Tom Parlon

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John Sisk & Son, which won the contracts to build the accommodation and central buildings at the first Center Parcs in Ireland (above), retained its position as the largest contractor, with revenues of just under €1.2 billion

The combined turnover for Ireland’s top 50 construction contractors increased by 25 per cent to €8.39 billion last year, according to the latest indus(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy at Focus Ireland’s official opening of its John’s Lane West housing development. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Guests at an event in Dublin’s Marker Hotel last Friday were left bitterly disappointed when their guest of honour failed to attend. It was more than (...)

Minister of State  for Trade and Employment Pat Breen and chief executive of the Health Service Authority Dr Sharon McGuinness at the unveiling of a Workers Memorial Day plaque at Glasnevin Cemetery. Photograph: Chris Bellew

Yoga classes and mindfulness apps are among changes women are bringing to the construction industry, an event to remember lives lost in the workplace (...)

Bam Construction:  Courtesy of deals with the State, or State-backed firms, schools, courthouses, roads, tunnels, medical facilities and even sewerage schemes have supplemented the firm’s steady flow of work. Photograph: Tom Honan

In its 2011 financial accounts, Bam Contractors noted glumly that it had been another “difficult” year, where pricings for contracts in Ireland stayed(...)

“If you come back, will the job that you take be sustainable or will it be a short-term situation?” Photograph: Frank Miller

Lingering doubts about the long-term sustainability of the Irish construction sector is thwarting efforts to recruit overseas workers, a major buildin(...)

Construction Industry Federation director-general Tom Parlon warned that “myriad State agencies and regulatory bodies” did not match national commitments. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

State agencies, councils and regulators are slowing the construction of new homes in the Republic, builders say. In its pre-budget submission, the Co(...)

Designs for a new Garda command and control centre on Military Road near Heuston Station, Dublin. Source: OPW

Plans for a new €80 million Garda command and control centre on Military Road in Dublin have been approved by the Office of Public Works (OPW) more th(...)

John Sisk & Son: came first in “Construction Magazine” top 50 Construction Industry Federation  contractors for 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Republic’s top construction companies increased their combined turnover by 12 per cent in the last year, despite a slow recovery rate in the resid(...)

Aerial View of the proposed site of the €850 million Apple Data Centre at Athenry, Co Galway, which will now not go ahead

In the latter part of 2014, two State agencies were beavering away to secure a piece of land for an important investor. Between them, IDA Ireland and (...)

CIF director general Tom Parlon said the construction industry has made a significant recovery over the last few years with wages and conditions improving significantly

The State will not be able to deliver on ambitious housing and infrastructure targets unless more is done to encourage workers who left Ireland during(...)

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