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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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DataCentres Ireland Conference 2018 – 20 to 21 November

DataCentres Ireland Conference 2018

The DataCentres Ireland Conference 2018 programme will feature local and international industry leaders and experts in their field in panel discussions, presentations, workshops, case studies and facilitated Q & A sessions to deliver valuable information on Ireland and the Irish market, business opportunities as well as practical advice on how you can improve your efficiency […]

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Construction Industry Highlights Risks of Working with and Around Construction Vehicles

Construction companies around the country have been gathering to mark Construction Safety Week this week, which wraps up today with a focus on managing vehicle safety. According to Michael McDonagh, Head of Construction Policy with the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), “Between 2009 and 2017, there have been 20 reported deaths arising from vehicle-related accidents […]

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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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Construction Industry Highlights Dangers of Working Close to Utilities

The construction industry will mark the third day of Construction Safety Week 2018 today (24/10/2018) with a focus on the dangers of Working Close to Utilities such as water, electricity and gas. Check Before You Dig! Dermot Carey, Director, Safety and Training, CIF, said: “Today we focus on the danger posed by working close to […]

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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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Irish Firm Carves Market Niche at Home and Abroad with Electric Plant Solutions

Ecovolve

Celebrating 10 years in business this year, Ecoplant Hire is a unique Irish business that specialises in the hire of electric construction plant. Its product range offers clients a safe, eco-friendly and low-noise solution for construction firms operating within live, tight and enclosed sites. It also means there is no requirement for on-site fuel storage. […]

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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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