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Regional Pulse

September 2022

The Bank of Ireland Regional Pulses bring together the views of households and firms around the country. The indices are calculated on a 3 month moving average basis and show that sentiment was down across the board in the July to September period compared with the June to August period.

This month’s research also asked firms to identify the priority area for infrastructure investment. While housing continues to occupy the top spot in all regions – followed by transport in Dublin, Munster and Connacht/Ulster – the responses show energy, water and waste in second place in the Rest of Leinster and higher up the list than usual everywhere else.

Regional Pulse

September 2022

Key Points

  • Regional Pulses down in September
  • Energy woes intensify
  • Some re-assessment of infrastructure needs

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September 2022

Dublin Pulse

September 2022

81.0

-0.6 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

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September 2022

Rest of Leinster Pulse

September 2022

66.3

-3.1 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

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September 2022

Munster Pulse

September 2022

68.4

-4.7 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

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September 2022

Connacht / Ulster Pulse

September 2022

67.5

-3.4 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

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September 2022

“Infrastructure investment is key for local economies and the business environment.”

Dr Loretta O’Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

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September 2022

Infrastructure Investment Priorities Dublin Firms

  • Housing 44%
  • Transport 27%
  • Basic Infrastructure 19%
  • Telecommunications 10%

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Infrastructure Investment Priorities Rest of Leinster Firms

  • Housing 45%
  • Basic Infrastructure 20%
  • Transport 18%
  • Telecommunications 17%

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Infrastructure Investment Priorities Munster Firms

  • Housing 44%
  • Transport 22%
  • Basic Infrastructure 18%
  • Telecommunications 16%

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Infrastructure Investment Priorities Connacht/Ulster Firms

  • Housing 33%
  • Transport 27%
  • Basic Infrastructure 20%
  • Telecommunications 19%