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Machinery
JCB opens new factory in India
Peter Thomas Keaveney
JCB has officially opened a new £100m (€119m) factory in India, which is set to fabricate parts for global production lines.
8 April 2022 News
Webinar: wood construction and climate change
There will be a free webinar taking place on 14 April on ways to reduce the carbon footprint associated with building.
30 March 2022 Buildings
Planning permissions fall as building costs escalate
There was a surge in applications following the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic but applications have returned to more normal levels of late with demand said to be tempered by escalating costs.
Global Report: stories from around the world
News snippets from New Zealand, the UK, China and Brazil
23 March 2022 World
Farm building activity in 2022 a ‘crystal ball job’
Sheeting prices are forecast to rise further in early 2022 but some in the sector say the cost increases for other materials are beginning to level out.
5 January 2022 News
Made in Ireland: building success in the Kingdom
Now in business a quarter of a century, Fergus O’Keeffe, managing director of Kerry Mechanical Engineering (KME) tells Gary Abbott about the company’s success and more recent venture into slurry equip
29 December 2021 Farm machinery
Nine-to-12-month lead times on slurry tankers with LESS equipment
Manufacturers are reporting lead times on tankers with LESS equipment as ranging from nine to twelve months, with higher spec machines up too 14 months. Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott report.
29 December 2021 News
Ireland's only German-built forestry tractor impresses in Cork
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with the team from Dermot Casey Tree Care in Cork to chat through the company’s Pfanzelt specialist forestry tractor, the only such unit in Ireland or the UK.
3 November 2021 Farm machinery
Watch: new lease of life for old timber forwarder in the west
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Williamstown in Co Galway to catch up with innovator Robert Brennan who converted a worn-out timber forwarder into a self-propelled chipper.
3 November 2021 Farm machinery
SIP unveils new eight- and 12-rotor tedders
Slovenian machinery manufacturer SIP has taken the wraps off its new eight- and 12-rotor tedders.
6 October 2021 News
Made in Ireland: young Galway firm fabricating into the future
Now entering his second decade in the machinery manufacturing business, Alan Winters from Galway-based Alstrong has had plenty of success in recent years.
8 September 2021 Farm machinery
Soiled water measures could cost up to €18,000
The new proposals in the review of Ireland's nitrates directive will mean a big increase in soiled water storage will be required on Irish farms.
18 August 2021 News