Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy at Focus Ireland’s official opening of its John’s Lane West housing development. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Guests at an event in Dublin’s Marker Hotel last Friday were left bitterly disappointed when their guest of honour failed to attend. It was more than (...)

There was a 20% increase in investment in building and construction in 2018, according to the Construction Industry Federation. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) said on Thursday that 10,600 additional workers joined the construction workforce in 2018, up 8 per cent ye(...)

Some 15.3% of new recruits in construction experienced a work-related injury in 2017, compared with an average among other groups of 4-5%. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of fatal accidents in the workplace continued to decrease in 2018, but safety chiefs are concerned over an influx of inexperienced workers (...)

Minister of State  for Trade and Employment Pat Breen and chief executive of the Health Service Authority Dr Sharon McGuinness at the unveiling of a Workers Memorial Day plaque at Glasnevin Cemetery. Photograph: Chris Bellew

Yoga classes and mindfulness apps are among changes women are bringing to the construction industry, an event to remember lives lost in the workplace (...)

The new  Sensori branding. Sensori Facilities Management was formally launched on Thursday night

The State’s largest construction company, John Sisk and Son, has launched its new facilities management brand having entered into a joint venture with(...)

Jean Winters, of  the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), said trade unions in the construction industry had created a narrative that bogus self-employment was widespread. Image: iStock.

Legislation that would tackle the problem of bogus self-employment with “draconian” penalties will hurt the Irish economy, the Irish Business and Empl(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron issued an open letter to citizens of the European Union urging them to mobilise for “the values of progress”. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron issued an urgent appeal to EU citizens this week, arguing that Brexit “symbolises the crisis of Europe”. In a letter(...)

The Construction Industry Federation has said the sector could not afford any further increases in labour costs.

The construction industry has rejected demands from its workers for a 12 per cent pay increase over three years, pointing to the dangers Brexit will p(...)

CSG report notes the level of labour productivity in Irish building is ‘well below the EU average for construction sectors’. File photo.

A Government-appointed expert group has warned about the impact of “excessive cost inflation” in the construction sector, which it describes as a “key(...)

Incentive programmes designed to stimulate construction may prove controversial given the history of such programmes during the Celtic Tiger. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Builders will ask the Government to consider a range of tax breaks and stimulus measures to spark housing development during the year, including an ea(...)

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