Category: CIF News

Generation Apprenticeship Finalists Celebrate Front Line Construction Workers

Generation Apprenticeship

One of the 2020 Generation Apprenticeship finalists, Coláiste Dún Iascaigh, Cahir, are celebrating construction personnel and tradespeople who are working on the front line all over Ireland during the #COVID19 crisis, awarding them their ‘A’ grade.


Irish Construction Will Take Over A Year To Recover – CIF Survey

A recent CIF survey shows the challenges that lie ahead for the Irish construction industry as sites reopen on 18th May. In the survey, construction professionals say they expect it to take 12 months at least before the industry returns to pre-pandemic levels. “Construction companies have seen 100,000 of their workers lose the jobs in […]


The CIF Publishes Standard Operating Procedures Guidelines To Get Construction Sector Back To Work

Construction Sector C-19 Standard Operating Procedures

The CIF Safety and Health sub-Committee, mindful of the best available guidance, nationally and internationally, has developed the Construction Sector C-19 Standard Operating Procedures document to serve as a guide for the management of COVID-19 on a construction site for the duration of the pandemic.


Coronavirus: CIF Directs Members That All Sites Must Comply With COVID-19 Regulations

The Construction Industry Federation is urging all members to ensure that strict safety and hygiene protocols are being followed on all sites, saying that members have 48 hours to comply with coronavirus guidelines or face having their sites shut down.


European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) Statement urging EU Covid-19 Measures

Immediate action by the EU Commission is needed to ensure that Covid-19 is considered a force majeure, to eliminate penalties for companies that have to suspend work; and to increase European funds to cover the increased costs of the work.


CIF – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Management Information


The management of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is an emerging situation. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) recommends that members monitor the websites outlined below for the latest and most accurate information.


CIF Statement on Covid-19  Measures


The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is collaborating with Government in leading the national response to Covid-19. The initial phase is containment with the objective being to minimise the spread of Covid-19. This is the critical stage for employers and employees. Decisive, proactive containment measures taken now can reduce negative impacts in the future.


Construction Professionals Skillnet Aims to Address Construction Skills Shortages

Construction Professionals Skillnet

L to r: Dave Flynn, Executive Director, Skillnet Ireland; Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF; Pat Lucey, President, CIF; and Liz Carroll, Network Manager, Construction Professionals Skillnet. Skillnet Ireland and the CIF have established a new Construction Professionals Skillnet to urgently address skills shortages in the construction industry. The CIF and Skillnet Ireland are delighted to […]


CIF Welcomes 76% Increase In Women Working In The Industry

We are Construction

From L to r: Sally Jean Doherty, Apprentice Carpenter and Joiner, Sisk; Patricia Power, Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager; Patricia Power Quantity Surveying & Project Managemen;  Glorence Makharinge, Site Engineer, Marlet Property Group; Carole Smillie, Project Manager, Bennett Property; Nellie Reid, Managing Director, Meehan Green; and Jean Winters, Director, Industrial Relations and Employment Services, CIF. According to the CIF, 5,400 women […]