In a pre-election submission lobby group CIF called for the establishment of a State-backed loan scheme to help first-time buyers over the deposit hurdle.

The industry body representing housebuilders has called for the introduction of a Government-backed shared-equity scheme to help first-time buyers (FT(...)

Robert Bradshaw photographed with his wife Mary.  Photograph: courtesy of the Bradshaw Family

When Robert Bradshaw slipped off a wall on a Co Cork building site in 2014, it would be seven months before he made it home from hospital. Even today,(...)

David Tobin, renewable energy director of Beauparc, at the Panda waste processing facility in Ballymount, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued its first licence to process large volumes of Irish construction and demolition waste. The licence, iss(...)

“Since the last recovery, the construction and engineering industry has grown rapidly and is set to grow even further across all sectors.” Photograph: iStock

The construction and engineering industry is growing strongly, with demand across all areas from professional services such as architecture right thro(...)

Property prices  are rising at a rate of 0.9 per cent a year, the slowest rate of increase since December 2007. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

With the theatre of Brexit on the backburner while the the UK general election played out, attention this week turned to housing. It appears as thou(...)

The latest CEO  figures indicate that property prices are almost 17%  off their national peak in 2007

Property prices are now rising by just 0.9 per cent, the lowest level of increase in almost 12 years, as the pick-up in housing supply continues to co(...)

The Construction Industry Federation estimates that house and apartment completions will increase this year to 23,000 from 18,072 in 2018. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Activity in the housebuilding industry contacted in the Republic in November for the first time since 2013, the year home prices reached a low point (...)

Claudia de Souza and her wife Myra McGuirk at home in North Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

A civil engineer with more than 20 years' experience says she was told she was unsuitable for a job on a big Dublin construction project because she i(...)

The total stock of mortgages in the State will reach a turning point next year and expand by 0.1 per cent to €93.1 billion as the level of repayments is finally overtaken by fresh home loans taken on by borrowers. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

New mortgage lending will overtake repayments on home loans next year in the Republic for the first time since the outset of the financial crisis, ret(...)

A new agreement would set minimum rates for pay, sick pay and pensions for plumbers, pipefitters and welders. Photograph: iStock

Construction firms have expressed support for a new pay agreement for mechanical craftworkers and apprentices, but say they’re strongly opposed to int(...)

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