Category: News

Recent Retirees Helping to Fill Construction Skills Gap

Recent retirees and women are being targeted for heavy plant machinery construction jobs as the building boom continues unabated. Industry experts say there is a crisis in recruitment for machine operators, with an estimated 1,500 vacancies in the sector. Brian Coogan, of the Construction and Quarry Machinery Show (CQMS), says technology has developed, so muscle […]



Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow

Pictured at Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow seminar at the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork on Tuesday, 14 May, l to r: Jason Horrex, Training Manager of Technical Academy; Willie Keane, Chartered Engineer at HomeBond; and John Morehead, Principal Architect/Managing Director at Wain Morehead Architects Ltd. Kieran Holohan, Marketing Director of Saint-Gobain Ireland, has announced that […]


Asbestos Safety for Tradespeople online course

Asbestos Safety for Tradespeople’

he Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a free short online course, ‘Asbestos Safety for Tradespeople’, aimed at assisting tradespeople who may encounter asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the course of their work.


STS Group Acquired in €50m deal by Dussmann Group

STS Group

Signing the deal to acquire STS, L to r: Stephan Possekel, Managing Director, DTS; Catherine von Fürstenberg-Dussmann, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Dussmann Group; Dr Wolfgang Häfele, Executive Board Spokesman; Eddie Walsh, CEO, STS Group; and Richard Hogan, Managing Director, STS Group.   Waterford-based Specialist Technical Engineering Services (STS Group) has been acquired by German facilities […]


Retaining Walls Made Easy With AG’s Anchor Vertica Machine Installation

AG, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of innovative concrete products is driving enhanced on-site efficiencies with its state-of-the-art mortarless Anchor Vertica ® segmental retaining wall solution (Macwall®) which is now fully compatible with machine installation.


Declan Murphy Appointed Director of Roofing at Laydex Building Solutions

Declan Murphy, Director of Roofing, Laydex Building Solutions Operating from a 40,000 square foot Warehousing, Sales, and Distribution centre in Dublin, since its foundation in 1995, Laydex Building Solutions has grown to represent some of the leading brands in the global construction market encompassing roofing, flooring and a wide range of building products. Building on […]


Kilsaran International Launches New Website

Independent concrete product producer Kilsaran International has made a significant investment in its online presence with the upgrade of its website, The website includes many new features and product information, making it easier for professional customers and homeowners to view and decide on products. This latest investment in digital marketing conveys the changing dynamic […]


Hays Construction & Property Announces €5000 Bursary for Construction Professionals

Hays Construction & Property

To help counteract the challenge of widespread skills shortages in the construction and property industries, Hays Construction & Property has announced it is investing in the development of Irish professionals. Its latest initiative is to offer industry professionals the chance to win a €5,000 bursary to be spent on undertaking accredited professional education courses to […]