Industry Warned Of Long Term Damage By Hazardous Substances On Construction Site

The Construction Safety Week 2018 campaign focused on the health issues associated with working with hazardous substances. Dermot Carey, Director Safety and Training, Construction Industry Federation (CIF) said: “This focus on working with hazardous substances, is in line with our realisation that we need to be conscious of health as well as safety. Generally, substances […]

Minister Bruton confirms Funding for Fit Out of Phase One of the Build

The construction of the Mid West’s first engineering-focused higher education campus is underway at the LIT site in Coonagh, Limerick. Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton confirmed that funding of just over €11.6 million has been provided to deliver phase one of the project. The first phase of construction has already begun on the […]

Registrations invited for ‘Meet the Buyer’ event for the Social Housing PPP Bundle 1

Enterprise Ireland, in association with the National Development Finance Agency and Dublin City Council, is inviting registration for a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event for the Social Housing PPP Bundle 1. The event will take place at the Round Room in the Mansion House from 8am – 12 noon on 14 March 2018 and is free of charge.   This […]

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 […]

Insurance Premium Increases Adding To Construction Costs – CIF

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned that spiralling insurance premiums are adding to construction costs. Over the last year, construction companies around Ireland have reported disproportionate increases in Employer Liability/Public Liability (EL/PL) premiums, rising by up to 50% in some incidences. Director of Safety and Training with CIF, Dermot Carey said: “Increases of this […]

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