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The headline seasonally adjusted business activity index posted 55.0 in July, down from 56.9 in June

Business activity in the service sector expanded at its slowest pace in three months in July as exports fell for the first time since November 2016. (...)

Photograph: iStock

The services sector continued to grow sharply in June, a survey showed on Wednesday, more than making up for weak manufacturing activity, which shrank(...)

Sentiment regarding the Republic’s output over the coming year eased to a 34-month low  amid  Brexit uncertainty

Manufacturing activity in the Republic has declined for the first time since 2013 as inflows of new business fell for the second straight month, accor(...)

Dublin’s main financial services area. The AIB Ireland services purchasing managers index showed businesses recorded a sharper workforce expansion as a result of improved demand. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s service sector saw business activity expand sharply in May as the rate of new order growth rose to a five month high, according to a report (...)

Firms in the technology, media and telecoms sector posted the fastest rise in business activity of the four monitored categories. Photograph: iStock

Confidence among businesses in Ireland’s services sector is at its lowest level in 6½ years. And export orders are growing at their slowest rate in 28(...)

Raw material prices, and particularly that of steel, increased in March. Photograph: iStock

Brexit is continuing to cause Irish construction managers to stockpile goods, although its impact on sentiment in the sector is less marked as job cre(...)

Financial services companies posted the fastest rise in business activity, but also posted a decline in foreign demand.

Job creation in the Irish services sector slowed to its lowest level in almost a year last month, according to the latest AIB Ireland Services PMI fig(...)

According to AIB’s PMI, stocks have risen in 11 of the past 12 months as the manufacturing sector attempts to mitigate potential supply disruption from Brexit. Photograph: iStock

Brexit-related stockpiling caused the manufacturing sector to increase its holdings of pre-production inventories at the fastest rate in almost 21 yea(...)

Financial services was one sector where activity grew in January, according to the latest AIB Ireland Services PMI.

Activity in the Irish services sector fell to its lowest level since May 2013 in January, as new order and employment growth slowed. It was the four(...)

The AIB purchasing managers’ index, published on Friday, showed production growth eased to a ten-month low.

Irish manufacturers are stockpiling to guard against delays after Brexit as the sector recorded its weakest improvement last month since October 2016,(...)

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