John Sisk & Son has announced the appointment of Paul Brown as its new CEO with effect from 01 January 2022. He takes up the position from current CEO Steve Bowcott, who has been in the role for six and a half years. Speaking on behalf of the board of Sicon (the group holding company) […]
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 of its landbank in Meath, Offaly and Westmeath. The Bord na Móna Energy Park will be developed across peatlands close to Junction 3 of the […]
Following a period of substantial growth over the past five years in which JJ Rhatigan & Company has delivered in excess 3,500 private and social homes, 12,000 school places, nine third-level campus facilities, 2,000 student accommodation bedrooms, close to 1,300 hotel bedrooms, 16 healthcare facilities, and over 40,000 sq metres of office and commercial space, […]
One of the UK’s leading public sector procurement authorities, SCAPE, has selected John Sisk & Son as a partner on its new £12bn SCAPE Construction framework.
Kirby Group Engineering has announced plans to create 300 new jobs as part of a significant expansion to meet the demand for its services in Ireland and across Europe.
The family-founded, privately-owned company says the new jobs will include engineering, commercial, operations and administrative staff, with recruitment for many of these roles already underway. As part of this recruitment drive, Kirby is looking to attract almost 100 people to be deployed across its hugely successful apprenticeship scheme and graduate programme.
Kirby has also announced a significant structural investment, comprising a €2m plan to upgrade its company headquarters in Co Limerick. The company currently employs over 1,200 people, with 200 new employees having joined during 2020.
Contractors, architects and engineers team up for Focus Ireland to deliver essential HQ refurbishment
A number of companies have carried out essential redevelopment work on Focus Ireland’s High Street Dublin 8 premises, which is a hub office for all the charity’s Dublin and nationwide services. The building is home to over 100 support staff and provides the essential space f0r front line teams to have meetings and complete essential […]
The costs of building materials have been undergoing an unprecedented surge since the beginning of 2020, with many in the industry expecting prices to remain at an elevated level for a considerable time to come. Timber, steel, plastics, cement, aggregates, roof tiles and bricks have all been following an upward pricing trend as well as being in short supply.
The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 62.8 in July 2021, down from 65.0 in June but still pointed to a substantial increase in construction activity.
The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – remained well above the 50.0 no-change mark in June 2021, posting 65.0 following a reading of 66.4 in May. Activity increased for the second month running following the full reopening of the sector and at one of the strongest rates since the survey began 21 years ago. Index readings above 50 signal an increase in activity on the previous month, and readings below 50 signal a decrease.
The latest issue of Irish Construction News is out and features interviews with PJ Rudden, Chairman of the Construction Sector Group’s key Innovation and Digital Adoption SubGroup; David McHugh, President, ACEI; Eamonn Stapleton, Managing Director, Clonmel Enterprises; Des Mulcair, Director, Roadbridge; and Tony McCarthy, Director, Jennings O’Donovan on the rollout of national roads infrastructure.