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 […]

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 […]