Mick Flynn, Operations Director, Flynn, has been elected President of the Master Builders’ and Contractors’ Association (MBCA). He takes over the role from Rachel Clarke, Managing Director, MJ Clarke & Sons.
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.
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.
The ‘Construction Industry Helpline’ can be call anytime on 1800 939 122, and the Construction Industry Helpline app can be downloaded on Android or Apple devices.
Barry McCall speaks with some of the people setting out the roadmap for Irish contractors to integrate Modern Methods of Construction into their operations.
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, has launched a competitive challenge-based grant call to deliver the Build Digital Project for the Construction Sector in 2021.
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.
Young people are being asked to design ‘A Home for Everyone’ as part of a new CIF national competition aimed at attracting young people into the construction industry.
John O’Shaughnessy, MD, Clancy Construction – Offsite Construction Crucial To Overcoming Covid-19 Challenge
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, 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.