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(...)

Bam Construction:  Courtesy of deals with the State, or State-backed firms, schools, courthouses, roads, tunnels, medical facilities and even sewerage schemes have supplemented the firm’s steady flow of work. Photograph: Tom Honan

In its 2011 financial accounts, Bam Contractors noted glumly that it had been another “difficult” year, where pricings for contracts in Ireland stayed(...)

About three-quarters of builders warned that the labour squeeze was hitting their ability to finish new homes and infrastructure on time.

Builders are struggling to hire skilled workers in key trades, hitting their ability to finish houses and infrastructure on time, a new study shows. (...)

Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing and Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance  arriving at the launch of Home Building Finance Ireland. Photograph: Tom Honan

More than 7,500 homes are expected to be built over the next five years by small and medium-sized developers using a €750 million State loans scheme. (...)

Dublin Airport  confirmed that it handled a record 31.5 million passengers last year, 6 per cent more than in 2017.

Dublin Airport has begun seeking contractors for about €1 billion worth of work due to be completed in the early years of the next decade. State comp(...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath said the Government must get over a fear of being labelled as being “on the side of developers”. Photograph: James Forde

The Government should not be afraid to allow builders make greater profits, and developers must given incentives to boost construction of homes, Mini(...)

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