Category: Careers in Construction

Generation Apprenticeship Competition Exhibits on Display in National College of Ireland 6th – 30th April

Ireland is forging ahead on expansion of its apprenticeship system to meet 21st century skills needs and to support dynamic growth of our economy and society. There are currently 36 apprenticeship programmes available in Ireland, with a further 16 programmes currently in active development and are due to available this year. Apprenticeships have long been […]


Kirby Group Expands Executive Team

Kirby Group

Kirby Group Engineering has made a number of key appointments at executive level in response to the company’s growth and success, nationally and internationally. Aidan J Kerins joins Kirby as the new Group Business Development Director. Henry McCann has been promoted to Operations Director. Alan McHugh has been promoted to Associate Director – Power Transmission […]


Senior Appointments at Walls Construction

L-R: Cathal Healy, Divisional Director; Kieran Masterson, Divisional Director; Eugene O’Shea, Managing Director; James O’Toole, Divisional Director and Gareth Lloyd, Divisional Director Walls Construction has announced four senior appointments in its construction and quantity surveying teams: Cathal Healy, Gareth Lloyd, James O’Toole and Kieran Masterson. Commenting on the appointments, Managing Director, Eugene O’Shea said: “Kieran, […]


Construction Industry Targeting Transition Year Students to Avert Future Skills Shortages

Construction needs over 110,000 additional workers to rebuild Ireland over the next 10 years The construction industry has launched a Transition Year initiative to facilitate students interested in working in Ireland’s most innovative construction companies. The initiative will see students completing work experience in the offices of construction companies in addition to on construction sites. […]



L&M Keating

Gordon O’Regan, CEO and Managing Director, L&M Keating. Civil, Building and Marine Engineering Contractor L&M Keating Ltd has announced the appointment of Gordon O’Regan as its new CEO and Managing Director. With over 20 years industry experience, Gordon O’Regan has a strong track record in senior leadership roles within major civil engineering and infrastructure organisations in the […]


Construction employment reached 142,500 in Q1 2017

Construction employment CSO

According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in Q1 2017, the Construction Sector was employing 142,500 people, (7% of the total employed in Ireland), in Irish construction jobs, which is an increase of 46,200 on the 96,300 recorded employed in the sector in Q1 2013. The latest CSO employment figures for Ireland (Q1 2017), show […]


National Construction Training Centre, Mount Lucas

Mount Lucas: An innovative approach to meeting non-craft training needs The National Construction Training Centre’s innovative approach training for non-craft workers and potential construction recruits is helping to fill a gap for site-ready workers. Robbie Cousins learns how it goes about meeting changing industry needs. By working with industry stakeholders, The National Construction Training Centre […]


Recruitment Tips: How to Attract Top Construction Professionals

Tips to Hire Top Construction Professionals

Recruitment Strategies for Construction Companies The construction sector is competitive and if you want to remain viable and grow, you need to have the right calibre of staff. This means attracting top talent. But as you’re probably very much aware, this isn’t as easy as it sounds. While salary is a key factor in attracting […]