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The Construction Industry Federation took aim at bureaucratic processes which it said add cost, and delay the delivery of public and private construction.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The goal to build 35,000 homes per year won’t be achieved within the lifetime of this Government without “significant changes” in the processes to del(...)

Tom Parlon, director general of the CIF, called for a Government-backed shared-equity scheme that would aid people in buying homes and ensure the Republic built 20,000 dwellings this year.

High costs and tough borrowing rules threaten to close the door on home-ownership to the “lockdown generation”, one of the Republic’s biggest builders(...)

The Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers says the prospect of incomes being reduced due to Covid-19 will make it ‘very difficult to reach the already high threshold of 3.5 times income under the Central Bank macroprudential mortgage rules’.

The unprecedented economic impact of coronavirus and the challenge that presents to the residential property market has prompted a call for the help-t(...)

There won’t be “a mad increase” like 40 per cent in the cost of the new National Children’s Hospital as a result of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Tom Parlon said on Friday. File photograph: Alan Betson

The director general of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), Tom Parlon has said he “misspoke” at an Oireachtas committee earlier this week whe(...)

People exiting Heuston station in Dublin on Tuesday, a day after phase one of Ireland’s five-phase exit plan was triggered. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

We have had sight of the Leaving Cert mathematics paper (higher level). It’s very tough. Here’s one of the questions: If it takes the square root o(...)

Cost increases of such a scale could add hundreds of millions of euro to the current estimates for the new children’s hospital which currently are more than € 1.7 billion. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The cost of building complex projects such as the National Children’s Hospital could increase by up to 40 per cent as a result of new safety measures (...)

The Health and Safety Authority is responsible for inspecting workplaces as they reopen, to ensure physical distancing measures are in place. File photograph: The Irish Times

The construction sector will be among the big industries to reopen under the Government’s plan to ease coronavirus restrictions as part of phase one n(...)

Covid-19 guidelines at the entrance to a building site in Dublin  city centre. . Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Construction professionals expect it will take at least a year for the industry to rebound to pre-pandemic levels, as builders prepare to start reopen(...)

The Health and Safety Authority will oversee compliance with the protocol and will be able to shut down workplaces which do not adhere to the  measures.   Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty

Every employer has “an absolute duty” to adhere to the new workplace safety protocols announced by the Government which are not “discretionary”, the I(...)

We can do it: a mural by the artist Emmalene Blake on a gate in Dublin thanks healthcare workers on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Intense discussions are taking place behind closed doors among politicians, health officials and others about when to begin reopening IRELAND, and (...)

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