Irish consumer sentiment recovers slightly but remains dogged by uncertainty

Marginal gain follows two monthly declines after January's 15-year high

5th May, 2016
Householders feeling some uncertainty. Pic: Pixabay

Irish consumer sentiment improved marginally in April, recovering less than half of the decline seen in the index in March.

The fractional rise suggests that Irish consumers are not gripped by a newly returned pessimism, according to KBC chief economist Austin Hughes.

Instead, the mixed results of recent months suggest many consumers are struggling to make sense of an unclear economic environment.

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