The building industry is hiring at a rate of about a 1,000 people a month - making it the biggest generator of jobs in Ireland, says to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Photograph: Getty Images

As the last boom and bust cycle illustrated so painfully, a career in construction and architecture is likely to be more exposed to economic risk than(...)

The minimum size of all types of apartments that can be built in the city will be reduced. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Earlier this year, Dublin City Council was excoriated for proposing studio apartments of 45sq m in just over 7 per cent of new apartment blocks, as lo(...)