Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh said the agency was witnessing continuing strong levels of interest in Irish assets

Construction industry bosses want the Government to charge a 1 per cent levy on all residential property purchases to pay for social housing. S(...)

Theo Cullinane, chief executive of BAM signalled that difficulties with the way that State contracts operate have forced it to turn its focus from State – or publicly funded building projects – to the private sector

One of the Republic’s biggest construction groups plans to switch its focus away from State-funded projects because of difficulties with the contracts(...)

Nama says it has identified potential for up to 25,000 new housing units in sites linked to its debtors.The agency said funding was already in place t(...)

Queuing for new houses

An enterprising trio of aspiring homeowners in Swords, Co Dublin has, since last Tuesday, been queuing – day and night – to buy new houses that will g(...)

The Construction Industry Federation seven-point plan for the building sector includes all the old reliables. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Any hope that six years of austerity and financial hardship would have instilled a measure of caution in relation to the State’s finances has been (...)

CIF claims its plan would see the delivery of 20,000 housing units by 2016. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Construction Industry Federation has released a seven-point strategy designed to double the country’s housing stock within two years. It says the (...)

After the financial crisis and the property crash, few would have then predicted that by 2014 the Irish economy would once again be the fastest growin(...)

The ESRI report says an average of 12,500 new homes needs to be built every year

Only 2,000 new homes will be built in the Dublin area this year despite the urgent need for housing in the capital, Construction Industry Federatio(...)

Single-storey kitchen extensions are the most popular extension type nationwide. Photograph: Thinkstock

We’ve heard plenty about the rising cost of residential properties in recent months, but it appears that those looking to extend their home are also h(...)

Joe Tiernan, seen in Finnstown, one of the estates he built: “Finnstown in Lucan is the one that I cherish the most . . . At the time it was probably the largest investment by a single individual without investors or partners.” PHOTOGRAPH: ERIC LUKE

In 2010 Joe Tiernan made a video for his family depicting his life and times. It tells the story of a builder who was born on June 29th 1945 and gr(...)

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