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Implementation is now key for Project Ireland 2040

9th Apr 2018 In the bruhaha around the communications of Project Ireland 2040, very little media commentary focused on how this transformative plan will be implemented.  The visionary plan is contingent on regional construction companies being in a position to deliver the housing and infrastructure required to...

CSO Labour Force Survey findings for Quarter 4 2017

21st Mar 2018 The CSO released its Labour Force Survey findings for Quarter 4 2017 on Wednesday 14th March 2018. The Labour Force Survey has replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey , which was traditionally used to establish employment by economic activity in Ireland. Changes to the survey...

Oliver O’Connor: Constructing tomorrow, today

15th Mar 2018 The construction sector is, once again, fundamental to the overall success of the Irish economy.  With the announcement of the National Development Plan 2040 and many other initiatives requiring the expertise of the construction industry it is likely to have a prominent role for the foreseeable...

Jean Winters: Building sector needs women to thrive

14th Mar 2018 Irish Construction needs to employ more women if the industry is to have a sustainable future. The CSO estimates that only 5.5pc of the workforce across all construction-related sectors are women. And a recent survey of CIF members showed that only one in 10 employees in their organisations is...