Construction companies eager to hire apprentices again after the decade decline in apprenticeship registrations has been arrested

Stumbling Towards Solar PV Incentives in Ireland

26th Jul 2018 Ciaran Marron, CEO of Activ8 Solar Energies, travelled to Munich’s Intersolar 2018 conference to discuss the successes of solar throughout the continent and strategies for the future. Here he outlines some of his thoughts following this gathering of European suppliers and engineers alike.

Member Blog: How to insulate your business from the PIR shortage

24th Jul 2017 The construction sector across Ireland and the UK is currently experiencing a severe shortage of PIR insulation as a result of insufficient supply of Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate . The shortage was caused primarily by disruption to the raw materials supply chain, with upgrades to major...

Surge in Residential Construction Activity in Q4 2016

20th Dec 2016 The Residential Sector has experienced a late resurgence of activity as we approach the final weeks of 2016. As reported in November’s Q3 2016 activity report, Construction Information Services confirmed that works have commenced on 11,550 residential units up until the end of September 2016....

CIF analysis of current house building activity levels

17th Nov 2016 Jeanette Mair – Executive: Housing, Planning & Development CIF analysis of current house building activity levels during the first 9 months of 2016 shows modest progress in the face of continuing acute demand. The Government has set out an ambitious target of 25,000 units per annum with...

CIF: House activity levels show scale of challenge facing Housing Plan

2nd Aug 2016 Opinion article by: Jeanette Mair, Housing, Planning & Development Executive CIF The Government’s Action Plan on housing “Rebuilding Ireland” was launched on 19th July 2016. It is hugely ambitious and envisages the private sector reaching an output level of over 25,000 units per...

Housing Action Plan poses hugely ambitious targets for Irish home-builders

29th Jul 2016 Jeanette Mair, Housing, Planning & Development Executive CIF The Government’s Action Plan on housing “Rebuilding Ireland” was launched on 19th July 2016. It is hugely ambitious envisaging an output level of over 25,000 units per annum between 2017 – 2021. The plan addresses issues...