According to Tom Moloney of Construction Information Services, there are solid reasons for believing the sector has turned a corner. Photograph: Alan Betson

A construction summit in Dublin on Tuesday will bring together some of the leading figures in the industry at a time of renewed optimism in the sector(...)

New building regulations came into force in February 2014. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

There has been very good news in recent days on the rate of construction of new homes – or reasonably good news, depending on whose statistics you buy(...)

53 Main Street, Clonmel, Co Tipperary: Ireland’s only third ever non-residential building to be independently certified as having achieved the benchmark passive standard in energy efficiency

Quirke’s Pharmacy in Clonmel is only the third non-residential building in Ireland to be independently certified as having achieved the benchmark pas(...)

Council accused of being “too prescriptive” with regard to apartment standards.

Dublin City Council should change its standards on apartments now to kick-start development, industry representatives have said.Director of the Const(...)

In Dublin, prices grew by 2.3 per cent last month and are now 15 per cent higher than they were a year ago. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Property prices across the country have climbed dramatically over the past 12 months, with an increase of more than 6 per cent recorded nationally and(...)

A single first-time buyer on average earnings who buys a house at the national average price typically spent 27.9 per cent of their net income on their mortgage repayments in May this year, according to the latest affordability index by lender EBS and economic consultants DKM. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Mortgage affordability worsened in the first half of 2013, as the Government removed mortgage-interest tax relief for first-time buyers, the latest af(...)