John Gormley outside his home in Oak Grove, Derrinturn, Co Kildare. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

DEFECTS IN NEW BUILDINGS – ESPECIALLY COMMON DURING THE LAST BOOM – CAN LEAVE OWNERS IN HUGE DEBT, WITH LITTLE LEGAL RECOURSE. AND THEY DIDN’T STOP(...)

Help-to-Buy is due to come to an end on December 31st of this year. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

First introduced in April 2014, Help-to-Buy was a government initiative aimed at boosting the construction of new homes by making it easier for first-(...)

The Government’s aim is to have 950,000 electric cars on the road by 2030. Photograph: iStock

Promising “radical change” in the wake of local elections in which the green vote came out in force is undoubtedly a good political tactic for a party(...)

Boris Johnson during the launch of his campaign to become leader of the Conservative  Party and prime minister at the Sky Loft, Millbank Tower, Westminster. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The notorious criminal Larry Dunne, credited with flooding the streets of Dublin with heroin in the 1970s, famously remarked to gardaí after his convi(...)

John Sisk & Son, which won the contracts to build the accommodation and central buildings at the first Center Parcs in Ireland (above), retained its position as the largest contractor, with revenues of just under €1.2 billion

The combined turnover for Ireland’s top 50 construction contractors increased by 25 per cent to €8.39 billion last year, according to the latest indus(...)

Under the scheme, builders have access to five-year loans of up to €35 million, for developments ranging in size from 10 to about 200 homes. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A €750 million State fund to help smaller builders construct thousands of new homes has been described as a “monumental failure” after failing to lend(...)

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 (...)

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