John Sisk & Son, which won the contracts to build the accommodation and central buildings at the first Center Parcs in Ireland (above), retained its position as the largest contractor, with revenues of just under €1.2 billion

The combined turnover for Ireland’s top 50 construction contractors increased by 25 per cent to €8.39 billion last year, according to the latest indus(...)

At the signing of the deal to acquire STS were (from left): Stephan Possekel, managing director DTS; Catherine von Fürstenberg-Dussmann, chairman of the board of trustees of the Dussmann Group; Dr Wolfgang Häfele, executive board spokesman, Eddie Walsh, chairman STS Group and Richard Hogan, managing director STS Group

Waterford-based businessman Eddie Walsh has sold his specialist engineering company STS Group to German facilities management giant Dussmann Group in (...)

Languages are a key part of modern arts degrees, and graduates with a European language – particularly where it is coupled with business or ICT skills – will find themselves in high demand. Photograph: iStock

Arts degrees were once the most popular college choice. They swanned around the school like the queen bee that everybody wanted to hang out with. Thi(...)

Apple is still Ireland’s largest company based on turnover. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

There’s no change at the top in this year’s Irish Times Top 1000 2019, the definitive guide to Ireland’s leading companies, as Apple, with turnov(...)

“You see situations where the key family member is in their late 60s or 70s and wants to exit the business and the children are well educated and not necessarily interested in working in it”

Selling a business to its existing management team can be an attractive option for a number of reasons. The deal can usually be done quickly and priva(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris advised of the report’s finding that “this risk always sat with the funder”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The cost overrun on the national children’s hospital would have materialised even if a contractor other than Bam had been selected to build the projec(...)

Bam Construction:  Courtesy of deals with the State, or State-backed firms, schools, courthouses, roads, tunnels, medical facilities and even sewerage schemes have supplemented the firm’s steady flow of work. Photograph: Tom Honan

In its 2011 financial accounts, Bam Contractors noted glumly that it had been another “difficult” year, where pricings for contracts in Ireland stayed(...)

BAM Contractors, the firm building the hospital, submitted a tender price of €432 million in 2017 but this grew to €556 million last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

The prices charged by the main contractors for the new national children’s hospital rose by up to 65 per cent in little over a year, a briefing note f(...)

John Sisk & Son: came first in “Construction Magazine” top 50 Construction Industry Federation  contractors for 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Republic’s top construction companies increased their combined turnover by 12 per cent in the last year, despite a slow recovery rate in the resid(...)

John Mark Clancy, originally from Co Meath, has taken the scenic route home every December for the past seven years – along with his wife and children

Driving home for Christmas takes on a different dimension if you live in Moscow, but distance or difficult terrain has never been an obstacle for outd(...)

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