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Regional Pulse

Regional Pulse

October 2021

The Bank of Ireland Regional Pulses bring together the views of households and firms around the country. The results for October 2021 (3 month moving average basis) show that sentiment was up in Dublin and Connacht/Ulster but down in the Rest of Leinster and Munster.

Households in all regions were less upbeat about their own finances this month, with most also scaling back their expectations for the economy over the coming year.

The business picture was more mixed, with firms in some areas sounding a brighter note about activity and hiring in October, while firms in others were more circumspect.

Regional Pulse

October 2021

Key Points

  • Mixed Regional Pulse readings in October
  • Consumers hesitant
  • Nuanced business picture

Regional Pulse

October 2021

Dublin Pulse

October 2021

95.8

+2.7 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

October 2021

Rest of Leinster Pulse

October 2021

87.4

-4.1 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

October 2021

Munster Pulse

October 2021

84.2

-0.7 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

October 2021

Connacht / Ulster Pulse

October 2021

88.6

+0.4 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

October 2021

“While the Regional Pulses moved in different directions in October, all were above pre-pandemic levels.”

Dr Loretta O’Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

Regional Pulse

October 2021

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