Cliff Taylor: Conditions are starting to fall into place for economic recovery. We have to hope that 2014 is the year the consumer comes back.

Will the Irish consumer turn up in 2014? That really is the crux of it, looking at expectations for economic growth next year.

22nd December, 2013
Christmas spending - a lot of people seem to be out socialising and shopping, but are they actually spending a bit more?

Will the Irish consumer turn up in 2014? That really is the crux of it, looking at expectations for economic growth next year. It will be a while before we get a real fix on Christmas spending - a lot of people seem to be out socialising and shopping, but are they actually spending a bit more ? And can an upturn continue into 2014?

Of course there will be other factors too, which will be vital for...

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