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At its peak in 2000 the car market here topped 230,000 vehicles. Since 2016 new car sales have declined steadily from 146,545 to  125,654 in 2018, with sales dropping almost 8 per cent so far this year.  Photograph: iStock

[More secondhand cars will be imported from the UK this year than new cars sold in Ireland, a study from UCD’s Michael Smurfit graduate business schoo(...)

The average spend on household renovation projects is now about €16,400, according to the latest Consumer Market Monitor

The Government’s home renovation incentive scheme is prompting households “to invest heavily in the fabric of their homes” with spending expected to r(...)

Falling fuel prices at the pump are partly the result of a recent drop in the cost of oil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Consumer confidence remains strong despite Brexit and is driving spending increases across virtually all sectors, according to the latest Consumer Mar(...)

More people at work and rising incomes helped to boost consumer confidence and drive consumer spending higher in 2015, with a strong recovery evident (...)

The Irish have more disposable income as a result of jobs growth and greater availability of credit. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish consumers buying cars, homes and furniture are driving a “miraculous economic recovery”, according to the latest spending monitor published by (...)

Consumer is contributing to economic growth, and lifting consumer sentiment. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A surge in spending on houses, cars and household goods coupled with growing employment has seen consumer sentiment hit levels not seen since the heig(...)

“Overall, retail sales have turned a corner and are back on a growth path, although off a very low base”

Irish consumers are more upbeat than ever before, with the level of confidence even surpassing measures taken at the very height of the boom, accordi(...)

Soaring levels of consumer confidence have begun to drive increased consumer spending, according to the latest Consumer Market Monitor. Photo: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Soaring levels of consumer confidence have begun to drive increased consumer spending, according to the latest Consumer Market Monitor published by UC(...)

Niall FitzGerald was chief executive and chairman of Unilever from 1996 to 2004

Former Unilever chief executive Niall FitzGerald has become the new chairman of the UCD Michael Smurfit graduate business school advisory board. (...)

Shoppers on Grafton Street: The sentiment figure is still strong compared to neighbouring economies. Photograph: David Sleator

Consumer confidence slipped slightly in the second quarter of the year after hitting a seven-year high.Having hit a high of +10 in the first three mon(...)

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