Sources in the construction industry said a strike by workers in the mechanical and engineering sector could have had a major impact on larger building projects across the country.

A threatened strike involving key workers in the construction sector has been averted following a decision by employers to pay a 2.7 per cent pay rise(...)

The Construction Industry Federation took aim at bureaucratic processes which it said add cost, and delay the delivery of public and private construction.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The goal to build 35,000 homes per year won’t be achieved within the lifetime of this Government without “significant changes” in the processes to del(...)

It is understood the Construction Industry Federation  asked  Leo  Varadkar   “to use his office to defer the (pay) increase due in the current circumstances”

The unions Connect and Unite have served notice of industrial action on employers in the mechanical construction sector specialising in areas such as (...)

A spokeswoman for Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar  said  the statutory increase due under the sectoral employment order for the construction industry would take effect from the beginning of October. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/ The Irish Times

The Government has rejected suggestions from the constructions industry that it should intervene to defer pay rises due to thousands of building worke(...)

The CIF has produced a guidance note in the hope that small and medium sized construction companies will integrate mental wellbeing into their corporate strategy

Mental wellbeing has become a significant safety concern for construction companies, a new survey has shown. The research, carried out for the Const(...)

Workers should be provided with suitable facemasks and other essential personal protective equipment (PPE), the union said.

Industry Correspondent Face masks should be made mandatory for workers on building sites, one of the main construction trade unions has said. The Co(...)

Wet trades include bricklaying, floor and wall tiling, painting and decorating, and plastering. The report says all are critical to the functioning of the construction industry. Photograph: Getty Images

There have been no floor and wall tiling apprentices registered since 2012, a new report commissioned by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) ha(...)

‘We have temporarily closed the site as advised by the HSE.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

A coronavirus outbreak on a construction site in Dublin city centre is the first significant Covid-19 cluster on a building site during the pandemic, (...)

Tom Parlon, director general of the CIF, called for a Government-backed shared-equity scheme that would aid people in buying homes and ensure the Republic built 20,000 dwellings this year.

High costs and tough borrowing rules threaten to close the door on home-ownership to the “lockdown generation”, one of the Republic’s biggest builders(...)

Dermot Carey, director of Safety & Training at the Construction Industry Federation: “Our message was simple. If you can’t follow the guidelines and work safely, then don’t open.”

The construction industry was among the first sectors to return to work on May 18th, after the March 28th shutdown for all bar essential construction (...)

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