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Somewhat slower – but still solid – growth was recorded in both housing and commercial activity.

The building industry revival lost some momentum in July but continued growing strongly, according to figures released today. The Ulster Bank Construc(...)

Busy skyline:      latest construction figures offer ‘considerable encouragement’.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s construction sector expanded in June at the fastest rate since November 2004. Activity increased at the second-fastest rate in the 15-year h(...)

Simon Barry of Ulster Bank: “Activity rose sharply again last month with the headline PMI index accelerating from 57.2 to 63.3”

The building industry’s revival gathered speed in May, which marked its strongest month of growth since November, according to figures released today(...)

New business increased in March, as has been the case in each month since July 2013

Construction activity growth quickened in March with new orders and business sentiment both increasing, according to the latest Ulster Bank Constructi(...)

Housing activity stagnated last month, a marked turnaround from the record rates of expansion recorded as recently as last September. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Growth rates in Irish construction continued to slow during February, according to Ulster Bank’s latest Construction Purchasing Managers Index. The ba(...)

Price inflation was little changed in the construction industry last month as reports of lower fuel costs were outweighed by exchange rate movements

Growth in the Irish construction sector weakened during January, with activity and new orders slowing sharply from the end of 2014. However, strong gr(...)

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 (...)

 Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

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, (...)

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