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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Digital Construction Summit 2018

Construction Industry Must Adopt Technology or State Will Not Resolve Housing or Infrastructure Issues Leaders of Irish construction will hear how new technologies in what’s been termed ‘Construction 4.0’ will fundamentally challenge the industry’s business model today at the CIF’s inaugural ‘Digital Construction Summit’ in Croke Park. Demand for construction activity continues to increase, particularly […]

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Construction Industry Targeting Transition Year Students to Avert Future Skills Shortages

Construction needs over 110,000 additional workers to rebuild Ireland over the next 10 years 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. […]

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Dundalk man appointed President of the Master Painters and Decorators of Ireland (MPDI)

MPDI

New MPDI President to Focus on Apprentice Recruitment L to r: Sean Downey, CIF Director, Specialinst Contracting; Mark Dilloughry, Outgoing MPDI President; Seamus Duff, President, MPDI and Gillian Ross, Secretary, MPDI. Damian Duff, MD of Seamus Duff & Sons (Ireland) Ltd, has been elected President of The Master Painters and Decorators of Ireland (MPDI) at […]

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Construction industry continued to reduce fatalities in 2017

Construction Safety Week Day 1

Dermot Carey, CIF Director, Safety & Training Construction fatalities dropped from 9 to 6 in 2017 Systematic behaviour change reducing fatalities Ongoing systematic behaviour change in the construction industry has seen construction industry fatalities in 2017 drop by 33% from nine to six. Health & Safety Authority (HSA) fatality figures for 2017 show an ongoing […]

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CIF Networking Event – National Children’s Hospital Monday, 15 January

The Construction Industry Federation is hosting a networking event on Monday 15 January at 6pm with guest speaker Richard Fitzpatrick, Director for Programme Management and Project Controls for the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board making a presentation about the new National Children’s Hospital.

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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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