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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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Civils in growth mode as construction buying activity up in all areas – Ulster Bank PMI April

Growth of construction activity accelerates for third month running Highlights – Ulster Bank PMI April Ulster Bank PMI rose from 60.8 in March to 61.3 in April Builders to increase their own purchasing at the fastest pace on record Sentiment on 12-month outlook for output  improved Housing PMI rose from 61.3 in March to 61.9 […]

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Grafton Group Irish merchanting revenues up 14% in 2017

Grafton Group

Grafton Group Irish figure very strong compared to other markets Pictured: (LtR) Eddie Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Grafton Merchanting ROI and Patrick Atkinson, Chief Operating Officer, ‎Grafton Merchanting ROI A trading update from Grafton Group plc for the first four months of 2017 indicates clear signs of the continuing recovery in the Irish Construction sector, […]

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National Sunday Business Post Infrastructure Summit

National Infrastructure Summit

The second National Sunday Business Post Infrastructure Summit takes place on Wednesday, 05 April at the Aviva Stadium, kick off at 8.45AM. The all-day event will include presentations by major players in the Irish Infrastructure sector including, amongst others: Paschal O’Donohue, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Fred Barry, Former CEO, National Roads Authority […]

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Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index, December 16

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Positive Growth with Housing & Commercial Orders Up, but Civils Down According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), new order growth continued to expand in December, with housing and commercial development experiencing substantial growth, but civil engineering continued to lag considerably behind the other sectors. However, overall […]

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CIF jobs website aims to fill over 100,000 Irish construction jobs

Irish Construction Jobs

Where are the key Irish construction jobs going to be? The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has launched a new Irish Construction jobs website to target ex pats living abroad. This is as a result of the CIF estimating that approximately 112,000 workers will be required for the Irish construction industry to deliver on ambitious targets […]

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Sharp Increase in Irish construction employment rates

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Irish construction employment see highest jump since February as new work comes on stream   Near-term prospects for Irish construction firms continue to be underpinned by ongoing improvement in new business flows Irish construction firms continued to record strong growth of activity during November, supported by a further sharp increase in […]

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Central Bank mortgage requirement changes are boost for Irish house building

Construction workplace fatalities

What Central Bank new mortgage measures mean for Irish construction industry Key changes designed “to improve the sustainability and effectiveness of the current framework” The Ceiling on the loan to value (LTV) ratio for all first time buyers to be set at 90%, from the current 90% for loans up to €220,000 and 80% for […]

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CRH earnings expected to exceed €3bn for 2016

CRH

In its latest trading update, building materials group CRH reports global sales have risen 22 percent year-on-year to €20.4bn between January and September of this year. Americas The company say said third quarter trading benefited from continued growth in the Americas, albeit at a more modest pace than in the first half of the year […]

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Ulster Bank PMI: Irish Construction sees fastest growth in seven months

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Construction activity rises at fastest pace in seven months   Construction output has increased continuously since September 2013 The Irish construction sector recorded a strong start to the final quarter of the year, with activity, new orders and employment all increasing at faster rates in October. Companies also raised their purchasing […]

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