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# Consumer Sentiment

Last year
# Cost of Living
Consumer sentiment falls sharply for second month in a row as cost of living crisis spirals
The index also found that Irish consumers became increasingly worried about the broader economic outlook.
All time
# Hey Big Spender
Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years
New figures today also show an increase of 6.4% in retail sales over the course of the year.
# Bad news
There's been a sharp dip in consumer confidence and water charges might be to blame
The 8-year high in consumer sentiment recorded in September didn’t last long.
# on a high
Shoppers are at their happiest in nearly 8 years so it's all down to the budget now
Customer sentiment is higher than it has been since January 2007.
# mixed feelings
Irish consumers not so happy, but thanks for asking
Latest customer sentiment survey down last month after hitting a seven-year high in July.
# life in the slow lane
Two speed recovery underway with consumers unconvinced by economic 'upturn'
Irish consumers are still overwhelmingly negative about their personal finances, with many unconvinced of the impact of the economic recovery.
# Consumer Sentiment
One in four people are struggling to make ends meet - survey
However, a Red C/Sunday Business Post survey today also reveals that 41% a third are comfortable.
# 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.
# reluctant
Despite being more confident about the economy, Dubliners are wary of setting up a business
The Your Dublin, Your Voice survey is the fifth of of its kind and set out to find how Dubliners are feeling about their current financial situation.
# not so happy customers
Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high
The chief economist at KBC Bank Ireland said it likely reflects a normal ebb and flow in the data and we shouldn’t be too worried.
# We're Happy
Irish consumers are happier than they have been in seven years
The report says that Irish consumers are increasingly confident in the Irish economy.
# 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.
# Consumer Sentiment
Consumer confidence is at the highest level since June 2007
The KBC/ESRI consumer confidence survey rose again in October.
# Supermarkets
Tesco blames property tax for fall in Irish sales
The supermarket giant has said that like-for-like sales have fallen by three per cent in the first 13 weeks of this year.
# Consumer Sentiment
Consumer confidence rises slightly in March
The marginal increase comes amid concerns about the looming property tax and cuts to pay outlined in the Croke Park II deal.
# 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.
# Consumers
Consumer sentiment increases sharply in January
A significant drop in December took economists by surprise but confidence levels now appear to have stabilised.
# Retail
Retail sales up in last three months of 2012
Hot beverages and home and giftware sectors saw noticeable increases while furniture and flooring suffered losses.
# Prime Numbers
Political donations, pregnancies and Love/Hate: The week in numbers
How many women in Ireland smoke? Were consumers panicked by Budget announcements? And how many people watched Darren die?
# Consumers
Sharp fall in consumer sentiment due to Budget worries
December’s index saw the largest one month point decline in seventeen years.
# Retail
Christmas shoppers and sales up on 2011 says Retail Excellence Ireland
Good news for retailers from the evidence so far on St Stephen’s Day says the retail representative body.
# Consumer Confidence
Irish consumer confidence rose in November
The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI index shows a small amount of growth with sentiment at 63.8 in November compared to 60.9 in October.
# Prime Numbers
Fire, unemployment and the National Children's Hospital: The week in numbers
How old is the Phoenix Park? And how many TDs could face sanction for failing to declare pay-offs?
# Your Say
Poll: Is speculation about the Budget impacting on your spending?
Is the talk of possible tax hikes and benefit cuts in next month’s Budget affecting how you spend your money right now?
# KBC Bank Ireland
Irish business activity increasing but consumer sector displaying renewed weakness - survey
Concerns over the eurozone and the upcoming Budget are hitting companies expansion plans, say KBC Ireland/Chartered Accountants Ireland
# Consumers
Sharp fall in consumer sentiment in September
Experts said speculation around the budget and potential cuts to social welfare and health contributed to the decline.
# Consumers
Consumer sentiment in July strongest in two years
KBC Bank Ireland said influences such as the EU summit on Ireland’s bank debt, the ECB rate cut and the latest Troika review likely impacted on sentiment.
# Consumer Confidence
Consumer confidence up in June
However consumers unlikely to step up their spending, as just 12 per cent believe their financial situation will improve in the coming year.
# Consumer Sentiment
Referendum uncertainty leads to dip in consumer sentiment
But people’s expectations about jobs and household finances have improved slightly.
# Consumers
Latest consumer survey suggests fears over economy easing
KBC/ESRI consumer sentiment index rose slightly in April for the fourth month in a row.
# 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.
# Shops
Retail sales still dropping, industry figures show
Many stores face going out of business in 2012, according to the chief executive of Retail Excellence Ireland.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
In tonight’s fix: Calls to negotiate a second bailout, Gardaí investigate woman’s death in nursing home, and which celebrity chef has been a very naughty boy?
# 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.
# Consumer Sentiment
Consumer sentiment drops amid ongoing job security and Budget fears
Sentiment in Ireland didn’t fall as much as among other Europeans or in the US – possibly because of an already-poor outlook here.
# what if
What would happen to us if Greece defaulted? reporters have been quizzing those in the know to describe the potential fallout of a Greek debt default on Ireland’s economic, social and political scene…
# Doom and Gloom
Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’
The KBC/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index is virtually unchanged, but shows a worrying emerging trend in the medium term.