Consumers are more worried about their financial situation and the potential impact of a no deal Brexit.
A new Bank of Ireland survey shows consumer confidence dropped last month.
Businesses, meanwhile, are concerned that housing and broadband infrastructure across the country isn’t good enough .
57 per cent of firms in Connacht and Ulster also say transport services aren’t good enough – compared to 20 per cent in Dublin.
Group Chief Economist with Bank of Ireland, Loretta O’Sullivan, says the threat from Brexit is likely to cause problems for some time to come.
Tech companies in Ireland need to develop more diverse teams.
That’s the key message at the Grace Hopper Local Dublin being held in Microsoft’s new campus today.
Speakers will be pushing companies to improve upon the amount of women working in the tech sector – the figure currently stands at only 19 percent.
Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland, Cathriona Hallahan, says the trend can also be changed by the school subject choices young girls make.
The Euro is trading at one dollar and fourteen US cent and eight five Pence sterling