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Kilsaran Launches Two Electric Trucks – the first of their kind in Ireland

16 Apr , 2024  

Kilsaran, a leading name in the construction and building materials industry, has proudly announced the launch of two new electric concrete trucks as part of their commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly transport solutions. With zero emissions and reduced noise pollution, the two new Volvo FM trucks are the first of their kind in Ireland. The […]

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Over €7 million announced to protect archaeological monuments

15 Apr , 2024  

Minister of State for Nature, Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, has today announced that over €7.4 million will be awarded to 140 projects around the country through the 2024 Community Monuments Fund to help owners and custodians of archaeological monuments to safeguard them into the future.  First established in 2020, the Community Monuments Fund aims to conserve, maintain, protect […]

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Almost 400 homes to be delivered on key Dublin site 

12 Apr , 2024  

The Land Development Agency  (LDA) and Dublin City Council (DCC) have published draft plans for a new social and affordable housing development in Dublin 12.  Bluebell Waterways, located beside the 5th Lock on the Grand Canal at the former filter bed complex, will provide almost 400 homes, as well as community spaces and active travel links.  […]

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Uisce Éireann completes vital water network upgrade in Milltown and Dundrum, boosting capacity for sustainable growth

8 Apr , 2024  

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, has completed a significant project to upgrade and improve the water network in Milltown and Dundrum. The delivery of this important project will support growth and development by increasing the capacity of the existing water network, improving performance and providing a more resilient water supply […]

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Transforming Conventional Homes into ‘Super Homes’ for a More Sustainable Future

28 Mar , 2024  

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC), based at Tyndall National Institute, is working towards the transition to cleaner energy systems both nationally and globally. Conventional homes will have a significant role in supporting this transition. Households could be transformed into eco-friendly ‘super homes’ by introducing distributed energy resources (DERs), such as solar panels, battery storage, […]

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Housing boost for Loughrea and Tuam

19 Mar , 2024  

Galway County Council has announced plans to deliver more than 65 new homes on local authority-owned sites in Loughrea and Tuam. Following the approval of funding by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage under the Social Housing Investment Programme, Galway County Council has awarded design consultancy services contracts toVincent Hannon Architects (VHA). The two new […]

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Minister Noonan announces €9m in funding for 676 built heritage projects across the country

14 Mar , 2024  

The Minister of State with responsibility for Nature, Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, has today announced that a total of 676 heritage projects across every county will benefit from €9 million in financial support through the Historic Structures Fund (HSF) and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) for 2024. Both schemes support the […]

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The RIAI and Simon Community celebrate 20 years of the Open Door campaign with over €1.4 million raised to tackle homelessness

14 Mar , 2024  

The Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI), in collaboration with the Simon Communities of Ireland, is delighted to announce the launch of the RIAI Simon Open Door Campaign, now celebrating its 20th year. To date, the campaign has raised over €1.4 million to tackle homelessness in Ireland. This year, the campaign will run from […]

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RIAI Silver Medal for Housing 2018–2019 awarded to two exemplary projects

11 Mar , 2024  

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has today awarded the RIAI Silver Medal for Housing to two exemplary housing projects in Dublin by O’Mahony Pike Architects. This is the first time the medal has been awarded jointly to two projects.  The awards were presented at the RIAI and Department of Housing, Local […]

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AG Appoints First-Ever GB Sales Director  

11 Mar , 2024  

UK and Ireland specialist paving and building products company, AG, has appointed James Jack as their first-ever GB Sales Director.  James has just been promoted from his previous position as Head of Sales for Scotland and, with over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, James has held previously senior sales positions at Tobermore, Jewson […]