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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 […]