CIF DIGICON Summit 2020 Set For the Virtual Stage

– Digital Construction: Competitive Advantage in a Covid-19 world In the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the CIF DIGICON Summit 2020 is going virtual. This will be the first-of-its-kind virtual summit for digital construction in Ireland and will attract hundreds of both domestic and global attendees, world-class content, virtual keynotes, panels, roundtables and virtual […]

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Construction Professionals Skillnet Aims to Address Construction Skills Shortages

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] L to r: Dave Flynn, Executive Director, Skillnet Ireland; Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF; Pat Lucey, President, CIF; and Liz Carroll, Network Manager, Construction Professionals Skillnet. Skillnet Ireland and the CIF have established a new Construction Professionals Skillnet to urgently address skills shortages in the construction industry. The CIF and Skillnet Ireland are […]

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Utility Industry Specialist Traineeship Programme Offers Pathway to Construction Career

A new training programme to upskill workers or train new entrants in best utilities construction practices begins in late January at the National Construction Training Centre in Mount Lucas, Co Offaly. Utility Industry Specialist Traineeship The Utility Industry Specialist Traineeship programme, developed by the National Construction Training Centre in consultation with the CIF and some […]

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How Irish M&E Contractors Became European Mission-Critical & Data Centre Partners

Irish firms remain at the forefront of data centre and mission-critical facility construction across Europe and beyond, but the CIF warns that action is needed to maintain that position. BARRY MCCALL reports. Travel abroad to the UK, western Europe and the Nordic countries, discuss data centre and other mission-critical construction projects, and you’ll find names […]

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CIF Warns Government ‘Climate Action Plan 2019’ Needs to Be Implemented Without Delay

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is to seek the establishment of an informal stakeholder advisory group to facilitate the implementation of climate plan actions. The CIF has broadly welcomed the publication of the Government’s ‘Climate Action Plan 2019’ as a very positive statement of intent on behalf of the Government, saying that the plan now […]

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Hubert Fitzpatrick Appointed Chief Operations Officer of The CIF

The CIF is delighted to announce the appointment of Hubert Fitzpatrick as Chief Operations Officer (COO). He takes over the role from George Hennessy on his recent retirement. George Hennessy, who worked tirelessly on behalf of CIF members and was instrumental in the development of CIF Pension Administration Services (CPAS), joined CIF in 1982 and was appointed COO in 2007.

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Delays, cost increases and skills shortages are key Brexit impacts on Construction

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF. The Irish construction industry is struggling to plan for Brexit and resultant delays in housing and infrastructure delivery over the next decade a survey carried out by PWC for the construction industry has found. The Construction Industry Federation and PwC Brexit Survey of the member base of Ireland’s […]

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