Not Buying It


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Shoppers on Grafton Street 

Following January’s reports of consumer sentiment hitting a ten-year high in December…

RTÉ reports:

Consumer sentiment weakened in March on the back of increased economic uncertainty both at home and internationally, a new index shows today.

The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI consumer sentiment index fell from 105.8 in February to 100.6 in March.

This brought the index to its lowest level in six months and marked the biggest monthly decline since October 2014.

Consumer sentiment at six month low in March (RTE)


27 thoughts on “Not Buying It

  1. Diddy

    High rents and low wages won’t have people out shopping till they drop . That’s for sure

    1. Kieran NYC

      Never let excuses get in the way of spreading bad news and misery here!

      Never mind that unemployment just declined to 8.6%

        1. mildred st. meadowlark

          And not a child washed in the place!

          (sorry, couldn’t resist… I had a coffee and now I’m giddy)

        2. Kieran NYC

          You must worry that as the economy continues to improve and as our problems will lessen and be taken care of, you’ll have less to get horny over.

  2. Funster Fionnanánn

    Should I be buying/selling a house or just talking about it?

    I used to know what a tracker mortgage was.

    1. Anomanomanom

      It’s like the underpants gnomes. ….. Get underpants+????????=profit. So basically don’t worry.

  3. Polaroid Fluid

    we can’t all live in 2 grand a month gaffs over the Olympia you know. we can dream though.

  4. Spaghetti Hoop

    I think the Consumer Index is taken far too seriously as an indicator of economic buoyancy. Plus it’s laughable that you’re both encouraged to spend and shop yet at the same time be realistic about personal finance and debt-avoidance.

  5. John

    Would it have anything to do with post-Christmas, Post January sales, post credit card plopping through the door and people taking the foot of the spending peddle for a bit?

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