Speech by Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Director General Tom Parlon at
The Sunday Business Post National Infrastructure Summit, April 5th,
Aviva Stadium, Dublin, 2pm

CQMS’17 is Ireland’s Construction and Quarry Machinery Show and it takes place in Molloy’s Quarry, Tinnycross, Tullamore, Co Offaly on April 21st and 22nd 2017. 

This much anticipated bi-annual show, supported by the Construction Industry Federation, AIB and Total Lubricants is a hub of innovation and new technology covering 100,000 square meters with 200 exhibitors, 8,000 expected visitors, 2 live demonstration zones, a new machinery launch zone, factory visits, the world famous JCB Dancing Diggers and much more.

Susan O'Mara, Financial Advisor at Milestone Advisory writes, while the role of the financial adviser is to focus on the money, sometimes the planning phase can raise other issues a client has not previously considered.

In the pre-retirement financial planning phase, it is beneficial to take a holistic approach, so that along with diligently saving money, you also make time to consider what that money is for. As I’ve written previously, this can have a beneficial impact on your savings habits. It might also make you think about a phase in life that you haven’t previously considered. Consider that the financial plan is only the tip of the iceberg!

CIF Regional Development Roadmap outlines policy priorities to enable balanced growth.

CIF launches quarterly research showing regions facing chronic underinvestment in infrastructure.

The Construction Industry Federation has warned that low levels of infrastructural investment in regional areas will fundamentally undermine Ireland’s economic performance in the next decade.

The warning came at the launch of the CIF's Regional Development Roadmap in the Tullamore D.E.W Distillery earlier today attended by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys.

Minister Simon Coveney has reaffirmed his commitment to see the Construction Industry Register Ireland put on a statutory footing in the coming months.

Speaking at the CIF Cork Construction Annual Dinner last Friday, the Minister for Housing, Planning Community and Local Government, said that he expected legislation to introduce a mandatory register to be placed before the cabinet within weeks.