Recognitions Of Qualifications Are A Barrier To Diaspora Construction Workers – CIF

“We should be building bridges not walls for the construction diaspora to return because the industry needs their skills and expertise to deliver housing and infrastructure” The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has identified a number of barriers deterring Irish emigrants with construction expertise from returning home. Since 2016, the CIF has highlighted a potential shortage […]

Apprenticeship Model Requires Upgrade To Address Construction Skills Shortage

A survey conducted by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) on behalf of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has found that Ireland lacks the requisite number of apprentices in construction to meet our housing and infrastructure needs. Some 86% of construction companies are experiencing issues as a result of an inadequate supply of qualified tradespeople and this figure […]

Room To Improve Inspires €1.7 billion Spend On Home Improvements

Irish homeowners have spent €1.737 billion in total through the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) since its launch in 2013. This incentive has facilitated homeowners throughout the country in carrying out 107,386 home improvement projects over the last four years. These projects throughout Ireland have had an average spend of €16,187 per project, providing a huge […]

First Female Chairperson Elected To CIF Galway Branch

The CIF would like to congratulate Tara Flynn of Paul Flynn Construction Ltd. on her election as Chair of the CIF Galway branch. Justin Molloy Regional Director, Midlands and Western Region said: “In an industry that is trying to encourage more women to take up careers in construction it is good to see that the […]

Construction Sector Group Heralds New Era For Irish construction

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) today 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 […]

Regional Housing Crisis May Continue Until At Least 2021 – CIF

The CIF met with the Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe and Minister for State in the Department of Finance Michael D’arcy earlier today to chart a way past blockages in the supply of critical residential, specialist buildings and infrastructure. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) presented radical initiatives to increase investment in infrastructure and to establish […]

CIF Proposes Radical Overhaul In How Infrastructure Is Delivered In Ireland

“We need to invest more in infrastructure now to solve the housing crises, maintain FDI levels and reduce social inequality. The National infrastructure deficit may lead to systemic failures in Irish economy and society”- Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF A CIF report, carried out by DKM Economic Consultants, has proposed an urgent and radical overhaul […]

€3.9 billion Of Construction Projects Commenced In First Half Of 2017

The Construction Industry Federation has warned that despite huge demand for housing and Ireland’s infrastructure deficit, project planning applications and commencements remained static in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. Director General of the Construction Industry Federation, Tom Parlon said; “This analysis shows project commencements are relatively static and […]

Construction Industry Will Complete 18,000 Homes This Year – IFA

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) estimates that the level of new residential completions for 2017 will be in the region of 18,000 units with this figure expected to increase to approximately 20,000 units in 2018. This compares to 12,666 units in 2015, representing an overall increase of 42% from 2015-2017.   CIF Director General Tom […]

Construction Industry Set To Deliver 3,000 Extra Hotel Bedrooms In Dublin By 2020

The Irish construction industry is set to deliver a number of key hotel development projects over the next three years, paving the way for a significant tourist influx and boost to the economy. In the month of May 2017, Ireland welcomed over 900,000 tourists, an increase of 7% over the same period in 2016. In […]

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