Quarterly Report Shows House Building Increased By Over 30% Last Year

House building activity increased by over 30% in 2016 according to the latest figures from the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).   Tom Parlon, Director General CIF said:   “All measures of house building activity and housing output show a strengthening trend as we begin 2017. However, the planning environment and access to development finance will […]

Deal Struck To Develop €220m Of Solar Projects In Ireland

A Dublin-based solar company has entered a joint venture to develop more than €220m of solar projects in Ireland. BNRG Renewables Limited and French renewable energy group Neon today announce their joint venture to develop, construct, own and operate a portfolio of solar projects in Ireland. The joint venture, BNRG Neoen Holdings Limited will co-develop […]

Scheme To Increase Apprenticeships In Construction Industry Launched

Four construction companies are participating in a pilot programme where apprentices spend time with each company whilst learning a trade and other critical career skills.  The scheme is being run in conjunction with Solas and the industry is hoping for a national roll-out of the scheme on the basis that it could radically increase the […]

Tradespeople And Construction SMEs Must Meet Tough Regulations To Survive

Tradespeople and SMEs operating in the construction sector face challenges in ensuring they are compliant with new regulations in the industry.  The Construction Industry Federation will host an event for tradespeople and SMEs in the sector to help them remain compliant as the industry recovers and demand for construction increases.   CIF Regional Director Justin […]

Government Ramping Up Activities To Stave Off Skills Shortage In Construction

CAO applications for construction related courses have increase in this year’s Leaving Certificate.  Architecture and engineering courses saw an increase in interest by students of 13%, and other construction related courses saw an increase of approximately 8%. Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) stated:  “The Irish economy depends on the construction […]

Prompt Payments And Dispute Resolution Legislation To Reshape Irish Construction Industry

The Construction Industry Federation has welcomed the introduction of the Construction Contracts Act as a transformative event for the industry.   CIF Director General Tom Parlon stated:   “The construction industry is emerging from recession and it has taken proactive steps to gear up for a period of sustained activity driving infrastructure, housing and increased […]

CIF Encourages A Future In Construction For Students

“The construction industry is recovering strongly and is worth more than €14 billion to the Irish economy. So there are plenty of high quality careers in the sector, stated Tom Parlon, Director General of the CIF.  In fact, applications for construction related courses have been on the rise for the past number of years, reflecting […]

Construction Industry Federation Warns Regions Are Being Left Behind

A CIF delegation has warned that the West, Midlands and Northwest regions are being left behind in the terms of economic growth, infrastructure and job creation.  The CIF delegation met with Ms Marian Harkin Independent MEP from the North West constituency on Monday to chart a path to recovery for these regions. Western Region Director, […]

CIF Welcomes The Construction Contracts Act As Critical To Industry’s Long-term Growth

The Director General of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), Tom Parlon, today welcomed the signing of the Construction Contracts Act by Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash.  This gives legal effect to the provisions of the Construction Contracts Act that aims to regularise cash-flow for construction companies and reduce costs by providing for rapid […]

CIF Offaly will hold forum to discuss the future of construction in the region

Construction Industry Federation, Midlands Branch, will host a discussion on the future of the construction sector in the region on the 13th April in the Tullamore Court Hotel, at 18.00. Leading experts from the CIF will present their views on the work of the Federation and how the industry is likely to develop over the coming […]

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