Tom Parlon

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Dumbing down apartment design

Nobody would wish to revert to the era of “shoebox flats”, of the type turned out in such large numbers by Zoe Developments Ltd, the principal vehicle(...)

Stefan Gerlach (right) and economist John FitzGerald at the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland annual conference in Dublin  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Risky lending by the banks is not the solution to the housing crisis, the deputy governor of the Central Bank, Stefan Gerlach, has said. Referring to (...)

 Central Bank building in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A move by the Central Bank to immediately lift mortgage caps for first-time borrowers is considered unlikely after the Minister for Finance called on (...)

School children posing for a photograph before the official opening of the Jack Lynch Tunnel in 1999. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

Ballymun towers, the Phoenix Park’s Papal Cross and the Jack Lynch Tunnel are among 80 developments chosen as “iconic” projects to celebrate the 80th (...)

Former PD minister Liz O’Donnell: involved in lobbying in recent years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lobbyists attempting to influence policies will need to record details of their contacts with public officials for a publicly accessible register fr(...)

IPAV president Eamon O’Flaherty:  “Rural Ireland has been decimated in recent years”

A proposal to revitalise the country’s rural towns and villages will be put forward by incoming Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPA(...)

Liam Kelleher (left) former director general of CIF and Tom Parlon, director general, arriving at the Banking Inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tom Parlon, who has been director general of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) since 2007, said the scale of the industry was wrong.Giving ev(...)

Mind our Workers: a new campaign by the Construction Industry Federation and Pieta House aims to raise awareness of suicide and mental health issues in the sector.

Men working in construction and production jobs accounted for nearly half of all male deaths by suicide in the period 2008 to 2012, a new report sugge(...)

Some 20,000 new jobs could be created in the construction sector if the government was to implement a series of measures, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) said on Monday.

Some 20,000 new jobs could be created in the construction sector if the government was to implement a series of measures, the Construction Industry F(...)

Looking ahead: The obvious release valve on price pressure will be the construction of new homes in desirable areas in 2015

The new year brings with it fresh speculation as to how the property market will perform in 2015. But if anything was learned last year, it’s that (...)

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