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Japanese knotweed. “The plant poses less of a risk to buildings and other structures than many woody species, particularly trees.” Photograph: Getty Images

An Irish ecologist has completed research which suggests that the threat posed by Japanese knotweed is vastly overstated, and he claims it does no mor(...)

Aecom Ireland said workers from overseas and returning emigrants would be crucial to employment growth in construction, as recruitment becomes “a challenge”. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

The Irish construction industry is projected to grow by 14 per cent to €19.5 billion this year, after increasing 18 per cent in value terms last year,(...)

The survey found 80 per cent of those visiting from outside Waterford paid for accommodation

The Waterford Greenway is proving a major addition to the tourism infrastructure of the south-east, with over 90 per cent of the nearly 250,000 people(...)

 Members of the public cycling past the Four Courts in support of the  Liffey Cycle Route earlier this month. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Olivia Kelly Dublin Correspondent More than €360,000 was spent on the development of proposed routes for a cyclepath along the River Liffey before th(...)

The estimated value of construction output was €14.6 billion in 2016

Ireland’s construction sector grew by 15 per cent last year and is expected to expand by a further 20 per cent in 2017, according to a new forecast. (...)

Iarnród Éireann accumulated losses of €150 million between 2007 and last year, in spite of achieving cost savings of €76 million over that period.

The State has been urged to provide €125.1 million in once-off funding over the next three years to Iarnród Éireann to avoid a potential insolvency of(...)

Cycling along the south quays, in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors have expressed disappointment at the scrapping of plans for a continuous cycle path along the river quays from Heuston Station(...)

Dublin City Council has been developing plans for a segregated cycle route along the river since 2012

Plans for a segregated cycle path along the Liffey quays from the Phoenix Park to Dublin docks are to be radically redesigned, because of a major erro(...)

“I think we will always move home. We have a strong tie to Clonakilty and the community there,” says Kate Crowley

Even after five years living in Australia, it’s clear that Kate Crowley has strong ties to her home town. The Clonakilty native works as marketing and(...)

 Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton has unveiled a “Save to Buy” initiative for first-time buyers

Housing will be front and centre in the general election campaign that officially kicks off today. There will be two strands to the debate: creating t(...)

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