BoI’s latest Economic Pulse survey detects “tentative signs” that uncertainty posed by the UK’s decision to leave the EU is becoming “less of a drag” for businesses. Photograph: Reuters/Russell Cheyne

Irish companies are moving beyond their “deer in headlights” phase when it comes to the prospect of Brexit, a Bank of Ireland study suggests. The ban(...)

The survey found that 70 per cent of consumers are likely to save some money over the coming year

Most consumers plan to save cash this year with an eye on both retirement and rainy days in the future, a survey published on Monday shows. The Bank (...)

 Bank of Ireland says underlying investment in the Republic is also being boosted by a rise in construction activity

Bank of Ireland has raised its growth forecast for the Irish economy this year to 4.7 per cent, more than one percentage point above the Government’s (...)

The data shows  44%  of businesses are planning to increase wages over the next 12 months as the supply of skilled labour tightens. Tallying with this, 48%  of workers expect a pay rise over the same period. Photograph: Getty Images

Close to half the Republic’s workers expect a pay rise this year, a survey published on Monday shows. The Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse, which track(...)

Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse: 40 per cent of people expect house prices to rise by more than 5 per cent in 2018. Photograph: Frank Miller

About four in 10 Irish people are concerned by the growing cost of buying and renting homes, according to a survey released on Wednesday. The Bank o(...)

Grafton Street.\Photograph:Cyril Byrne

Many Irish people plan to spend more this Christmas than last year, according to a survey that coincides with cyber Monday, the pre-festive on-line sh(...)

Consumers didn’t get that warm and fuzzy feeling from Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s debut budget. Photograph: Cyril

Consumers may have been offered some relief in the form of (marginal) tax cuts in this month’s budget, but it wasn’t enough to send their economic con(...)

The Consumer Pulse was down on August’s near-record index, but was still up on the same time a year ago. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Bank of Ireland’s monthly Economic Pulse report, which measures sentiment in businesses and households, shows that consumers and companies were more c(...)

Brexit and Donald Trump’s election prompted more than two in five Irish households to put spending plans on hold. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A third of businesses are planning to increase pay over the next 12 months while about 40 per cent of workers expect a boost in their wages over the s(...)

With economic activity stronger, Bank of Ireland has revised up its employment growth forecasts to 3 per cent for this year.

Brexit may be a big concern but that hasn’t stopped Bank of Ireland from hiking its economic forecast for the Irish economy based on continuing rising(...)

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