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(...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)