“Housing crisis across all sectors in Cork”

At a recent breakfast briefing in Cork organised by CIF Southern Region, Frank Ryan, Director with DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald, gave a presentation about the viability of new residential construction in Cork. He set out his stall by saying the sales price for a new three-bed semi in Cork is €250 per sq ft. “Anything below […]


Election 2016: Construction Q&A with political parties

On the eve of Election 2016 Construction asked all the main parties a series of questions about the construction sector and it’s role in the economic recovery. Martin Foran reports on what they had to say. How important is the construction sector to Ireland’s economy? Fianna Fail For a strong balanced recovery, Ireland needs a […]


Sharpest increase in new business for seven months

Growth in the Irish construction sector strengthened at the start of 2016, with activity rising at the fastest pace in seven months on the back of an accelerated expansion in new business. This encouraged firms to take on extra staff and increase their purchasing activity, while business sentiment remained strongly positive. The Ulster Bank Construction […]


We need Minister for Construction says CIF

As the date for General Election 2016 is announced for Friday 26th February, the CIF is calling for the new Government to create a Minister for Infrastructure and Construction. Speaking today as the CIF publishes its election manifesto, Director General Tom Parlon said “I believe that the next Government must do better to address the […]


AECOM predicts double-digit growth for Irish construction sector in 2016

The AECOM Annual Review of the Construction Industry is predicting that Irish construction will grow by double digits again in 2016. John O’Regan, AECOM’s Head of Programme, Cost and Consultancy, Island of Ireland says that construction industry activity grew by 14% in 2015. “We saw the construction industry gradually return to growth in 2014 after […]


New Public Sector Contracts – briefings

CIF members are invited to attend an Awareness Briefing for New Public Sector Contracts delivered by CIF Tendering & Contracting team. This briefing is free for CIF members & €75 for Non CIF members.  Click here to reserve a place for any of the following briefings Event Details Date: 26th January 2016 at 2:30pm – 4.30pm. Location: Tullamore Court Hotel. […]


CIF calls for increased investment in skills and infrastructure

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has called for more investment in skills and infrastructure in the sector, so that the projects outlined by the Government in today’s Dublin Regional Action Plan for Jobs announcement, can be realised. The construction industry has the potential to be a key partner for Government in their aim to deliver […]


CIF tackles skills shortage as Construction SME Skillnet launched

As the skills shortage within the construction industry increases, the CIF and Skillnets – a Department of Education initiative- have joined forces to develop a programme aimed specifically at SMEs that will deliver more industry focused training where the need is greatest.  The roll out of these new training programmes will initially be in the […]


Construction Contracts Act: Panel of Adjudicators named

The full implementation of Construction Contracts Act 2013 appears a step closer as the members of the panel of adjudicators has been published on Iris Oifigiuil, the Irish Government’s official publication. The statement read as follows: In exercise of the powers conferred on the Minister of State for Business and Employment by the Construction Contracts […]