Construction activity eased in September in the Republic.

Activity in the Republic’s construction sector eased to an 11-month low in September but was still expanding, according to Ulster Bank’s latest constr(...)

Ulster Bank’s  latest PMI recorded the fastest increase in construction employment for six months with firms responding to rising workloads by taking on extra staff. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish construction sector’s strong start to the year continues, with the latest Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) showing (...)

Irish construction activity accelerated in September, though the rate of job creation across the industry pulled back from elevated levels in previous months. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish construction activity accelerated in September, though the rate of job creation across the industry pulled back from elevated levels in previous(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Investec noted Ireland was the fastest-growing economy in the European Union for the third successive year. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Dublin stockbroker Investec says it was no longer anticipating a general election this year with opinion polls predicting another hung Dáil. In its (...)