Apprenticeship Model Requires Upgrade To Address Construction Skills Shortage

A survey conducted by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) on behalf of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has found that Ireland lacks the requisite number of apprentices in construction to meet our housing and infrastructure needs. Some 86% of construction companies are experiencing issues as a result of an inadequate supply of qualified tradespeople and this figure […]

Insurance Premium Increases Adding To Construction Costs – CIF

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned that spiralling insurance premiums are adding to construction costs. Over the last year, construction companies around Ireland have reported disproportionate increases in Employer Liability/Public Liability (EL/PL) premiums, rising by up to 50% in some incidences. Director of Safety and Training with CIF, Dermot Carey said: “Increases of this […]