Tag: Construction sector

Acceleration of National Development Plan Critical to Solving Housing Crisis

Conor Gunn, EY Ireland, explains why the timely delivery of core civil infrastructure is essential to the successful delivery of critical components of the National Development Plan. One of the most socially harmful and visible manifestations of Ireland’s infrastructure deficit is the housing crisis. Specifically, the challenge of producing sufficient housing supply that is commercially […]

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Civil Engineering Excellence Awards to be Presented at CECA Annual Dinner in September

CECA Excellence Awards

CECA Awards judging panel, L to r: Martin Lang, Director, Main Contracting, CIF; Jerry Grant, Managing Director, Irish Water; Tim Ahern, Chairman of Judging Panel; Maurice Buckley, Chairman, Office of Public Works and Michael Nolan, CEO, Transport Infrastructure Ireland. The CECA Excellence Awards will be presented on the occasion of the 12th Annual Dinner of the […]

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Cullaun Capital Launches as New Residential Development Lender In Ireland

Cullaun Capital

Cullaun Capital management team; Noel Ross, Stephen J Bell and Daire McCarthy. New Residential Development Finance Platform A team of Irish-based lending executives has launched Cullaun Capital, a new development finance platform to facilitate and accelerate the building of new homes in Ireland. The new platform is supported by TPG Sixth Street Partners (TSSP), the […]

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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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Innovative Layher FW System Scaffolding Designed to Facilitate Greater Project Efficiency and Safety

Layher FW System

The Layher FW system is a new truss system designed to offer wide-span bridging arrangements that are entirely compatible with all components of Layher’s Allround system. “The FW System broadens the range of installation options on site yet comprises just four components – a chord, post, adjustable diagonal brace and safety clip,” says John Carolan, […]

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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. […]

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L&M KEATING APPOINTS NEW CEO FOLLOWING CBD CAPITAL TAKEOVER

L&M Keating

Gordon O’Regan, CEO and Managing Director, L&M Keating. Civil, Building and Marine Engineering Contractor L&M Keating Ltd has announced the appointment of Gordon O’Regan as its new CEO and Managing Director. With over 20 years industry experience, Gordon O’Regan has a strong track record in senior leadership roles within major civil engineering and infrastructure organisations in the […]

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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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Budget 2018: CIF Response

Construction Industry Federation

CIF welcomes increased investment in infrastructure at critical time for Irish economy New homebuilding finance agency has potential to enable projects where lending is not available from traditional sources of finance Budget 2018 CIF Response CIF has stated that the measures announced today will help address the systemic weaknesses in infrastructure investment. Tom Parlon, CIF Director […]

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