Industry News

CIF International Women’s Day Celebration

10th Mar 2022 Photos and video recording now available Many thanks to everyone who attended our celebration of International Women's Day on March 9th. There were so many great discussions and comments on the day that it's impossible to quote them all. Luckily, we have a recording of the event which can be...

Construction will need more women to meet future needs

9th Mar 2022 Federation make their remarks as number of women in industry reaches new high watermark of 14,400 One in four construction jobs added in 2021 went to women The construction industry will need to entice more women into the sector to meet its future needs, the Construction Industry Federation has...

Investments During a Pandemic

10th Jul 2020 In this guest blog post, Susan O'Mara of Milestone Advisory discusses the need to learn from previous behaviours. Saving for a pension? In 2015, I wrote a piece for the Construction Magazine entitled “Lessons Learned since the Financial Crisis”. Specifically, I was reflecting on the 2008-2009...

CIF Director’s ‘Return to Work Safely’ Webinar

13th May 2020 As many of us return to work on Monday, we are now fielding questions from members. To help the industry get back to work, the CIF Directors are hosting a webinar on Friday 15 May at 12 noon via Zoom. The CIF directors will provide insights into the key areas companies need to consider in advance...

The CIF Key Guidance Notes for the Construction Sector

27th Apr 2020  ‘On-Hold’ - CIF Construction Sector C-19 Pandemic Standard Operating Procedure The CIF Safety and Health Policy Committee met on 18th May 2022 to review the advice to CIF membership regarding management of Covid 19. Currently, the CIF Covid 19 Standard Operating Procedure is...

Media Coverage

22nd Apr 2020 In conjunction with our Health & Safety specialists, the CIF have announced a new Standard Operating Procedure. You can view the latest update here. Online Coverage Newstalk Dr. Ciara Kelly interviewed Shane Dempsey on Newstalk. You can listen to the full interview here. Online Coverage...

New C-19 Operating Procedures

15th Apr 2020 Updated - 25/02/22The CIF Construction Sector C-19 Pandemic SOP has been updated to Version 11. At this stage of the pandemic, it is recommended for all in construction to continue to:Risk assess the appropriate control measures for addressing COVID-19 Maintain basic hand and...

Getting through COVID-19 together

15th Apr 2020 The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is a source of significant stress, anxiety, worry and fear for many people. This arises from the disease itself, as well as from impacts such as increased social isolation, disruption to daily life and uncertainty about employment and financial security.The...