About CIRI

What is CIRI?

CIRI is an 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 recognized 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.

The registered title is a professional designation granted to an applicant who meets specific requirements as outlined by the CIRI Admission and Registrations Board. Becoming a Registered Builder means that the applicant has subjected oneself to an onerous review process to obtain the designated registration category under the register.

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.

What is CIRI?

More About CIRI

The Construction Industry Register Ireland is here to help consumers. Find out more about how CIRI can help you.

Find out more about CIRI
  • 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
  • Governance

    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 Housing, Planning and Local Government.

    • Mr. Paul Forde, Chairman: approved by the Minster for the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
    • Mr. Kevin Sheridan, Chartered Surveyor: Appointed by CIF
    • Mr. Martin Vaughan, Principal Officer: Appointed by Minister for the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
    • Ms. Edel Collins, Assistant Principal Architect: Appointed by Minister for OPW
    • Ms. Carol Tallon, Property District, Appointed by the Housing Agency to represent the consumer
    • Mr. John O'Shaughnessy, Clancy Construction: Appointed by CIF
    • Mr. Brian McKeon, MKN Property Group: Appointed by CIF
    • Mr. Joe Delaney, Tritech Group: Appointed by CIF
    • Ms. Ciara Ahern, Head of Building Engineering, DIT: Appointed by Minister for Education and Skills

    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


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