Shouldn’t height deliver more affordable apartments. Photograph: Getty

We’re repeatedly told the answer to Ireland’s housing problem is to build up, not out – in other words more apartments in urban areas. But developers (...)

Construction output grew by 12 per cent to €23 billion last year, a report by consultants Mitchell McDermott says. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish construction sector is now under “Celtic Tiger levels of pressure” and at risk of overheating as a result of a significant acceleration in w(...)