CIF Corporate Member Feature: Insulation and Innovation that delivers

12th May 2017 Innovative Irish manufacturer Xtratherm supports the construction industry in the delivery of Low and Zero Carbon buildings. Xtratherm is about more than manufacturing; this company is changing the space in which they operate. With state-of-art production facilities in Ireland and the UK,...

Member Focus: Murphy International

9th May 2017 Murphy International’s philosophy of Continuous Improvement bears fruit From humble beginnings Murphy has grown to become a truly global success story writes Joanna Kiernan Many of us will be familiar with the unique green of Murphy International vans and trucks travelling the roads of...

House building activity levels 2017

5th May 2017 This report presents an analysis of house building activity levels in the first months of 2017. In summary: In total 2,210 residential units were registered in the 3 month period January to March 2017. The figures represent an increase of +75% in developer led activity nationally on the...

CSR Spotlight: BAM seeks to enhance one million lives in local communities

5th May 2017 BAM is taking Corporate Social Responsibility to a whole new level, writes Joanna Kiernan BAM Ireland, one of the country’s largest construction businesses, is making a positive impact on local communities through its “Enhancing lives” programme. The programme, which is part of BAM’s...

CIF Western Region Gala Ball returns

3rd May 2017 The CIF Western Region Gala Ball took place on Friday evening last at the Westwood House Hotel in Galway City after a break of eight years. Money was raised on the night for the RNLI and the Croí Heart & Stroke Charity by over 200 members of the Construction Industry. Speaking at the...

Project Feature: Delivering on a tall order at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

25th Apr 2017 Crane Hire Ltd  played an integral role in the recent refurbishments at the home of Cork GAA, Páirc Uí Chaoimh. After an €80 million upgrade the now 45,000 capacity stadium, which has been closed since 2014, is scheduled to re-open in June. The overall project has employed 380...

The Benefits of Sick Pay cover – CWPS Brigid Finn

24th Apr 2017 Pensions are an essential part of an employee’s overall remuneration package and they are an important recruitment and retention tool, especially as certain positions become more difficult to replace. Pensions are also seen as a tax efficient way for employers to offer higher benefits to attract...