Taoiseach  Enda Kenny at the launch of the Fine Gael general election campaign  at the Alexander Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

In and out of the Dáil in less than a minute. After months of dropping hints, Enda Kenny burst from the blocks and was gone, leaving a bewildered col(...)

The construction industry lobbied the government for a property stimulus package three months prior to the   establishment of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).

Three months prior to the establishment of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) up to deal with the mess left by the property and banking colla(...)

A Higher Education Authority report shows one in six  college students are failing to progress past their first year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Third-level colleges, like any businesses which need prospective customers, follow a simple rule: give them what they want. This equates to a place on(...)

Tom Parlon, director general of the Construction Industry Federation, says the industry is looking to 2016 with “some measure of optimism”

Some €15.6 billion worth of construction projects are in the pipeline in Ireland for this year, according to a report by Construction Information Serv(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny addresses the Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Things have changed radically in the employment sector since the recession forced thousands of Ireland’s brightest to move abroad in search of work. M(...)

Dumbing down apartment design

Nobody would wish to revert to the era of “shoebox flats”, of the type turned out in such large numbers by Zoe Developments Ltd, the principal vehicle(...)

The minimum size of all types of apartments that can be built in the city will be reduced. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Earlier this year, Dublin City Council was excoriated for proposing studio apartments of 45sq m in just over 7 per cent of new apartment blocks, as lo(...)

The graph shows the total number of units permitted in the Dublin region

Despite urgent calls for the construction of new homes in the capital to address accommodation shortages and soaring rental costs, latest figures reve(...)

Pat Davitt of the IPAV, the representative body for estate agents, said: ‘There is more to property than its market value and includes such characteristics as site size, location, condition, property build size, whether the property is a new build or not and more’

Property tax should be based on the size of a property and not its value, contributors to a recent consultation on the future of the tax have a(...)

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 (...)