Ben Kelly (L) and Alan Flanagan (R)are members of the Vica campaign ahead of he emigrant vote referendum. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the enthusiastic group of people gathered in Dublin this week to kick off a campaign to urge people to vote Yes (...)

The Irish construction industry returned to growth in late 2013  and has remained in expansionary mode ever since. Photograph: Alan Betson

The rate of expansion in construction activity in the Republic slowed in June, with the civil engineering segment of the market contracting slightly e(...)

The Department of Housing estimates  14,932 homes were built in the State last year based on ESB electricity connections data. Photograph:  iStock

Almost three-quarters of Ireland’s construction industry leaders expect commercial and residential building to increase over the next year even as the(...)