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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 […]

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CIF: Safety must remain priority for construction companies as activity increases

10 Jan , 2020  

Director General, Tom Parlon responding to recent Health and Safety Authority statistics: “The increase in construction fatalities is a grave reminder to companies to keep focussed on safety every day.  The CIF is reiterating its call to construction companies to continue to build on the significant investment in safety on sites over the past two […]

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CIF Members to Support Dublin Simon Initiative to provide 50 homes

8 Jan , 2020  

The Construction Industry Federation is joining forces with Dublin Simon Community to support 50 individuals and families out of unstable emergency accommodation and into more permanent, safe homes. The concept of the CIF/Dublin Simon Community collaboration is simple; CIF members will endeavour to raise funds, amounting to €20,000, throughout the next year. Each donation of […]

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CIF statement: Nearly 45% of housing delivery costs are taxes, levies, and cost of finance, not building

12 Dec , 2019  

Statement from James Benson, Director of the Irish Homebuilder Association (IHBA) a constituent association of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF):  “The CIF has welcomed the ESRI’s acknowledgement that the cost of housebuilding must come down to enable increased supply.  Since 2013, we have highlighted the fact that nearly 45% of the cost of housebuilding isn’t […]