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PROBLEM: I am doing my Leaving Cert in June and want to get a start in a trade in the construction area. How do I go about securing an apprenticeship(...)

Workplace safety and health is about remembering always, not just once a year.

Imagine a truly horrendous and unforgettable moment, a moment experienced by hundreds of Irish families over the past 10 years and more. It could star(...)

Property search: figures from Myhome.ie indicate that the average national asking price is now €208,000. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Some 14 months on from the introduction of the oft-discussed and much-maligned mortgage lending rules, they certainly seem to be having an impact. (...)

The CIF says the Central Bank rules “give no credit to a couple seeking a mortgage for the fact that they might be paying €20,000 a year for rent”

The Construction Industry Federation urged the governor of the Central Bank of Ireland to ease its mortgage lending rules for first-time buyers at a (...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy hit out at the “lazy assumption” that just because house prices were rising, there would be “huge investment” in building. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A week dominated by reflections on the past did not put a stop to permutations of what the future holds. The progress of the economic recovery and how(...)

Construction of rapid-build modular homes  in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

1 Appoint a government minister for housing and establish an Oireachtas committee on housing Such a minister would have power to address issues fall(...)

The homelessness forum heard that 80,000 homes were required nationally, 35,000 of them in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

The Constitutional protection of private property has blocked several measures to tackle to housing and homelessness crises and must be re-examined, M(...)

Simon Harris, Leo Varadkar, Frances Fitzgerald, Seán Kyne and Simon Coveney at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he wants the Fine Gael negotiations with Independents to conclude before he contacts Fianna Fáil. On Tuesday mo(...)

Election 2016: Housing is one of the biggest issues in talks on the formation of the next government. Photograph: PA

Fine Gael is proposing to cut the amount of VAT paid on new homes and introduce a “Help to Buy” scheme as part of efforts to tackle the housing crisis(...)

The cranes may be back on the Dublin skyline, but will it mean more residential units for sale? Photograph: Alan Betson

Last June, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly sent what now seems like a subtle warning to Dublin City Council, telling it not to put any “unreas(...)