40km section of M8 finished seven months early


ONE OF the longest sections of road in the State's motorway development programme, the 40km Cullahill to Cashel section of the M8, has been completed seven months early, the NRA is to announce today.

The new €435 million road, which is expected to take at least 20 minutes off the journey time between Dublin and Cork, bypasses the towns of Johnstown and Urlingford in Co Kilkenny, and Littleton and Horse and Jockey in Co Tipperary.

Source : The Irish Times

Enterprise partnership will continue until 2041

THE Limerick Tunnel is a public private partnership enterprise which has a 31-year life span from yesterday’s opening.

Source : The Irish Examiner

Sisk announces profit of €13.3m

By Joe Dermody

CONSTRUCTION group John Sisk & Son Ltd has announced profits of more than €13.3 million for 2009, down from profits of nearly €22m the previous year, but still a creditable performance given the broader economic challenges facing the Irish building sector.

Source : The Irish Examiner