More than a  third of consumers think it is a good time to buy big ticket items, while two-thirds of those surveyed said they would save money over the coming year. Photograph: Getty Images

The potential effects of Brexit and other political instability is weighing on business sentiment, but consumers are becoming more confident about the(...)

The survey found construction was particularly bullish with almost a third of such businesses planning to hire new workers over the next three months.

More than one in four consumers plan to increase spending over the coming year, but some businesses are cautious about prospects in light of Brexit a(...)

Bank of Ireland’s consumer  index has risen  sharply when compared to last month

Consumers and businesses have taken the industrial unrest in Ireland and triggering of UK’s Brexit talks “in their stride”, according to April’s Econo(...)

Sentiment in the construction sector picked up in March, according to the latest Bank of Ireland economic survey. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish households remain upbeat about the economy and employment, despite the uncertainty posed by Brexit in the UK and President Donald Trump in the (...)

Bank of Ireland’s Pulse Survey says only one in three consumers consider this a good time to buy items such as furniture or electrical equipment, compared with 44 per cent in January.

Consumers are stalling on big purchases such as furniture or electrical goods because of concerns about the economy, a study published on Monday shows(...)

The survey found 37 per cent of firms were planning to increase basic pay in the next 12 months. Photograph: Roy Botterell/Getty

Two in five Irish people expect a pay increase in 2017, while one in four are likely to buy a car, according to the latest Economic Pulse survey from (...)

Companies in the construction sector are more upbeat about business activity in the short term than the retail sector. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Consumer and business sentiment picked up in December, but Brexit, the US presidential election and domestic unrest all took their toll during the yea(...)

Bank of Ireland’s Economic Pulse monitor rose 2.5 points to 93.7 in August.

Irish consumer and business sentiment has partly recovered from the initial shock of the Brexit vote, according to the Bank of Ireland. The bank’s (...)

Irish construction firms reported a more pessimistic outlook in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the EU, according to the BoI Economic Pulse. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish consumer and business sentiment has plunged in the wake of the UK’s decision to quit the EU, according to a report by Bank of Ireland. The BoI(...)

The latest Bank of Ireland “Economic Pulse” survey found more than one in three households surveyed think that now is a good time to purchase big ticket items such as furniture and electrical goods

In the weeks before Brexit, consumer sentiment among Irish households had been “more upbeat about the outlook for the economy”, according to the lates(...)

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