The Government’s vacant site levy will face legal challenges from disgruntled housebuilders. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government’s vacant site levy will face legal challenges from disgruntled housebuilders after Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy appeared to acced(...)

Michael Stanley, chief executive of Cairn Homes, said  recruiting apprentices was important and the company had a support programme for sub-contractors that did this. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Builder Cairn Homes is in the final round of talks to sell an apartment block in a single deal that could be worth more than €100 million, its chief e(...)

Figures show that 30 apprentice plasterers registered in 2017 compared with 310 in 2006. Floor and all tiling had 46 registered apprentices in 2006, but none last year.  Photograph: Getty Images

Builders will need to hire 112,000 skilled workers over the next five years to fill a growing shortage that threatens the industry’s ability to meet d(...)

Ireland has been transformed as a society by the introduction of free second-level education 50 years ago which enabled children to build careers base(...)

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook has said it would no longer accept foreign advertising relating to the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. File photograph: Noah Berger/AP

There were signs this week that the penny has finally dropped in Silicon Valley with regard to the dangers of foreign interference in domestic politic(...)

Aerial View of the proposed site of the €850 million Apple Data Centre at Athenry, Co Galway, which will now not go ahead

In the latter part of 2014, two State agencies were beavering away to secure a piece of land for an important investor. Between them, IDA Ireland and (...)

CIF director general Tom Parlon said the construction industry has made a significant recovery over the last few years with wages and conditions improving significantly

The State will not be able to deliver on ambitious housing and infrastructure targets unless more is done to encourage workers who left Ireland during(...)

Construction companies  report a squeeze in the numbers of plasterers, carpenters, electricians, bricklayers and plumbers

Last year’s rise in stamp duty and a growing shortage of workers are putting pressure on the Republic’s building industry, according to a new report.(...)

New figures show that house building drove a sharp increase in activity in the sector in March. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Builders are warning of a looming skills shortage as new figures show their industry continues to expand on the back of the Republic’s housing squeeze(...)

Post-boom ghost estate: Some 45,000 new homes must be built in Ireland’s five cities over the next three years.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Tom Parlon of the Construction Industry Federation is never slow to defend builders. In his world, more houses would be built if value added tax and p(...)

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