Category: CIF News

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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Majority of Female Workers Would Recommend Construction Careers

The CIF celebrated International Women’s Day (8th March) by hosting an event at the Morrison Hotel, Dublin, where it published results from a survey that showed marked changes in attitudes towards female construction workers. Speakers at the CIF’s International Women’s Day event, l to r: Marcia Bonham, Managing Director, Kingspan Insulated Panels Ireland; Nellie Reid, […]

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Delays, cost increases and skills shortages are key Brexit impacts on Construction

Key Brexit construction impacts

Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF. The Irish construction industry is struggling to plan for Brexit and resultant delays in housing and infrastructure delivery over the next decade a survey carried out by PWC for the construction industry has found. The Construction Industry Federation and PwC Brexit Survey of the member base of Ireland’s construction industry […]

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CIRI Raising Construction Sector Standards

The Construction Industry Register Ireland ensures that there is a reputable industry that is subject to regular oversight and approval, which provides member clients with the assurance that they are contracting a committed construction professional. SEAN MURPHY reports. In 2014, the Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) was introduced on a voluntary basis as an essential […]

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CIF Encourages More Young Women to Pursue Construction Careers at I Wish Events In Cork And Dublin

I Wish

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and women from a number of its member companies are appealing to secondary level girls to explore their construction career options at stands it is hosting at the popular I Wish events in Cork and Dublin. This is the first year that I Wish events, which promote STEM subjects to […]

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Southern Construction Contractors Join Forces To Kickstart Apprenticeship Uptake

Share Apprenticeship Scheme

Construction companies throughout the southern region of Ireland are joining forces to increase the number of young people entering apprenticeships in the sector. CIF members are working to create co-ops whereby a number of construction companies choose to work collaboratively to provide training for new apprentices throughout the industry. Shared Apprenticeship Scheme The Shared Apprenticeship […]

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Over 7,000 Students Set to Attend Ireland Skills Live at The RDS

Ireland Skills Live, at the RDS Simmonscourt from 21st to 23rd March, is a one-stop-shop for future recruitment, as it brings together the crucial elements of Irish apprentices, educators, students and potential employers. An amazing opportunity exists for Irish contractors to future-proof their businesses by taking on apprentices and partnering with educational establishments like the […]

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