15 CONSTRUCTION WORK-RELATED FATALITIES RECORDED IN 2020

According to the Health and Safety Authority’s (HSA) latest Annual Review of Workplace Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities, there was a total of 53 work-related fatalities in 2020. The largest number of fatalities, 23 (43.4%), occurred in agriculture, forestry and fishing, while there were 15 (28.3%) fatalities in construction, the second-highest level of fatalities. Construction fatalities, however, have shown considerable variation in recent years, dropping to five in 2017 and showing increases since then.

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Kirby Group Engineering announces 300 new jobs

Kirby Group Engineering has announced plans to create 300 new jobs as part of a significant expansion to meet the demand for its services in Ireland and across Europe.
The family-founded, privately-owned company says the new jobs will include engineering, commercial, operations and administrative staff, with recruitment for many of these roles already underway. As part of this recruitment drive, Kirby is looking to attract almost 100 people to be deployed across its hugely successful apprenticeship scheme and graduate programme.
Kirby has also announced a significant structural investment, comprising a €2m plan to upgrade its company headquarters in Co Limerick. The company currently employs over 1,200 people, with 200 new employees having joined during 2020.

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Sisk certified as a carbon-neutral business

John Sisk & Son has reached the first milestone in its 2030 Sustainability Roadmap by being certified as a carbon-neutral business.
Sisk achieved certification under the Achilles Carbon Reduce Programme in early 2021 by having its 2019 baseline and 2020 carbon footprint externally verified. As well as achieving a reduction in carbon emissions during 2020, Sisk has also offset their outstanding emissions through internationally verified carbon reduction projects.

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Bathroom pods manufacturer Connex Offsite announce 50 new jobs

Newry based modular bathroom pods manufacturer Connex Offsite Limited is creating 50 jobs in Newry in a £4.6m investment to help it grow its business in international markets.
Established in 2017, Connex Offsite specialises in the design, offsite fabrication and supply of steel framed bathroom pods for the Great Britain (GB) and Republic of Ireland (RoI) construction markets. The new jobs will see the company grow its team from three employees in 2017 to 53 employees by the end of 2022.

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