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Tag: Ireland

Construction leaders plan to increase female participation in the industry

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The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is bringing together construction industry leaders to address the chronically low levels of female participation in construction. According to a recent report carried out by DKM, with input from SOLAS, the construction industry could expand by 33% to €20b by 2020. It will require an estimated 112,000 additional employees across […]

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index January 17

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank According to the Ulster Bank PMI January 2017, Irish construction activity continued to grow sharply in January 2017 on the back of higher new orders. The key highlight from the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index survey (PMI) was a near-record rise in employment as companies responded to greater workloads. […]

CIF launch E-learning platform

Robert Butler, Head of Learning and Development The CIF Learning & Development Department has launched an E-learning platform aimed at those who want to upskill but don’t have time or can’t travel for class-based courses. The new CIF’s e-learning platform will allow construction firms and their employees access to quality training without time lost through […]

SCSI appoints New Director General


The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has appointed Áine Myler as its new Director General. Áine Myler has been a key member of the SCSI’s executive and leadership team over the last decade and joined the management team as Director of Operations in January 2016, following many years in private practice as a company […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Construction Safety Week 2016 – Mind Our Workers

Construction Safety Week

Today in Irish Construction Safety Week 2016 the focus switches to Mental Health. The Construction Industry Federation  and Pieta House joint initiative entitled Mind Our Workers is a campaign aimed at raising awareness of suicide and mental health issues throughout the construction sector. Suicide and mental health are two of the most important issues in Ireland. […]

Record rise in Irish construction activity

Irish construction activity increased at the fastest pace since the survey began in June 2000 during February, as the rate of expansion in new business accelerated sharply. Constructors responded by increasing both their purchasing activity and employment at near-record rates. With further improvements in economic conditions predicted over the coming year, business sentiment improved to […]