A new training programme to upskill workers or train new entrants in best utilities construction practices begins in late January at the National Construction Training Centre in Mount Lucas, Co Offaly. Utility Industry Specialist Traineeship The Utility Industry Specialist Traineeship programme, developed by the National Construction Training Centre in consultation with the CIF and some […]
Construction workplace deaths have more than doubled in 2019 from five to 12, with falls from heights are the leading cause of construction worker deaths. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is also reporting that fatalities are more common in smaller construction companies with fewer than 10 employees. Agriculture remains the most dangerous sector in […]
The CIF is joining forces with Dublin Simon Community to support 50 individuals and families out of unstable emergency accommodation and into more permanent, safe homes.
Irish firms remain at the forefront of data centre and mission-critical facility construction across Europe and beyond, but the CIF warns that action is needed to maintain that position. BARRY MCCALL reports. Travel abroad to the UK, western Europe and the Nordic countries, discuss data centre and other mission-critical construction projects, and you’ll find names […]
The CIF, in association with the Irish Centre for Diversity, has launched the CIF Diversity charter to foster more diverse and inclusive workplaces.
The strong recovery of construction employment has been welcomed, but it will bring challenges when it comes to recruiting talent in the coming years.
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.
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 […]
To help more people take up wet trade apprenticeships, CIF Western and Midland branches ask members to participate in the ‘Shared Apprenticeship Scheme’.
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.