Tom Parlon

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040  at Sligo Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As reaction to the National Development Plan emerges, there is a clear divide between the business and industry sectors which have broadly welcomed ne(...)

Help-to-buy scheme ‘made housebuilding viable again’. Photographer: Dara MacDónaill

An Bórd Pleanála has received 13 planning applications for developments that could see the construction of up to 4,000 housing units under the Governm(...)

The CIF says  Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy’s recent changes to apartment building standards were a vindication of its  position that apartment building had become too prohibitive

New housing commencements are expected to surpass 15,000 this year for the first time since 2008, pointing to a significant pick-up in house-building,(...)

The €226m Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund, which pays for major infrastructure projects to make privately-owed sites viable for housing, is being topped up by €75m.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Local authorities and housing bodies are expected to build 3,800 social houses and apartments in 2018 as part of an overall social housing funding pac(...)

Brian Lenihan, Eileen Lemass, Charles Haughey and Gerry Collins at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It was not so much the reopening of Stepaside Garda station that suggested “stroke politics” – it was the unsubtle banners that festooned the constit(...)

‘I think it’s a small price to pay in relation to the situation we have presently,’ Barry Cowen said. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil’s proposal to reduce construction industry Vat rates would cost the exchequer €240 million, housing spokesman Barry Cowen has said. Mr C(...)

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(...)

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