Recent figures have shown that despite signs of an overall slowdown in growth, both construction activity and new orders increased significantly last month.
There was also a sharp rise in the number of new jobs available in the construction sector.
These statistics are included in the most recent Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), a periodic survey which tracks changes from one season to the next.
Chief economist Simon Barry at the Republic of Ireland at Ulster Bank, said that the most recent PMI were indicative of ongoing construction industry growth in Ireland in May. He stated that the headline index was 55.9, which is well over the 50 mark.
Although the rate of expansion was less dramatic, it still exceed the pre-downturn average. Mr Barry said that a slowdown from the record expansion rate recorded in February was likely inevitable, but he hoped to see some growth rate stabilisation in the coming months.
Although the expansion rate was at its slowest since November 2015, activity has gone up for the past 33 consecutive months.
Commercial construction projects witnessed the greatest rate of acceleration over the month, with housing activity also reporting a sharp increase. Civil engineering recorded a slight increase, which also happened to be the slowest in nine months of continuous growth.