Tom Parlon

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The CIF has called on Paschal Donohoe to establish a fund that would loan money to small companies for housebuilding. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Builders want the Government to set up a fund that will allow small companies in the industry to borrow cash to build homes. The Construction Indust(...)

 Tom Parlon: “Infrastructure investment needs to be made with a 10-15 year time horizon in mind. However, our political system works against this type of long-term thinking”

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has called for an urgent overhaul to how infrastructural projects are delivered in Ireland, claiming the cu(...)

Pickets will be placed at sites in both Dublin and Wexford on Friday. Photograph:  Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Crane operators in Ireland are continuing strike action on Friday. The Unite trade union has said the escalation in its industrial action is due to(...)

CIF director general Tom Parlon called on the Government to do “everything in its power” to help increase supply. Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of houses built in the State this year will be just over half of that required annually to meet demand, the construction industry has warn(...)

Building workers could see their wages rise by 10 per cent if the Oireachtas approves a Labour Court recommendation on pay in the industry.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Building workers could see their wages rise by 10 per cent if the Oireachtas approves a Labour Court recommendation on pay in the industry. The court(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s announcement of a significant increase in public capital expenditure is to be welcomed. This critical funding, (...)

Tom Parlon, CIF director general, has urged the Government to retain the Help to Buy scheme for first-time buyers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Any move to axe the Help to Buy scheme would compound the housing crisis, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned. The industry lobby g(...)

Cranes on the Dublin skyline. Industrial action by crane operators is expected to spread.

I Strike action by crane operators is expected to spread significantly by Friday after workers resumed their action over pay on Tuesday. Unite, whic(...)

The Daft.ie report found that house prices in Ireland have risen more in the first six months of 2017 than in the whole of last year

House prices will continue to rise for the next five to 10 years unless drastic action is taken, a report released on Friday by property website Daft.(...)

It took Leo Varadkar two days to make a comment on the controversy. Guess what? What they did was legal. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“You can’t do a thing. You have nothing on us. We didn’t break any law. Show us. Show us where we broke the law.” It’s easy to just imagine how(...)

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