Former CIF director general Liam Kelleher (left) with ex-Progressive Democratic  minister and incumbent CIF director general Tom Parlon arriving at the Banking Inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Donations by members of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) to political parties did not influence government decisions, the bank inquiry was t(...)

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(...)

The Technical, Engineering & Electrical Union (TEEU) is  planning a one-day national strike by its members in June in a bid to have removed a levy currently in place on apprentices. File photograph: iStockphoto

A trade union representing about 40,000 electricians, plumbers, fitters and other craft workers is to seek a 5 per cent pay rise for members working i(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly TD during a Budget 2015 press brieifing at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Plans to introduce a tax on vacant sites in the upcoming Planning Bill to end land-hoarding have been put in doubt by Minister for Finance Michael Noo(...)