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 The slide in Irish consumer sentiment comes as British prime minister Boris Johnson says he is committed to taking Britain out of the EU by October 31st. Photograph: Will Oliver/Pool via Bloomberg

Irish consumer sentiment has slumped to a near five-year low amid signs the UK may crash out of the European Union without a deal. The latest KBC Ban(...)

‘In a hard-Brexit scenario, I could see sterling-euro at parity,’ said Goodbody economist Dermot O’Leary.

Sterling could move to parity with the euro “and possibly beyond” in the event of a “messy” no-deal Brexit, a currency expert has warned. Investec’s (...)

 Department of Public Expenditure and Reform secretary general Robert Watt; Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe; and John McCarthy, the department’s chief economist at the launch of the Government’s Summer Economic Statement. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

Economists here broadly agree that a reversal of some sort for the Irish economy is inevitable but differ on what might cause it or how severe it is l(...)

The Brexit-related slide in sterling has made it cheaper to buy used cars in the UK and import them into the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Retail sales hit a three-year high in March once car purchases are excluded, as consumer shrugged off the threat from Brexit. Sales were up 8.2 per c(...)

House prices rose just 1.1 per cent in February, with the highest growth on the southside. Photograph: iStock

Dublin’s housing market may have reached “peak affordability” with prices now more than nine times the average salary, a level not seen since the heig(...)

While all elements of the KBC Bank/ESRI  index fell, consumers’ concerns were strongest about macroeconomic questions.

Shoppers could cut spending if fears of a hard Brexit and a weaker Irish economy persist, experts warn in a report today. Consumer confidence tumble(...)

 ‘Likelihood is that sentiment and spending indicators will remain on a choppy path in early 2019’ Photograph:  Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Irish consumer sentiment inched higher in January as post-Christmas sales and positive jobs news offset the ongoing Brexit woes. The latest KBC Bank(...)

House prices across the Republic are still 21.1 per cent lower than their highest level in 2007.  Photograph: iStock

There was further misery for would-be home buyers on Wednesday morning with fresh data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showing that th(...)

Consumer sentiment fell in April to its lowest level since December as households remained cautious about Ireland’s economic prospects and their own f(...)

Shoppers off  Grafton Street: households remain cautious about Ireland’s economic prospects and their own finances. Photograph: Eric Luke

Consumer sentiment drifted lower in February, albeit from a 17-year high the previous month, as households remained cautious about Ireland’s economic (...)

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