European Commission is investigating a complaint that Ireland gives illegal state aid to health insurer, VHI.

The European Commission is investigating a complaint that Ireland gives illegal state aid to health insurer, VHI, writes the Sunday Times. The VHI is (...)

Construction workers on site in Dublin City Centre. Only Ireland, Italy, and the United States shut down construction during earlier lockdowns, according to the Construction Industry Federation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

All but essential construction work will shut down from Friday evening as part of the national effort to stop the spread of coronavirus. Minister for(...)

From June to November, Revenue received 10,869 applications for the Help to Buy scheme; up 45 per cent on last year. Photograph: iStock

Here’s a statistic to startle; more than 3,500 would-be first-time buyers applied for the Help to Buy incentive in October to help them buy a new home(...)

Around 16,000 new homes are likely to be completed in the Republic this year, but most estimates agree that around 35,000 will be needed annually to tackle the housing crisis. Photograph: iStock

Builders believe Budget 2021 housing measures will boost new home construction to 35,000 a year. The Irish Homebuilders’ Association, part of the Con(...)

Analysts say AIB needs to find an additional €200 million in savings to reach 2022 profit targets. Photograph: Tom Honan

A multibillion-euro stimulus fund to bolster the economy from the fallout of both Covid-19 and Brexit is to be one of the key planks of the Governmen(...)

The Construction Industry Federation says it has worked to promote new safety guidelines through new operating procedures. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The representative body for construction has written to senior Government Ministers calling on them to designate the industry as essential and thus al(...)

The construction industry fears activity will be hit again if the Government  introduces tighter pandemic controls in the coming months.

Construction activity showed signs it was approaching stabilisation in the Republic in September, having spent the summer recovering from the Covid-19(...)

People queueing outside a Smyths toy store in Dublin earlier this week, as debate raged over a possible move to Level 5 restrictions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Usually speculation in the week before the budget is all about who will get what. But these aren’t normal times. In the wake of the row between the Go(...)

Builders are blaming a slowdown in State projects for a fall off in new starts.

Builders are blaming a slowdown in State projects for a fall off in new starts, according to The Sunday Independent. The newspaper reports that the n(...)

Construction industry has shrunk by 20 per cent to 25 per cent as a result of the pandemic.

Just half the number of new houses needed in the Republic this year will be built as Covid-19 takes its toll on construction. The Government agrees t(...)

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