IPAV president Eamon O’Flaherty:  “Rural Ireland has been decimated in recent years”

A proposal to revitalise the country’s rural towns and villages will be put forward by incoming Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPA(...)

Liam Kelleher (left) former director general of CIF and Tom Parlon, director general, arriving at the Banking Inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tom Parlon, who has been director general of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) since 2007, said the scale of the industry was wrong.Giving ev(...)

Mind our Workers: a new campaign by the Construction Industry Federation and Pieta House aims to raise awareness of suicide and mental health issues in the sector.

Men working in construction and production jobs accounted for nearly half of all male deaths by suicide in the period 2008 to 2012, a new report sugge(...)

Some 20,000 new jobs could be created in the construction sector if the government was to implement a series of measures, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) said on Monday.

Some 20,000 new jobs could be created in the construction sector if the government was to implement a series of measures, the Construction Industry F(...)

Looking ahead: The obvious release valve on price pressure will be the construction of new homes in desirable areas in 2015

The new year brings with it fresh speculation as to how the property market will perform in 2015. But if anything was learned last year, it’s that (...)

‘Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is well aware that a tax on rezoned land profits, introduced after one of the biggest property crashes in global history, was not going to generate revenue in the short term’. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the most despicable aspects of the Celtic Tiger era was the enormous amount of money made from bad planning decisions, driven by the highly pol(...)

The Department of the Environment projections that revised planning legislation to deliver 4,000 social housing units by 2020 have been described as “pie in the sky” by the construction industry.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Department of the Environment projections that revised planning legislation to deliver 4,000 social housing units by 2020 have been described as “pie (...)

Construction Industry Federation director general Tom Parlon: said areas such as Dublin face a crisis in housing supply. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

A temporary cut in VAT on new homes would help kick-start building in areas facing a housing shortage, said Construction Industry Federation (CIF) (...)

Nama says it has identified potential for up to 25,000 new housing units in sites linked to its debtors.The agency said funding was already in place t(...)

The Construction Industry Federation seven-point plan for the building sector includes all the old reliables. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Any hope that six years of austerity and financial hardship would have instilled a measure of caution in relation to the State’s finances has been (...)