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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(...)

The number of new orders for construction firms increased for the fifth month in a row

The nascent recovery in the construction sector appears to be gaining ground, following the publication of the latest Ulster Bank Construction PMI (pu(...)

“Accelerating increases were recorded in both housing and commercial activity”

Recovery in the Irish construction sector picked up pace in October, recording the fastest rate of growth in almost eight years, according to the Ulst(...)

Ulster Bank chief economist Simon Barry: “Significantly, overall activity rose for the first time in over six years, as the headline PMI jumped by six points.”

Construction activity grew last month for the first time in more than six years, according to figures due to be published today.The Ulster Bank Constr(...)

Ulster Bank chief economist Simon Barry: the August results of the construction PMI survey offer “further encouragement on trends in the Irish construction sector, which continues to show signs of stabilising”.

While employment and purchasing activity in the Irish construction sector continued to fall in August, the rate of decline eased, according to the lat(...)

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