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Substantial reductions in activity were seen across each of the three monitored categories

Construction activity ground to a halt in January due to the Covid lockdown, ending a two-month sequence of growth. The Ulster Bank construction purc(...)

Report notes job creation in construction was at an 18-month high in December. Photograph: Getty

The construction industry finished 2020 in “expansion mode” fuelled by housebuilding, according to the authors of Ulster Bank’s construction purchasin(...)

Housing activity rebounded for the first time in three months during October

Construction activity neared stabilisation in the Republic in October, albeit with reports of some ongoing disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic,(...)

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(...)

The Central Bank is now predicting just 16,000 housing completions this year, instead of 26,000.

The Irish construction industry has suffered its worst quarterly decline on record, with output slumping by 45.2 per cent between April and June, acco(...)

Politically, one of the striking figures in the CSO survey is that just 8 per cent of those laid off in quarter two and who are now on the PUP do not expect to return to their previous employment. Photograph: iStock

Quarterly jobs figures are usually one of the best ways of taking the pulse of the economy. While the latest figures have been complicated hugely by t(...)

“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(...)

Cranes reflected against the windows of a Dublin building. Construction activity increased in July. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Construction activity rose for a second straight month in July as the industry continued to recover from a slump caused by a lockdown of the economy a(...)

Despite activity returning to growth at the end of the second quarter, firms continued to lower their staffing levels

Construction activity rose sharply last month as sites reopened following the Covid-19 lockdown. The latest Ulster Bank construction index posted 51.(...)

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(...)

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