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The building industry’s revival continued in December, albeit at the slowest pace in three months, according to the Ulster Bank Construction PMI. Photo: Getty Images

The building industry’s revival continued in December, albeit at the slowest pace in three months, according to new figures out today.The Ulster Bank (...)

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Ireland’s construction sector expanded at its fastest rate in a decade in October and companies are upbeat on prospects for the coming 12 months. Incr(...)

The fastest rise in house building in its history drove a further month of growth in Ulster Bank’s Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in September.

The fastest rise in house building in its history drove a further month of growth in Ulster Bank’s Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in Se(...)

Construction companies “confident”  the sector’s recovery will remain on track in the coming year. Photograph: Frank Miller

The building industry’s revival continued in August, which marked its 12 straight months of growth since it began emerging from recession last year, (...)

The latest rise in the bank’s seasonally adjusted index of construction sector activity was supported by growth in ordersPhotograph: Alan Betson

Activity in the construction sector rose sharply in June, extending the current sequence of growth to ten months, according to a survey of purchasing(...)

Ulster Bank’s headquarters in Dublin: the bank’s construction purchasing managers’ index, which is designed to track changes in activity posted 60.2 in May. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

The recovery in the construction sector continued in May, with activity having now risen in each of the past nine months.The Ulster Bank Construction (...)

Ulster Bank’s headquarters in Dublin: the bank’s construction purchasing managers’ index shows the sector expanded in March, its seventh consecutive month of growth. Photograph: Alan Betson

New orders drove growth in the Republic’s building industry last month to its fastest pace since January 2006, according to figures p(...)

Ulster Bank chief economist Simon Barry: “The February results of the Ulster Bank Construction PMI point to further rises in Irish construction activity.”

The Irish construction sector has shown further signs of recovery, with the number of new orders rising last month. Two indices on the sector show (...)

Optimism surrounding the prospects for construction in the year ahead remains high among Irish construction firms. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish construction sector recorded its fifth consecutive month of growth in January, as further new business growth led to another strong rise in(...)

Confidence is leading to improved new order levels for the construction sector, Ulster Bank says. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The construction sector recorded further strong growth at the end of 2013 as new orders rose sharply again. Purchasing activity and employment increas(...)

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