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About CIRI

What is CIRI?


CIRI is an official online register, supported by Government, of competent builders, contractors, specialist sub-contractors and tradespersons who undertake to carry out construction works. Its objective is to be recognised as the primary online resource used by consumers in the public and private procurement of construction services.

When engaging a CIRI registered construction entity, consumers can be confident that they are dealing with experienced people. CIRI standards are high and only construction companies, sole traders and builders who meet the strict eligibility criteria are registered on CIRI.

By registering with CIRI, members commit to delivering excellence in every aspect of their work. They are competent and capable to deliver the job at hand, they run their business in a professional manner and they sign up to continuous professional development to stay at the forefront of construction best practices.

The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 state that a building owner is required to assign a competent builder who will construct in accordance with the plans, specifications and Building Regulations, and who will sign the Certificate of Compliance on Completion. Builders included on CIRI are regarded as competent for projects consistent with their registration profile.

How the Online Register Works

Consumers can search on CIRI in a number of ways

  • Look for a particular member by CIRI registration number, company name, or primary contact name
  • See what builders, contractors, specialist sub-contractors or tradespersons are registered in their area
  • Search from 30+ categories of registration (e.g. single house, plastering & plastering systems, civil engineering works)

CIRI Member Requirements

  • Competence and experience
  • Technical Capability
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Industry Code of Conduct
  • Tax Compliant
  • Health & Safety Statement
  • Insured
  • VAT Registered
  • Environmental Assurance
  • Quality Assurance
  • Knowledge of Building Regulations
  • Regulatory & Statutory Compliance

The CIRI Admissions and Registration Board

The CIRI Admissions & Registration Board ensures the highest standards of CIRI are maintained to continue the on-going credibility of the CIRI register. The Board establishes and oversees appropriate standards of ethics, competence, skills and knowledge in the construction industry.

The Board consists of a chairperson and ten members. The chairperson of the Board is a registered construction professional approved by the Minister of the Environment, Community & Local Government.

Membership of the Board includes:

  • 5 persons appointed by Government Ministers and Public Sector Agencies
  • 2 persons who are registered construction professionals
  • 3 persons who can be registered members of CIRI

To apply to join the Construction Industry Register Ireland click here.

The Construction Industry Register Ireland has been set up by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) in consultation with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. To find out more about the Construction Industry Federation click here.

If you wish to contact the Construction Industry Register Ireland click here.

The CIRI Process

The CIRI process explained