Cairn Homes’s bulging war chest is potentially good news for RTÉ, which is seeking to sell 8.64 acres of surplus land at its Montrose complex in Donnybrook. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish property group Cairn Homes will host its AGM on Wednesday morning in the Westbury Hotel, bolstered by having successfully raised €51.9 million i(...)

More apprentices needed as construction employment could rise to 213,000 by 2020

The number of new apprentices entering construction must more than double by 2020 or the State will need foreign competitors to satisfy market demand,(...)

Designer Group chief executive Michael Stone

Some 250 jobs are to be created in Dublin with ICT firm Aspire Technology taking on 150 people and engineering company Designer Group adding a further(...)

For those who have already moved back to Ireland, the experience has been far from rosy. Photograph: iStock

The boom is getting “even more boomer”. Well, according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) at least, which says 112,000 workers will be req(...)

'Simon Coveney evoked his ideological commitment to home ownership as a goal, instead of taking a much broader view of housing provision.' Photograph: Eric Luke

The staggering scale of Ireland’s housing crisis has been laid bare by the Central Statistics Office, with figures from the 2016 census showing that t(...)

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(...)

A Construction Industry Federation (CIF) submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Budgetary Oversight warns shortfalls in State spending on roads, housebuilding and other services threaten future growth. Photograph: Frank Miller

Tackling bottlenecks in transport, housing and other key areas will require the Republic to tap additional sources of cash from Europe, builders will(...)

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(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: has power to trigger article 50. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

It was the week when the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to give British prime minister Theresa May the power to trigger article 50 and set in m(...)

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