Category: CIF News

Civil Engineering in Ireland – A Challenging Environment

Civil Engineering Ireland

The civil engineering sector has long been a key indicator of the overall economic health of the country. Historically, it has been the first to feel the impact of any downturn as governments throttle back on spending in response to falling tax revenues and the private sector recalibrates its longer-term investment plans.

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CIF Warns Government ‘Climate Action Plan 2019’ Needs to Be Implemented Without Delay

Climate Action Plan

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is to seek the establishment of an informal stakeholder advisory group to facilitate the implementation of climate plan actions. The CIF has broadly welcomed the publication of the Government’s ‘Climate Action Plan 2019’ as a very positive statement of intent on behalf of the Government, saying that the plan now […]

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Construction Industry on Track to Have the Lowest Recorded Workplace Fatalities This Year

Construction Safety Week 2019

The construction industry is on track to have the lowest recorded workplace fatalities this year, with two recorded deaths in 2019. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) reports 164 non-fatal workplace incidents in construction from January to June 2019.
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has officially launched Construction Safety Week 2019, which will run from 21st to 25th October.

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Hubert Fitzpatrick Appointed Chief Operations Officer of The CIF

Hubert Fitzpatrick

The CIF is delighted to announce the appointment of Hubert Fitzpatrick as Chief Operations Officer (COO). He takes over the role from George Hennessy on his recent retirement. George Hennessy, who worked tirelessly on behalf of CIF members and was instrumental in the development of CIF Pension Administration Services (CPAS), joined CIF in 1982 and was appointed COO in 2007.

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CIRI Demonstrates Huge Advances in Construction Standards in Recent Years

Aidan O'Connor

Aidan O’Connor has been appointed Chairperson of the Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) Admissions and Registration Board, the official online register of competent builders, contractors, specialist subcontractors and tradespersons who undertake to carry out construction works. A registered architect and elected Fellow of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), and former Principal […]

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Major Changes in Irish Permit Criteria for Construction Workers

– Civil engineers, QS’s, construction project managers, and M&E engineers with BIM capabilities added to Critical Skills List – Sheet metal workers, welders, pipefitters, air-con and refrigeration engineers, shuttering carpenters, glaziers, window fabricators and fitters, scaffolders, stagers and riggers, and crane drivers removed from Ineligible List of Occupations – Plasterers subject to a quota of […]

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Construction Management Summit 2019

Croke Park, Friday 29th March 2019. Staying ahead of the curve on sector developments is essential to ensure your business maintains a competitive edge and is better equipped to navigate a dynamic and changing industry landscape Leading motivational speaker, David Meade, will take to the stage to deliver the Keynote address on how to ‘Mind […]

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