Leo Varadkar confirmed that his administration intends lifting the restrictions in city centres and along key transport routes. Photograph: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

The Government hopes to pass new laws lifting height restrictions on residential buildings by the end of the year, according to Taoiseach, Leo Varadka(...)

Construction Industry Federation director Tom Parlon: told conference  low spending on roads, schools, water treatment and other infrastructure, would hit the economy at a crucial time. Photograph:  Eric Luke

A lack of water treatment is delaying the construction of much-needed new homes around the Republic, builders warned yesterday. Addressing a conferen(...)

Anti-water charge protestors hail the shelving of the domestic levy as a victory. That could look hollow if problems with the network hit housing and jobs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was probably only a matter of time, but water treatment has emerged as the Republic’s latest infrastructure bottleneck. Years of underinvestment in(...)