CIF: Implementation is key to ensure €115bn Public Capital Programme and the National Planning Framework succeed

The CIF has welcomed the €115bn investment in infrastructure announced by Government today as a ‘potential gamechanger’. The announcement was made as part of the Government’s 10-year public capital programme and National Planning Framework. CIF Director General, Tom stated that; “Today’s announcement could represent a game-changer for the construction industry, the economy and Irish society. […]

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CIF Women in Construction Breakfast Briefing – September 2017

September 26th, 2017, CIF Headquarters, Construction House, Dublin  #BuildingEquality The CIF will host its second Women in Construction Breakfast Briefing event #BuildingEquality from 8am to 10am on Tuesday 26 September, 2017, at CIF Headquarters, Construction House, Dublin. This is event follows on from the CIF’s very successful Breakfast Briefing Increasing Female Participation in the Construction […]

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Civils in growth mode as construction buying activity up in all areas – Ulster Bank PMI April

Growth of construction activity accelerates for third month running Highlights – Ulster Bank PMI April Ulster Bank PMI rose from 60.8 in March to 61.3 in April Builders to increase their own purchasing at the fastest pace on record Sentiment on 12-month outlook for output  improved Housing PMI rose from 61.3 in March to 61.9 […]

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Grafton Group Irish merchanting revenues up 14% in 2017

Grafton Group Irish figure very strong compared to other markets Pictured: (LtR) Eddie Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Grafton Merchanting ROI and Patrick Atkinson, Chief Operating Officer, ‎Grafton Merchanting ROI A trading update from Grafton Group plc for the first four months of 2017 indicates clear signs of the continuing recovery in the Irish Construction sector, […]

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Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index, December 16

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Positive Growth with Housing & Commercial Orders Up, but Civils Down According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), new order growth continued to expand in December, with housing and commercial development experiencing substantial growth, but civil engineering continued to lag considerably behind the other sectors. However, overall […]

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Ulster Bank PMI: Irish Construction sees fastest growth in seven months

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Construction activity rises at fastest pace in seven months   Construction output has increased continuously since September 2013 The Irish construction sector recorded a strong start to the final quarter of the year, with activity, new orders and employment all increasing at faster rates in October. Companies also raised their purchasing […]

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Irish construction sector could meet demands of possible Brexit influx

136 new office buildings planned for Dublin  136 new office buildings – totalling over 12 million square feet – are being planned for Dublin over the next five years, according to a new report by property consultants, Savills Ireland. This would be enough space to accommodate over 100,000 office employees.  While Savills acknowledge that not […]

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Industry could generate 112,000 construction jobs by 2020

A new report by DKM Consultants shows that the Irish construction industry can grow on average by 9% per year up to 2020 but warns there are potential skills shortages. The report, commissioned by the Construction Industry Federation and carried out by DKM Econmic Consultants in conjunction with SOLAS, states that construction activity could potentially […]

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Ulster Bank PMI: Irish Construction orders at six-month high

Third quarter expansion for construction – Ulster Bank PMI According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Manager’s Index® (Ulster Bank PMI ®), the end of the third quarter of 2016 saw a monthly expansion in Irish construction activity. This was helped by quickening growth of new business. Rising workloads fed through to increases in […]

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