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Meeting construction skills and labour demands in the mid west

Meeting construction skills and labour demands in the mid west

Pictured above is Joe Leddin, Paul Patton (LCETB), Michael Joyce, Eimear Brophy (LCETB) attending the TUS Afternoon for Employers at the Strand Hotel. Picture Brendan Gleeson Upskilling and training opportunities were the focus of the Mid West Construction Skills...

If it was up to me: Kevin O’Rourke

If it was up to me: Kevin O’Rourke

Kevin O’Rourke is Chair of Healthy Homes Ireland, a new forum to advance a greener and healthier living environment in Ireland’s homes. Supported by the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) and VELUX, it is led by a steering group of leaders in construction,...

‘We watched the house go up in flames’

‘We watched the house go up in flames’

Iain Miller’s life was turned upside down when his house was destroyed in a fire in December 2020. He vowed to rebuild it from the bare bones and thanks to help from the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and supporters, his family were back in their home to...

New voices in construction: Ledjan Gjoni

New voices in construction: Ledjan Gjoni

Ledjan Gjoni, 21, is an Apprentice Electrician with Mercury Engineering I started as an apprentice electrician with Mercury Engineering in February last year and I’m now working on the Intel site in Lucan, where I’ve been doing night shifts for several months thanks...

Women in construction: Aoife Gilheany

Women in construction: Aoife Gilheany

Equal Measures: An insight into a career in construction from a woman’s point of view Aoife Gilheany is Head of Health and Safety at Sonica. She has worked in construction for six years First job in the industry? I began as a Graduate Health and Safety Officer with PJ...