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

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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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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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“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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