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Luas City Centre Line Wins Overall CECA Excellence Award 2018

Luas Cross City John Sisk & Son

The biennial (Civil Engineering Contractors Association) CECA Excellence Awards 2018 were presented recently at the CECA Annual Dinner at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin. The Overall Winner of CECA Excellence Award 2018 was Luas Cross City by Sisk, Steconfer joint Venture, which also won the “Over €10m” category. The Alexandra Basin Redevelopment by Roadridge […]

BAM signals green light for N25 New Ross Bypass PPP Project

A consortium led by BAM has reached financial close with the National Roads Authority (NRA) for the €230 million N25 New Ross Bypass PPP project. All project and financing agreements have now been signed and the project implementation work can get underway immediately. The project will support up to 2,100 jobs locally and across the […]

CIF calls for use of emergency flooding laws

Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation has called for the Government to use emergency EU legislation to repair flooding damage and restore access to homes and businesses. “The appalling flooding that has struck the country over recent weeks has destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure,” stated the CIF Director General. ” The number […]

New allocations for national road network announced

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has welcomed the allocation by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) of almost €160 million for the maintenance and improvement of the primary and secondary national road network in 2016. This is made up of €139.7 million for improvement works, while €20.2 million will go towards essential road […]

Public sector contracts set for change

The much-anticipated amendments to Public Sector contracts will be implemented in the New Year, it has been revealed. In a statement issued to CIF members, Federation Director General said: “I am delighted to announce that the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform have agreed the implementation of the Interim Measures amending the Public Sector Contracts, […]

Infrastructure development vital Minister tells CECA members

The planned Metro project for north Dublin will be directly funded by the Exchequer and will not form part of any PPP deal, says the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Pascal Donohoe. Speaking to CECA members at a recent meeting in Construction House, Dublin, the Minister stated that this decision is a “clear stance” […]

EIB commits €100m to Dublin Port ABR Project

The redevelopment of Dublin Port is set to be a major construction project involving Ireland’s civil engineering contractors. It has been announced the European Investment Bank has committed to providing a €100m loan over 20 years, reflecting the long-term nature of Dublin Port’s Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project. This is the first time in 20 […]

Main Contracting: new contracts & cautious optimism

Much like the general public, Irish main contractors are used to hearing about the upturn but have yet to feel the benefits in their own pockets. Brian Foley spoke to members of the CECA and MBCA to hear what the sector thinks about the current industry state of play, government forms of contract and much […]