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Tag: Tom Parlon

Minister Donohoe Welcomes Research On Building Innovation In Construction Industry

Building Innovation Report

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe has welcomed a new report giving an overview of trends in the Irish construction sector, including the initial impacts of Covid-19 on the industry. The Construction Sector Group
Building Innovation report follows the recent publication of an economic analysis of productivity in the Irish construction sector.

Irish Construction Will Take Over A Year To Recover – CIF Survey

A recent CIF survey shows the challenges that lie ahead for the Irish construction industry as sites reopen on 18th May. In the survey, construction professionals say they expect it to take 12 months at least before the industry returns to pre-pandemic levels. “Construction companies have seen 100,000 of their workers lose the jobs in […]

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.

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

“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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

“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 […]