Assembling a modular-built house on site can take as little as four hours. File photograph: Getty

The costs of new quicker modular construction systems are falling to the point where they are becoming cheaper for some house building than convention(...)

The Turner & Townsend survey shows that average hourly rates paid in Dublin are almost €40, ranking it number four in the EU. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Building in Dublin is more expensive than Paris as material and labour shortages have made the Irish capital Europe’s third-costliest city for constr(...)

Photograph: iStock

A shortage of apprentices in key trades is hindering efforts to tackle the Republic’s housing squeeze, builders warn. The Construction Industry Feder(...)

The judgment was welcomed by unions and employer organisations. Photograph: iStock

The Supreme Court has overturned a far-reaching High Court finding that a 2015 law, under which sectoral employment orders could set minimum pay and c(...)

The Bay Meadows development in north Dublin under construction. The recent purchase of 112 homes there by Round Hill Capital drew a strong public reaction about the role of investors in the housing market. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish property market and the law of unintended consequences: there’s enough material for a book. The rapid acceleration in PRS (private rental se(...)

Bidding for Davy has topped €475 million, far outstripping estimates of the stockbroking firm’s value before it was rocked by a bond-deal scandal, according to sources. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Bidding for Davy has topped €475 million, far outstripping estimates of the stockbroking and wealth management firm’s value before it was rocked by a (...)

The CIF’s current headquarter premises at Construction House on Canal Road, Dublin 6

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and the Construction Workers Pension Scheme (CWPS) are understood to have secured about €23 million from th(...)

“How are ordinary house buyers who scrimp and save for a mortgage supposed to compete with this?” File photograph: iStock

The Taoiseach was right to look concerned. It’s a total sickener. A new strain has emerged. “There is something new in what happened over the weeke(...)

Government figures show it has taken almost a year to issue felling licences needed to help meet the Republic’s growing demand for timber. File photograph: Jill Jennings/Forestry Commission/PA

Government figures show it has taken almost a year to issue felling licences needed to help meet the Republic’s growing demand for timber. Delays in (...)

A rise in construction materials costs is the latest setback to hit the industry. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The snow that literally froze Texas and Louisiana in February has unexpectedly turned up the heat on Irish builders returning after a sustained Covid-(...)

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