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Regional Pulse

September 2021

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

This month’s research also examined the broader operating environment that businesses face. The results point to general satisfaction among firms with basic infrastructure such as water, waste and energy. Housing is called out as the priority area for infrastructure investment in Dublin, the Rest of Leinster and Munster however, and ties with transport for the top spot in Connacht/Ulster.

Regional Pulse

September 2021

Key Points

  • Regional Pulses mixed in September
  • Infrastructure investment on minds
  • Important for local economies

Regional Pulse

September 2021

Dublin Pulse

September 2021

93.1

+5.3 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

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September 2021

Rest of Leinster Pulse

September 2021

91.5

-4.6 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

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September 2021

Munster Pulse

September 2021

84.9

-1.8 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

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September 2021

Connacht / Ulster Pulse

September 2021

88.2

+0.4 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

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September 2021

“Each of the four Regional Pulses was above its pre-pandemic level in September.”

Dr Loretta O’Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

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September 2021

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September 2021

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PRIORITIES DUBLIN FIRMS

  • Housing 44%
  • Transport 25%
  • Basic Infrastructure 18%
  • Telecommunications 13%

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September 2021

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PRIORITIES REST OF Leinster FIRMS

  • Housing 38%
  • Telecommunications 29%
  • Basic Infrastructure 17%
  • Transport 15%

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September 2021

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PRIORITIES Munster FIRMS

  • Housing 35%
  • Telecommunications 25%
  • Transport 22%
  • Basic Infrastructure 18%

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September 2021

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PRIORITIES CONNACHT/ULSTER FIRMS

  • Transport 30%
  • Housing 30%
  • Telecommunications 27%
  • Basic Infrastructure 12%