Simon Harris, Leo Varadkar, Frances Fitzgerald, Seán Kyne and Simon Coveney at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he wants the Fine Gael negotiations with Independents to conclude before he contacts Fianna Fáil. On Tuesday mo(...)

Election 2016: Housing is one of the biggest issues in talks on the formation of the next government. Photograph: PA

Fine Gael is proposing to cut the amount of VAT paid on new homes and introduce a “Help to Buy” scheme as part of efforts to tackle the housing crisis(...)

The cranes may be back on the Dublin skyline, but will it mean more residential units for sale? Photograph: Alan Betson

Last June, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly sent what now seems like a subtle warning to Dublin City Council, telling it not to put any “unreas(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny at the launch of the Fine Gael general election campaign  at the Alexander Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

In and out of the Dáil in less than a minute. After months of dropping hints, Enda Kenny burst from the blocks and was gone, leaving a bewildered col(...)

The construction industry lobbied the government for a property stimulus package three months prior to the   establishment of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).

Three months prior to the establishment of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) up to deal with the mess left by the property and banking colla(...)

A Higher Education Authority report shows one in six  college students are failing to progress past their first year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Third-level colleges, like any businesses which need prospective customers, follow a simple rule: give them what they want. This equates to a place on(...)

Tom Parlon, director general of the Construction Industry Federation, says the industry is looking to 2016 with “some measure of optimism”

Some €15.6 billion worth of construction projects are in the pipeline in Ireland for this year, according to a report by Construction Information Serv(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny addresses the Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Things have changed radically in the employment sector since the recession forced thousands of Ireland’s brightest to move abroad in search of work. M(...)

Dumbing down apartment design

Nobody would wish to revert to the era of “shoebox flats”, of the type turned out in such large numbers by Zoe Developments Ltd, the principal vehicle(...)

The minimum size of all types of apartments that can be built in the city will be reduced. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Earlier this year, Dublin City Council was excoriated for proposing studio apartments of 45sq m in just over 7 per cent of new apartment blocks, as lo(...)

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