The Construction Industry Federation has been formally appointed as the Registration Body for the new statutory Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government.
The Regulation of Providers of Building Works Bill 2022 was enacted and signed into law by the President on July 5, 2022.
As a result of this Act, a new Statutory Register will be established, making it mandatory for all providers of building works to be registered.
The new Statutory Register will be known as CIRI.
In the interests of public transparency and avoidance of confusion, the current voluntary CIRI register will now be renamed and known as the Voluntary Construction Register – VCR.
The construction industry will require time to adapt to these new requirements.
It is envisaged that it will become mandatory for builders to join the Statutory Register from 2025. The first categories required to register will likely be house builders and nonresidential builders.
Registration for entities for the various trades and subcontractors will happen subsequently.
The CIF will proceed with the establishment of an admissions and registration board for CIRI, which shall consist of a chairperson and 10 ordinary members appointed by the Minister.
Members will be kept up-to-date with progress in relation to establishment of the registration board, the statutory register and the future prohibition against providing building works unless CIRI registered.