People should be allowed to buy a Porsche if they want and shouldn’t be forced to buy a Lada

In July 2016, the Pensions Authority issued a consultation document which set out a package of proposals aimed at reforming and simplifying supplement(...)

Streetscape scarf: Sarah Swan’s Cuba-themed scarf is produced in Italy and digitally printed on fine cotton

Plyhouse can be anything you want The furniture and lighting designer Leo Scarff has come up with a clever multifunctional wooden structure – the Ply(...)

Budget measure: Stamp duty on commercial property including development land will increase to 6 per cent this week from 2 per cent. Photograph: iStock.

The Government will clarify key questions about the new stamp duty rates on commercial property shortly, according to the Minister for Housing Eoghan (...)

Rise and fall: Construction boom and bust cycles are putting young people off pursuing a career in the industry, says Iput’s Tom Costelloe. Photograph: Getty

Building’s boom and bust cycle deters young people from following careers in the industry, leading figures warned on Thursday. Tom Costelloe, head of(...)

Leo Varadkar confirmed that his administration intends lifting the restrictions in city centres and along key transport routes. Photograph: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

The Government hopes to pass new laws lifting height restrictions on residential buildings by the end of the year, according to Taoiseach, Leo Varadka(...)

A Construction Industry Federation survey found that 63 per cent of developers seeking to build homes at a time of chronic undersupply have reported difficulty in securing financing. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Another budget, another acronymed agency to get our heads around. Step forward, House Building Finance Ireland (HBFI), a new beauty unveiled by Minis(...)

Since Nama was tasked in 2014 with helping to deliver more homes in Ireland to alleviate undersupply, the agency has delivered almost 5,600 homes, with a further 3,000 under construction

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) expects to provide outsourced services to the Government’s planned Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI), w(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said it was not an “election budget”.Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe says he was not in a position “to do everything for everyone” in Budget 2018. Mr Donohoe said it was not an “ele(...)

The €226m Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund, which pays for major infrastructure projects to make privately-owed sites viable for housing, is being topped up by €75m.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Local authorities and housing bodies are expected to build 3,800 social houses and apartments in 2018 as part of an overall social housing funding pac(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  announced a tripling of the stamp duty payable by purchasers in commercial property transactions. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced commercial stamp duty refunds to purchasers of residential sites, if they start building homes on t(...)