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Budget could be a step towards ending housing crisis, building communities and combatting climate change says CIF

12 Oct , 2021  

The CIF has warned that underspending of the capital budget will undermine economic recovery as industry reports drop-off in public sector project commencements at today’s budget. Recent research by Construction Information Services found that the value of public sector projects in Q2 and Q3 2021 was down by approximately 40% and 30% respectively from the […]

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The CIF and its constituent association the IHBA welcomes publication of ‘Housing for All’

2 Sep , 2021  

Tom Parlon, CIF Director General said: “Implementation of the plan will provide opportunities for home builders and contractors in the greater delivery of residential output. Expected infrastructure investment in the forthcoming National Development Plan review will be critical in optimising ‘Housing for All’.’’ The Irish Home Builders Association (IHBA) has today welcomed the publication by Government […]

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CIF Statement: Evidence shows that construction industry can operate safely

24 Feb , 2021  

The CIF is deeply disappointed with the Government’s decision to extend its lockdown of parts of the construction industry.  HSE monitoring of the construction industry has consistently shown negligible levels of Covid-19 cases associated with the construction industry.  The industry is an international exemplar of safety and operating under Covid-19 and has proven it can […]

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CIF says Construction operating safely during Covid-19

7 Jan , 2021  

Due to the deteriorating situation of Covid-19, the Government has decided to restrict construction activity to restrict people’s movement across the country.  It’s widely acknowledged at all levels of government that the industry is operating safely and has had an excellent track record at keeping covid-19 off sites and managing it when onsite.  At no […]

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Pre-Covid Turnover of CIF’s Top 50 exceeded €10billion

4 Nov , 2020  

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Top 50 Contractors 2020 had a combined turnover of just over €10bn in 2019, according to a survey carried by Construction magazine on behalf of CIF. The CIF Top 50 Contractors survey gives a snapshot of the overall performance of the Irish construction sector, as it delivers many large-scale projects throughout Ireland […]

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CIF and CEF call for companies across the island to redouble Covid-19 safety measures

16 Oct , 2020  

The Construction Industry Federation and the Construction Employers Federation have jointly called on their members to collaborate on a cross border basis on tackling Covid-19.  The construction industry straddles both jurisdictions with contractors and employees crossing the border in both directions daily.  Both industries have emerged from the previous lockdown with excellent records in terms […]

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CIF statement on Budget 2021

13 Oct , 2020  

The CIF has welcomed housing and infrastructure measures in Budget 2021 but warned that embedded inefficiencies in the State’s planning and procurement systems could dampen positive economic benefits and delay delivery.  The increased investment in infrastructure to €10.1 billion is a hugely positive step.  The Government’s commitment to delivering affordable housing through a range of […]

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Employee mental well-being now a major safety concern for construction companies

20 Aug , 2020  

A survey carried out by Empathy Research on behalf of the Construction Industry Federation has shown that mental well-being has become a significant safety concern for construction companies. Director of Safety, Dermot Carey said, “The construction industry is well recognised as an industry that takes safety very seriously.  During industry shutdown, our membership designed a […]

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Introduction of FREE 24/7 employee assistance programme and wellbeing app for all construction workers in Ireland

3 Jun , 2020  

The global pandemic is having a negative impact on people’s mental health in society; those in the construction industry who have faced a long lay-off are no exception.  To help construction workers to cope with these issues, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is launching a free and confidential 24/7 helpline and wellbeing app on 3rd June […]

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Major online training initiative undertaken to get construction workers site-ready

28 May , 2020  

Since the commencement of the course on 21st April, 153,000 workers have been issued with a ‘digital card’ to show that they have successfully completed the course. There is no charge for participation. Over GoContractor’s digital platform, the construction workers complete a short course in safe working on-site during the coronavirus pandemic. The course, which is […]

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