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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 […]


HSS Hire Waterford Branch Opens

HSS Hire Waterford

Michael Killeen, Managing Director for the HSS/Laois Hire Group, Waterford Senior Hurling Manager, Derek McGrath, and Patrick Cunningham, Branch Sales Manager of new branch cut the ribbon at the HSS Hire Waterford open day HSS Hire, the nationwide award-winning tool and equipment hire company, has opened a HSS Hire Waterford branch at 6 Cross Roads […]


Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index January 17

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Construction Employment up; Housing & Commercial activity growing, civils improving 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 […]


3,500 apprentices registered in Ireland in 2016

Irish construction apprenticeships

Government ups the ante to target 50,000 apprenticeship registrations by 2020 Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills, will announce details today of how the Government aims to hit a targeted 50,000 apprenticeship registrations by 2020, as figures released this week indicate a take up of 3,500 apprenticeships in 2016, and 2,500 completing trainee […]


apprentices.ie website launched at Technoteachers Conference


Construction at TechnoTeachers Conference and AGM [metaslider id=1503] The TechnoTeachers Association’s National Conference and AGM played host to the launch of a new partnership between the Association and CIF and also saw the launch of the website, , apprentices.ie Techno teachers and CIF – “a natural fit” At their National Conference and AGM in the […]


Central Bank mortgage requirement changes are boost for Irish house building

Construction workplace fatalities

What Central Bank new mortgage measures mean for Irish construction industry 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 […]


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 […]


Budget a lost opportunity says CIF

Speaking to RTE in the immediate aftermath of the Budget announcement, CIF Director General Tom Parlon said that although there was a “wide appreciation” of problems facing the house-building sector, the new budget had “plastered over the issues”. “We needed something aggressive but that hasn’t transpired yet,” he said. “It’s too big an issue to […]


Construction output increases by 5.5%

The CSO is reporting that the volume of output in building and construction increased by 5.5% in the second quarter of 2015 when compared with the preceding period. This reflects increases of 25.6%, 14.6% and 3.1% respectively in the volume of civil engineering, residential building and non-residential building work. The change in the value of production […]