Category: News

Dublin Building & Allied Trades Golfing Society Events

Construction Charity Golf Day

Golf Outing 12 pm, Thursday 17th May. Edmonstown Golf Club, Rathfarnham, Dublin. The Dublin Building & Allied Trades Golfing Society is hosting the first of four golf outings this year on Thursday 17th May at Edmonstown Golf Club, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Tee times are from mid-day onwards, and Construction Industry golfers may book in to play […]


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 […]


Breedon Group builds Irish presence with Lagan Group Acquisition

Lagan Group

Lagan Group Chairman and CEO Kevin Lagan has confirmed that he has entered into an agreement with Breedon Group plc to sell his materials business, Lagan Group, for £455m on a cash and debt-free basis. The deal sees Breedon, the UK’s largest independent construction materials group, acquiring Whitemountain, Lagan Cement, Lagan Brick, Lagan Asphalt and […]


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 […]


Verizon Connect Targets New Level of Efficiency in Fleet Management

Verizon Connect

Having recently announced an investment in new office space in Sandyford, Dublin, newly rebranded Verizon Connect (formerly Fleetmatics) has just completed the integration of its existing connected vehicle division with two recently acquired fleet and mobile workforce management software companies under a single, combined brand. Fleetmatics to Verizon Connect The Dublin-based tech company Fleetmatics, who […]


How Your Company Can Take Part In International Workers’ Memorial Day 2018

International Workers’ Memorial Day

International Workers’ Memorial Day 2018 falls on Saturday, 28 April. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) in conjunction with Congress, IBEC and the Health & Safety Authority (HSA) seeks to commemorate those who have been killed or injured in work-related accidents. In the past 10-years (from 2008 to end 2017), 501 persons were killed in work-related […]


Kirby Group Expands Executive Team

Kirby Group

Kirby Group Engineering has made a number of key appointments at executive level in response to the company’s growth and success, nationally and internationally. Aidan J Kerins joins Kirby as the new Group Business Development Director. Henry McCann has been promoted to Operations Director. Alan McHugh has been promoted to Associate Director – Power Transmission […]


Senior Appointments at Walls Construction

L-R: Cathal Healy, Divisional Director; Kieran Masterson, Divisional Director; Eugene O’Shea, Managing Director; James O’Toole, Divisional Director and Gareth Lloyd, Divisional Director Walls Construction has announced four senior appointments in its construction and quantity surveying teams: Cathal Healy, Gareth Lloyd, James O’Toole and Kieran Masterson. Commenting on the appointments, Managing Director, Eugene O’Shea said: “Kieran, […]


Second Edition of ‘VAT on Property: Law and Practice’ Published

The latest edition of ‘VAT on Property: Law and Practice (2nd Edition)’ is an invaluable guide for anybody engaged in or advising on property transactions. VAT on property is notoriously tricky, and mistakes can prove to be very costly. This book sets out what pitfalls to avoid, and related opportunities that are available for all players […]