Category: CIF News

Major Apprenticeships Boost for Wet Trades

SOLAS has announced that it has extended the CIF Apprenticeship Sharing Initiative, a scheme that was initially set up by CIF South East Branch in 2015. The core concept is that contractors, who may not consider taking on an apprentice themselves, for reasons such as they do not have the trade skills in-house or are […]

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Construction SMEs Face Liquidation Due to Procurement Issues and Insurance Costs

Glenveagh Properties

The Construction Industry Federation has called for more significant investment to improve conditions and support innovation in the sector and protect its small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The construction industry representative body addressed the Seanad Public Consultation Committee on Small and Medium Sized Business in Ireland on 13 November, following a detailed submission earlier this year.

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Construction Industry Shines Light on Mental Health Issues That Plague The Sector

The CIF has released a new video featuring architect and RTE star Dermot Bannon, encouraging healthier conversations around mental health in Ireland’s construction sector. The video explores what looks from the outset like a stereotypical, jovial construction site canteen conversation amongst colleagues, but quickly challenges viewers with some hard-hitting and thought-provoking truths. It is accompanied […]

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Construction Companies Across Ireland Stage Two-Minute Stand-Down for Safety

Construction companies around Ireland will stage a nationwide ‘stand-down for safety’ on all sites today to mark the beginning of Construction Safety Week which runs from Monday 22 to 26 October. Working Safely at Heights Today’s focus is Working Safely at Heights. Dermot Carey, Director, Safety and Training, CIF, said: “Accidents involving falls from height […]

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CIF Reaction to Budget 2019

Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation. “The CIF welcomes the €2.3b housing package announced and the 24% increase in capital infrastructure funding in today’s budget.  However, we are disappointed that there was no clarity in relation to an extension of the Help to Buy scheme which is due to expire in December 2019. This […]

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Luas City Centre Line Wins Overall CECA Excellence Award 2018

Luas Cross City John Sisk & Son

The biennial (Civil Engineering Contractors Association) CECA Excellence Awards 2018 were presented recently at the CECA Annual Dinner at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin. The Overall Winner of CECA Excellence Award 2018 was Luas Cross City by Sisk, Steconfer joint Venture, which also won the “Over €10m” category. The Alexandra Basin Redevelopment by Roadridge […]

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CIF Budget 2019 Submission

Budget 2019  – Opportunity to Remove Blockages to Essential Housing and Infrastructure Delivery The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has stated that the delivery of transformative housing and infrastructure requires more effective coordination between industry and Government in three key areas: • Investing in skills and R&D; • Enhancing infrastructure delivery; and • Removing barriers to […]

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Civil Engineering Excellence Awards to be Presented at CECA Annual Dinner in September

CECA Excellence Awards

CECA Awards judging panel, L to r: Martin Lang, Director, Main Contracting, CIF; Jerry Grant, Managing Director, Irish Water; Tim Ahern, Chairman of Judging Panel; Maurice Buckley, Chairman, Office of Public Works and Michael Nolan, CEO, Transport Infrastructure Ireland. The CECA Excellence Awards will be presented on the occasion of the 12th Annual Dinner of the […]

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Selling to Government – A CIF-Hosted Breakfast Briefing

Selling to Government

CIF will host a Breakfast Briefing – Selling to Government – on Tuesday 25 September, at CIF Headquarters, Dublin, which will be delivered by Intertrade Ireland. The briefing is entitled Selling to Government – Advanced Breakfast Briefing”. What will the briefing address? The Selling to Government Briefing content will include the following: Obtaining feedback and […]

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CIF’s New Verification of Competency Card Simplifies New Worker Processing

Verification of Competency Card

The CIF has launched a new Verification of Competency card, which is being issued to people who complete CIF Training or Health & Safety courses. The Construction Industry Federation Verification of Competency smart card, developed by Irish firm QualEpass, uses cloud-based technology to provide employers with instant verification of worker qualifications and credentials. When a […]

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