Category: Construction Industry Federation

“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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WHAT THE NEW SECTORAL EMPLOYMENT ORDER MEANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Sectoral Employment Order

WHAT THE NEW SECTORAL EMPLOYMENT ORDER MEANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS CIF Director of Industrial Relations and Manpower Services, Jean Winters, explains the new Sectoral Employment Order. A new Sectoral Employment Order (SEO) covering rates of pay, sick pay, and pensions across the construction industry was signed into legislation on the 19 October 2017, following the […]

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Stand Down for Safety

Stand Down for Safety

Construction workers to kick of safety week in nationwide #standdownforsafety with the help of Baz Ashmawy and mammy, Nancy Construction work across Ireland will come to a momentary standstill at midday this coming, Monday 23 October, to mark the beginning of Construction Safety Week. Construction Safety Week 2017 The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is encouraging […]

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CIF Cork: N28 & Dunkettle Interchange can offset Brexit impact on Irish exports

Construction Industry Federation Cork

Cork CIF Chairman calls for Dunkettle Interchange and N28 to be fast-tracked The chairman of the Cork Branch of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and director of MMD Construction, Cormac Smith has called for the Dunkettle Interchange and the N28 to Ringaskiddy to be fast-tracked to construction in light of Brexit. Brexit will cut UK routes […]

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Construction leaders plan to increase female participation in the industry

Reduce construction Insurance costs

8% of Irish construction industry employees are female The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is bringing together construction industry leaders to address the chronically low levels of female participation in construction. According to a recent report carried out by DKM, with input from SOLAS, the construction industry could expand by 33% to €20b by 2020. It […]

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Concrete Society launch Concrete Ticket course

The Concrete Ticket

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English TD The Concrete Ticket is a half day course not just for operatives Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English TD, has launched The Concrete Ticket, an initiative by the Irish Concrete Society to develop the skills and knowledge of those who […]

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CIF launch E-learning platform

Robert Butler, Head of Learning and Development First course: Sub-contractor contracting & legislation The CIF Learning & Development Department has launched an E-learning platform aimed at those who want to upskill but don’t have time or can’t travel for class-based courses. The new CIF’s e-learning platform will allow construction firms and their employees access to […]

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3,500 apprentices registered in Ireland in 2016

Irish construction apprenticeships

Government ups the ante to target 50,000 apprenticeship registrations by 2020 Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills, will announce details today of how the Government aims to hit a targeted 50,000 apprenticeship registrations by 2020, as figures released this week indicate a take up of 3,500 apprenticeships in 2016, and 2,500 completing trainee […]

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Pension Advice for 2017

Pension Advice

Construction Pension Advice: What to do differently in 2017? Susan O’Mara offers some timely Pension Advice for 2017   In trying to compile my annual Pension Advice for Construction Magazine readers top tips for the coming year, I researched far and wide for pearls of wisdom that I might not have already thought of myself….this […]

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apprentices.ie website launched at Technoteachers Conference

apprentices.ie

Construction at TechnoTeachers Conference and AGM [metaslider id=1503] The TechnoTeachers Association’s National Conference and AGM played host to the launch of a new partnership between the Association and CIF and also saw the launch of the website, , apprentices.ie Techno teachers and CIF – “a natural fit” At their National Conference and AGM in the […]

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