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(...)

Show will bring together industry leaders in construction and quarrying

AIB Finance and Leasing has been confirmed as a headline sponsor for the Construction and Quarry Machinery Show taking place in Offaly next year. In (...)

AIB chairman Richard Pym: said the bank had “comprehensively reviewed” its reporting on non-performing loans and provisions. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

We’ve been hearing for weeks now how the recovery in the wider economy is in full swing, but there was a reminder in recent days of the very different(...)

The building industry is hiring at a rate of about a 1,000 people a month - making it the biggest generator of jobs in Ireland, says to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Photograph: Getty Images

As the last boom and bust cycle illustrated so painfully, a career in construction and architecture is likely to be more exposed to economic risk than(...)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Simon Coveney has a remit to sovle the housing crisis. But the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) warns that without “a concomitant increase in capital investment in infrastructure” the government’s plan to increase housing supply up to 25,000 houses each year by 2020 risks creating “unsustainable ghost communities in the regions”. (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES)

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has called on the new Government to significantly increase the public capital programme to begin to fast-t(...)

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