Mivan: A long journey from Antrim to Done of the Rock

Antrim construction firm Mivan has gone into administration.

Antrim construction firm Mivan has gone into administration.

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In a Province gripped by the Troubles and economic decline, the success of a small handful of firms such as Mivan quite literally brought some much-needed optimism to news bulletins in the 1980s and onwards.

From the palaces of Saddam Hussein – mentioned less often these days – to the refurbishment of the iconic Dome of the Rock, the successes of Mivan were reported with the same pride as sports achievements.

More importantly the firm set an example to others of what could be achieved by a local firm prepared to look outside Northern Ireland and take their chances.

 

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