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Grafton Merchanting Launches Ireland’s First Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship Programme

Grafton Merchanting ROI has announced that 20 trainees – 17 men and three women – have been accepted onto Ireland’s first builders’ merchants sales traineeship programme. The QQI accredited programme, run by Grafton Merchanting ROI in conjunction with the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB), aims to create a pipeline of skilled […]

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DataCentres Ireland 2018 Reflects Ireland’s Reputation as a Major Player in the Global Data Centre Market

DataCentres Ireland 2018 was attended by over 1,600 delegates, which is a 10% growth and the largest attendance in the event’s history. The tone of the show was “Quality vs Quantity”, which is best summed up by one of the exhibitors, Jason Cummins, Country Manager, Ireland, Hellermann Tyton: “We’re delighted with what the response at […]

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We Must Increase Efforts to Better Health And Safety of Workers on and Off-Site

CIF Health and Safety Summit

The inaugural CIF Health & Safety Summit was held in Croke Park on Wednesday 28th November 2018 against the backdrop of expansion in construction activity, The Health and Safety Summit looked ahead to 2019 and beyond and featured speakers from multiple sectors discussing how the industry can manage challenges to create a healthier and safer workplace […]

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GPS Tracking System Allows Construction Companies Manage Assets More Efficiently

Verizon Connect

Verizon Connect expands vehicle tracking system portfolio with asset tracking solution which has a Dublin-based team at the centre of efforts to bring this innovation to market. Verizon Connect is expanding its fleet management system REVEAL with a solution that enables businesses within the construction industry to manage assets in addition to their fleet of […]

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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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