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Regional Pulse

Regional Pulse

March 2019

The Bank of Ireland Regional Pulses combine the views of households and firms around the country. The 3 month moving averages show that sentiment was down in Munster, broadly unchanged in the Rest of Leinster and up a touch in Dublin and Connacht/Ulster in March 2019.

Positive developments on the jobs and earnings fronts buoyed regional households a bit this month, though they remained jittery about the economic outlook amid continuing Brexit uncertainty. This uncertainty is also tempering the business mood, with 55% of impacted firms in Dublin, 57% in the Rest of Leinster and Munster and 63% in Connacht/Ulster putting their investment plans for 2019 on hold.

Regional Pulse

March 2019

Key Points

  • Muted regional picture in March
  • Brexit uncertainty weighing on sentiment
  • And investment plans

Regional Pulse

March 2019

Dublin Pulse

March 2019

90.6

+1.4 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

March 2019

Rest of Leinster Pulse

March 2019

89.3

-0.4 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

March 2019

Munster Pulse

March 2019

89.1

-1.0 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

March 2019

Connacht / Ulster Pulse

March 2019

88.3

+1.6 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

March 2019

”With Brexit dominating the headlines, it was another month of relatively subdued Regional Pulse readings.”

 

Dr Loretta O’Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland