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Irish Consumer Sentiment Fractionally Higher in April


Analysis by Austin Hughes, Chief Economist, KBC Bank Ireland Irish consumer sentiment improved marginally in April, recovering less than half...  



Dublin Consumer Sentiment Improves In Early 2016 As Consumers Outside The Capital Become More Cautious


The latest quarterly ESRI/KBC Consumer Sentiment Index for Q1 2016, published 28th April, finds that consumer sentiment in the Dublin...  



Savings Index March 2016


Key Highlights: Savings Index rises to its highest level as the number of people who feel positively about the amount...  



Irish Consumer Sentiment Significantly Weaker in March


Analysis and press release for KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index for March 2016 Survey posts largest monthly drop in...  



Savings Index for February 2016


There were somewhat mixed results in February for the 3 main indices. The Savings Index remained unchanged from last month...  



Latest ESRI economic forecast expects continued growth in 2016 and 2017


GDP expected to grow at approximately 4.8 per cent in 2016 Initial forecasts for 2017 indicate that GDP will grow...  



ESRI Research Examines Differences in Housing Supply Issues across Ireland


Today, Thursday 10th March, the ESRI launched “Housing Supply and House Price Trends at the County Level”, which examines housing...  



Consumer Sentiment falls in February


The overall KBC Ireland/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index decreased from 108.6 in January to 105.8 this month. The 3-month moving average...  



Incentivising Older People to Move House May Lead to Optimal Use of Housing Stock


Today, Tuesday 8th March,  the ESRI published “Housing and Ireland’s Older Population”, a new report investigating if the housing shortage...  



ESRI Research Reviews New Support Programme for Newly Qualified Teachers


A new research report, ‘Review of the Droichead Teacher Induction Pilot Programme’, was published today by the ESRI and the...  





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