After the financial crisis and the property crash, few would have then predicted that by 2014 the Irish economy would once again be the fastest growin(...)

The ESRI report says an average of 12,500 new homes needs to be built every year

Only 2,000 new homes will be built in the Dublin area this year despite the urgent need for housing in the capital, Construction Industry Federatio(...)

Single-storey kitchen extensions are the most popular extension type nationwide. Photograph: Thinkstock

We’ve heard plenty about the rising cost of residential properties in recent months, but it appears that those looking to extend their home are also h(...)

Joe Tiernan, seen in Finnstown, one of the estates he built: “Finnstown in Lucan is the one that I cherish the most . . . At the time it was probably the largest investment by a single individual without investors or partners.” PHOTOGRAPH: ERIC LUKE

In 2010 Joe Tiernan made a video for his family depicting his life and times. It tells the story of a builder who was born on June 29th 1945 and gr(...)

 Both the Government and Economic and Social Research Institute agree that about 25,000 houses need to be built annually to satisfy current demographic trends. Photograph: Frank Miller

The current housing supply shortage has many consequences and many causes, but not everyone agrees on the solutions. Last year, only 8,000 housing uni(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore descend a hill at the launch of Construction 2020 at Abbotstown, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Housing experts have expressed concern that plans for a help-to-buy scheme for first-time buyers could simply end up driving the price of housing upwa(...)

Padraic Kenna, an academic at NUI Galway, to speak at DIT event

Experience here has shown time and again that ethics and building are not always natural bedfellows, so a public event this evening at DIT may (...)

Construction in Dublin  during the boom. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The recent explosion in property prices in the Dublin area, combined with the latest finding that almost 80,000 housing units are required over(...)

Finola McDonnell: McDonnell is joining the US cable channel CNBC as its new vice president of international marketing and communications

Finola McDonnell, Ibec’s former head of public affairs, has had a rather eclectic collection of jobs since she quit the business lobbying group(...)

Independent TD Finian McGrath  said it was time to get away from the mentality, which seemed to be part of the Government’s view, that some people on welfare were scroungers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Independent TD Finian McGrath asked if there were TDs with property interests discriminating against people relying on rent supplement. He said(...)