Dublin city is  facing a shortage of residentially zoned land within four years. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Proposals to rezone for housing large tracts of Dublin’s industrial estates have been welcomed by private and social housing providers and business g(...)

Apple has abandoned plans to build an €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway. Photograph: Collins Courts
Failure to plan

Apple’s decision in May to abandon plans for an €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway, has highlighted what many believe are profound problem(...)

The Construction Industry Federation says many schemes that had been granted permission remain “unviable”. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Dublin’s developers are sitting on planning permission for more than 25,000 houses and apartments, new figures compiled by the four Dublin local autho(...)

John Sisk & Son: came first in “Construction Magazine” top 50 Construction Industry Federation  contractors for 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Republic’s top construction companies increased their combined turnover by 12 per cent in the last year, despite a slow recovery rate in the resid(...)

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 (...)

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