A single first-time buyer on average earnings who buys a house at the national average price typically spent 27.9 per cent of their net income on their mortgage repayments in May this year, according to the latest affordability index by lender EBS and economic consultants DKM. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Mortgage affordability worsened in the first half of 2013, as the Government removed mortgage-interest tax relief for first-time buyers, the latest af(...)

Jones Engineering chairman Chris Jones, who died on Saturday at the age of 89.

The death has taken place of businessman and Jones Engineering chairman Chris Jones. Mr Jones (89) died on Saturday at his home in Dunshaughlin, Co Me(...)

The work, estimated to cost between €40,000 and €50,000 per property will be funded by a mandatory levy on insurance policies and and on the quarry industry. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A redress scheme for fixing more than 12,500 homes damaged by pyrite has been published by the Pyrite Resolution Board.Householders whose properties h(...)

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan said the new regulations set out to prevent the future recurrence of poorly constructed dwellings. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

New statutory certificates signing off on building developments will ensure builders and other professionals can be held legally liable for poo(...)

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