CIF and SIPTU Urge Government Not to Close Construction Sites

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is asking for building sites to be allowed to remain open, even if the Government announces tighter restrictions today.
CIF says that its members are continuing to deliver construction contracts while adhering to recommended health guidelines.
Dermot Carey, Director, Safety and Training, CIF, says that the construction sector is vital for the continuation of the economy, adding that the CIF continues to work with members to develop health and safety protocols.

Events

Construction Industry on Track to Have the Lowest Recorded Workplace Fatalities This Year

The construction industry is on track to have the lowest recorded workplace fatalities this year, with two recorded deaths in 2019. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) reports 164 non-fatal workplace incidents in construction from January to June 2019.
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has officially launched Construction Safety Week 2019, which will run from 21st to 25th October.

Opinion

The Housing Agency Report 2017

National Statement of Housing Supply & Demand and Outlook of 2017 – 2018. Key points New Builds Sufficient development land – Construction Growth – Progress in unfinished estate completions Sales Residential sales decline in 2016 – House price increases slower Rental Sector Rents rise across country – New rent highs in Dublin. Affordability problems in particular […]

Housing

How to reduce construction insurance costs

What to do to minimize the impact of the hard insurance market Reduce construction insurance costs The signs would suggest that a hardening of the rates and an increase in premium for Employers’/Public Liability (EL/PL) insurance for the construction sector is on the cards and may be imminent. However, there are a few things that […]

Opinion

Irish Construction output predicted to grow by 20% in 2017

John O Regan, AECOM Head of Programme AECOM Annual Review says Irish construction grew by 15% in 2016 According to the AECOM Annual Review 2017 of the Construction Industry, Ireland’s construction industry grew by 15 percent in 2016, and they expect it to grow 20 percent in value of output in 2017   But, as […]

Analysis

Pension Advice for 2017

Construction Pension Advice: What to do differently in 2017? Susan O’Mara offers some timely Pension Advice for 2017   In trying to compile my annual Pension Advice for Construction Magazine readers top tips for the coming year, I researched far and wide for pearls of wisdom that I might not have already thought of myself….this […]

Analysis, Pensions

New Construction Industry Federation President calls on Government to get infrastructure right

New Construction Industry Federation President Dominic Doheny sets out the agenda for his presidency in a wide-ranging interview in this month’s CIF Construction magazine In an interview with Construction magazine editor Martin Foran, incoming Construction Industry Federation President Dominic Doheny, Joint Managing Director of John Flanagan Developments, outlines his concerns about a two tier economic […]

Appointments

The requirement to give notice on claims

Anthony Hussey of Hussey Fraser Solicitors addresses the requirement to give notice of claim under most forms of contract.     “Under most forms of contract it is now a condition precedent to making a claim that notice be given of the claim within a short period of time.” The requirement to give notice of […]

Legal