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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Austin Hughes

All time
# Thumbs up
Two out of three ain't bad: another ratings agency gives Ireland an A
The move should spark even more interest in our government debt.
# Ballot Box Blues
Did the elections cause a nosedive in how good we're feeling about the economy?
KBC Bank’s consumer sentiment survey tumbled last month, with the election blamed for widespread bad humour.
# feeling good
Irish consumers in 'notably more positive mood' last month
It appears that our bailout exit made consumers feel more confident about their own financial situation too.
# business activity
Solid growth in Irish business activity so far in 2013
Despite the better outlook, hiring plans remain depressed for the coming months.
# Consumer Sentiment
Consumer sentiment weakened in February amid job concerns
Pressures on household finances and high-profile job losses contributed to the weakening of consumer sentiment in February.
# Consumer Sentiment
Referendum uncertainty leads to dip in consumer sentiment
But people’s expectations about jobs and household finances have improved slightly.
# Consumers
Consumer sentiment brightened (slightly) in March
Consumer sentiment has risen for the third month in a row and is now at its highest level since last October according to the KBC Bank/ESRI
# Consumers
Consumer sentiment picks up after December dip - but shoppers still gloomy
The latest consumer sentiment index indicates that heightened concerns over the eurozone last month have eased somewhat.
# Bailout
Will Ireland need a second bailout? Here's what 10 economists think
Economists in Ireland are divided on whether or not the country will need a new bailout programme next year. But very few think it is likely we can return to the markets as scheduled.
# Consumer Sentiment
Euro jitters and Budget 2012 dull consumers' moods
The KBC/ESRI index has shown that Irish consumer sentiment fell considerably in December.
# Optimism
Consumer sentiment shows surprise increase in October
Irish consumers became more positive in October, apparently finding more reasons to be optimistic about the economic outlook.