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(...)

Bank of Ireland’s Loretta O’Sullivan says survey findings suggest households and firms have put Brexit on the back burner for now, but  it is ‘really only the end of the beginning.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There was little evidence of the January blues for businesses or consumers as 2020 got under way, according to the latest snapshot of sentiment from B(...)

People walking  past a shopfront   advertising Black Friday discounts. Photograph:  Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Consumer sentiment “bounced” this month, leaving retailers poised to benefit from more upbeat levels of spending this Christmas, according to the late(...)

A Brexit protest outside the UK parliament.  The EU on Monday agreed to a Brexit extension until January 31st. Photograph: Getty Images

Political advances on Brexit helped improve the mood among businesses in October, but wasn’t enough to lift consumers out of their gloom, the Bank of (...)

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