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IT Sligo First in Ireland to achieve full Chartered Engineer Accreditation for an Online Masters in Engineering

It Sligo

Engineers Ireland has recently approved IT Sligo’s Masters in Engineering (MEng) in Road and Transport Engineering for full accreditation to chartered engineer level for graduates with an accredited level 8 degree.

Dublin GAA football manager Dessie Farrell turns the sod for RESPECT’s “Project Eden” sensory garden development

Dessie Farrell

Dublin football manager Dessie Farrell ‘turned the sod’ at a ceremony for Respect’s “Project Eden” in Cabra, Dublin, marking the commencement of work on the new accessible outdoor children’s sensory and play garden at the Development Education Centre (DEC) located at St Vincent’s Centre, Navan Road, Dublin 7.

Construction activity ramped up in June following loosening of restrictions

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index

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.


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Irish Construction News

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.

Cleary Doyle celebrates 60 years in business

Cleary Doyle

Cleary Doyle directly employs over 50 highly skilled professionals, many with vast experience in the construction industry. Cleary Doyle has a strong focus on encouraging and assisting its team members to maximise their potential through education and having direct input on project decisions.

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