The construction industry fears activity will be hit again if the Government  introduces tighter pandemic controls in the coming months.

Construction activity showed signs it was approaching stabilisation in the Republic in September, having spent the summer recovering from the Covid-19(...)

September saw a ‘loss of momentum’ in Irish manufacturing. Photograph: iStock

A rebound in Irish manufacturing activity over the summer “came to a halt” in September, as output, new orders and employment all declined, the latest(...)

Wall Street’s main indexes tumbled on Thursday, heading for their worst day since June

European shares retreated yesterday, with technology stocks leading losses in tandem with their US peers, while a swathe of middling local econom(...)

“We lost about seven weeks by virtue of the shutdown. That wasn’t the approach taken in Germany, where construction just wasn’t at the centre of the lockdown measures.” Photograph: Reuters

The Irish construction industry is likely to have suffered the biggest quarterly crash in activity on record as a result of coronavirus, with output f(...)

Solid economic data may not be a good guide to how the euro zone recovers from its deepest economic crisis in living memory, European Central Bank chi(...)

French cafés and restaurants have begun to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, helping boost business activity. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP

The downturn in European business activity slowed markedly in June as restrictions to contain the coronavirus crisis were eased, according to a closel(...)

Irish manufacturers were more optimistic about the coming 12 months in May than in April. Photograph: iStock

Irish manufacturing’s collapse continued in the face of coronavirus restrictions last month, but at a slower pace than in April, according to figures (...)

Photograph: iStock

Sterling edged lower on Thursday against both the US dollar and the euro as a combination of business activity data and the risk of sub-zero interest (...)

Covid-19 guidelines at the entrance to a building site in Dublin  city centre. . Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Construction professionals expect it will take at least a year for the industry to rebound to pre-pandemic levels, as builders prepare to start reopen(...)

New export orders contracted at a survey record pace, with the decline sharper than that recorded for total new orders. Photograph: Getty Images

Manufacturing in the Republic fell at a near record rate in April, with output, new orders, exports and purchasing all registering sharp declines from(...)

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