Help-to-buy scheme ‘made housebuilding viable again’. Photographer: Dara MacDónaill

An Bórd Pleanála has received 13 planning applications for developments that could see the construction of up to 4,000 housing units under the Governm(...)

There has been an increase in the number of new apprenticeships offered to students across a wide range of industry sectors in recent years. Photograph: iStock

Even though most of the focus for college choice is on the CAO system, it’s important to remember there are a wide range of other career routes. (...)

The CIF says  Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy’s recent changes to apartment building standards were a vindication of its  position that apartment building had become too prohibitive

New housing commencements are expected to surpass 15,000 this year for the first time since 2008, pointing to a significant pick-up in house-building,(...)

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland lobbied Paschal Donohoe to eliminate VAT entirely on residential construction for affordable units below €300,000. Photograph: Getty Images

The Department of Finance is concerned moves to reduce VAT on residential construction could lead to fraud and tax avoidance among property developers(...)

The nature of the crime can be both opportunistic and targeted. Courtney says that of the crimes reported within the construction industry in the past year, 90 per cent involved the theft of tools.   Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

“People magpie them. We refer to them as magpies. It is fairly common,” says Billy Wall, the head of one of the trade unions representing workers in t(...)

Tom Parlon rejected suggestions that CIRI lacked independence and transparency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Proposed legislation requiring mandatory registration of builders is not sufficiently robust, lacks independence and has inadequate protection for con(...)

People should be allowed to buy a Porsche if they want and shouldn’t be forced to buy a Lada

In July 2016, the Pensions Authority issued a consultation document which set out a package of proposals aimed at reforming and simplifying supplement(...)

Streetscape scarf: Sarah Swan’s Cuba-themed scarf is produced in Italy and digitally printed on fine cotton

Plyhouse can be anything you want The furniture and lighting designer Leo Scarff has come up with a clever multifunctional wooden structure – the Ply(...)

Budget measure: Stamp duty on commercial property including development land will increase to 6 per cent this week from 2 per cent. Photograph: iStock.

The Government will clarify key questions about the new stamp duty rates on commercial property shortly, according to the Minister for Housing Eoghan (...)

Rise and fall: Construction boom and bust cycles are putting young people off pursuing a career in the industry, says Iput’s Tom Costelloe. Photograph: Getty

Building’s boom and bust cycle deters young people from following careers in the industry, leading figures warned on Thursday. Tom Costelloe, head of(...)

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