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Category: CIF News

Incoming CIF President Says That The Sector Has Never Been Stronger

Frank Kelly President CIF

As incoming CIF President Frank Kelly, Construction Director, Walls Construction, surveys the events of his vice-presidency over the past two years, he focuses on the positive aspects and the extraordinary unity of purpose exhibited by Federation members during Covid-19.

Utility Industry Specialist Traineeship Offers Essential Skills To Advance Careers

Utility Industry Specialist Traineeship

Despite the challenges presented by Covid-19, the first group of trainees have just completed the inaugural Utility Industry Specialist Traineeship programme at the National Construction Training Centre in Mount Lucas, Co Offaly.

Designer Group’s Brendan Kearns Chosen as Irish Ambassador for European Vocational Skills Week 2020

Brendan Kearns

Brendan Kearns, Director of Training, Designer Group, was chosen as the Irish ambassador for European Vocational Skills Week 2020. He says it was a great honour for him, but, more importantly, it was an opportunity to promote vocational skills and the opportunities that exist for young people in trades.

John O’Shaughnessy, MD, Clancy Construction – Offsite Construction Crucial To Overcoming Covid-19 Challenge

John O' Shaughnessy Clancy

John O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director, Clancy Construction, speaks with Robbie Cousins about how the contractor has adapted to meet the Covid-19 challenge, and why he believes the sector will come out stronger at the other side of the pandemic.

Rachel Clarke, President, MBCA – “MBCA Wants To Be A Partner In Ireland’s Economic Recovery”

Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke, President, MBCA, speaks with ROBBIE COUSINS about the challenges facing main contractors and the role that MBCA members have to play in getting the Irish economy back on its feet.