Households are borrowing €50m a month to buy big-ticket consumer items like cars, home improvements and holidays.
Sat, 01 Jul, 2017
Wed, 09 Dec, 2015
Dublin city centre office rents experienced the sharpest contraction during the economic crash but are recovering at a faster pace than anywhere else in the capital, a report indicates.
Fri, 24 Apr, 2015
Consumer uncertainty over the uneven nature of the economic recovery is reflected in a survey that shows a slight drop in optimism compared to July.
Wed, 17 Sep, 2014
Confidence in the country’s economy has stalled among finance professionals as demand weakens and access to credit becomes more restricted.
Tue, 26 Aug, 2014
CONSUMERS are increasingly nervous about losing their job as pressure mounts on the Government to offer some reassurance before budget day.
Fri, 30 Sep, 2011
THE fears of an “economic apocalypse” that became widespread late last year are slowly fading, according to the latest consumer figures.
Thu, 09 Jun, 2011
CONSUMERS are no longer flocking to the North but many are stillreluctant to part with their cash.
Wed, 02 Feb, 2011
There has been a slight improvement in consumer sentiment this month.
Tue, 30 Nov, 2010
THE economic downturn has made consumers better money managers with the majority thinking more carefully about purchases.
Wed, 03 Nov, 2010
CONSUMERS are detecting signs of life in the economy but are resigned to seeing no dramatic improvement in their fortunes this year.
Wed, 02 Jun, 2010
CONSUMERS, although still cautious, were more inclined to spend last month and are less pessimistic about the year ahead.
Tue, 13 Apr, 2010
CONSUMER confidence hit a two-year high last month but analysts caution that this should not be seen as an indication that the economy is getting stronger.
Tue, 09 Feb, 2010
CONSUMERS believe the worst is over for the economy but are ruling out any chance of an early return to strong conditions in the next 12 months.
Wed, 02 Dec, 2009
CONSUMER confidence hit an 18-month high in October, but retailers warn of tough trading conditions in the run-up to Christmas.
Wed, 04 Nov, 2009
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