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Regional Pulse

February 2021

The Bank of Ireland Regional Pulses bring together the views of households and firms around the country. The 3 month moving averages show that sentiment was down a little in Dublin but up in the Rest of Leinster, Munster and Connacht/Ulster in February 2021.

This month’s research also examined the broader operating environment that businesses across the different regions face. While the results point to a high level of satisfaction among firms with basic infrastructure such as water, waste and energy; housing emerges as the priority area for investment in Dublin, with telecommunications infrastructure topping the list elsewhere.

Regional Pulse

February 2021

Key Points

  • Mixed picture in February
  • Level 5 restrictions extended and post-Brexit trade disruption
  • But vaccine-related optimism

Regional Pulse

February 2021

Dublin Pulse

February 2021

68.4

-0.9 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

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February 2021

Rest of Leinster Pulse

February 2021

67.9

+0.7 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

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February 2021

Munster Pulse

February 2021

64.9

+2.3 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

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February 2021

Connacht / Ulster Pulse

February 2021

65.4

+0.6 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

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February 2021

“Eight in ten firms expect Brexit to negatively impact the local economy in their region.”

Dr Loretta O’Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

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February 2021

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February 2021

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February 2021

infrastructure investment priorities Dublin firms

  • Housing 33%
  • Telecommunications 29%
  • Transport 25%
  • Basic Infrastructure 13%

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February 2021

infrastructure investment priorities rest of leinster firms

  • Telecommunications 40%
  • Housing 31%
  • Transport 15%
  • Basic Infrastructure 14%

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February 2021

infrastructure investment priorities munster firms

  • Telecommunications 35%
  • Housing 29%
  • Transport 22%
  • Basic Infrastructure 13%

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February 2021

infrastructure investment priorities connacht/ulster firms

  • Telecommunications 42%
  • Transport 26%
  • Housing 21%
  • Basic Infrastructure 11%