Category: CIF News

Construction Industry Targeting Transition Year Students to Avert Future Skills Shortages

Construction needs over 110,000 additional workers to rebuild Ireland over the next 10 years The construction industry has launched a Transition Year initiative to facilitate students interested in working in Ireland’s most innovative construction companies. The initiative will see students completing work experience in the offices of construction companies in addition to on construction sites. […]

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CIF: Implementation is key to ensure €115bn Public Capital Programme and the National Planning Framework succeed

The CIF has welcomed the €115bn investment in infrastructure announced by Government today as a ‘potential gamechanger’. The announcement was made as part of the Government’s 10-year public capital programme and National Planning Framework. CIF Director General, Tom stated that; “Today’s announcement could represent a game-changer for the construction industry, the economy and Irish society. […]

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Dundalk man appointed President of the Master Painters and Decorators of Ireland (MPDI)

MPDI

New MPDI President to Focus on Apprentice Recruitment L to r: Sean Downey, CIF Director, Specialinst Contracting; Mark Dilloughry, Outgoing MPDI President; Seamus Duff, President, MPDI and Gillian Ross, Secretary, MPDI. Damian Duff, MD of Seamus Duff & Sons (Ireland) Ltd, has been elected President of The Master Painters and Decorators of Ireland (MPDI) at […]

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Construction industry continued to reduce fatalities in 2017

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Dermot Carey, CIF Director, Safety & Training Construction fatalities dropped from 9 to 6 in 2017 Systematic behaviour change reducing fatalities Ongoing systematic behaviour change in the construction industry has seen construction industry fatalities in 2017 drop by 33% from nine to six. Health & Safety Authority (HSA) fatality figures for 2017 show an ongoing […]

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“GOVERNMENT AND ITS AGENCIES MUST DELIVER INNOVATIVE FUNDING PLATFORMS TO SUPPORT HOUSE BUILDING ACROSS THE COUNTRY” – TOM PARLON, DG, CIF

Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation (CIF), has said that while recent Government initiatives are having a positive effect on the housing sector, market failure in finance is affecting the industry’s ability to deliver on housing output targets. Housebuilding viable again “Recent Government initiatives are having a positive effect on housing supply in some […]

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Housing commencements up 35% per year to date and expected to surpass 15,000 for the first time since 2008

Construction Industry Federation (CIF) analysis shows that 14,917 new houses were started in the Jan/Oct period this year. This represents an increase of 35.6% in the commencement of new housing from 11,000 to 14,917 units up to October 2017. If this trend continues, the CIF estimates that total commencements will approach 18,000 by the end […]

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Ivan Webb Scholarship awarded to three DIT Construction Studies Students

Ivan Webb Scholarship

Ivan Webb Scholarship Awards:  Dominic Doheny, President CIF, Sionainn McLaughlin, First Year Full Time Scholarship Award Winner, Catherine Rogers, Back to Education Scholarship Award winner and Seamus Duggan President MBCA. The Ivan Webb Scholarship 2017 has been awarded to three students from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street.  First Year Full Time Scholarship Award […]

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FIRST FEMALE CHAIRPERSON ELECTED TO THE CIF GALWAY BRANCH

CIF Galway Branch

L to r: Justin Molloy (CIF Regional Director), Paul Stewart (Outgoing Galway Branch Chair), Tara Flynn (Galway Branch Chair) and Tom Parlon (CIF Director General). Tara Flynn of Paul Flynn Construction Ltd has been elected Chair of the CIF Galway Branch. Justin Molloy, CIF Regional Director, Welcoming Tara’s election, Justin Molloy CIF Regional Director, Midlands […]

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CIF DONEGAL BRANCH AND DONEGAL ETB JOIN FORCES WITH CONSTRUCTION GROUND WORK SKILLS PROGRAMME

CIF Donegal Branch

The CIF Donegal Branch and Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) Further Education & Training (FET) Service have joined forces to further develop the ETB’s ‘Construction Ground Work Skills’ training programme, offering participants on the course the opportunity to gain work experience on construction sites in Donegal while also addressing the current skill needs of local employers. […]

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“DELAYS WITH THE ATHENRY APPLE DATA CENTRE DEMONSTRATE PROBLEMS WITH OUR PLANNING SYSTEM”

Apple Data Centre

Justin Molloy, Regional Director, CIF Western & Midland Region outlines the necessary changes that must be made to Ireland’s planning system to protect and secure investment. The function of our planning system is to regulate our built environment in the interests of the common good and in line with our planning legislation. Using a hierarchy […]

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