Tag: Civil Engineering

CIF calls for use of emergency flooding laws

Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation has called for the Government to use emergency EU legislation to repair flooding damage and restore access to homes and businesses. “The appalling flooding that has struck the country over recent weeks has destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure,” stated the CIF Director General. ” The number […]

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Future infrastructure planning vital says EI

Ireland needs a dedicated unit inside the Department of Taoiseach to plan capital development projects. Engineers Ireland Director General Caroline Spillane made the call, saying the new body would be similar to Infrastructure UK, a unit based in the treasury, which co-ordinates across all British government departments. The Director General, quoted in The Irish Times, […]

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Metro North returns but capital plan delayed

The civil engineering sector is set to receive a much-needed boost with the news that a revised Metro North scheme will form the central part of the Government’s capital spending plan. The original €2.5bn Metro North plan was shelved in 2011 after the new Government came to power. The new scaled back plan is expected […]

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