Tag: Construction sector

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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L&M KEATING APPOINTS NEW CEO FOLLOWING CBD CAPITAL TAKEOVER

L&M Keating

Gordon O’Regan, CEO and Managing Director, L&M Keating. Civil, Building and Marine Engineering Contractor L&M Keating Ltd has announced the appointment of Gordon O’Regan as its new CEO and Managing Director. With over 20 years industry experience, Gordon O’Regan has a strong track record in senior leadership roles within major civil engineering and infrastructure organisations in the […]

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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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Budget 2018: CIF Response

Construction Industry Federation

CIF welcomes increased investment in infrastructure at critical time for Irish economy New homebuilding finance agency has potential to enable projects where lending is not available from traditional sources of finance Budget 2018 CIF Response CIF has stated that the measures announced today will help address the systemic weaknesses in infrastructure investment. Tom Parlon, CIF Director […]

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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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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 Conference 2017 – Realising the construction industry’s potential to build Ireland’s future

CIF Conference 2017

CIF launches Ireland’s premier construction conference recognising the industry’s potential to shape our future. Every day, the importance of the construction industry within our economy and society becomes more apparent. The construction industry is employing 1000 additional workers per month since 2013 and is driving Ireland towards full employment. The housing crisis and the increasingly […]

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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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