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Business groups want stable government

Ireland’s leading business groups, which represent the vast majority of the country’s employers, have called for ongoing negotiations on the formation of the next government to deliver a clear, comprehensive agreement that will ensure the next administration is in a position to run its full term. The next government needs to have an unwavering focus on the significant challenges we face as a country, one with the mandate, authority and capacity to plan ambitiously and take difficult decisions if needed. The country would not be served well by a government preoccupied by the possibility of an imminent general election, according to the SFA, ISME, Ibec, Irish Exporters Association, Construction Industry Federation and Chambers Ireland. “Any political agreement must first and foremost serve the interests of the country as a whole. Over the coming days, all parties and TDs must play their part in supporting the creation of a stable environment for policy making and legislation that will last a full …

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Continued recovery in construction

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has welcomed the latest increase in construction employment, saying it is a sign of the “continued recovery” in the sector. According to the latest CSO Quarterly National Household Survey, employment in the construction sector grew by 6,300 in the last quarter (Q1 – 2015). Total construction employment now stands at 122,700, up from 116,400 at the end of 2014. During 2014 employment in the sector grew by 13,100, with construction responsible for 45% of all the additional jobs created in the economy. “These are very positive figures and they highlight the continued recovery of the construction industry into 2015,” said CIF director general, Tom Parlon. “Having a jump of over 6,000 jobs in a single quarter is a real sign of the growing vitality of the construction sector. We have been saying for years the quickest way to create jobs was to generate construction activity. We are now seeing that being borne out.” Mr Parlon …

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Tom Parlon to address builders

Clare builders and contractors will be given an update on the prospects for house building in the county at a free briefing on Wednesday, March 11. The event in the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick is being organised by the Construction Industry Federation and will be addressed by its director, Tom Parlon. Changes to public procurement for the construction sector, which will have massive implications for all those looking to win local public contracts such as schools, roads, social housing or water works, will be outlined and discussed. All builders and contractors from Clare can attend for free once they register in advance with the CIF.

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