Tom Parlon, director general CIF with Hubert Fitzpatrick (right): Mr Fitzpatrick repeated the call for a relaxation of the mortgage rules

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has called for a relaxation of Central Bank mortgage rules to help get the housing market moving. Speakin(...)

The Construction Industry Federation said the number of house completions this year could be lower than the 12,666 in 2015, at a time when demand is put at 25,000 units annually. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has called on the Central Bank to relax its rules on mortgage lending to make it more affordable for buyer(...)

The Central Bank has signalled wholesale changes to mortgage-lending rules are unlikely when its review findings are published in November. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The construction industry is no fan of the Central Bank’s rules on mortgage lending, nor is it particularly happy with the drawn-out process behind th(...)

 A record number of applicants are seeking college places this year, which is putting pressure on the higher education sector. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

College applicants are flocking to third-level courses linked to the economic recovery – with a surge in CAO applications for architecture, engineeri(...)

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(...)

The Government’s housing draft plan notes that some 700 sites have been identified by local authorities.  Photograph: PA

All State-owned lands, such as bus depots and Irish Rail properties, are to be assessed for potential as sites for house building. The Government’s m(...)

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(...)

John Sisk & Sons said turnover rose €104 million in 2015 to €535 million while pretax profits increased 25 per cent to €13.7 million.

Building group Sisk expects turnover to hit €650 million this year after reporting strong growth for 2015. John Sisk & Sons said turnover rose (...)

 Minister for Housing Simon Coveney: claimed the building fund would allow developers “bring forward their plans for timetabling” developments and bring about “real movement” in the construction industry. Photograph:  Colin Keegan

A fund established by the Government to help to build small infrastructural projects will speed up the construction of some homes by two years, Minis(...)

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