Celtic Tiger is slowly prowling back

Investors show renewed optimism in Ireland’s economy

Countryside plans £1bn market return

Housebuilder hires four banks to advise on IPO

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Thames commercial traffic set to treble

Revitalised river juggles competing demands from trade and tourism

HSS Hire chief quits after float flops

Tool hire group’s shares lose more than 70% since IPO

chart: UK housebuilders on the rise

Housebuilders muscle into top rankings

Booming prices, low interest rates and government aid bolster revenues ahead of diversified rivals

Caterpillar sends warning on global demand

Bellwether could cut 10,000 jobs as emerging markets slow down

JCB to cut 400 UK jobs after EMs downturn

China’s slowdown takes its toll on global construction markets

Galliford Try posts 20% jump in profit

UK housebuilder joins list posting double-digit earnings growth

Barratt sales shrug off summer torpor

Low mortgage rates ensure homebuilder maintains momentum

Housing demand boosts Berkeley and Redrow

Groups cite rising prices in south-east of England

Ferguson in line for ferry contract

Last commercial shipyard on Clyde preferred bidder for £97m deal

CRH options not Manifold in a downturn

Irish giant might yet have cause to regret big deals

Bouygues lifts telecoms arm profit target

Goal of achieving €300m cost savings next year compared with the end of 2013 likely to be bettered

Irish builder taps US housing recovery

CRH snaps up glazing company CR Laurence for $1.3bn

HSS Hire issues second profit warning

Rental company downgrades sales and earnings forecasts for 2015

Go-ahead for £4.2bn ‘super sewer’

Estimate of cost to Thames Water customers drops to £20 a year

Bovis boosted by housing market strength

Construction group confident of hitting sales target

UK hit by drop in construction skills

Shortages one of biggest barriers to housebuilding, says industry

Balfour Beatty insists turnround on track

Builder says problem UK contracts will be completed in 2016

CRH ready to add to $6.5bn deal binge

Irish group eyes more deals as prepares for biggest integration


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