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CIF/ICTU joint statement on Covid-19 Safety measures on construction sites

24 Mar , 2020  

ICTU and CIF are advising construction industry companies and their employees to comply with HSE guidance and protecting themselves from the Covid-19 virus. General Secretary of Congress Patricia King said; “Essentially workers should adhere to social distancing guidelines, carry out regular hand washing and use gloves and masks if possible to help contain the spread […]

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CIF Statement on Covid-19 and construction

20 Mar , 2020  

The Construction Industry Federation is advising its members in relation to all HSE Guidelines and Chief Medical Officer recommendations pertaining to Covid-19 on a daily basis. The Federation has issued Guidelines for Actions to take now to provide for health and safety for management of construction sites and behaviours for construction site personnel. Industry is […]

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CIF Statement on Covid-19 measures

11 Mar , 2020  

The CIF are collaborating with Government in leading the national response to Covid-19.  The initial phase is containment with the objective being to minimise the spread of Covid-19.  This is the critical stage for employers and employees.  Decisive, proactive containment measures taken now can reduce negative impacts in the future. Ensuring those that are affected […]

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Construction leaders gather to celebrate the women working in the sector ahead of International Women’s Day 2020

6 Mar , 2020  

Hundreds of people from across the construction industry gathered in Dunboyne Castle Hotel on Friday 6 March for a breakfast seminar hosted by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). The event was held to celebrate the achievements of the many women working in the construction sector both now and in the past. Since 2017, the Construction […]

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CIF: Women are key to solving the housing crisis

26 Feb , 2020  

5,400 women have joined the industry since the Q4 2017 seeing the number of females working in construction grow to 12,500.  According to Central Statistics Office (CSO) statistics, women now make up 8.49% (Q4 2019) of the total workforce in the Construction Industry, rising from just 5.3% in Q4 of 2017. A key part of […]

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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 […]