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Both the housing and commercial construction categories continued to record sharp increases in activity, according to Ulster Bank’s latest purchasing managers’ index. Photograph: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

Activity in the construction sector is continuing to bounce back from the crash, with Ulster Bank’s latest purchasing managers’ index (PMI) signalling(...)

Construction activity in the Republic has now risen almost continuously since September 2013

The construction sector in the Republic continues to bounce back strongly from the crash, with activity, new orders and employment all increasing at f(...)

Total construction activity in the Republic increased for the second successive month in October. Photograph: Alan Betson

The construction sector in the Republic recorded a strong start to the final quarter of the year, with activity, new orders and employment all increas(...)

The latest Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index  recorded a faster increase in new orders. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Activity in the construction sector is continuing to expand thanks to a spurt in new business. The latest Ulster Bank construction purchasing manag(...)

Sentiment among construction businesses rose strongly in August to stand at one of the highest readings in the Ulster Bank PMI’s 16-year history.

A rise in the volume of new orders lifted the Irish construction sector in August, with new business helping boost purchasing activity and employment (...)

Employment is continuing to grow in the construction sector, the Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index indicates. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

There was a sharp rise in business activity in the construction industry in July, according to the Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index(...)

Ulster Bank’s  construction purchasing managers index  report for June recorded a significant acceleration in June, after growth had slipped back in May. Photograph:  Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Confidence in the construction industry remains at near-record levels, but it is too soon to assess if the sector’s feel-good factor will be dented b(...)

The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers index fell to 55.9 in May from 56.4 in April. It remained above the key 50 level that signals that activity expanded for the 33rd consecutive month. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Construction growth eased for a third straight month in May amid a dip in business confidence, according to Ulster Bank. A second survey released at t(...)

The index reported a figure of 56.4 last month, compared with 62.3 in March and 68.8 in February. Any figure over 50 indicates expansion but the figure is the lowest since last November

The slowdown in the construction sector’s rate of growth was confirmed in April. New figures from the Ulster Bank purchasing managers’ index for the i(...)

Inflation in the construction sector has eased to its lowest in nearly two years, according to a study of the sector. The Ulster Bank Construction Pu(...)

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