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Fire fighters rescue man after four storey fall down a narrow shaft

Firefighters in Galway City pulled off an extremely tricky rescue after a man fell four storeys at a construction site this...

Plans for wind turbine test site near Athenry

Approval is being sought from the county council for the construction of a wind turbine test site near Athenry.

Planning permission granted for Loughrea housing estate

Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a residential development in Loughrea consisting of 13 houses. Pinza Property Company secured approval from the...

Three lives lost in workplace deaths in Galway last year

Workplace deaths in Galway went up last year, with three recorded killed in workplace incidents, one more than in 2018. The Health and Safety Authority...

Controversial Oranmore housing project refused planning permission

Planning permission has been refused for a housing development at Oranmore which attracted massive opposition from local residents. Torca Developments Limited has intended to build...

More time sought to complete Circular Road housing estate

More time is being sought for the completion of a 24 unit housing estate on the west side of Galway city on the Circular...

Decision imminent on controversial Oranmore housing development

A decision is due this week on whether the county council will grant planning permission for a housing estate at Carrowmoneash, Oranmore. The proposed housing...

Woodford preschool submits expansion plans

A Woodford preschool is seeking approval to retain its current outdoor facilities and construct a new building on its premises. New Adventures Preschool at Gorteeny,...

GMIT engineering students win coveted national building challenge

A team of building and civil engineering students in GMIT have won the coveted All Ireland Chartered Institute of Building Student Challenge 2019. The multi-disciplinary...

Approval given to knock derelict Salthill building for new apartments

Planning approval has been given for the demolition of a derelict building in Salthill and construct eight new apartments. Foxfield Inns DAC has been given...

Dunkellin Bridge reopens a year after it collapsed

Dunkellin Bridge is reopening to traffic this evening more than a year after it first collapsed in September 2018. A central span of the bridge...

Plans for 64 homes in Loughrea appealed

An appeal has been lodged against planning permission for 64 homes near Loughrea which were heavily contested on road safety grounds. Jardonelle Ltd received planning...

Gort housing plans rejected by the council

A planning application made to the county council for a housing development in the centre of Gort has been rejected. O'Grady Construction sought planning permission...

More time sought to build Headford nursing home

An extension of planning permission is being sought to give more time to complete a 60 bed nursing home in Headford. Planning approval was first...

Construction Industry Federation says drawn out planning process delaying housing and infrastructure in the west

The western branch of the Construction Industry Federation has said the government must review the planning system to ensure that housing and infrastructure projects...

NUIG construction ran €15 million over budget, delivered 45 months late

The construction of three research buildings at NUIG ran €15.7 million over budget and ended up being completed 45 months late. A review of construction...

Big demand for the construction graduates at GMIT Jobs Fair

There was a huge demand for qualified graduates across all sectors of the construction industry at a recent GMIT Jobs Fair. Over 20 employers from...

Construction begins on €20 million Clarin College in Athenry

Construction has officially begun on the new €20 million Clarin College secondary school in Athenry. The new school is designed for up to 1,000 students,...
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