Bricklayers work on the external facade of an apartment building at a  brown-field regeneration residential construction site in Acton, UK

There was nothing unusual about the meeting. In the days and weeks leading up to the Budget lobbyists representing all sectors of the economy make (...)

Speaking at the Construction Industry Federation annual conference, Louise Phelan said the rental situation has reached a crisis point and could impact on foreign direct investment

Paypal has begun asking staff to make spare rooms available to new employees, because of the shortage of rental accommodation, according to the compan(...)

 Central Bank building in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A move by the Central Bank to immediately lift mortgage caps for first-time borrowers is considered unlikely after the Minister for Finance called on (...)

School children posing for a photograph before the official opening of the Jack Lynch Tunnel in 1999. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

Ballymun towers, the Phoenix Park’s Papal Cross and the Jack Lynch Tunnel are among 80 developments chosen as “iconic” projects to celebrate the 80th (...)

Department of the Environment sources indicated that the changes will produce at least 4,000 extra units of social housing between now and 2020. Photograph: PA

A significant increase in housebuilding is expected in coming months as builders take advantage of new, reduced requirements for the provision of soci(...)

A spokesman for JJ Rhatigan said the firm disagreed with the finding and planned to appeal the decision on the workers’ status. Photograph: Getty Images

A State authority has determined that a number of construction workers on a Government-funded school building project were employees and not self-empl(...)

Since the crash, banks have been hesitant to lend to builders even as borrowing costs for banks plunge. (Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times)

Alan Merriman used to chase Irish real-estate developers around Dublin, competing with other bankers to lend them money before the market’s crash dev(...)

‘We need to learn from this. We can’t keep building crap.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin’s motto is obedientia civium urbis felicitas (the citizen’s obedience is the city’s happiness). This is perhaps the most unDublin motto ther(...)

Capital plan: Studio apartments, for rent only, could be built in Dublin if proposals for are accepted. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

New studio apartments, for rent only, could be built in Dublin if proposals for the next city development plan are accepted by councillors. The propos(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: wrote to council chief executive Owen Keegan last month. Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

In December 2007, Dublin City Council changed its development plan to increase the minimum size of one-bedroom apartments to 55sq m and restrict apart(...)