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About a quarter of employers in the State have registered  for the temporary wage subsidy programme to help retain staff in jobs during the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Almost three-quarters of employers have yet to register for the temporary wage subsidy programme to help retain staff in jobs during the coronavirus (...)

Work on big projects including the National Children’s Hospital stalled across the Republic last week, hitting up to 30,000 jobs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Construction collapsed at record speed to its lowest level in 11 years as Covid-19 restrictions halted building across the Republic last month, the la(...)

Just over 21,000 homes were built last year and experts believe the sector will deliver about 23,000 this year but nothing near the 35,000 needed to meet demand.

Stormy weather led to a decline in the rate of housebuilding in the Republic last month, according to Ulster Bank. The bank’s latest construction pur(...)

Hiring increased in the building sector in January, extending the period of construction jobs growth to six and a half years

Despite the housing crisis, Irish residential building activity contracted last month, according to the latest industry survey. The Ulster Bank Purch(...)

Commercial activity, which includes building offices, shops and factories, was at 53.6 on  Ulster Bank’s construction purchasing managers’ index in December

Construction began growing again in December following a three-month slowdown in the Republic, the latest figures show. Ulster Bank’s construction pu(...)

The Construction Industry Federation estimates that house and apartment completions will increase this year to 23,000 from 18,072 in 2018. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Activity in the housebuilding industry contacted in the Republic in November for the first time since 2013, the year home prices reached a low point (...)

Reuters poll of economists suggested that the probability of a no-deal Brexit has dropped to 20 per cent from 30 per cent in October

Official Irish Government and Central Bank forecasts of economic slowdown under a disorderly Brexit would still amount to “a huge shock”, even if an o(...)

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Construction activity in Ireland fell at the sharpest rate since June 2013, according to an economic indicator produced by Ulster Bank. The Ulster B(...)

The bank said the rate of new order growth eased for the third month running. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Brexit uncertainty has triggered the first decline in Irish construction activity in over six years, according to Ulster Bank. The lender’s latest co(...)

Moving home: slowing house-price growth is good for first-time buyers. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Property price inflation is slowing. But is this because housing stock is increasing to meet demand, or are there other factors at play? According to(...)

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