As more plans get approved and construction begins on various sites throughout the country, We have got you the latest updates from the Construction Industry for this week in Ireland.

“Construction ‘ramps up’ in May with fastest increase in five years

Purchasing activity in the construction sector increased in May at the sharpest monthly rate since February 2016, as the lifting of lockdown restrictions unleashed a wave of activity in the sector, according to an index maintained by Ulster Bank.

The bank’s purchasing managers index (PMI), which tracks increases in materials orders and activity across house construction, engineering and commercial building, gave one of its strongest readings in May in the index’s 21-year history, as the sector rebounded from depressed levels in April.

In addition to a surge in new materials orders, there was also a wave of hiring as sites reopened and builders were allowed back on the job. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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“Four major school projects to proceed in Cork under €100m development”

More than €100m has been ringfenced for four major school projects in Co Cork, with the Department of Education set to go to tender for construction shortly.

They include a new community college and two primary schools to be constructed on a single campus in Carrigtwohill, as well as the rebuilding of the Patrician Academy in Mallow, which suffered a devastating fire in 2016.

Four major school projects to proceed in Cork under €100m development

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“Work gets underway on €13m redevelopment of Old Grove Hospital in Tuam”

Work got underway today on the site of the €13 million redevelopment of the Old Grove Hospital in Tuam.

The project will see the site, which has been closed for 20 years, transformed into a modern mental health day hospital

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