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# index - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Ireland ranks 14th happiest country in the world - ahead of the UK and the US

The Nordic nations are the happiest in the world, with Finland coming out on top.

# index - Monday 12 February, 2018

Irish shoppers more optimistic after bargain hunting in post-Christmas sales

“The survey may not be signalling a return of the boom but it does suggest a marked easing in gloom.”

# index - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Ireland ranks worst in Europe for taking action against climate change

Ireland ranked 49 out of 59 countries in the 2018 Climate Change Performance Index

# index - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Ireland drops another place in global corruption ranking

Denmark was named the least corrupt state out of 176 countries, followed by New Zealand, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.

# index - Sunday 11 December, 2016

From drummers drumming to a partridge in a pear tree - just how much would 12 Days of Christmas cost?

PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index measures the cost each year.

# index - Friday 21 October, 2016

Ireland is the 15th best country in the world to be a young person - survey

The Global Youth Development Index ranks countries in terms of prospects and opportunities for young people.

# index - Monday 2 March, 2015

Up. Up. Down... Housing construction surged, then slowed to a trickle late last year

We’re in for a “turbulent” year in the home construction sector in 2015, it’s being predicted.

# index - Thursday 5 February, 2015

# index - Monday 20 October, 2014

There's been a surge in new building projects since January

Project commencements are up 40 per cent, compared to the first 8 months of 2013.

# index - Monday 8 September, 2014

Been noticing more cranes about? Construction has increased for 12 straight months

A new survey says that there is more work and jobs are on the up.

# index - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

We're saving more - but say the government isn't encouraging us

The proportion of people saving regularly increased to 41% from 35% last month, says the Savings Index.

# index - Thursday 17 July, 2014

An oldie but a goldie: People feel more attractive after 65 than at 18

Study finds people feel more body confident in their golden years than they do in their youth.

# index - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

The web is 25 today. Here are the moments that helped define it

The web has evolved in many ways since Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for it back in 1989.

# index - Monday 10 March, 2014

Irish construction sector rose again during February

The sharpest expansion in activity was again recorded on residential projects.

# index - Monday 9 December, 2013

Optimism in construction sector 'at a record high'

Construction activity has now risen for three months in a row – but it’s still very low following the economic crash.

# index - Monday 8 April, 2013

Planning applications increase in 11 counties

Roscommon, Leitrim and Monaghan saw the greatest increases in applications.

# index - Monday 11 February, 2013

Consumer sentiment increases sharply in January

A significant drop in December took economists by surprise but confidence levels now appear to have stabilised.

# index - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Manufacturing sector growth weakened during December

December marked the eighth consecutive month of growth for the industry – although it was at a slower pace.

# index - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Poll: How corrupt do you believe Ireland to be? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How corrupt do you believe Ireland to be?

A new international index has given us our lowest rating ever – and could hit our credit rating. What do you think?

Ireland gets worst ever global corruption ranking

Ireland is 25 out of an index of 176 countries, which Transparency Ireland says could have a harmful effect on its economic recovery.

# index - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Almost half of people are not saving at all - survey

When asked what consumers will do with spare cash, half said they would use it to pay off debt.

# index - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Events and festivals "boost Irish hotel prices"

The Irish hotel market remains stable, the latest figures show. But what is Ireland’s most expensive destination?

# index - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Poll: Are you satisfied with your quality of life? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you satisfied with your quality of life?

The OECD says the Irish have some of the best lives in the world, with long life expectancy and a decent work-life balance.

How good is life in Ireland?

Pretty good, actually, says the latest OECD Better Life Index. People in Ireland have a long life expectancy – but the rising rate of obesity could impact on that.

# index - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

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

# index - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Poll: Do you feel more optimistic about the Irish economy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel more optimistic about the Irish economy?

The latest consumer sentiment index tells us that consumers became slightly more confident in February. Did you?

Consumer sentiment brightened in February

Consumer sentiment was up last month – and had also increased compared to last year, as consumers become less pessimistic about the outlook for the jobs market, KCB Bank Ireland and the ESRI said today.

# index - Friday 27 January, 2012

Good news for retailers: sales increased in December

It was the first time there has been quarterly growth in retail sales in almost two years.

# index - Monday 9 January, 2012

Euro jitters and Budget 2012 dull consumers' moods

The KBC/ESRI index has shown that Irish consumer sentiment fell considerably in December.

# index - Monday 7 November, 2011

Drop in motor insurance premiums in 2011

The AA said that the average price of a motor insurance policy has dropped from €567 to €549 since the beginning of this year, and that the new stringent drink-driving laws could have a further positive effect.