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Homebuilders to highlight barriers in the regions with nine roadshows

17 Feb , 2020  

The Irish Homebuilders Association, an association within the CIF, is inviting all new TDs and local politicians to a series of regional roadshows.  The purpose of these meetings is to inform politicians about the specific challenges preventing homebuilding in their areas. Director of Housing, Planning and Development with CIF, James Benson said: “The reality is […]

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Housing election promises will not be met unless next Government addresses blockages in the system

12 Feb , 2020  

The Irish Homebuilders Association, of the CIF, is inviting all new TDs and local politicians to a series of regional roadshows.  The purpose of these meetings is to inform politicians about the specific challenges preventing homebuilding in their areas. Director of Housing, Planning and Development with CIF, James Benson said: “The reality is that homebuilders […]

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Construction Industry Federation Election Manifesto 2020

29 Jan , 2020  

Any future Government will require a thriving and dynamic construction industry to deliver any promises made during the election. The reality is that the Irish society needs the construction industry to deliver 35,000 housing units annually. Our capital cities and regional communities require Irish construction companies to deliver over €116billion in infrastructure to drive economic […]

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Skills shortages mean construction companies are looking overseas for talent

22 Jan , 2020  

Construction firms are increasingly relocating professionals from outside Ireland and beyond the EU, to address skills shortages as the industry continues to grow strongly. Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation (CIF) said: “As the Irish construction industry has continued to grow over the last number of years, many of our members have reported difficulties […]

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Salaries in Construction sector continue to rise with strong demand for professions creating competition for talent

14 Jan , 2020  

Salaries in the construction sector have continued to rise over the last year. Many construction firms are experiencing increased competition to attract talent, particularly professionals like quantity surveyors, engineers and project managers. According to Azon Recruitment Group’s Salary Guide 2020, salaries in the construction sector rose by approximately 4.5% in 2019, with many companies also […]

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CIF: Safety must remain priority for construction companies as activity increases

10 Jan , 2020  

Director General, Tom Parlon responding to recent Health and Safety Authority statistics: “The increase in construction fatalities is a grave reminder to companies to keep focussed on safety every day.  The CIF is reiterating its call to construction companies to continue to build on the significant investment in safety on sites over the past two […]

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CIF Members to Support Dublin Simon Initiative to provide 50 homes

8 Jan , 2020  

The Construction Industry Federation is joining forces with Dublin Simon Community to support 50 individuals and families out of unstable emergency accommodation and into more permanent, safe homes. The concept of the CIF/Dublin Simon Community collaboration is simple; CIF members will endeavour to raise funds, amounting to €20,000, throughout the next year. Each donation of […]

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CIF statement: Nearly 45% of housing delivery costs are taxes, levies, and cost of finance, not building

12 Dec , 2019  

Statement from James Benson, Director of the Irish Homebuilder Association (IHBA) a constituent association of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF):  “The CIF has welcomed the ESRI’s acknowledgement that the cost of housebuilding must come down to enable increased supply.  Since 2013, we have highlighted the fact that nearly 45% of the cost of housebuilding isn’t […]

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Construction Industry urges Contractors to Check Before You Dig!

22 Oct , 2019  

Today’s (Tuesday 22nd) focus is on Working Safely with Electricity, which includes a clear message to all construction personnel to ‘check before you dig’, which relates to the importance of liaising with the respective utility service provider in advance of undertaking works in near proximity.  For example, ESB Networks welcome enquiries on voltage and location […]

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Construction Industry kicks off major safety week campaign with focus on mental health and wellbeing in construction

21 Oct , 2019  

Construction companies around Ireland will stage a nationwide ‘stand-down for safety’ on all sites today to mark the beginning of Construction Safety Week which runs from Monday 21st -Friday 25th October 2019. Today’s focus is on Mental Health and Wellbeing in Construction, in accordance with the slogan ‘a strong foundation for a healthy life’, which infers […]