Dublin City Council wants almost 1,500 homes, combining social housing and private housing for rent, to be built at three large suburban landbanks in its first major housing programme since the property crash. File photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

More than 60 developers, investors and social and co-operative housing bodies have expressed interest in building public housing on more than 30 hecta(...)

Construction is expected to commence in November with final delivery due by November 2017

Construction and engineering group BAM has as expected won a State contract to build a number of courthouses in the State and refurbish several others(...)

Construction and engineering group BAM is in pole position to win a State contract to build a number of courthouses in the State and refurbish others(...)

The HSE will manage the primary care centres once they have been completed

A consortium, which includes Balfour Beatty, JJ Rhatigan and Aramark, has been chosen as preferred tenderer to provide 14 new primary care centres in (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin and Minister for Education Jan O’Sulllivan signal their approval of the construction project. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Four new schools are being constructed under a public-private partnership (PPP) that will make the builders responsible for their maintenance over the(...)

Members of Combined Residents Against Incineration outside the dail protesting against the controversial US energy company Covanta and their plan to build a monster incinerator in the Dublin Bay area. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Residents opposed to the Poolbeg waste incinerator in Dublin marched on the Dáil today, stepping up their campaign to have it stopped.Work is now unde(...)

Former minister for the environment Phil Hogan is due to appear before a committee of the European Parliament on
Thursday for a hearing to approve his nomination as the new EU Agriculture Commissioner. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Former minister for the environment Phil Hogan has defended his handling of the manner in which he approved the start up of Irish Water.Mr Hogan said (...)

‘The Minster failed to mention the incinerator in his speech, but if we are to believe everything he said regarding waste policy, then it is never going to happen,’ said Green party leader Eamon Ryan, Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

This week at the Environment Ireland Conference new Minister for Environment Alan Kelly got tough on badly-behaved bin collection companies. In his fi(...)

The wrong incinerator for Dublin

There is more than a whiff of “We know best” about the apparent determination of unelected officials to go ahead with the long-delayed Poolbeg municip(...)

Green Party councillor Ciarán Cuffe said the reports prepared for Dublin City Council on the incinerator were ‘deeply flawed and lacking in transparency’.   Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Locals in south Dublin have pledged to fight “tooth and nail” to prevent the development of the controversial Poolbeg incinerator which looks set to g(...)