Unwinding of the involuntary savings households built up during the crisis should help economy in the coming months

Business confidence continued to rise in May with consumer sentiment also mounting on the back of a further loosening of Covid restrictions. The late(...)

Economic sentiment has risen, in anticipation of a loosening of Level 5 restrictions, according to Bank of Ireland’s economic pulse survey in March.

Irish consumer and business sentiment improved in March on the prospect of a slight easing of Level 5 restrictions early next month. The Bank of Irel(...)

Positive vaccine news and the easing of restrictions in December lifted the spirts of households and firms. Photograph: Tom Honan / The Irish Times

Irish consumer and business sentiment improved in December as the State exited Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions and positive vaccine news lifted the spir(...)

The Bank of Ireland survey notes that tougher coronavirus restrictions imposed on counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly, during the month added to consumers’ gloom in Leinster.

Fears of a Covid-19 resurgence have left fewer shoppers willing to fork out for expensive goods, a survey claims today. A monthly round-up of familie(...)

 The rise in household savings as spending was curtailed during the pandemic appears to have prompted many to consider home improvements in the coming year. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Consumer confidence stalled in July as worries about the weakness of the economy came to the fore, according to a survey by Bank of Ireland that measu(...)

Shoppers’ caution about spending eased this month as Government Covid-19 restrictions eased allowing some to return to work, a survey published today shows.

Shoppers’ caution about spending eased this month as Government Covid-19 restrictions eased allowing some to return to work, a survey published today (...)

Dr Loretta O’Sullivan, group chief economist, Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Bank of Ireland economic pulse index recovered this month after recording its lowest ever reading in April, suggesting that consumer sentiment mig(...)

The M50 in Dublin on March 29th.Photograph: Tom Honan

The full impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on business and consumer confidence is laid bare in a measure of economic sentiment that Bank of Ireland says(...)

The boarded-up Monsoon clothes and accessories store on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Photograph: Bryan O Brien

An index tracking business and consumer sentiment plunged to a historic low earlier this month and the fall is likely just the “tip of the iceberg” co(...)

Bank of Ireland has pencilled in 3%   consumer spending growth this year, easing to 2.8%  in 2021 as employment levels and wages continue to rise.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish economic activity may be dampened in the near term as households and businesses rein in spending amid uncertainty caused by the inconclusive gen(...)

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