Construction News https://www.constructionireland.ie Graham To Build New £45m Edinburgh Eye Hospital https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247427/graham-to-build-new-45m-edinburgh-eye-hospital https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247427/graham-to-build-new-45m-edinburgh-eye-hospital NI-based contractor Graham has been appointed to build a new £45 million eye hospital in Edinburgh. The development will replace the existing Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in the city centre, close Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT Work Continues On €10m Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247433/work-continues-on-10m-athlone-flood-alleviation-scheme https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247433/work-continues-on-10m-athlone-flood-alleviation-scheme Construction work is underway on a €10 million flood alleviation scheme in Athlone, Co Westmeath. The project involves delivering eight parcels of flood defences on a phased basis to protect over 500 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT New Garda HQ In Galway Opens https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247470/new-garda-hq-in-galway-opens https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247470/new-garda-hq-in-galway-opens A new Garda Headquarters has been created in Galway. The Western Region Garda Headquarters was delivered by contractor JJ Rhatigan & Co. Designed by the Office of Public Works (OPW) Architectural Se Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT Water Mains Upgrade Begins In Ballycoolan And Luggacurren Areas https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247469/water-mains-upgrade-begins-in-ballycoolan-and-luggacurren-areas https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247469/water-mains-upgrade-begins-in-ballycoolan-and-luggacurren-areas Up to 5kms of ageing and problematic water mains are to be replaced in the Ballycoolan and Luggacurren areas of Co Laois. Irish Water has started work to replace the existing pipes, which will also i Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT Only State-Led Action Can Deliver %apos;Affordable%apos; Housing - Labour https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247468/only-state-led-action-can-deliver-affordable-housing-labour https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247468/only-state-led-action-can-deliver-affordable-housing-labour Only State-led action can deliver the supply of social and affordable housing that Ireland needs, according to the Labour Party (Ireland). With recent commentators describing the Government%apos;s flagshi Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT Specialist Inspectors Called In To Investigate Cladding At Five Hospitals https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247467/specialist-inspectors-called-in-to-investigate-cladding-at-five-hospitals https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247467/specialist-inspectors-called-in-to-investigate-cladding-at-five-hospitals Specialist cladding inspectors have been called in to investigate Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda along with four other hospitals. Sinn Féin TD for Louth, Gerry Adams, said the news that HSE Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT Fall In NI%apos;s Private Construction Activity %apos;Another Alarm Bell%apos; - RUSA https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247437/fall-in-ni-s-private-construction-activity-another-alarm-bell-rusa https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247437/fall-in-ni-s-private-construction-activity-another-alarm-bell-rusa The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RUSA) has described the latest fall in Northern Ireland%apos;s private sector construction activity as "another alarm bell for the wider economy". Official statisti Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT National Guild Of Master Craftsmen Joins European Builders Confederation https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247436/national-guild-of-master-craftsmen-joins-european-builders-confederation https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247436/national-guild-of-master-craftsmen-joins-european-builders-confederation Irish organisation the National Guild of Master Craftsmen has become the latest member of the European Builders Confederation (EBC). Founded in 1996, the National Guild of Master Craftsmen has more t Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT NI Hosepipe Ban Ends https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247441/ni-hosepipe-ban-ends https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247441/ni-hosepipe-ban-ends A Northern Ireland-wide hosepipe ban imposed during the recent heatwave has now been lifted. Sara Venning, Chief Executive Officer of NI Water, said there had been a "fantastic response" from the pub Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT Govt Urged To Purchase Historical Castlehyde House In Fermoy https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247432/govt-urged-to-purchase-historical-castlehyde-house-in-fermoy https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/247432/govt-urged-to-purchase-historical-castlehyde-house-in-fermoy The Government has been urged to seize a %apos;golden opportunity%apos; to purchase the historical Castlehyde House in Fermoy, Co Cork. The iconic venue, which is owned by renowned Irish dancer Michael Flatley Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT