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Posted July 17, 2018

Glanbia unveils plans for €130m mozzarella plant

Glanbia Cheese’s new €130m mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, Co Laois, will have a production capacity of 45,000 tons per annum. Glanbia Cheese is a joint venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods, a mozzarella producer headquartered in…
Posted July 13, 2018

Dublin crane count rises to 79 in July

There were 79 cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on July 1st from the seventh floor on The Irish Times building on Tara Street. This is a rise of seven (10 per cent) on June’s total and one off the 80 recorded on…
Posted July 9, 2018

Construction firms hiring amid growth

Ireland’s construction firms have continued hiring amid a strong pace of growth in the sector. The latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index stood at 58.4 in June. While that compared to a stronger 61.8 reading in May, any figure…
Posted July 4, 2018

Unemployment in Ireland falls to post-crash low of 5.1%

The strength of the Irish economy was underscored on Tuesday with new figures showing unemployment falling to another post-crash low of 5.1 per cent and stronger-than-expected exchequer returns putting the Government on course to exceed its budgetary targets for the…
Posted June 29, 2018

Modular Homes: The Future of UK Housing

The column inches written about the dysfunctional British housing market are legion. Too few homes, at too high a price, built for too few people. Two years ago, the Farmer Report commissioned by the Government concluded that the British construction industry, using…
Posted June 11, 2018

Private Sector Building Booms

State infrastructure building slowed last month as construction of homes and offices rocketed ahead, a survey published on Monday shows. The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows that commercial and house-building drove further expansion in the industry last month. The…