Shoppers on Grafton Street
Following January’s reports of consumer sentiment hitting a ten-year high in December…
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)
nice “recovery” blushirts
How come you believe the negative stats, but dismiss the positive stats?
Nice property bubble & crash ff
nice sellout labour
Do you now have everyone?
only those who have led us here, to this point
You forgot the greens
Nice to see you, nice.
High rents and low wages won’t have people out shopping till they drop . That’s for sure
Hubble bubble toil and trouble…
of course it’s uncertain, we don’t ave a government!
Never let excuses get in the way of spreading bad news and misery here!
Never mind that unemployment just declined to 8.6%
1500 children homeless
And not a child washed in the place!
(sorry, couldn’t resist… I had a coffee and now I’m giddy)
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.
As a 40-something, it’s nice to have something to blame it on.
you might be forty-something but I bet you still look great
Should I be buying/selling a house or just talking about it?
I used to know what a tracker mortgage was.
It’s like the underpants gnomes. ….. Get underpants+????????=profit. So basically don’t worry.
we can’t all live in 2 grand a month gaffs over the Olympia you know. we can dream though.
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.
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?
More doing stuff than buying stuff. I feel that’s a new trend.
Marathons seem to be the in-thing right now.
See ya in October !