Uncertain times: Consumer Confidence Declines28/02/19
Behaviour & Attitudes Consumer Confidence Tracker for January 2019
Sunday Times / Behaviour & Attitudes Poll February 201917/02/19
Economy key to fate of FG.
Sunday Times January Report 201920/01/19
Sinn Fein and Independents gain in latest Nationwide Poll.
Sunday Times / Behaviour & Attitudes Poll December 201823/12/18
2018 has been a significant year for Ireland from a social, political and economic perspective. In casting our mind back over the key events most likely to have shaped support levels for the various political groupings over the course of the year, a number of critical milestones emerge.
Perhaps the most seismic of all events in 2018 was the decision by two-thirds of the electorate to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, thereby removing the ban on abortion in Ireland. In many ways, this vote crystallised the social transformation of the country from one informed by the moral teachings of the Catholic church, to a truly secular society beholden to no single institutional religion.
Sunday Times / Behaviour & Attitudes Poll December 2018
Consumer Confidence Tracker September 201826/11/18
Consumer confidence has dropped to post Brexit levels, with the same level of consumer confidence being reported inside and outside Dublin.
Dubliners appear to be driving this drop in consumer confidence as their level of confidence has dropped from +31% to +17% since July 2018. Dubliners also show a heightened sense of caution with regards to the value of personal assets, future savings and personal finances.
Those living outside Dublin have maintained their level of optimism however, and we are now seeing an identical level of consumer confidence both inside and outside Dublin.