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Tag: Government

Paschal Donohoe: Government committed to long-term capital investment plan this year

Infrastructure Summit

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform tells The Sunday Business Post Infrastructure Summit that the Government is committed to producing a long term capital investment in 2017. Key points of Minister Paschal Donohoe’s speech at National Infrastructure Summit 2017   Government committed to increased capital spending for medium-term growth Capital investment planning needs to be […]

CIF Cork: N28 & Dunkettle Interchange can offset Brexit impact on Irish exports

Construction Industry Federation Cork

The chairman of the Cork Branch of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and director of MMD Construction, Cormac Smith has called for the Dunkettle Interchange and the N28 to Ringaskiddy to be fast-tracked to construction in light of Brexit. Brexit will cut UK routes to continent Speaking at the CIF Cork Annual Construction Dinner in Fota […]

Grant Thornton Construction Conference hears calls for innovation

The fifth annual Grant Thornton Construction Conference took place at Croke Park Conference Centre on Wednesday, 22 March. About 400 delegates attended the event and heard presentations on the theme of ‘Sustainability and Innovation’. Speakers & panelists at Grant Thornton Construction Conference Speakers at the Grant Thornton Construction Conference included key-note speaker John Moran (Board […]

How does cifjobs.ie website work


How to post and apply for jobs on cifjobs.ie Construction jobs website www.cifjobs.ie offers CIF members an great opportunity to fill vacancies with the minimum of fuss. In addition, it gives Irish construction professionals and tradespeople an opportunity to progress their construction careers in a sustainable way. Hence, employers and jobseekers now have a direct […]

Irish construction sector could meet demands of possible Brexit influx

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

136 new office buildings planned for Dublin  136 new office buildings – totalling over 12 million square feet – are being planned for Dublin over the next five years, according to a new report by property consultants, Savills Ireland. This would be enough space to accommodate over 100,000 office employees.  While Savills acknowledge that not […]

Industry could generate 112,000 construction jobs by 2020

Construction jobs

A new report by DKM Consultants shows that the Irish construction industry can grow on average by 9% per year up to 2020 but warns there are potential skills shortages. The report, commissioned by the Construction Industry Federation and carried out by DKM Econmic Consultants in conjunction with SOLAS, states that construction activity could potentially […]

CIF: Poor infrastructure will scupper job & housing plans

CIF Budget Submission Infrastructure

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned the Government that their housing measures and job creation plans will come to nothing unless they invest in infrastructure. The CIF has met with Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform officials to outline their pre-budget proposals.   CIF Director General Tom Parlon (pictured) says […]

ESRI warning for house construction sector

House Construction

ESRI Warning: Fewer houses will be built due to Central Bank mortgage lending limits impact on house construction The latest Quarterly Economic Commentary (Autumn 2016) from the ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute ) predicts continued economic and jobs growth, but carries a warning for house construction. A Research Note titled An Empirical Assessment of […]

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 […]

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 […]