June 21, 2012
Business in the Community Ireland have recently announced the first companies in Ireland to be certified with the Business Working Responsibly Mark. The Mark, which certifies excellence in responsible and sustainable business practices across company operations, was achieved by Microsoft Ireland, ESB, CRH and Intel. It is the first such certification in Ireland and is [...]
June 18, 2012
Irish Cement first introduced CEM II cements to the Irish market in 2007 to reduce the carbon footprint and improve the sustainability of our product range. In keeping with the drive to improve sustainability we have recently invested in modern energy efficient manufacturing facilities and last year further [...]
March 7, 2012
“Sustainable construction” is a term that is widely used; however, the concept often suffers from misuse of terms in describing various aspects of sustainability. Three European organizations have co-operated in producing a multilingual Glossary of words and terms commonly used in descriptions of various aspects of sustainable construction. The three organizations involved are the European [...]
February 28, 2012
The President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Mr. Richard Coakley, accompanied by twenty members of the Institution’s Republic of Ireland branch, visited Platin Works in January 2012. They were received by Pat Creagh, Operations Director, and were taken on a tour of the plant and control centre. Richard Coakley has adopted the theme ‘Harnessing [...]
September 26, 2011
Over the past few years we have invited pupils from the neighbouring schools to visit our Cement Manufacturing operations in Castlemungret. In 2011 a record number of over 200 students from five local primary schools visited Limerick Works. A tour is beneficial to students as it allows them to see several aspects of a [...]
September 26, 2011
Irish Cement has taken delivery of its first load of Solid Recoverable Fuel (SRF) at Platin Works. SRF is a specially prepared clean dry blend of fragments of plastics, paper, cardboard and textiles that arise once recycling of waste materials has been completed. This waste derived Alternative Fuel will be used to reduce our dependence on [...]
January 26, 2011
A revised National Annex (NA+2) to I.S. EN 206-1:2002 was published mid 2010. This revision was introduced to align recommendations of I.S. EN 206-1 NA with the National Annex of I.S. EN 1992-1-1, the Eurocode for Concrete, which was also published earlier in 2010. This revised NA includes minor revisions to clauses and tables on [...]
January 25, 2011
Two trainee accountants from CRH China, Alice Sheng and Kevin Liu, spent six months working in Irish Cement’s Finance department , as part of a CRH training programme.
January 25, 2011
Engineers Ireland re-accredited Irish Cement as a ‘CPD Accredited Employer’ in 2010 in recognition of the good organisational practice in the professional development of engineers and technical staff in the company.
December 1, 2010
Platin Works sponsored ‘Manufacturering / Exporter of the Year Award’ at 2010 Drogheda Chambers Business Excellence Awards. This award was won by Killeen Steel Wool. Irish Cement also entered and won the category of ‘Best Green Business/Environmental Excellence Award’, which was sponsored by Tesco. The award was accepted by Pat Creagh on behalf of Platin Works. [...]
September 30, 2010
Irish Cement Limerick Works collaborated with Ms. Elizabeth Hatz from Sweden, the curator of ‘Open / Invited ev+ a 2010 Matters’ visual art exhibition, to invite Mr. Staffan Nihlen to visit its Limestone quarry. Following some visits, Mr. Nihlen chose several pieces of limestone for sculpting. From these, three pieces of work were created and [...]
July 25, 2010
Platin Works joined with St. Oliver’s Community School as part of a new Business in the Community partnership. This is an itiative in to introduce 5th year students to the workplace in order to encourage them to remain in school and complete their Leaving Certificate. Students undertake a number of modules including goal setting, CV preparation, [...]
May 20, 2009
In May 2008 as part of Cembureau’s Plant Open Week Initiative Limerick Works hosted six tours from local schools.
May 19, 2009
In July 2007 CRH plc and the Irish Group Companies including Irish Cement joined forces with Simon Communities of Ireland to roll out an ambitious new charity venture.
January 5, 2009
To make way for the new Kiln 3 production line in Platin, Kiln 1 was finally shut down on October 9th 2008 after 36 years in production. Kiln 1 was commissioned in 1972 and was the first dry process kiln in Ireland.