‘It shouldn’t have taken a war’: Construction firms rebuke state amid inflationary pressures

Construction Industry Federation to tell politicians ‘no contractor in the world’ could withstand current price rises

Tom Parlon, chief executive of the Construction Industry Federation: ‘There is no doubt that the current system has long been unable to manage the impact of inflation, supply chain disruption and other industry recognised risks’

Construction firms are set to lambast the government for what they call a lack of action to tackle the inflationary problems facing builders across Ireland.

Industry figures will tell politicians at a meeting tomorrow that it should not have taken the Ukraine war to tackle supply chain issues, inflation and other risks affecting builders.

Tom Parlon, director general of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), will tell members of the Oireachtas transport committee that Ireland’s public ...