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Kirby are proud to have helped raise a brilliant €22,200 for the North West Hospice in Sligo and the Marymount Hospice in Cork as part of the AFO AbbVie Cycle Challenge 2017

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Kirby enjoyed a very successful night at the 2017 National Q Mark Awards on Friday last where it was awarded the ‘Recognised for Excellence’ category for its’ Quality Management System, an award which recognises commitment to quality and excellence.

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Kirby Group Engineering has made a number of key appointments at senior level.  The appointments are in response to the company’s growth and success domestically and internationally, and align with its commitment to continuously build an effective management team.

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On Thursday, May 4th 2017, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) will host its 5th Annual WIT Lean Enterprise Excellence Forum.  Kevin O’Brien, Senior Project Manager at Kirby, has been invited to the forum to outline the findings from his research into the dissemination of Lean principles in the Irish construction industry.

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Every year on April 28th, Workers’ Memorial Day is commemorated across the world.  Workers’ Memorial Day is a day dedicated to remembering all those who have been killed or injured in work-related incidents.

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A team of Kirby employees, who are working on the new Solvay production facility based in Wrexham, North Wales, held a charity day on site recently and in doing so they managed to raise a staggering £6,000 for Hope House Children’s Hospice.

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As part of our commitment to safety, Kirby, with support from Alexion and PM Group, hosted a behavioural safety workshop entitled ‘Overloaded’.  Over 700 site employees attended the workshop which was held on site at the Alexion project on Wednesday, March 22nd.

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Saturday, March 4th marks the start of Engineers Week 2017.  Kirby is showing its support for the weeklong celebration of engineering in Ireland by sponsoring three shows taking place at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology (IADT) on Thursday, March 9th

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Students at St Mark’s Community College in Tallaght, Dublin have the future at their fingertips following the generous donation of 12 iPads by Kirby Group Engineering and a number of its IT suppliers.

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Kirby is supporting the vital work of Focus Ireland by donating €20,000 to the homeless charity.  Kirby made the donation through the sponsorship of a star on the charity’s annual Sponsor A Star Christmas tree which is located at the top of Dublin’s Grafton Street.

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Kirby Group Engineering has announced that Fergus Frawley will be stepping down as Group Managing Director at the end of 2016. Fellow Director, Jimmy Kirby will take up this position from January 1st 2017.

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The final of the 2017 IrelandSkills National Competition takes place at Cork Institute of Technology over the next three days; Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th December 2016.

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Kirby is delighted to be shortlisted for two awards at the 2016 Galway Chamber Business Awards which take place on Saturday, 19th November.  Kirby received the shortlist nomination in two award categories: Best Large Company and Best Social Enterprise/CSR.

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Kirby is delighted to be shortlisted for an award at the Irish BIM Innovation Awards 2016.  Kirby has made the shortlist in the ‘construction category’ for its innovative use of BIM on a large and complex data centre project.

 

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Kirby proudly received two awards at the 25th Annual NISO/NISG Safety Awards which were held in Killarney on Friday last.  Kirby was presented with its first Occupational Health and Safety ‘Consistent High Achiever’ award.

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Kirby enjoyed a very successful night at the 2016 Q Mark Awards on Friday last where it was awarded the ‘Recognised for Excellence (R4E) Award for Quality Management’, an award which recognises commitment to quality and excellence.

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In support of CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Kirby held a series of events to promote and highlight the importance of good health and safety within the workplace.

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In response to significant growth and success in the region, Kirby has opened its second office in Scotland.  The new office is located in Central Glasgow and will focus on and support the delivery of mechanical and electrical engineering and construction services to our clients in Scotland.

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Kirby has received a Gold Medal award in the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016.  This award marks the 7th consecutive Gold Medal achieved by the company and represents Kirby’s outstanding safety performance.

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Kirby was among the contractors commended by GSK for their commitment to safety which contributed to the achievement of one million hours without a lost-time accident at their Worthing plant.

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Galway hurling legend, Ollie Canning, hosted a coaching session with a number of GAA teams from across Europe at Naomh Olaf’s GAA grounds in Dublin yesterday to officially launch the sponsorship of 8 European GAA teams by Kirby Group Engineering.

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As part of our commitment to safety, Kirby hosted ‘The Mousehole’; a health and safety workshop at a number of project sites across the UK with more workshops planned over the coming months.

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At Kirby we understand that the key to our success is our people; they are our most valuable asset and we continually empower them to be the very best they can be. Kirby recognises the importance of supporting and promoting good health and wellness among its employees, especially in a busy working environment.

 

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Kirby played its part in Team Limerick Clean-up 2016 with employees taking time out of their work schedule to pick up rubbish and clean in and around the Raheen Business Park.

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To support the health and wellbeing of staff, Kirby organised a company-wide office walk recently. Staff across all of the Kirby offices in Ireland, UK and Europe were encouraged to join their friends and colleagues and enjoy a walk.

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Kirby, one of Ireland’s leading engineering services organisations, is helping to grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions by making a donation of €20,000 to Make-A-Wish Ireland.

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Kirby is proud to support the vital work of COPE Galway and play its part in tackling the issue of homelessness by supporting the annual COPE Galway Sleep Out which takes place on Friday 4th December 2015.

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Kirby enjoyed a very successful night at the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards on Friday last where it was awarded the Best Large Business award and named as Overall Business of the Year 2015.

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Kirby was awarded the prestigious Construction Building Services (Mechanical and Electrical) Award at the 24th National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) Annual Awards which were held in Galway recently.

 

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Be Heart Healthy

For the month of September, Kirby are supporting the Irish Heart Foundation’s ‘Heart Month’ by raising awareness of how to reduce your risk of heart disease.

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Kirby have successfully attained registration with CIRI (Construction Industry Register Ireland) for 2015/16 in the categories of Builder/Main Contractors; Electrical Contracting; and Mechanical/Plumbing and Heating Contracting.

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Today, Kirby launched their new corporate website, showcasing some of their most recent projects and sharing some of the secrets of their success.

 

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Get Export Ready

The National Export Campaign with Enterprise Ireland attracted over 100 delegates to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Limerick for the ‘Get Export Ready’ event which featured speakers from Kirby sharing their export story.

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Focus on safety

Kirby have organised a series of presentations this week to highlight the importance of safety on site.

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The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in the UK have awarded Kirby a prestigious ‘Gold Medal’ after achieving six consecutive years of outstanding safety performance and six previous ‘Gold Awards’.

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Today Kirby reached another significant industry milestone – one million hours without a lost-time accident.

This is the second time Kirby has achieved this milestone which is testament to the high standards of quality and safety employed within every Kirby job site

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