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# building sector

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Regulation controversy drives construction rates up
House building commencements are 192 per cent higher than last year.
Construction climbs 11.5 per cent in 2013
Growth static in fourth quarter but big jump in annual statistics
Planning applications down 6% nationwide in 2013
Sligo and Leitrim had the worst construction performance for 2013, according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index.
'The banks are not lending' belief is stopping SMEs applying for loans
The latest report by the ESRI says accessing finance is the third most reported problem facing small businesses in Ireland.
Number of new buildings rose by 2% in 2012
The figures also show a drop of 87 per cent compared to the record high of 2007, when 96,000 new buildings were identified.