Tag: Construction sector

Ulster Bank Construction PMI Report August

Simon Barry, Chief Economist, Ulster Bank, Republic of Ireland Growth in the Irish construction sector eased in August According to the Ulster Bank PMI August 2017, Growth in the Irish construction sector eased again, with slower rises in both activity and new orders recorded. That said, rates of expansion remained marked, and firms upped their […]


CIF Present Pre Budget Submission to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe

CIF Pre Budget Submission

Increased infrastructure critical to solving housing crisis and ending boom/bust cycle in construction industry The CIF met with the Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe and Minister for State in the Department of Finance Michael D’Arcy earlier today to present the CIF Pre Budget Submission and to chart a way past blockages in the supply of […]


CIF Conference 2017 – Realising the construction industry’s potential to build Ireland’s future

CIF Conference 2017

CIF launches Ireland’s premier construction conference recognising the industry’s potential to shape our future. Every day, the importance of the construction industry within our economy and society becomes more apparent. The construction industry is employing 1000 additional workers per month since 2013 and is driving Ireland towards full employment. The housing crisis and the increasingly […]


Construction new order growth accelerates in July

Ulster Bank Construction PMI July

Simon Barry, Chief Economist, Ulster Bank, Republic of Ireland Ulster Bank Construction PMI July 2017 The Ulster Bank Construction PMI July indicates that new order growth quickened in the Irish construction sector during July. But, the rate of expansion in total construction activity eased to the weakest since January. However, the level of activity has […]


Growth of Irish construction activity remains elevated at end of Q2 – Ulster Bank PMI

Ulster Bank PMI June

Simon Barry, Chief Economist, Ulster Bank, Republic of Ireland Ulster Bank PMI June According to the Ulster Bank PMI June 2017, Irish construction firms posted a further strong rise in business activity during June, despite an easing in the pace of growth, which mirrored a slowdown in the rate of expansion in new orders. orders. […]



  The Considerate Constructors Scheme – the organisation established to improve the image of the construction industry is now international, having launched its first registered site in Ireland.   The Scheme is delighted to announce John Sisk & Son is its first contractor to register a project in Ireland.   The first registered Irish site […]


Minister signs Fast-Track Housing Legislation

Eoghan Murphy TD

New process could result in strategic housing decisions within six months The new Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD has signed the necessary Commencement Order and associated supporting Regulations to enable planning applications for large-scale housing developments of 100 units or more, and large-scale student accommodation projects, to be made […]


Civils in growth mode as construction buying activity up in all areas – Ulster Bank PMI April

Growth of construction activity accelerates for third month running Highlights – Ulster Bank PMI April Ulster Bank PMI rose from 60.8 in March to 61.3 in April Builders to increase their own purchasing at the fastest pace on record Sentiment on 12-month outlook for output  improved Housing PMI rose from 61.3 in March to 61.9 […]


Grafton Group Irish merchanting revenues up 14% in 2017

Grafton Group

Grafton Group Irish figure very strong compared to other markets Pictured: (LtR) Eddie Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Grafton Merchanting ROI and Patrick Atkinson, Chief Operating Officer, ‎Grafton Merchanting ROI A trading update from Grafton Group plc for the first four months of 2017 indicates clear signs of the continuing recovery in the Irish Construction sector, […]