'If construction is such a profitable industry, why aren't more people at it? – The Irish Times

When Stephen Garvey was invited in 2014 to meet executives from US private equity firm Oaktree in Dublin, he had no idea where it would lead. “I probably should have googled Oaktree before I went to the meeting,” Garvey muses, in hindsight. Garvey, a low-key builder during the boom, had of course, heard of the

Stephen Garvey: 'There is plenty of white space for other operators to come in' – The Irish Times

When Stephen Garvey was invited in 2014 to meet executives from US private equity firm Oaktree in Dublin, he had no idea where it would lead. “I probably should have googled Oaktree before I went to the meeting,” Garvey muses, in hindsight. Garvey, a low-key builder during the boom, had of course, heard of the

Parents outline increasing difficulty finding childcare – RTE.ie

Tens of thousands of parents in Ireland search for childcare every year, but many say it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure places and afford fees. Some parents say the situation is placing a burden on their finances and well-being, and are calling on the Government to do more to help. Vicky Musitongo, 29, is

Under pressure families face huge energy and price hikes in Budget – Extra.ie

Families face huge fuel and energy price hikes in next month’s Budget, just as experts warn that we are already experiencing a ‘perfect storm’ of inflation. The Budget will likely see big increases in the cost of petrol, diesel, natural gas, coal, and on stamp duty and PRSI. A tank of diesel is likely to

Crippling costs of housing and childcare having knock-on effects – Irish Examiner

With regard to the article — ‘‘We are just so tired’: Parents reveal endless struggle to find and pay for childcare’ ( Irish Examiner, September 13). Is anything ever going to change here? It is increasingly difficult or near impossible for working people to just survive, let alone have any quality of life/standard of living

Students used to head abroad for summer work – Covid took that away – The Irish Times

In the UK it is normal for students to study in cities distant from home, and then return to see their families in the summer. A much higher proportion of Irish students attend college in their home cities, and live in their family home – traditionally many have used their college summers to seek work

No short term solution to the student accommodation crisis – Independent.ie

The Government has no short-term solution to the problem of students being forced to fork out hundreds of euro a week for hotel rooms, because of a lack of student accommodation, admitted Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien today. t emerged last Tuesday that students in Dublin and Limerick were spending up to €400 a week for

North coast of NI property boom 'pushes locals away' – BBC News

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharing image source, Getty Images A politician on the north coast says she has been contacted daily by people struggling to find an affordable local home. Independent assembly member (MLA) Claire Sugden said families had to move away because of housing problems. She said the issue, which has been happening for months,

Offaly GAA row escalates over O'Connor Park lease – RTE.ie

The Offaly county board and their biggest club, Tullamore, have become entangled in a furious stand off over the lease of O’Connor Park. Termination of the 35-year-lease is a live possibility for both sides as the row has drifted on for almost a year now with things approaching breaking point in recent weeks over the

No short-term solution to student accommodation shortage, says O'Brien – BreakingNews.ie

The Government has no short-term solution to the problem of students being forced to fork out hundreds of euros a week for hotel rooms because of a lack of student accommodation, the Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien has admitted. It emerged earlier this week that students in Dublin and Limerick are spending up to €400