Oliver Mangan

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Ireland’s manufacturing sector posted its fastest growth in almost two years in July. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s manufacturing sector posted its fastest growth in almost two years in July, as it rebounded from Covid-19 lockdown lows, a survey showed on (...)

The transport, tourism and leisure sector registered the steepest rate of contraction. Photograph: Alan Betson

The most severe phase of the hit to service businesses from Covid-19 has passed, according to data from AIB, which shows a sector that is beginning t(...)

Irish manufacturers were more optimistic about the coming 12 months in May than in April. Photograph: iStock

Irish manufacturing’s collapse continued in the face of coronavirus restrictions last month, but at a slower pace than in April, according to figures (...)

The April AIB Irish services purchasing managers index  fell to 13.9. Any reading below 50 indicates a sector in contraction.  Photograph: iStock

Activity in the State’s services sector fell to its lowest on record, with the decline the fastest registered in the history of the survey which has b(...)

New export orders contracted at a survey record pace, with the decline sharper than that recorded for total new orders. Photograph: Getty Images

Manufacturing in the Republic fell at a near record rate in April, with output, new orders, exports and purchasing all registering sharp declines from(...)

The tourism sector was among the hardest hit in March. Photograph: iStock

Business activity in the State’s services sector registered an unprecedented drop in March, nose-diving into contraction after an implosion in new ord(...)

The 12-month outlook for production was the worst on record in March.  Photograph: Getty

The manufacturing sector recorded its sharpest decline since August 2009 in March as the coronavirus outbreak spread, according to AIB data. The Mar(...)

‘The robust expansion in service activity is being driven by strong growth in new business,’ said AIB chief economist Oliver Mangan. Photograph: iStock

Output in the State’s services sector grew at the fastest rate in February for more than two years as the sector rebounds after the Brexit uncertainty(...)

A key weak point from the latest survey results was a renewed fall in manufacturing employment, the third contraction in four months.

Manufacturing conditions continued to improve in the Republic last month with output and new orders rising at faster rates than in January. The AIB M(...)

Input price inflation slowed to a 42-month low in January

Ireland’s manufacturing sector bounced back last month with improvements in orders, output, and new jobs. The AIB purchasing managers index for Janua(...)

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