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Major award for Darkin Electrical

13 May , 2019  

There was delight for Darkin Electrical at the 2018 EIFI Electrical Industrial Awards Lunch which took place in the Red Cow Moran Hotel on September 21 last when the Dublin-based company was named the AECI (Association of Electrical Contractors of Ireland) Innovative Electrical Contractor of the Year. Darren Kinsella was thrilled to receive the prestigious […]

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CIF statement on wages increases in Sectoral Employment Order

13 May , 2019  

The CIF has warned that the decision to increase wages by 2.7% per annum for the next two years will put pressure on regional construction companies still in recovery mode. CIF Director General Tom Parlon said, “The reality in regional Ireland is that there is not enough activity to sustain construction companies in those areas. […]

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Over 10,000 workers joined the Irish construction workforce in 2018

9 May , 2019  

A new report from the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) shows that 10,600 extra workers joined the construction workforce in 2018, up 8% year on year and bringing the total workforce to 145,500. Construction Investment There was a 20% increase in investment in building and construction in 2018, with €26 billion invested during the year. The […]

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CIF Support Young Homebuilders of the Future in Trim

7 May , 2019  

The Construction Industry Federation are proud to support the school housebuilding competition, which took place at 10:00am on the 3rd May in St. Mary’s Convent Primary School Trim. The programme aims to tap into the students’ creativity by challenging them to build their own house. CIF Director General Tom Parlon assessed all of the projects on […]

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Renovation and insulation specialists

7 May , 2019  

Celebrating 15 years in business, Insulex have weathered the storm of the construction downturn in 2008, evolving throughout the years to become an all all-encompassing Building Specialist, operating nationwide across the public and commercial sectors. Building Ireland recently caught up with the company’s Managing Director, Martin McCarthy to learn all about the Business and find […]

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Attitudes towards construction industry leading to long-term skills shortages

3 May , 2019  

Over a third (36%) of Irish parents would not support their child’s choice to work in the construction industry, according to new research from the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Of those parents who would not support their child pursuing a career in construction, the perceived ‘hard, physically demanding work’ was cited by half (50%) of […]

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Tracey brothers continue to build on their award winning reputation

3 May , 2019  

Tracey Brothers were again successful at this year’s Construction Employers Federation Constructing Excellence awards in the Culloden Hotel. Recognising the achievements of the construction industry in Northern Ireland, the Awards are hotly contested every year. Tracey Brothers, who have over 60 years’ experience in the industry and have grown to become one of the leading […]

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Honesty, Integrity and Excellent Customer Service

2 May , 2019  

Established in 2000, Comfort Air Conditioning is 100% Irish owned and is an authorised agent for the supply and installation of Mitsubishi, Toshiba and Daikin products. Whether it be from a single split type unit suitable for restaurants, comms rooms, stand-alone offices to larger multi systems suitable for office block and multi room applications, these […]

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Contractor of the Year Award made Harry’s day

1 May , 2019  

There were jubilant scenes at the 2018 EIFI Electrical Industry Awards Lunch which took place in the Red Cow Moran Hotel on September 21st last when H. Shiels Limited was named the AECI (Association of Electrical Contractors of Ireland) Electrical Contractor of the Year. With 50 years’ experience in the industry, Harry Shiels was a […]

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First Irish EFCA President, Kevin Rudden is delighted to welcome annual European Conference to Dublin

30 Apr , 2019  

The European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA) will be hosting its annual general meeting and conference in Dublin on 9th – 10th of May. The event is expected to bring industry professionals from Ireland and all over Europe to Dublin. EFCA is the only federation representing the consulting engineering industry in Europe, with a […]