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Walls appointed lead contractor on €100M Marlet Group office redvelopment

Walls

Marlet Property Group and M&G Investments have appointed Walls Construction as the lead contractor on the €100m development of its Charlemont Exchange building close to CIF Headquarters on Grand Canal. The project will create  100 construction jobs during the redevelopment of the site, which was bought by Irish property group Marlet in March 2017 for […]

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Sisk appointed as main contractor on new Curragh Racecourse development

Curragh Racecourse

(From l to r): Derek McGrath, CEO Curragh Racecourse Ltd; Paul Hackett, Sisk Regional Managing Director Ireland East; Padraig McManus, Chairman, Curragh Racecourse Ltd; Richard Sisk, Director John Sisk & Son; Joe Keeling, Chairman, Horse Racing Ireland; and Brian Kennedy, Sisk Project Director. Sisk appointed as main contractor on new Curragh Racecourse development The Curragh […]

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Regional Development Ireland: Making up for a Lost Decade

Regional Development Ireland

Barry McCall speaks to CIF Southern, Western and Midlands Regional Directors about the need for greater infrastructural investment across the country. The CIF has called for an end to what it has termed a decade-long neglect of infrastructure investment, which is negatively impacting on both the economy and society. That neglect has resulted in Ireland […]

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Ulster Bank Construction PMI Report August

Simon Barry, Chief Economist, Ulster Bank, Republic of Ireland Growth in the Irish construction sector eased in August According to the Ulster Bank PMI August 2017, Growth in the Irish construction sector eased again, with slower rises in both activity and new orders recorded. That said, rates of expansion remained marked, and firms upped their […]

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CIF Present Pre Budget Submission to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe

CIF Pre Budget Submission

Increased infrastructure critical to solving housing crisis and ending boom/bust cycle in construction industry The CIF met with the Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe and Minister for State in the Department of Finance Michael D’Arcy earlier today to present the CIF Pre Budget Submission and to chart a way past blockages in the supply of […]

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CIF Women in Construction Breakfast Briefing

September 26th, CIF Headquarters, Construction House, Dublin  #BuildingEquality The CIF will host its second Women in Construction Breakfast Briefing event #BuildingEquality from 8am to 10am on Tuesday 26 September at CIF Headquarters, Construction House, Dublin. This is event follows on from the CIF’s very successful Breakfast Briefing Increasing Female Participation in the Construction Industry on International […]

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Increased infrastructure critical to solving housing crisis and ending boom/bust cycle in construction industry.

Regions facing another ‘lost decade’ as small builders currently not in position to deliver on housing and infrastructure requirement. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has called on Government to increase investment in infrastructure and to establish a small builders fund to put the construction industry on a sustainable footing. Putting these policies in place will […]

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Construction new order growth accelerates in July

Ulster Bank Construction PMI July

Simon Barry, Chief Economist, Ulster Bank, Republic of Ireland Ulster Bank Construction PMI July 2017 The Ulster Bank Construction PMI July indicates that new order growth quickened in the Irish construction sector during July. But, the rate of expansion in total construction activity eased to the weakest since January. However, the level of activity has […]

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Construction employment reached 142,500 in Q1 2017

Construction employment CSO

According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in Q1 2017, the Construction Sector was employing 142,500 people, (7% of the total employed in Ireland), in Irish construction jobs, which is an increase of 46,200 on the 96,300 recorded employed in the sector in Q1 2013. The latest CSO employment figures for Ireland (Q1 2017), show […]

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