Tag: Tom Parlon

Coronavirus Update – CIF Directs Members To Secure Construction Sites Where Non-Essential Work Taking Place

Following the Taoiseach’s statement on new Covid-19 measures that outlined workers must stay at home in all circumstances except where work is an essential health, social care or other essential service that cannot be done from home.

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Coronavirus Construction Update 24 March 2020

Coronavirus

– CIF & ICTU Call on construction companies and workers to comply with HSE Measures

– EU Called on to declare Covid-19 pandemic a Force Majeure event

– Additional HSE Coronavirus Resources

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“Safety Must Remain Priority for Construction Companies as Activity Increases” – CIF

Construction worker deaths 2019

Construction workplace deaths have more than doubled in 2019 from five to 12, with falls from heights are the leading cause of construction worker deaths. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is also reporting that fatalities are more common in smaller construction companies with fewer than 10 employees. Agriculture remains the most dangerous sector in […]

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Delays, cost increases and skills shortages are key Brexit impacts on Construction

Key Brexit construction impacts

Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF. The Irish construction industry is struggling to plan for Brexit and resultant delays in housing and infrastructure delivery over the next decade a survey carried out by PWC for the construction industry has found. The Construction Industry Federation and PwC Brexit Survey of the member base of Ireland’s construction industry […]

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Construction SMEs Face Liquidation Due to Procurement Issues and Insurance Costs

Glenveagh Properties

The Construction Industry Federation has called for more significant investment to improve conditions and support innovation in the sector and protect its small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The construction industry representative body addressed the Seanad Public Consultation Committee on Small and Medium Sized Business in Ireland on 13 November, following a detailed submission earlier this year.

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CIF Reaction to Budget 2019

Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation. “The CIF welcomes the €2.3b housing package announced and the 24% increase in capital infrastructure funding in today’s budget.  However, we are disappointed that there was no clarity in relation to an extension of the Help to Buy scheme which is due to expire in December 2019. This […]

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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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CIF welcomes Construction Sector Group as the start of a new era for Irish construction

Construction Sector Group

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has welcomed An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s endorsement of a new Construction Sector Group involving industry and a number of key Government Departments. Hundreds of leaders from across the Irish and international construction industries attended the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Annual Conference in Croke Park today, to discuss the industry’s potential […]

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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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