Tom Parlon

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Construction Industry Federation director Tom Parlon: told conference  low spending on roads, schools, water treatment and other infrastructure, would hit the economy at a crucial time. Photograph:  Eric Luke

A lack of water treatment is delaying the construction of much-needed new homes around the Republic, builders warned yesterday. Addressing a conferen(...)

Anti-water charge protestors hail the shelving of the domestic levy as a victory. That could look hollow if problems with the network hit housing and jobs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was probably only a matter of time, but water treatment has emerged as the Republic’s latest infrastructure bottleneck. Years of underinvestment in(...)

Tom Parlon: “The EU must be convinced of Ireland’s case to enable increased investment by our politicians.”

A lack of State spending on infrastructure could make a prolonged recession more likely in the future, according to Construction Industry Federation d(...)

IAG, which also owns British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia and Vueling, said total passenger numbers grew by 2.6 per cent in May to 9.1 million. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Monday Indicators: US consumer inflation expectations (May) Meetings: Intraprenuers Squad event on workplace innovation (Bank of Ireland Workbench, (...)

Michael Noonan said an annual levy of 1,2 or 3 per cent a year on property worth €1m or more should be enough of an incentive for land hoarders to sell. Photograph: iStock

Builders have reacted with alarm to news that the Government plans to penalise landowners who hoard vacant sites that could be used for housing from n(...)

Construction activity in Ireland this year includes large commercial developments, hospitals, data centres,  student accommodation and mixed-use developments. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

“Come home, there are plenty of jobs.” That’s the rallying cry from the Irish construction industry seeking to lure back emigrant construction workers(...)

 CIF director general Tom Parlon: “Without infrastructure, Brexit will have a worse impact”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Approximately 30 per cent of the State’s investment in road, rail and other utilities is now concentrated in the Greater Dublin Area, according to the(...)

Dublin has accounted for almost half of all projects undertaken and more than half of the total cost of the Home Renovation Incentive since it was launched in 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller

Homeowners have spent €1.23 billion improving and renovating their homes over the past four years, according to figures published on Monday. The Cons(...)

The majority of housing units registered last year were in Dublin. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

House building activity increased by more than 30 per cent in 2016, according to the latest figures from the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). (...)

The planned new Garda premises, which still has to be designed, would be close to the national Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Office of Public Works plans to develop a new Dublin region Garda headquarters on a site near Heuston Station, after securing a six-year lease ext(...)

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