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IBF warns against housing shortages in certain areas

IBF warns against housing shortages in certain areas

A new monitor of housing market activity, published today by the Irish Banking Federation (IBF), points to the need to ensure that a housing supply shortage does not arise in certain areas. It also indicates what the future requirement for first-time buyer mortgages might be…
Construction activity falls sharply in November

Construction activity falls sharply in November

Construction activity fell sharply again in November as new orders declined at an accelerated pace, according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index. The index reveals that job shedding intensified during the month in line with reduced workloads, and firms lowered their input…
Construction activity continues to fall

Construction activity continues to fall

Another fall in new orders contributed to a sharp fall in Irish construction activity in October, while business sentiment in the sector was the lowest in nearly two years The latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers index posted 42.6 last month, up from 41.9 in…