Good news for construction sector as output rises
THE construction sector had a good start to 2013 with output up 4.4pc on the final three months of last year, according to the Central Statistics Office.
On an annual basis, volume jumped 10.7pc on the same period in 2012.
But civil engineering continued to suffer, with a decline of 0.7pc in volume.
The annual rise in the volume of output reflects year-on-year increases of 26.8pc and 2.4pc respectively in civil engineering and non-residential building work.
Output in residential building decreased by 2.5pc.