Against the grain: how crop prices are gaming the property market
Global commodity markets are in the midst of the heaviest bull run since 2013, and it’s not only affecting the agricultural sector: key players in the Irish construction industry are warning that new homes may soon be outside the reach of average first-time buyers
In the dairy heartland of Ballyragget in Co Kilkenny, James O’Reilly is something of an outlier – a tillage farmer. Working in a part of Ireland synonymous with permanent grasslands and dairy cows, he is committed to tillage, growing a variety of staple crops such as barley, wheat, oats and rapeseed.
While his neighbouring dairy farmers will depend on Glanbia to deliver them a decent milk price this year, it is to Chicago,...
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Harris: ‘Encourage children to build a career in construction’
With demand for 27,000 more construction workers to build houses, parents should steer their children towards the building trades, the Minister for Further and Higher Education has said
Fresh warnings of house price hikes amid concern over building materials inflation
Figures in the Irish construction industry have warned that the rising cost of timber, concrete and steel will translate into higher costs for housing next year
Company Watch: Planning issues are biggest threat to house building, says Glenveagh boss
Chief executive Stephen Garvey argues the Covid-19 pandemic may have rendered the National Planning Framework out of date
CRH reports strong profit growth for the first half of 2021
The building materials company said it expects the strong momentum to continue into the second half of the year on the back of high demand and an improving economic outlook