CIF Warns Deferring Infrastructure Investment Is Not Advisable

“Whilst a commitment to increase infrastructure investment is welcome; waiting until 2019 to increase investment will consign many of Ireland’s regions to a decade of lost growth, exacerbate social inequalities and continue to see Dublin congest. If it’s a good idea to invest in 2019 to improve the economy and address the housing issue, lack of […]

Withdrawal Of Help To Buy Scheme Hill Compound Housing Crisis – CIF

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned that any withdrawal of the Help-To-Buy (HTB) Scheme will further restrict Ireland’s housing supply and compound the housing crisis. CIF Director General Tom Parlon said: “The Help To Buy scheme has been a significant contributor to the growth in residential construction activity. Any suggestion of a withdrawal of […]

Ireland’s Top 50 Contractors In Strong Demand Across The Globe

Turnover figures in Top 50 CIF Contractors increased by €1billion in 2017 and exports estimated to have grown five-fold since 2008. Figures compiled by Construction Magazine, for its annual Top 50 listing, show that turnover in Ireland’s leading construction contractors grew by €1billion over a 12-month period as global demand for Irish construction continues to […]

Quarterly Report Shows House Building Increased By Over 30% Last Year

House building activity increased by over 30% in 2016 according to the latest figures from the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).   Tom Parlon, Director General CIF said:   “All measures of house building activity and housing output show a strengthening trend as we begin 2017. However, the planning environment and access to development finance will […]

Deal Struck To Develop €220m Of Solar Projects In Ireland

A Dublin-based solar company has entered a joint venture to develop more than €220m of solar projects in Ireland. BNRG Renewables Limited and French renewable energy group Neoen today announce their joint venture to develop, construct, own and operate a portfolio of solar projects in Ireland. The joint venture, BNRG Neoen Holdings Limited will co-develop […]

Scheme To Increase Apprenticeships In Construction Industry Launched

Four construction companies are participating in a pilot programme where apprentices spend time with each company whilst learning a trade and other critical career skills.  The scheme is being run in conjunction with Solas and the industry is hoping for a national roll-out of the scheme on the basis that it could radically increase the […]

Tradespeople And Construction SMEs Must Meet Tough Regulations To Survive

Tradespeople and SMEs operating in the construction sector face challenges in ensuring they are compliant with new regulations in the industry.  The Construction Industry Federation will host an event for tradespeople and SMEs in the sector to help them remain compliant as the industry recovers and demand for construction increases.   CIF Regional Director Justin […]

Government Ramping Up Activities To Stave Off Skills Shortage In Construction

CAO applications for construction related courses have increase in this year’s Leaving Certificate.  Architecture and engineering courses saw an increase in interest by students of 13%, and other construction related courses saw an increase of approximately 8%. Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) stated:  “The Irish economy depends on the construction […]

Prompt Payments And Dispute Resolution Legislation To Reshape Irish Construction Industry

The Construction Industry Federation has welcomed the introduction of the Construction Contracts Act as a transformative event for the industry.   CIF Director General Tom Parlon stated:   “The construction industry is emerging from recession and it has taken proactive steps to gear up for a period of sustained activity driving infrastructure, housing and increased […]

CIF Encourages A Future In Construction For Students

“The construction industry is recovering strongly and is worth more than €14 billion to the Irish economy. So there are plenty of high quality careers in the sector, stated Tom Parlon, Director General of the CIF.  In fact, applications for construction related courses have been on the rise for the past number of years, reflecting […]

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