Healthier household finances are more widely expected this year with 38 per cent of consumers  saying they expect their financial situation to improve in the next twelve months

Irish consumer sentiment hit a 15-year high last month with households feeling increasing confident about the future despite concerns over the global (...)

Sentiment among Dublin consumers recovered in late 2015, rising from 147.6 to 152.6 points in the third quarter

Consumer sentiment rebounded in the final three months of 2015, particularly in Dublin. However, many households are concerned about what this year w(...)

December’s increase in consumer sentiment was the third monthly gain in a row

Consumer sentiment rose to a new 10-year high in December, buoyed by expectations of a stronger economy and healthier personal finances this year. Th(...)

The rise in Irish consumer sentiment last month was broadly based with four of the five main elements of the survey posting monthly gains and the fifth largely unchanged from November

Irish consumer sentiment rose to its second highest level in eight years in December, new figures show.The latest KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI consumer senti(...)

The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index rose to 92.8 from 87.1 in August, as all the main components of the index recorded monthly gains. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Irish consumer sentiment rose to its highest level since January 2007 in September, as greater optimism in relation to Irish economic prospects and a (...)

Borrowing costs across Europe are falling as government bonds across the euro bloc headed for a weekly advance amid faltering growth and bets inflation will remain subdued.

Irish 10-year bond yields hit a record low of 1.99 per cent this morning, as market sources predict an upgrade for the Irish economy later today fr(...)

The construction sector was the only notable exception to the trend for subdued costs. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish companies reported “steady rather than spectacular” increases in activity in the second quarter, according to the latest business sentiment ind(...)

Ships in Dublin Port being loaded with goods for export. Net exports contributed €541 million in volume terms on a seasonally adjusted basis during the first quarter. Photographer: Dara MacDonaill

The public finances look likely to substantially overshoot the Government’s deficit target for this year following the release of new positive data(...)

The largest declines in the index were in those elements of the survey relating to household finances

Confidence in the economy nosedived last month, falling back to its lowest reading since last November.The latest KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI Consumer Senti(...)

According to the index, 51 per cent of consumers expect the economy to improve further in the next 12 months.

Irish consumer sentiment recorded its highest reading in nearly seven years last month, according to the latest index from KBC Bank Ireland and(...)