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CIF honours 100 year-old carpenter Paul Fogarty

2 Jul , 2018  

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and the Construction Worker’s Pension Scheme (CWPS) honoured Mr. Paul Fogarty, who celebrated his 100th birthday on Tuesday (26.06.18.) Mr. Fogarty was honoured for his outstanding contribution to the construction industry and his beloved trade of carpentry, throughout the last century. Dominic Doheny, CIF President presented Mr. Fogarty with a copy […]

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CIF & An Garda Síochána join forces to combat machine and tool theft with #SecureItKeepIt campaign

2 Jul , 2018  

An Garda Síochána along with The CIF are taking a proactive role in crime prevention in the Construction Industry which has historically has been targeted by criminals. Building sites are by nature easy targets for criminals due to the types of materials, tools and machinery on site. Figures show there has been a rise of approximately […]

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Construction Industry requires over 110,000 additional workers to rebuild Ireland

19 Feb , 2018  

The construction industry has launched a transition year initiative to facilitate students interested in working in Ireland’s most innovative construction companies.  The initiative will see students completing work experience in the offices of construction companies in addition to on construction sites. Dermot Carey, Director, Safety & Training, CIF said: “The construction industry has undergone significant changes […]

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CIF meet with Ministers in the Department of Finance

13 Sep , 2017  

The CIF met with the Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe and Minister for State Michael D’arcy in the Department of Finance to chart a way past blockages in the supply of critical residential, specialist buildings and infrastructure. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) presented radical initiatives to increase investment in infrastructure and to establish a small builders fund […]

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Construction industry will complete 18,000 homes this year say CIF

8 Aug , 2017  

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) estimates that the level of new residential completions for 2017 will be in the region of 18,000 units with this figure expected to increase to approximately 20,000 units in 2018. This compares to 12,666 units in 2015, representing an overall increase of 42% from 2015-2017. CIF Director General Tom Parlon […]

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Extra 112,000 workers needed in construction industry by 2020

15 Dec , 2016  

A report commissioned by the CIF, (Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020) and carried out by DKM economic consultants, states that construction activity can sustain an additional 112,000 jobs up to 2020 with an estimated €17.8billion worth of projects in the pipeline in 2017. The report identified the demand for the different professions and […]

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CIF welcomes housing measures but warns of low level of strategic infrastructure investment

12 Oct , 2016  

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) welcomed housing measures in this year’s budget but warned that increased infrastructure investment is required to transform new housing estates into vibrant communities over the next decade. CIF Director General, Tom Parlon said: “The measures introduced today are a significant step towards solving the housing crisis by addressing the chronic […]

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CIF Budget Submission: Infrastructure and housing require investment to sustain economic growth

19 Sep , 2016  

The construction industry has outlined how it can deliver the housing, infrastructure and specialist buildings required to transform the Irish economy and society over the next decade in its annual budget submission. Director General, Tom Parlon stated: “Construction is a central driver of Irish economic growth.  All other sectors depend on it for the infrastructure, housing […]

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CIF welcomes Minister’s Housing Action Plan

22 Jul , 2016  

The Construction Industry Federation has welcomed Minister Coveney’s Action Plan for Housing after the strategy was approved at cabinet level on Tuesday. CIF Director General, Tom Parlon said: “There is widespread agreement that the housing supply shortage is a major challenge facing Irish society. Today’s strategy is a welcome step in addressing this challenge of unlocking […]