Making bricks without straw

With a slowdown in house prices looking inevitable, there are fears that our reliance on construction is coming home to roost, writes Richard Curran.

31st March, 2007

With a slowdown in house prices looking inevitable, there are fears that our reliance on construction is coming home to roost, writes Richard Curran.

Last year, the Irish economy grew at its fastest rate since 2000, yet dire warnings about what may happen next are causing fear that the construction industry in particular is in for a rough ride.

A massive rise of 7.4 per cent in GNP last year made 2006 a banner year. But...

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