Austin Hughes

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 Austin Hughes, chief economist KBC Bank Ireland: consumers conscious of some modest improvements in their household finances

Consumer sentiment made a “modest” gain in March, recovering about half of the large drop suffered in February, according to the latest snapshot from (...)

Austin Hughes speaking at the PwC Budget breakfast in Spencer Dock in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

While the economic outlook for the Republic remains favourable there is no doubt that growth will soften in the coming years, due primarily to externa(...)