Legislation will put the Construction Industry Register Ireland on a statutory footing but it will continue to be operated by the Construction Industry Federation. Photograph: iStock

Legislation aimed at keeping so-called “cowboy” builders out of the industry has been published by the Government. The Regulation of Providers of Bui(...)

This year’s Ideal Home Show will be packed with the products and service providers you need to get your grand design off the drawing board. Photograph: Getty

Looking to get your house in order? Draw up plans for a visit to the Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show, which is back at the RDS over the October Bank Hol(...)

The cost of rectifying defects in Priory Hall, Longboat Quay and Beacon South Quarter in Dublin is expected to run into tens of millions of euro. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

After the Priory Hall and pyrite scandals, the Government should force developers to take out insurance against potential building defects, a leading(...)