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Evolving Data Centres: A sustainable future

Sep 30, 2022

Adapting to change and learning as we go. DCD Opinions speak to Darran Monaghan, Kirby Group Engineering. There are two challenges facing the construction of data centres at the moment. The first is that the carbon footprint associated with these resource-hungry facilities must be reduced. The second is that the rapidly growing demand for their […]

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“Every Kirby colleague has a story of how the company has helped them personally or professionally,” says Paralegal Executive Suzanne Kirwan

Sep 20, 2022

“Every Kirby colleague has a story of how the company has helped them personally or professionally,” says Paralegal Executive Suzanne Kirwan In this #PeopleFirst article we speak to Suzanne Kirwan as she celebrates the completion of her barrister training at King’s Inn, Dublin. The soon-to-be barrister has spent the last year studying for the bar […]

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Appointments a Further Boost to Kirby for the Future

Sep 12, 2022

Ongoing drive for sustainable growth brings seven to senior management team Kirby Group Engineering has announced seven additions to its Senior Management Team. The family-founded firm is continually looking to build on its reputation for delivering top quality results and this latest round of appointments is the next step in that strategy. The full list […]

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Kirby Way Cycle a massive success with over €430k raised

Sep 7, 2022

Two key charities to benefit from company’s inaugural event over 300km course. Kirby Group Engineering is delighted to announce the inaugural Kirby Way Cycle event has been a major success, raising more than €430,000 so far for great causes. A total of 176 cyclists along with 23 volunteers, drivers and support crew, took to the […]

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“Sports psychology and business have strong synergies; at Kirby we wear one jersey, we are a team,” says Kirby HR Officer and champion hurler Kyle Hayes

Aug 23, 2022

We sit down with Kyle Hayes as the Limerick hurling team celebrates its third All-Ireland title in a row. “Limerick is one of the most exciting places to be right now, the atmosphere is palpable,” says HR Officer and Limerick hurler Kyle Hayes, as we interview him for our #PeopleFirst series. He is settling back […]

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Preparations underway for the Kirby Way Cycle

Aug 8, 2022

Preparations are in full swing for the Kirby Way Cycle 2022, with less than a month to the big event. Nearly 250 participants are so far signed up to take part in the event which will get underway at Kirby Group Engineering’s headquarters in Raheen Business Park, Limerick on the morning of September 2nd. From […]

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Melandri Van Zyl, HR Officer and Andre Van Zyl, Senior Electrical Cost Engineer

From South Africa to the Emerald Isle: “Kirby doesn’t just talk the talk, it really is a people-first company,” say couple Melandri and André van Zyl

Jul 26, 2022

“I can’t tell you how easy Kirby made the transition for us,” says HR Officer Melandri van Zyl as she talks to us for our #PeopleFirst series. Sitting next to her is her husband and co-worker André, Senior Cost Engineer, as they discuss their move across the world from South Africa to Limerick, Ireland. “I […]

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Data center supply chain challenges: It’s good to talk

Jul 12, 2022

Managing complex supply chains today requires diligence and hard work to bring data center builds in successfully and on-budget, advises Kirby procurement specialist David Waldron. DCD Opinions speak to David Waldron, Kirby Group Engineering. The supply chain issues currently blighting data center development are not necessarily new, nor have they struck out of the blue. […]

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Kirby Builds for the Future with Directors’ Appointments

Jun 27, 2022

Promotions align with Irish engineering company’s vision of strong sustainable growth. Kirby Group Engineering has announced five promotional appointments within its Senior Management Team. The family-founded firm is following a path of sustainable growth, delivering top quality results for national and international clients and these promotions will help secure its vision for the future. The […]

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”I want girls to know engineering is a career option from a young age,” says Kirby’s Electrical Engineering Manager, Amy Lane

Jun 23, 2022

I want to imagine a future when we don’t need an International Women in Engineering Day. A future when children aren’t encouraged into one career or another because of their sex. A future when there are no male- or female-dominated industries,” says Amy Lane, Electrical Engineering Manager at Kirby. We speak to her as part […]

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Kirby announces the launch of The Kirby Way Cycle 2022

Jun 20, 2022

Irish engineering firm aims to raise hundreds of thousands of euro in 300km trip. We are proud to announce the launch of The Kirby Way Cycle 2022. This staff initiative alongside our fundraising partners and in conjunction with Warriors for Humanity, is raising money for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute and Self Help Africa, […]

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“I have definitely had opportunities that I wouldn’t have been given with other contractors,” says Kirby project manager Leroy Walker

May 31, 2022

In this #PeopleFirst we catch up with Leroy Walker, one of Kirby’s youngest project managers as he hands over a new clean room to our longstanding client, medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific. The 34-year-old father of two started with Kirby in 2006 as an Electrical Apprentice. He has progressed through the ranks, from Site Supervisor, […]

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Kirby Group Engineering Announces Partnership with Dutch Data Center Association

May 12, 2022

Kirby Group Engineering is delighted to join the Dutch Data Center Association (DDA) in 2022 as a partner member. Kirby is proud to be part of the DDA community of data centers and quality suppliers of technology and services. This partnership shows the company’s commitment to continued growth in the Netherlands. Kirby Group Managing Director, […]

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Kirby Donates €25,000 to Acquired Brain Injury Charity in Meath

May 3, 2022

Kirby Group Engineering is making a donation to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABII), to support their work in Meath. Around 19,000 people acquire a brain injury in Ireland every year. They happen suddenly and can be caused by road traffic accidents, strokes, assaults, falls and infections such as meningitis. Because every injury is unique, each […]

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‘‘Becoming part of a senior management team was a huge achievement – especially as a young non-Irish woman.’ Giedre Visockaite, Associate Director – Strategy and Marketing

Apr 21, 2022

CIF Construction Magazine recently spoke to Giedre Visockaite, as part of their special feature on ‘Championing Women in Construction in 2022’. Click here to read the article in pdf format. Originally from Lithuania, Giedre Visockaite is Associate Director of Strategy and Marketing with Kirby Group Engineering. In the 10 years since joining Kirby – something […]

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DIY SOS: The Big Build Ireland New Series

Apr 4, 2022

DIY SOS: The Big Build Ireland, the show that rebuilds people’s lives by rebuilding their homes is back for a second series. The popular series presented by Baz Ashmawy returns to RTÉ One on Sunday April 3rd. The four part series will feature families based in New Ross, Meath, Santry and Waterford city. Chief-motivator Baz […]

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“This work Kirby does for DIY SOS is providing homes, not just houses for families who are in exceptional circumstances and dire need through no fault of their own.” Stephen Brennan, Site Manager and DIY SOS Lead

Apr 1, 2022

To many in Kirby, Stephen Brennan is known as a beguiling Site Manager from Glinsk, County Galway and to many around the country, he’s known as Stephen from DIY SOS, the Electrical Foreman with the hearty laugh and the cheeky grin. Whether it’s having the laughs with Baz and the gang or working insane hours […]

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What workers want has never been a more powerful factor in the labour market. As we emerge from two years of disruption, experts tell us ‘it’s talent’s world and employers live in it’.

Mar 30, 2022

Fergus Barry – HR Director speaks to the CIF Magazine. The construction and engineering industries are no different. We must look at ourselves and realise that if we want to attract and retain new talent, we must provide an environment that’s attractive to and supportive of them. Our search has clearly identified that people today […]

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Building the largest data centers

Mar 24, 2022

Demand for data center capacity has grown exponentially in recent years. While the scale, speed of delivery and technological advancements have progressed significantly, the principles of how we work remain unchanged. We adhere steadfastly to Kirby’s core values of People, Safety, Quality, Delivery and Value. These priorities have guided us since the company’s foundation and […]

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Ukraine Donation

Kirby is supporting the people of Ukraine with a donation to the Red Cross

Mar 22, 2022

We cannot imagine, the fear, sadness and anger that the people of Ukraine are feeling at the moment. The stories of damage and death are hard to read and we all see how important it is for people around the world to come together to advance the cause of peace. We are working to support […]

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Kirby joins “Orchards in the Community” to plant 1,000 orchards across Ireland

Mar 9, 2022

Kirby Group Engineering is pleased to announce its participation in Host in Ireland’s “Orchards in the Community” initiative. Orchards play a key role in providing an early food source for struggling bees. To help protect the bees and increase pollination, Kirby is part of 52 pledgers and over 90 schools and community groups planting in […]

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“Engineering is an incredibly rewarding career, and one that I would strongly recommend to young women considering their career choices,” says Turnover Engineer Cova Fernandez

Mar 8, 2022

We continue our #PeopleFirst series with Turnover Engineer Cova Fernandez. Speaking from her home office in Dublin, she enthuses about BIM 360 and the transformation it has delivered to the industry over the last 10 years and discusses flexible working as a mum of two. Joining Kirby in 2015 as Technical Bid Lead, she’s now […]

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The Engineering Firm working to be a ‘Good Grid Citizen’

Mar 8, 2022

John Grogan, Kirby Group Engineering Director, contributes to the US-Ireland Business Report 2022 with his thoughts on sustainability and working to be a ‘Good Grid Citizen’. Thirty years ago, focusing on sustainable or energy efficient methods of working had a poor image in mainstream culture. Making the effort to be ‘green’ was often depicted as […]

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Kirby Group Engineering awarded Engineers Ireland’s CPD Accredited Employer Standard

Mar 3, 2022

Kirby Group Engineering has been awarded the much sought after CPD Accredited Employer Standard by Engineers Ireland in recognition of their continuing professional development (CPD) strategy. Founded in 1964 in Limerick, Kirby is a leading mechanical and electrical engineering contractor with operations in Ireland, the UK, and Mainland Europe. The organisation provides full mechanical and […]

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