CIF is the national and regional representative body for construction industry employers in Ireland. It is recognised by Government and public bodies across the country as the representative body and voice of the construction industry in Ireland and a Social Partner. It has sectoral groups within its structure that ensure that each area of the industry has a voice in the decision making process within the Federation. Key areas where CIF lobby on behalf of members include:
- Public capital spending programmes
- Public sector procurement contracts, policies and procedures
- Regulation impacting on the construction industry and construction employers
- Taxation policy
- Issues of concern to specific groups of members
CIF is owned and run by its members through an Executive Body of 34 members appointed by it’s Branches and Associations. All interests both sectorally and regionally are represented in its decision making processes.
To support the operation of the CIF and provide expert advice to the Federation’s Committees, Associations and Branches, the CIF has a dedicated team of Executives and support staff. This support structure is only possible because of the centralised approach of the industry to having a single strong sectoral representative organisation representing its interests.