Monthly Archives: April 2016

Consumer expectations improving in Dublin, but declining outside the capital

The latest Dublin Consumer Sentiment Index has just been published.  Conducted by the ESRI and KBC Bank Ireland, the purpose of the index is to measure and track consumer sentiment in the capital. It is based on consumers’ views of … Continue reading

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Transport 2016 – Issues and themes

Transport Ireland 2016, a conference organised by Eolas last week included a wide range of speakers on a range of transport issues, providing an update on public transport investment plans as well as technological developments, for example electric vehicles and … Continue reading

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The recovery continues – regional GDP in 2013 and 2014.

How are Irish regions doing in this recovery phase after the economic crisis?  Dublin led the recovery, with growth picking up after 2010 and while the West showed early signs of growth, more recently there has been some stagnation.  Recently … Continue reading

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Jobs Recovery and the Western Region

New WDC Insights publication Ireland has been experiencing a gradual recovery in employment since 2012.  While jobs growth is occurring in the Western Region, it is not following the same pattern, nor occurring at the same rate, as elsewhere. A … Continue reading

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E-Working – what are the trends?

E-work or electronic working, also referred to as teleworking, are terms used to describe work which uses communications technology to work remotely from the office location. With the widespread rollout of broadband services it might be expected that e-working is … Continue reading

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