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CIF survey: 64% of Construction companies believe they have an inclusive culture

19 Sep , 2019  

The CIF is encouraging construction companies to sign up to a Diversity and Inclusion pledge launched last night by its President Pat Lucey.   Those companies signing up to the CIF Diversity and Inclusion Charter commit to improving D&I in their organisations.   The initiative is seen as a step by industry to ensure all people feel […]

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CIF Budget Submission: Extension of the Help to Buy scheme key to solving housing crisis

10 Sep , 2019  

CIF is calling for an extension of the Help to Buy scheme as a top priority in their recent Pre-Budget 2020 Submission.   Many housebuilders have reported that between 40% and 80% of homes sold to first time buyers are currently enabled by the Help to Buy Scheme.  The measure is considered the most effective intervention […]

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Construction SMEs excluded from public sector contracts

5 Sep , 2019  

Small and medium Irish businesses are excluded from securing public sector contracts by multiple barriers. Currently, SMEs account for 99% of businesses in Ireland but smaller companies deliver less than 33% of public sector projects. A CIF report identified several barriers militating against SME participation in public sector contracts. These were identified as: · a […]

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Grafton Merchanting ROI rebranding to Chadwicks Group as part of a €5m investment

4 Sep , 2019  

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company today announced it is rebranding to Chadwicks Group as part of a €5m investment programme in the business.  The €5m investment over the next three years includes a nationwide rebrand, in-branch refurbishments and a technology upgrade to enhance the overall customer experience. All Chadwicks Group branches will […]

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Derry’s celebrate 40th anniversary

4 Sep , 2019  

For any business to reach the 40-year mark is truly a great achievement and for this month’s edition of Building Ireland we profile one such company that is doing that in 2019. Derry’s Ltd is internationally recognised as a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality, durable contract and trade furniture. Headquartered in Annaghmore, Co […]

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75% of CIF members are not confident that infrastructure projects will materialise in their regions

4 Sep , 2019  

The Southern region of Cork, Limerick and Waterford has seen several essential road projects delayed over the past 18 months. The CIF is warning that the slowdown in investment threatens growth in region in the next five years. In a CIF member survey 75% of respondents were not confident that essential projects Project 2040 will […]

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New Merlo Panoramic telehandlers aimed at Construction and Rental Sectors

30 Aug , 2019  

NBuoyed by a new direct-from-the-factory supply line, Merlo distributor in Ireland, McHale Plant Sales has released details of its new, revised Panoramic telehandler – a model range described by their general manager, Denis McGrath as ‘a real game changer’ in terms of visibility, safety and comfort. Finished in safety-focused, easy-to-see vivid green livery, and developed […]

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Guaranteed Irish to hold roundtable discussions on safeguarding homegrown construction jobs in post-Brexit Ireland

29 Aug , 2019  

With 10 weeks to go to the Brexit deadline on October 31st, Guaranteed Irish is reminding business members across various sectors nationwide of the need to prepare for Brexit. The business membership organisation is working closely with business members in the Irish construction industry and related sectors nationwide in preparation for a post Brexit economy […]

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Grafton Merchanting Ireland launches 2019 Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship

27 Aug , 2019  

!Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s largest builders’ merchant today announced that applicants for its 2019 Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship programme are now open. This is the second year of the initiative which in its first year saw 10 people (7 male, 3 female) graduate from the 26-week programme. The QQI accredited programme, is run by Grafton […]

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The Roads to Nowhere: Southern Region being isolated from economic development

27 Aug , 2019  

The Dunkettle Interchange, the M20, M22, N28 upgrade and the Northern Ring Road are considered critical in supporting sustainable economic development to the south of the country. Most of these are now under threat or facing interminable delays. This represents a failure on behalf of the Irish national and local political system to deliver any […]