Category: CIF News

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 […]


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 […]


Be Smart and Protect Your Skin Against Cancer


CIF joins forces with Irish Cancer Society to spread he SunSmart message this summer Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland. Most cases are caused by UV rays from the sun. UV rays also cause skin ageing, sunspots and eye damage. 1 in 4 skin cancer deaths in Ireland in Construction, Outdoor and […]


New Chairman Elected to CIF Cork Branch

CIF Cork Branch

L to r: Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF; Dominic Doheny, President, CIF; Donal Cahalane, Chairman, Cork Branch CIF; Brian Nolan, Immediate Past Chairman, Cork Branch CIF and Conor O’Connell, Regional Director Southern Region CIF Donal Cahalane, Cahalane Bros has been elected Chairman of CIF Cork Branch. The chain of office was handed over to Donal […]


Implementation is Now Key for Project Ireland 2040

Comment by Jeanette Mair, Economic and Policy Research Executive, Construction Industry Federation In the bruhaha around the communications of Project Ireland 2040, very little media commentary focused on how this transformative plan will be implemented. The visionary plan is contingent on regional construction companies being in a position to deliver the housing and infrastructure required […]


Generation Apprenticeship Competition Exhibits on Display in National College of Ireland 6th – 30th April

Ireland is forging ahead on expansion of its apprenticeship system to meet 21st century skills needs and to support dynamic growth of our economy and society. There are currently 36 apprenticeship programmes available in Ireland, with a further 16 programmes currently in active development and are due to available this year. Apprenticeships have long been […]


Construction Industry Targeting Transition Year Students to Avert Future Skills Shortages

The construction industry has launched a Transition Year initiative to facilitate students interested in working in Ireland’s most innovative construction companies. The initiative will see students completing work experience in the offices of construction companies in addition to on construction sites. Significant changes in construction in the past decade Dermot Carey, Director, Safety & Training, […]


CIF: Implementation is key to ensure €115bn Public Capital Programme and the National Planning Framework succeed

The CIF has welcomed the €115bn investment in infrastructure announced by Government today as a ‘potential gamechanger’. The announcement was made as part of the Government’s 10-year public capital programme and National Planning Framework. CIF Director General, Tom stated that; “Today’s announcement could represent a game-changer for the construction industry, the economy and Irish society. […]


Dundalk man appointed President of the Master Painters and Decorators of Ireland (MPDI)


L to r: Sean Downey, CIF Director, Specialinst Contracting; Mark Dilloughry, Outgoing MPDI President; Seamus Duff, President, MPDI and Gillian Ross, Secretary, MPDI. Damian Duff, MD of Seamus Duff & Sons (Ireland) Ltd, has been elected President of The Master Painters and Decorators of Ireland (MPDI) at its Annual General Meeting. Damian takes over the […]


Construction industry continued to reduce fatalities in 2017

Construction Safety Week Day 1

Dermot Carey, CIF Director, Safety & Training Systematic behaviour change reducing fatalities Ongoing systematic behaviour change in the construction industry has seen construction industry fatalities in 2017 drop by 33% from nine to six. Health & Safety Authority (HSA) fatality figures for 2017 show an ongoing reduction in fatalities on site. All direct construction employee […]