Tom Parlon

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Activity in the construction sector is expected to grow by 9 per cent annually between now and 2020. File photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

Irish construction companies are trying to tempt former workers home from abroad to meet rapidly rising demand for trade specialists. The Constructio(...)

New legislation aimed at boosting supply in the housing market is currently going through the Seanad. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Ireland’s continuing housing crisis will not be solved unless issues of affordability and security of tenure in the rental sector are addressed, accor(...)

Construction Industry Federation director general Tom Parlon, a  former Progressive Democrats junior minister, argued for smaller apartments, similar to the standards that apply in the UK. Photograph: Eric Luke

Pleas from the Construction Industry Federation for further State concessions for developers, including a radical reduction in apartment sizes, were f(...)

  Enda Kenny: the Taoiseach  welcomed   EU chief negotiator on Brexit Michel Barnier to Government Buildings on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit got a warm welcome on his visit to meet the Taoiseach. He must have been delighted to hear the car horns blaring(...)

The Construction Industry Federation described measures introduced in the budget as a “significant step towards solving the housing crisis”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Construction Industry Federation: The federation (CIF) has described measures introduced in the budget as a “significant step towards solving the hou(...)

People gather to pay their respects at the removal of Bobby Molloy at his home, St Mary’s, at Rockbarton Road in Salthill, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Former EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn and former Tánaiste Mary Harney were among hundreds of people who paid sympathies to the family of former(...)

The Construction Industry Federation is calling on the Government to increase spending on the construction of housing, roads, water treatment facilities and other services in next October’s budget.

Poor infrastructure is hindering house building, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) warns in its pre-budget submission to Government. The fed(...)

Tom Parlon called for an independent commission to focus on improved infrastructure .Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Thousands of houses to be built in Ireland over the next few years will turn into “ghost communities” unless services and infrastructure improve sign(...)

Father Peter McVerry: welcomed the expansion of the Housing First programme which moves people straight from rough sleeping into housing

The test of the Government’s Action Plan on Housing and Homelessness will be “when we see roofs over people’s heads”, Focus Ireland said. The homel(...)

Policymakers and professional organisations are desperate to encourage Leaving Cert students to consider a career in construction or engineering ahead of this Friday’s deadline for CAO applications.

No sector fell further or faster during the economic downturn. Today, thanks to a growing economy, the construction industry faces a much different di(...)

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