Category Archives: Infrastructure

Towards a National Planning Framework 2017

Organised in association with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, eolas’ recent Towards a National Planning Framework Conference examined the detail of the future framework. In a wide-ranging line-up...

Capital boost for infrastructure to 2021

The Government is re-evaluating its capital plan in line with shifts in national economic and social infrastructure priorities. eolas provides an overview. The State finds itself facing two challenges of significant and...

Driving Irish construction

Matheson’s Rhona Henry, partner and head of the Construction and Engineering group, and Garret Farrelly, partner and head of the Energy and Infrastructure Group, outline the series of prevailing drivers within Irish...

Ireland in 2040

As the National Planning Framework, a plan to shape Ireland over the next 30 years, is opened to consultation, eolas looks at the key areas for government focus and the implications of...

On the right tracks

Infrastructure is often spoken of in cold, analytical terms: its technical design, its rate of return. However, at the heart of infrastructure – including transport infrastructure – is planning for or responding...

The road to cleaner energy

Substantial progress has been made in changing the way energy is used in Ireland. Homeowners and businesses have become more conscious of the need to reduce energy use and to make sure...

Crossrail: innovation and learning legacy

Mike Laws, Head of Reporting and Head of Programme Efficiency at Crossrail and also CH2M’s programme Lead, outlines the innovation and learning legacy derived from the delivery of the Crossrail project as...

Evolving to meet demand

The electricity industry is undoubtedly in a period of transition. In the last decade alone we have seen the wide scale integration of renewables onto our system, the rapid growth of the...

Gas Networks Ireland has recently announced the development of a new transport energy network of 70 CNG filling stations.

Natural gas: fuelling the future

Ireland, like many other countries, is grappling with the issue of how to meet the ever increasing energy demands of its people, while reducing the environmental impact of this consumption and at...

SEM connection one-step closer

  Plans to build a much-needed North South electricity interconnector in Ireland have moved one step closer after planning permission was approved for 138km of overhead lines in the southern section. In...