show fastest rise in seven months

British building output was boosted by sustained rise in new work across the board according to the Construction Purchasing Managers index for March. The latest reading of 59.1 was unchanged

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Growth in Irish construction activity slows at end of first quarter

    Growth in Irish construction activity slows at end of first quarter

There were signs of a growth slowdown in the Irish construction sector at the end of the first quarter of

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ESS Group announces strategic investment from ISG

    ESS Group announces strategic investment from ISG

ESS Group, an industry leader in modern methods of construction (MMC) in the UK and Ireland, has announced that ISG

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces New £75 Million Investment in UK Manufacturing

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces New £75 Million Investment in UK Manufacturing

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc and its subsidiary, GW Pharmaceuticals – a world leader in discovering, developing and delivering regulatory approved cannabis-based

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Janssen to Invest €150 Million in Cork to Expand Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Footprint

    Janssen to Invest €150 Million in Cork to Expand Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Footprint

Janssen Sciences Ireland[i], part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, has announced an expansion of its biopharmaceutical supply

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Precast concrete foundations win NHBC approval

    Precast concrete foundations win NHBC approval

A greener way of using concrete in housebuilding has gained the thumbs up from the National House Building Council, NHBC.

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Work commences on £80 million industrial and advanced manufacturing development in Sunderland

    Work commences on £80 million industrial and advanced manufacturing development in Sunderland

Construction of the first phase of a £80 million industrial development is underway in Sunderland. Legal & General-backed Hillthorn Business

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Construction at NMIS HQ nears completion

    Construction at NMIS HQ nears completion

Construction at the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland Group’s (NMIS) headquarters in Renfrewshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) is nearing

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Kirby Group Engineering awarded Engineers Ireland’s CPD Accredited Employer Standard

    Kirby Group Engineering awarded Engineers Ireland’s CPD Accredited Employer Standard

Founded in 1964 in Limerick, Kirby is a leading mechanical and electrical engineering contractor with operations in Ireland, the UK,

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Irish residential construction activity in 2021 exceeded pre-pandemic levels

    Irish residential construction activity in 2021 exceeded pre-pandemic levels

The number of residential commencement notices lodged in Ireland in 2021 was above pre-pandemic levels, according to a report from

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CRH to divest its Building Envelope business for $3.8 billion

    CRH to divest its Building Envelope business for $3.8 billion

CRH, the largest building materials business in both Europe and North America, has agreed to divest of its Building Envelope

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Further global expansion by Kingspan

    Further global expansion by Kingspan

Kingspan, the global leader in high-performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has agreed to acquire Ondura Group from Naxicap Capital

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British Government loans to help SMEs build more homes

    British Government loans to help SMEs build more homes

A £1.5 billion home building fund offering loans to SMEs to help them deliver 42,000 new houses across the country

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Bricks shortages and rising product prices predicted

    Bricks shortages and rising product prices predicted

Bricks and roof tiles are in short supply with demand outstripping supply against a backdrop of rising inflation, the Construction

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Irish construction activity continues to rise, but at softest pace in eight months

    Irish construction activity continues to rise, but at softest pace in eight months

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity –

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Irish buildings tech company IFS announces global expansion with creation of 100 jobs

    Irish buildings tech company IFS announces global expansion with creation of 100 jobs

Integrated Facilities Solutions (IFS), the Dublin-based leading provider of digital asset management solutions for infrastructure and real estate, has announced it is

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Architects O’Donnell + Tuomey awarded the RIAI Gold Medal for Architecture for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast

    Architects O’Donnell + Tuomey awarded the RIAI Gold Medal for Architecture for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has awarded the RIAI Gold Medal (2010-2012) to O’Donnell + Tuomey,

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Forum to advance greener, healthier homes in Ireland

    Forum to advance greener, healthier homes in Ireland

Healthy Homes Ireland, a new forum established to influence public policy, has hosted its inaugural virtual meeting, to advance a

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Further sharp rise in Irish construction activity as new order growth continues

    Further sharp rise in Irish construction activity as new order growth continues

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity –

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New European fund to scale up timber construction

    New European fund to scale up timber construction

A network of pioneering developers, designers, investors and insurers have launched a multi-million euro fund to scale up timber construction. Engineers

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PM Group opens Philadelphia office

    PM Group opens Philadelphia office

Dublin-based PM Group has announced the launch of its new life science design center in Philadelphia. The new office will

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McAleer & Rushe to build a £37.5 million Liverpool Hotel

    McAleer & Rushe to build a £37.5 million Liverpool Hotel

Leading UK design and build construction company McAleer & Rushe has been appointed as the contractor in a major £37.5

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Irish Construction – New orders continue to rise sharply, despite rate of growth softening

    Irish Construction – New orders continue to rise sharply, despite rate of growth softening

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted

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New report outlines role of offsite construction in addressing the housing crisis

    New report outlines role of offsite construction in addressing the housing crisis

Property Industry Ireland (PII), the Ibec group for businesses working in the property sector, has launched ‘Innovation Increasing Supply’, a

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New code to restore confidence in building materials post Grenfell

    New code to restore confidence in building materials post Grenfell

A code to ensure transparency over building products aimed at preventing another Grenfell Tower disaster has been launched. The Construction Products

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Kilsaran benefiting from MotionMetrics fleet management solution

    Kilsaran benefiting from MotionMetrics fleet management solution

Leading Irish building materials supplier Kilsaran has signed up to the MotionMetrics suite of fleet management tools to improve efficiencies

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Senior team appointments at Kirby Group Engineering

    Senior team appointments at Kirby Group Engineering

Kirby Group Engineering has announced a round of key appointments to its Senior Management Team. The development follows a period

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Irish Construction industry advised to be aware of over-ambitious targets in government capital spending programme

    Irish Construction industry advised to be aware of over-ambitious  targets in government capital spending programme

It would be prudent for the Irish construction industry to discount over-ambitious targets in the next version of the National

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Irish construction firms see further sharp rises in activity and new orders

    Irish construction firms see further sharp rises in activity and new orders

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – dipped

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Work begins on one of Ireland’s most sustainable large buildings

    Work begins on one of Ireland’s most sustainable large buildings

Work has commenced on the E3 Learning Foundry, a state-of-the-art building situated at the eastern end of the Trinity College

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UK construction output grows in Q2 although monthly data points to a slowdown in activity

    UK construction output grows in Q2 although monthly data points to a slowdown in activity

While the UK construction industry contracted sharply by 14% in 2020, a strong recovery is expected, with output forecast to

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New modular factory to produce 5000 homes a year

    New modular factory to produce 5000 homes a year

A new steel frame modular housebuilder opened its first factory recently intending to build 5000 new homes a year within

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Builders come together to create a future homes delivery hub

    Builders come together to create a future homes delivery hub

High-quality zero carbon ready homes using sustainable building methods are among the goals of an industry-wide delivery plan for the next 30

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Irish construction Activity rises sharply again, but cost inflation hits fresh record high

    Irish construction Activity rises sharply again, but cost inflation hits fresh record high

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction

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Double-digit growth forecast for UK construction for 2021

    Double-digit growth forecast for UK construction for 2021

Construction output is forecast to rise by 14 per cent in 2021 and 6.3 per cent next year, according to

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Irish Construction activity continues to ramp up

    Irish Construction activity continues to ramp up

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – remained

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