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Generation Apprenticeship Finalists Celebrate Front Line Construction Workers

Generation Apprenticeship

One of the 2020 Generation Apprenticeship finalists, Coláiste Dún Iascaigh, Cahir, are celebrating construction personnel and tradespeople who are working on the front line all over Ireland during the #COVID19 crisis, awarding them their ‘A’ grade.

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Home Building Finance Ireland Announces New Measures To Support Housebuilders

Home Building Finnace ireland

Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) has launched a series of new measures to extend its presence throughout the housebuilding finance market. The measures are designed to facilitate a quick resumption of housebuilding throughout Ireland following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

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Irish Construction Will Take Over A Year To Recover – CIF Survey

A recent CIF survey shows the challenges that lie ahead for the Irish construction industry as sites reopen on 18th May. In the survey, construction professionals say they expect it to take 12 months at least before the industry returns to pre-pandemic levels. “Construction companies have seen 100,000 of their workers lose the jobs in […]

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“Private Contractors, on Public Works Contracts, Do Not Get Gifts or Favours from Government”

Private Contractors on public works contracts do not get gifts or favours from the Government. For this reason, the publishing by the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) of a draft letter of agreement dealing with ‘ex gratia payments from Employers’ to Contractors, can only be cautiously welcomed.

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Social Housing Projects To Be Among The First Construction Sites To Reopen

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned members once they return to work in if they do not comply rigorously with the new Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures health and safety regulations, sites will be closed down again.

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The CIF Publishes Standard Operating Procedures Guidelines To Get Construction Sector Back To Work

Construction Sector C-19 Standard Operating Procedures

The CIF Safety and Health sub-Committee, mindful of the best available guidance, nationally and internationally, has developed the Construction Sector C-19 Standard Operating Procedures document to serve as a guide for the management of COVID-19 on a construction site for the duration of the pandemic.

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