Category: Construction Industry Federation

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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“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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“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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