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# Sentiment

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# Confidence
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.”
# Your Say
Poll: Do you feel better or worse now that Trump is US President?
Compared to yesterday, are you feeling more upbeat, downbeat or just the same?
# stalled recovery
Whose recovery is it anyway? Many left behind as the economy accelerates
Saddled with debt and facing little prospect of wage growth, many Irish people aren’t feeling the benefit of the economic turnaround.
# Jobswatch
Will you get a pay rise in 2014? Over half of employees don't think they will
The prediction is made in Cpl’s Employment Market Monitor Report, which also recorded a rise in the number of jobs posted last year.
# Confidence
Nearly half of small businesses feel confident about the next three months
The figures show a stabilisation in the economy, the Small Firms Association says.
# Jobs
Better business conditions mean 'more firms are hiring'
A new survey from KBC Bank Ireland and Chartered Accountants Ireland looks at business sentiment in the country, and says Irish business activity has strengthened.
# Optimism
Irish investors 'feeling more positive about global economic outlook'
Survey of RaboDirect customers shows upswing in confidence about their personal and global financial situation – but they are slightly less sure about the Irish economy.
# Savings
54 per cent of people still believe now is a bad time to save
The Nationwise/ESRI Saving Index revealed most people are still using any spare funds they have to pay down debt.
# Sentiment
Irish investor sentiment now positive - RaboDirect
RaboDirect’s Investor Barometer has also shown that 42 per cent of investors would prefer to invest in emerging markets.
# 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?
# Consumers
Consumer sentiment stabilises after sharp decline in September
The KBC Ireland/ESRI index showed a small amount of growth though consumers still have a gloomy outlook of their household finances and unemployment.
# Two-Speed Economy
Business confidence improving significantly, says IBEC
About three in 10 exporters plan to recruit extra staff in the next three months.
# Your Say
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?
# Consumers
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.
# blue tide
Cluxton's kick the 'moment of the year'
Our survey says: the dramatic, late winner from Dublin goalkeeper in this year’s All-Ireland final is the most memorable moment of the past 12 months.