Henry Street, Dublin.  The Bank of Ireland survey found that almost one in 10 households are likely to buy or build a property in the next 12 months, while just under two in five firms expect to increase basic pay over the same period.

Business and consumer sentiment rose in the State in April as the threat of the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal eased as the date of its depa(...)

The consumer sub-indicator was up 1.5 compared with February but 15.8 lower compared with the same month a year earlier.

Business sentiment tumbled this month on the back of renewed concern over a disorderly Brexit with households also remaining jittery about the outlook(...)

The consumer sub-indicator came in at 89.3, down 0.9 on November’s reading and 5.4 lower than this time last year

Bank of Ireland’s economic pulse indicator recorded its second lowest ever reading in December, coming in at 88.3, down 1.6 on the prior month, and 0.(...)

Consumer sentiment was broadly unchanged as the Christmas shopping season approaches. Photograph: iStock

Worries over Brexit have dragged economic sentiment to a 2018 low, according to a new survey. The Bank of Ireland economic pulse fell 2.7 points in N(...)

Theresa May is hoping to conclude a divorce deal and broad outline of a future trade agreement with the EU in October. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Bank of Ireland has said its “economic pulse” reading of the mood of Irish households and businesses declined in August amid growing fears of a no-dea(...)

Compared with this time last year householders were more upbeat about their financial situation, according to Bank of Ireland’s Economic Pulse survey. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish businesses and consumers sentiment fell in July with Brexit uncertainty unsettling companies and households a “bit more wary”, according to a su(...)

Bank of Ireland chief economist Loretta O’Sullivan said the bank expected an interest rate hike in August in the UK. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bank of Ireland has significantly raised its growth forecast for the economy, citing high consumer confidence, rising incomes and subdued inflation. (...)

The Republic’s GDP will grow three times faster than Northern Ireland this year. Photograph: iStock

The Republic’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow at more than four times the rate of Northern Ireland this year assuming a smooth post-Brexit pro(...)

People sit out in  the warm weather in Dublin’s Merrion Square  last week. It should  be a good summer for the economy (if not weather-wise), Bank of Ireland forecasts. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish consumers are poised to increase their spending on holidays this summer, while accommodation and food companies are more positive about the seas(...)

Davy expects consumer spending to bounce back this year, rising by 3.2 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow at a greater rate than expected, consumer spending will accelerate and new mortgage lending will incr(...)

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