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Minister McGrath publishes tender for the External Assurance Process on major infrastructure projects

External Assurance Process

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, has approved the publication of the Request for Tenders (RFT) for the External Assurance Process (EAP). The EAP will be utilised for major infrastructure proposals (those estimated to cost in excess of €100 million).

Etex acquires Horizon Offsite


Building solutions innovator Etex has announced the acquisition of Horizon Offsite. This acquisition follows closely on the group’s purchase of Cork-based technical consultancy company Evolusion Innovation. It boosts Etex’s ability to deliver offsite building solutions in Ireland and the UK, helping the company’s European modular ambitions.

KSN celebrates its 30th anniversary with the launch of family brand

KSN, cost consultants, project managers, and sustainable energy consultants, has unveiled a new corporate family logo to mark the company’s 30th anniversary in the Irish construction industry.
KSN, KSNPM, and KSN Energy, all of which are privately held companies in Ireland, have celebrated their growth and expansion by unveiling a new family logo and individual corporate logos aimed at elevating the company’s vision and mission across all organisations – coinciding with the company’s 30th anniversary as a leading specialist consultancy practice in Ireland.

Sisk parent company Sicon reports turnover of over €1.5bn for 2020

John Sisk & Son

Sicon Limited, the parent company of the Sisk Group’s construction and construction-related activities in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Europe, has announced its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2020, with a turnover of €1.503bn and profit before tax of €23.3m


Construction fatalities 2020

According to the Health and Safety Authority’s (HSA) latest Annual Review of Workplace Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities, there was a total of 53 work-related fatalities in 2020. The largest number of fatalities, 23 (43.4%), occurred in agriculture, forestry and fishing, while there were 15 (28.3%) fatalities in construction, the second-highest level of fatalities. Construction fatalities, however, have shown considerable variation in recent years, dropping to five in 2017 and showing increases since then.

Kirby Group Engineering announces 300 new jobs

Kirby Group Engineering

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.

Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme for Employers extended to December 2021

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The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD, and Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins TD have announced a further extension of the Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme (AIS) until the end of December 2021.