CIF Warns Deferring Infrastructure Investment Is Not Advisable

“Whilst a commitment to increase infrastructure investment is welcome; waiting until 2019 to increase investment will consign many of Ireland’s regions to a decade of lost growth, exacerbate social inequalities and continue to see Dublin congest. If it’s a good idea to invest in 2019 to improve the economy and address the housing issue, lack of […]

Withdrawal Of Help To Buy Scheme Hill Compound Housing Crisis – CIF

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned that any withdrawal of the Help-To-Buy (HTB) Scheme will further restrict Ireland’s housing supply and compound the housing crisis. CIF Director General Tom Parlon said: “The Help To Buy scheme has been a significant contributor to the growth in residential construction activity. Any suggestion of a withdrawal of […]

Ireland’s Top 50 Contractors In Strong Demand Across The Globe

Turnover figures in Top 50 CIF Contractors increased by €1billion in 2017 and exports estimated to have grown five-fold since 2008. Figures compiled by Construction Magazine, for its annual Top 50 listing, show that turnover in Ireland’s leading construction contractors grew by €1billion over a 12-month period as global demand for Irish construction continues to […]

CIF Western Region Gala Ball Returns

The CIF Western Region Gala Ball took place at the Westwood House Hotel in Galway City after a break of eight years. Money was raised on the night for the RNLI and the Croí Heart & Stroke Charity by over 200 members of the Construction Industry. Speaking at the event Chairman of CIF Galway Branch Paul Stewart […]

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 […]

Safety Must Continue To Be A Priority As Construction Sector Grows

CIF Director General, Tom Parlon, has asked construction companies to redouble their efforts to reduce accidents on site for 2017 at a meeting of leading industry members today. “Construction companies have worked tirelessly with their industry partners to reduce workplace accidents and fatalities. The industry employs over 140,000 people directly and continues to strive to […]

CIF Comment On Central Bank Rule Changes

Following the review of mortgage measures announced by the Central Bank, CIF Director General, Tom Parlon, stated: “The CIF recognises that the Central Bank’s macro-prudential rules are part of a necessary regulatory framework within the Irish banking system. Today’s changes to the deposit rules may assist first-time buyers in securing mortgages. Providing mortgages to this […]

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 […]

CIF Calls On SMEs To Think Safety To Reduce Workplace Accidents

The Construction Industry Federation has launched its annual construction safety week campaign today and called on all construction companies to set aside time this week to re-emphasis the importance of safety to their employees with a view to further reducing workplace accidents.   The week will commence on September 12th and will see a series […]

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 […]

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