Tom Parlon

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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(...)

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(...)

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