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Scaffolding apprenticeship reaches new heights at Mount Lucas

Scaffolding apprenticeship reaches new heights at Mount Lucas

New scaffolding training due to get underway this autumn will help meet the evolving needs of the industry. CIF and the National Association of Scaffolding and Access Contractors (NASAC) in collaboration with Laois and Offaly Education Training Board and the National...

IHBA report: The rising cost of home sweet home

IHBA report: The rising cost of home sweet home

Rising building costs and supply shortages due to a heady mix of Covid and Brexit are expected to continue into the second half of the year. This is likely to result in uncertainty within the housebuilding sector and a need for greater flexibility and lead times for...

Skills exodus as project bids abroad fall victim to lockdown

Skills exodus as project bids abroad fall victim to lockdown

The prolonged lockdown cost Ireland up to 800 new homes being built every week according to a report examining the impact of the months-long shutdown of the construction industry. With construction sites closed for 19 weeks in total, business performance has been...

Kirby honoured at global innovation awards

Kirby honoured at global innovation awards

Kirby Group Engineering has received the Iberdrola Supplier of the Year Award for Digitalisation. The prize, awarded on April 9 at a ceremony in Madrid, Spain, is one of just four supplier awards given out by the global giant Iberdrola. Síle Maguire, Ireland’s...