Ravenhall, the developer that built Melfort on Newtownpark Avenue in Blackrock, St Thomas Wood in Mount Merrion and Berehaven Place in Raheny, has be(...)

 New Minister for Housing Simon Coveney  receives his seal of office. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Newly appointed Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Simon Coveney has revealed he was offered a choice of ministries by Taoiseach End(...)

Ruth Coppinger: Tax breaks for house building will come with a “social cost”. Photograph: Alan Betson

A “help to buy scheme”, in which the State takes a 20 per cent stake in a new home, should be introduced to help home buyers, an Oireachtas committee(...)

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PROBLEM: I am doing my Leaving Cert in June and want to get a start in a trade in the construction area. How do I go about securing an apprenticeship(...)

Workplace safety and health is about remembering always, not just once a year.

Imagine a truly horrendous and unforgettable moment, a moment experienced by hundreds of Irish families over the past 10 years and more. It could star(...)

Property search: figures from Myhome.ie indicate that the average national asking price is now €208,000. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Some 14 months on from the introduction of the oft-discussed and much-maligned mortgage lending rules, they certainly seem to be having an impact. (...)

The CIF says the Central Bank rules “give no credit to a couple seeking a mortgage for the fact that they might be paying €20,000 a year for rent”

The Construction Industry Federation urged the governor of the Central Bank of Ireland to ease its mortgage lending rules for first-time buyers at a (...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy hit out at the “lazy assumption” that just because house prices were rising, there would be “huge investment” in building. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A week dominated by reflections on the past did not put a stop to permutations of what the future holds. The progress of the economic recovery and how(...)

Construction of rapid-build modular homes  in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

1 Appoint a government minister for housing and establish an Oireachtas committee on housing Such a minister would have power to address issues fall(...)

The homelessness forum heard that 80,000 homes were required nationally, 35,000 of them in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

The Constitutional protection of private property has blocked several measures to tackle to housing and homelessness crises and must be re-examined, M(...)

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