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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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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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Vast majority of female workers would recommend construction industry as a career option

4 Apr , 2019  

Over 84% of women working in the construction industry feel they have been supported by their male colleagues in their career progression to date, with the majority (73%) reporting that there has been a significant, positive change in attitudes across the industry towards female workers in recent times. According to a survey carried out by the Construction […]

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Sisk and CIF Invite Irish Families to Ireland Skills Live Event

14 Mar , 2019  

CIF and John Sisk & Son welcome parents and second level students to the Ireland Skills Live Family Day, at the RDS Simmonscourt on Saturday 23rd March, where they will both be highlighting apprenticeship opportunities for second level students. (Thursday March 21 and Friday March 22 are sellouts.) Ireland Skills Live will host for the first […]

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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 […]