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AIB’s report said ‘total workloads’ were boosted by a much sharper rise in new business in April. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters

Activity in the Irish services sector in April rose at its strongest rate since the pandemic began, a sign that the bounce back from months of lockdo(...)

Optimism for the next 12 months seems high, with firms reporting the strongest output expectations on record. File photograph: Getty

The Irish manufacturing sector surged in April at a record pace as production rose and output expectations reached a new peak. “Firms widely expect v(...)

March survey data continued to reveal severe pressure on manufacturing supply chains

The Irish manufacturing sector rebounded in March with new orders and exports all rising for the first time since the end of 2020. The AIB Ireland Ma(...)

The services business activity index registered 41.2 in February, with any reading under 50 indicating a contraction

Activity in Ireland’s services sector remained in the doldrums in February as lockdown restrictions remained in place. The latest Purchasing Managers(...)

Hope is on Covid vaccines to revive the Irish manufacturing sector.

Activity in the Irish manufacturing sector remained weak in February, as output and new orders fell again, and severe pressure on supply chains remain(...)

Brexit and lockdown measures have led to ‘major delays’ in delivery of inputs to the Irish manufacturing sector. Photograph: iStock

Brexit, Covid-19 and stockpiling led to a sharp fall in manufacturing output and new orders in January. The introduction of a third lockdown to curb (...)

The Irish manufacturing sector ended 2020 on a positive note, new figures show.

The Irish manufacturing sector ended 2020 on a positive note as businesses prepared for the end of the Brexit transition period. In December, the AIB(...)

Shoppers on Henry Street in Dublin in early October, before Level-5 restrictions were introduced and non-essential retail outlets closed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The services sector showed some signs of stabilisation in October, but underlying conditions remained weak, and outlook for businesses was the weakest(...)

New export orders fell for a second straight month in October. Photograph: Alan Betson

Manufacturing companies reported a slow down in new orders in October as new Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland and abroad began to bite. The latest AI(...)

September saw a ‘loss of momentum’ in Irish manufacturing. Photograph: iStock

A rebound in Irish manufacturing activity over the summer “came to a halt” in September, as output, new orders and employment all declined, the latest(...)

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