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Tag: confidence

CIF: Implementation is key to ensure €115bn Public Capital Programme and the National Planning Framework succeed

The CIF has welcomed the €115bn investment in infrastructure announced by Government today as a ‘potential gamechanger’. The announcement was made as part of the Government’s 10-year public capital programme and National Planning Framework. CIF Director General, Tom stated that; “Today’s announcement could represent a game-changer for the construction industry, the economy and Irish society. […]

CIF Women in Construction Breakfast Briefing – September 2017

September 26th, 2017, CIF Headquarters, Construction House, Dublin  #BuildingEquality The CIF will host its second Women in Construction Breakfast Briefing event #BuildingEquality from 8am to 10am on Tuesday 26 September, 2017, at CIF Headquarters, Construction House, Dublin. This is event follows on from the CIF’s very successful Breakfast Briefing Increasing Female Participation in the Construction […]

Civils in growth mode as construction buying activity up in all areas – Ulster Bank PMI April

Highlights – Ulster Bank PMI April Ulster Bank PMI rose from 60.8 in March to 61.3 in April Builders to increase their own purchasing at the fastest pace on record Sentiment on 12-month outlook for output  improved Housing PMI rose from 61.3 in March to 61.9 in April Commercial Activity recedes from 63.5 in March […]

Grafton Group Irish merchanting revenues up 14% in 2017

Grafton Group

Pictured: (LtR) Eddie Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Grafton Merchanting ROI and Patrick Atkinson, Chief Operating Officer, ‎Grafton Merchanting ROI A trading update from Grafton Group plc for the first four months of 2017 indicates clear signs of the continuing recovery in the Irish Construction sector, with revenue in its merchanting business in Ireland increasing by […]

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index, December 16

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), new order growth continued to expand in December, with housing and commercial development experiencing substantial growth, but civil engineering continued to lag considerably behind the other sectors. However, overall the Irish construction sector continued to expand on the previous months. […]

CIF jobs website aims to fill over 100,000 Irish construction jobs

Irish Construction Jobs

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has launched a new Irish Construction jobs website to target ex pats living abroad. This is as a result of the CIF estimating that approximately 112,000 workers will be required for the Irish construction industry to deliver on ambitious targets in Government housing, infrastructure and FDI (foreign direct investment) strategies […]

Sharp Increase in Irish construction employment rates

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Irish construction employment see highest jump since February as new work comes on stream   Near-term prospects for Irish construction firms continue to be underpinned by ongoing improvement in new business flows Irish construction firms continued to record strong growth of activity during November, supported by a further sharp increase in […]

Central Bank mortgage requirement changes are boost for Irish house building

Construction workplace fatalities

Key changes designed “to improve the sustainability and effectiveness of the current framework” The Ceiling on the loan to value (LTV) ratio for all first time buyers to be set at 90%, from the current 90% for loans up to €220,000 and 80% for the balance of loans above €220,000. This will enable first-time buyers […]

CRH earnings expected to exceed €3bn for 2016


In its latest trading update, building materials group CRH reports global sales have risen 22 percent year-on-year to €20.4bn between January and September of this year. Americas The company say said third quarter trading benefited from continued growth in the Americas, albeit at a more modest pace than in the first half of the year […]

Ulster Bank PMI: Irish Construction sees fastest growth in seven months

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Construction activity rises at fastest pace in seven months   Construction output has increased continuously since September 2013 The Irish construction sector recorded a strong start to the final quarter of the year, with activity, new orders and employment all increasing at faster rates in October. Companies also raised their purchasing […]