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Houses under construction in Trim, Co Meath. The rate of growth in construction activity slowed in August. Photograph: Frank Millar

The rate of growth in construction activity in the Republic slowed in August to its slowest rate in almost 2½ years, according to the latest purchasin(...)

The Irish construction industry returned to growth in late 2013  and has remained in expansionary mode ever since. Photograph: Alan Betson

The rate of expansion in construction activity in the Republic slowed in June, with the civil engineering segment of the market contracting slightly e(...)

Construction activity has now risen in each of the past 45 months, as market conditions have steadily improved

Construction activity accelerated in May, with firms reporting sharp increases in new business and further job creation during the month, according to(...)

Irish construction sector growth accelerated for the third consecutive month in April, posting a reading of 61.3, up from 60.8 in March, to reach a six-month high. Photograph: Frank Miller

Momentum picked up in the Irish construction sector in April with output, new orders and employment all expanding at sharper rates compared to March, (...)

New orders drove the sharpest increase in building for five months in March, the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index shows. Photograph: Alan Betson

Jobs and activity in construction are expanding at their fastest pace for several months, data published on Monday shows. Employment in building is u(...)

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen: Reaction to  a 0.25 point interest rate  increase in the US  shows how a few sets of positive economic figures and some nudging from those in charge can change expectations – dramatically – in a matter of weeks. Photograph:  Yuri Gripas/Reuters

There is one lesson for Irish borrowers – and savers – from this week’s increase in US interest rates. It is how quickly expectations in the market ca(...)

Ulster Bank said employment growth in construction in February was “the third-fastest in the survey’s history”. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Fianna Fáil has warned that the Government’s “aversion” to entering partnerships with private companies to co-build big infrastructural projects risks(...)

Ulster Bank’s index  suggests activity in construction continues to bounce back from the crash. Photograph: Alan Betson

Another jump in construction activity last month led to the fastest rise in employment in the sector since 2004. Ulster Bank’s latest purchasing man(...)

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(...)

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