Welcome To CIF

CIF is the Irish construction industry’s representative body. All stakeholders recognise the CIF as the voice for construction because each sector and region are represented.

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Why Join

  1. Industry-leading information, advisory and training and development services
  2. Unique networking and business development opportunities
  3. Up-to-the-minute market intelligence and insights grounded in what’s really happening in your sector
  4. Company, sector and industry-wide representation


Member Services

Industrial Relations/HR advice

CIF provides bespoke IR and HR advice to all members for a fraction of the cost of legal firms. At a national level, the CIF is central in industrial relations discussions and agreements on key issues such as pay, pensions and conditions of work.

Housing, planning and development

The CIF has accumulated decades of expertise and knowledge in the housing, planning and development area. Regulations are constantly evolving and the CIF can keep you up date and support you in navigating this complex area.

Health and Safety

Health and Safety is paramount to today’s construction companies. The CIF provides expert advice to its members supported by premier training services to ensure our members’ workplaces and employees are safe and secure.

Tendering and Contracting

The CIF provides a comprehensive advisory service on tendering and contracting. This service is provided as part of membership meaning it costs a fraction of engaging a third-party and saves members’ money and time on an ongoing basis and improves their effectiveness at tendering and contracts.

Training services

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is Ireland’s leading provider of training courses for the construction industry. Courses have been devised to meet the needs of the construction sector, informed by those working on the frontline of the construction industry. CIF training can be tailored to meet specific company needs and covers all significant issues in the sector enabling your company to increase capability.

Industry Representation

The CIF is recognised as the representative body for all sections of the Irish construction sector. Our experts engage at all level of Government and the civil service to represent your company. In addition, CIF manages a number of initiatives to tell the story of the industry’s vital contribution to Ireland’s economic and social fabric.

CIF Associations

At a national level, the CIF has a number of sectoral Associations that pursue the policy objectives of their sub-sector of the industry. The sectoral groups are divided into five main areas.



Alliance of Specialist 

Contractors Association

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Irish Home Builders


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Master Builders and Contractors


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Mechanical and Electrical Contractors


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Civil Engineering Contractors


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