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ESB Networks announces transformative plans for a Net Zero future with estimated investment of €10 billion

    ESB Networks announces transformative plans for a Net Zero future with estimated investment of €10 billion

ESB Networks has launched its Networks for Net Zero Strategy which outlines its commitment to future-proofing Ireland’s electricity network and making the country’s goal of net zero by 2050 a

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The National Sustainability Summit – 23rd February 2023 – The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

    The National Sustainability Summit – 23rd February 2023 – The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

The National Sustainability Summit, being held on 23rd February, 2023 at The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin, will focus on the new opportunities for businesses and enterprising individuals arising

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University of Edinburgh’s FastBlade facility to develop world’s largest tidal turbine blades

    University of Edinburgh’s FastBlade facility to develop world’s largest tidal turbine blades

A project aiming to maximise tidal energy generation has been launched at the University of Edinburgh’s FastBlade facility. The €10 million MAXBlade project – funded by the European Union and

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Contract signed for Foynes Freight line works

    Contract signed for Foynes Freight line works

Iarnród Éireann has awarded leading Irish builder and contractor John Sisk & Son the contract for the first phase of works to reinstate the Limerick to Foynes rail line for

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Chip crisis subdues UK new car market but EVs now second only to petrol

    Chip crisis subdues UK new car market but EVs now second only to petrol

The UK new car market recorded its fifth consecutive month of growth in December, with an 18.3% increase to reach 128,462 new registrations, according to the latest figures from the

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Vision to make Shannon Estuary Region a renewable energy powerhouse

    Vision to make Shannon Estuary Region a renewable energy powerhouse

The Shannon Estuary has the potential to be the premier location in Ireland for offshore renewable energy as well as a transport hub for Ireland, according to the newly published

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Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

    Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

Construction is set to commence in the coming weeks on the first phase of works to reopen the Foynes to Limerick Rail line, a project which is funded by the

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Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

    Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

The Shannon Estuary presents a unique opportunity and is best placed in Ireland and Europe to develop the Atlantic floating offshore wind industry and help the country reach its climate

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New report on the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind highlights the “Unprecedented Opportunity for the Atlantic Region

    New report on the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind highlights the “Unprecedented Opportunity for the Atlantic Region

A new report identifies an unprecedented opportunity for the Atlantic Region in the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind. The study was commissioned by the Mid-West, North-West and West Regional

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Port of Cork Company officially launches €89 million Cork Container Terminal

    Port of Cork Company officially launches €89 million Cork Container Terminal

Following years of significant planning, investment and development, the Port of Cork Company (PoCC) has officially launched its new state-of-the-art Cork Container Terminal (CCT) in Ringaskiddy. The launch of CCT

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UKRI unveils plan to deliver outstanding research and innovation

    UKRI unveils plan to deliver outstanding research and innovation

UKRI’s corporate plan demonstrates how the world-class research and innovation UKRI supports will drive economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits for all. The plan sets out how UK Research and

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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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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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JDR Cable Systems to commence £130 million facility

    JDR Cable Systems to commence £130 million facility

JDR Cable Systems (JDR), the global subsea cable and umbilical supplier and servicer, part of the TFK Group, has reached final agreement under the UK government’s Offshore Wind Manufacturing Scheme (OWMIS) on

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Port of Cork Company celebrates significant milestone as €86 million Cork Container Terminal (CCT) becomes operational in Ringaskiddy

    Port of Cork Company celebrates significant milestone as €86 million Cork Container Terminal (CCT) becomes operational in Ringaskiddy

The Port of Cork Company (PoCC) is celebrating the long-awaited launch of operations in its new Cork Container Terminal (CCT) in Ringaskiddy. This is a hugely important milestone for the

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Potential for up to 2,000 jobs in South-East Ireland under Rosslare Europort Offshore Wind Hub Plan

    Potential for up to 2,000 jobs in South-East Ireland under Rosslare Europort Offshore Wind Hub Plan

Rosslare Europort management has announced plans to establish the port, its hinterland and the south-east region as Ireland’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub, with the potential to create 2,000 jobs.

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Launch of €180 Million Plans to Boost Regional Development in Ireland

    Launch of €180 Million Plans to Boost Regional Development in Ireland

The Government has launched its €180 million Plans to boost regional development. The Plans, which set out actions to 2024 will each contain agreed ‘Strategic Objectives’ for enterprise development, accompanied

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Rail Freight 2040 Strategy targets five-fold increase in freight services on Ireland’s rail network

    Rail Freight 2040 Strategy targets five-fold increase in freight services on Ireland’s rail network

Iarnród Éireann has launch its new Rail Freight 2040 Strategy. Prepared during the European Commission’s European Year of Rail 2021, which targets rail freight development across the EU amongst its

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Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics begin new rail freight service between Port of Waterford and Ballina

    Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics begin new rail freight service between Port of Waterford and Ballina

Iarnród Eireann and XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of freight transportation solutions, have launched a new rail freight service in each direction between Ballina, Co Mayo and Waterford. The new rail service began weekly operations on September 29th and

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Bord na Móna to develop Ireland’s first business park co-located with large scale renewable energy

    Bord na Móna to develop Ireland’s first business park co-located with large scale renewable energy

The Midland’s Region is set to receive an economic boost following the announcement that  Bord na Móna is to develop Ireland’s first dedicated renewable energy business park on 3,000 hectares

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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 Development Plan (NDP) as they could be sacrificed from 2023

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Data Centres & Critical Infrastructure Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – May 27th

    Data Centres & Critical Infrastructure Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – May 27th

The Data Centres & Critical Infrastructure Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, May 10th. The event is the latest in the Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar Series

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Data centres: Are they unwanted but necessary guests in our landscape?

    Data centres: Are they unwanted but necessary guests in our landscape?

They have become somewhat of an unwanted guest in some quarters in Ireland in recent years, akin to the perception of a foreign millionaire deciding to decamp to Ireland and

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Derry Strabane City Deal to transform the region

    Derry Strabane City Deal to transform the region

The key partners responsible for the delivery of the Derry~Londonderry Strabane City Deal, marking the single largest ever Government investment

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Construction Work Commences on New Dublin Railway Station

    Construction Work Commences on New Dublin Railway Station
Construction is now underway on the new Pelletstown Station in West Dublin. The newest station on the Iarnród Éireann network is
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National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin

    National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin
The annual National Construction Summit is being held on Tuesday, 24th March 2020 at a new venue - the National
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GDP Growth Revised Upwards Thanks to Strong Domestic Economy and Potential Increase in Government Spending

    GDP Growth Revised Upwards Thanks to Strong Domestic Economy and Potential Increase in Government Spending
EY has revised upwards its forecasts for the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in the firm’s latest EY Economic Eye report, thanks to
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Esri Ireland Helps KN Circet to Speed Up Nationwide Broadband Rollout

    Esri Ireland Helps KN Circet to Speed Up Nationwide Broadband Rollout
Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has implemented a new digital mapping system for telecom network
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EIB Investment Report 2019 – Uncertainty Weighing on EU Business Investment

    EIB Investment Report 2019 – Uncertainty Weighing on EU Business Investment
European firms are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the economic outlook according to the new EIB Investment Report 2019/2020. The report also
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ESB and Equinor to Deliver Potential Offshore Wind Projects

    ESB and Equinor to Deliver Potential Offshore Wind Projects
ESB has entered into a partnership with Equinor, a Norwegian-based energy company. The partnership will work to identify suitable sites
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NBI Signs Historic Contract to Deliver National Broadband Plan

    NBI Signs Historic Contract to Deliver National Broadband Plan
National Broadband Ireland (NBI) has signed a landmark Public Private Partnership with the Irish Government to deliver the National Broadband
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European Commission Approves €2.6 Billion Public Support For the Irish National Broadband Plan

    European Commission Approves €2.6 Billion Public Support For the Irish National Broadband Plan
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, €2.6 billion of public support for the Irish National Broadband
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Winners of the National Project Awards 2019

    Winners of the National Project Awards 2019
The expansion of Ireland’s state airports has been revealed as Ireland’s most influential project over the past 50 years at
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EirGrid Group Launches Five-year Strategy to Transform Irish Electricity System

    EirGrid Group Launches Five-year Strategy to Transform Irish Electricity System

EirGrid Group has launched a new five-year strategy aimed at transforming the electricity system on the island of Ireland for

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NTR and Nord/LB Close Two Further Project Financings For a Combined €45 million

    NTR and Nord/LB Close Two Further Project Financings For a Combined €45 million

NTR has successfully closed two project debt facilities back-to-back in recent weeks with Nord/LB  for a combined €45 million. The debt facilities are being used to

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Celtic Anglian Water Gears Up For Growth

    Celtic Anglian Water Gears Up For Growth

Celtic Anglian Water (CAW), the water solutions company which provide treatment services across Ireland, has signalled ambitious growth plans with

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New Cruise Terminal Opens in Belfast Harbour

    New Cruise Terminal Opens in Belfast Harbour

Cruise Belfast – the partnership between Belfast Harbour and Visit Belfast – has opened the first dedicated cruise terminal on

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Energia Group Announces Over €3 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Programme For Ireland

    Energia Group Announces Over €3 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Programme For Ireland

Energia Group, the major all-island energy provider and infrastructure investor across Renewable Technologies, Flexible Generation and Customer Solutions, will invest

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EU Invests €35 Million to Improve Water Quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle

    EU Invests €35 Million to Improve Water Quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle

A major cross-border project which aims to improve water quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle through enhanced wastewater treatment

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National Broadband Ireland Announced as Preferred Bidder for National Broadband Plan

    National Broadband Ireland Announced as Preferred Bidder for National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Ireland, the Granahan McCourt led Consortium bidding for the Government of Ireland’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), has today been announced

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The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

    The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

The UK National Construction Expo is being held at the Arena MK, Milton Keynes in England on Wednesday, 1st May

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Cork Airport Opens New Airport Control Centre and Office Facilities

    Cork Airport Opens New Airport Control Centre and Office Facilities

Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual airport, has opened a new Airport Control Centre (ACC) and purpose-built office

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An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

    An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

A traditional barometer of the construction industry environment in Ireland is the number of cranes punctuating the Dublin skyline. “The

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New Opportunities For Construction Companies as Dublin Airport Invests Over €1 Billion in Capacity Expansion

    New Opportunities For Construction Companies as Dublin Airport Invests Over €1 Billion in Capacity Expansion

Having welcomed 31.5 million passengers during 2018 – a new record – Dublin Airport is currently being expanded to ultimately

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OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

    OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

“If there is a ‘crash-out’, we will be ready. We are working 24/7,” said Maurice Buckley (pictured), Chairman of the

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National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

There is still time left to register to attend the fifth National Construction Summit, which will be held on Thursday,

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Chronic Under-investment in Regional Infrastructure Placing Economic Growth at Risk

    Chronic Under-investment in Regional Infrastructure Placing Economic Growth at Risk

Over 300 delegates attended the recent Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) sold-out annual national conference in Cork. The

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National Construction Summit -Thursday 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Construction Summit -Thursday 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

The fifth National Construction Summit will be held on Thursday, 14th March 2019 at the Citywest Exhibition Centre in Dublin.

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Planning Approval For North South Interconnector

    Planning Approval For North South Interconnector

EirGrid has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold planning approval for the southern section of the North

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Parkwind and ESB to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

    Parkwind and ESB to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

Parkwind and ESB have reached an agreement to kick start the offshore wind generation industry in the Republic of Ireland

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Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

    Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the results of an independent study that found that Irish IT decision-makers fear

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Dublin Airport Sets New Passenger Record

    Dublin Airport Sets New Passenger Record

Dublin Airport welcomed a total of 31.5 million passengers during 2018, setting a new record for the airport. Passenger numbers

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ESB Networks Announces Successful Tenderers For First Phase of National Meter Replacement Programme

    ESB Networks Announces Successful Tenderers For First Phase of National Meter Replacement Programme

ESB Networks has announced the results of three major tenders which will pave the way for a programme upgrading electricity

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Irish Manufacturing Renaissance in Peril

    Irish Manufacturing Renaissance in Peril

“Manufacturing is incredibly important to our economy and we are going through a ‘Renaissance’. Our economy has been performing strongly

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Actavo Scoops Top Irish Customer Experience Award

    Actavo Scoops Top Irish Customer Experience Award

Actavo, a leading international engineering solutions company, has scooped the top ‘2018 CX Champion’ award at the Irish CX Impact

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Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

    Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

daa has awarded the main construction contract for Dublin Airport’s new North Runway to a joint venture comprising Irish firm

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Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

    Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

Efectis is establishing a new business in Northern Ireland, offering fire testing services to UK and Ireland based manufacturing businesses who

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Pure Telecom and BT Ireland Sign Telecoms Deal Worth up to €20 Million

    Pure Telecom and BT Ireland Sign Telecoms Deal Worth up to €20 Million

Pure Telecom has signed a multi-million euro contract with BT Ireland. The agreement will see Pure Telecom offer broadband and

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