A busy building site may not be the first place you’d imagine hearing the term ‘mindfulness,’ but Collen Construction have successfully incorporated the practice into their innovative approach to site safety.

“Mindfulness is very useful in that it gets people to focus on the task that they are doing and if people focus on the task at hand, we will reduce accidents and incidents which often occur when people are distracted by what we call ‘the noise,’ in other words, the bills, the personal life, the GAA and all of these other things that might be on our minds,” said Health and Safety Manager, Joe O’Dwyer. “So what we are striving to do is to get people to reduce that noise for themselves and be mindful and focused on the job.”

Cahalane Bros Ltd are putting Clonakilty Black Pudding back on the West Cork map.

In February 2016, Cahalane Bros Ltd was appointed to deliver a new €7 million production facility for Clonakilty Black Pudding.

This exciting project heralds the return of the famous brand’s production to Clonakilty and will see the company increase operations and expand their range.

“This is our first time to deliver a project for a food industry client and it has been a great experience,” Donal Cahalane, Project Engineer with Cahalane Bros said. “Our background is in commercial and residential, so this project presented a challenge in that sense, but we employed the same approach as we do to all of our work; we worked very closely with the client to collaborate and get the project over the line.”

The CIF has warned that the ambition of balanced regional development can only be delivered by a thriving construction industry. The Government must set out an industrial strategy for the construction industry to ensure that it has the capacity to deliver the housing, infrastructure and specialist building required to deliver the vision of Ireland 2040 launched today.

Speaking at the launch of Ireland 2040, Director General Tom Parlon said;

“This is a hugely ambitious vision for the future of Ireland. It focuses on developing cities, regions and infrastructure to deliver balanced economic growth. The construction industry will be integral to the delivery of this plan. There will be a huge amount of debate over the coming months to decide where resources should be allocated. However, the capacity of the construction industry and in particular regional construction companies is the critical success factor in this vision. As part of this process, the Government must set out an industrial strategy for the construction industry in the run up to its launch with a well-funded development plan in place to give certainty to Irish construction companies.

There is no typical Heritage project, but there are typical challenges that present during the course of carrying out major works on an historic building or other structure.

Confined spaces, undoing inappropriate repairs and finding contractors with the right skills and ethos were all in a day’s work when the Duggan Brothers worked at St Mary’s in Kilkenny. As were the conditions of the Public Works Contract and even a visit from storm Barney, who put in an appearance along the way in November 2015.

Tara Flynn of Paul Flynn Construction pictured with Kerry footballer Tomás Ó Sé. Paul Flynn Construction has be the proud sponsor of local Padraig Pearses, Roscommon senior GAA team for over 18 years.

Ballinasloe-based Construction Company, Paul Flynn Construction Ltd. has been building and developing quality projects all over Ireland since 1975.

Director Tara Flynn spoke to us about the family business, which has built its reputation on strong traditional values. When Paul Flynn Senior founded Paul Flynn Construction in the mid-1970s the company’s primary focus was on the private residential market. However, nearly a half century later, the company has adapted and grown to meet the demands of the industry. These days Paul Flynn Construction is a leading figure in educational and commercial construction nationwide.