Category: Construction Industry Federation

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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Industry Warned of Long-Term Damage Caused By Exposure to Hazardous Substances on Construction Sites

The Construction Safety Week 2018 campaign will focus today on the health issues associated with working with hazardous substances. Working with Hazardous Substances Dermot Carey, Director, Safety and Training, CIF said, “Today’s focus on working with hazardous substances, is in line with our realisation that we need to be conscious of health as well as safety. […]

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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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Be Smart and Protect Your Skin Against Cancer

Sunsmart

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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“GOVERNMENT AND ITS AGENCIES MUST DELIVER INNOVATIVE FUNDING PLATFORMS TO SUPPORT HOUSE BUILDING ACROSS THE COUNTRY” – TOM PARLON, DG, CIF

Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation (CIF), has said that while recent Government initiatives are having a positive effect on the housing sector, market failure in finance is affecting the industry’s ability to deliver on housing output targets. Housebuilding viable again “Recent Government initiatives are having a positive effect on housing supply in some […]

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Housing commencements up 35% per year to date and expected to surpass 15,000 for the first time since 2008

Construction Industry Federation (CIF) analysis shows that 14,917 new houses were started in the Jan/Oct period this year. This represents an increase of 35.6% in the commencement of new housing from 11,000 to 14,917 units up to October 2017. If this trend continues, the CIF estimates that total commencements will approach 18,000 by the end […]

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