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Consumer Confidence Highest In 17 Years

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Irish people are the most optimistic about the economy they've been in 17 years.

According to January's KBC Bank/ESRI consumer sentiment index,- 30 percent of consumers expect their own financial circumstances to improve before the end of the year.

However, it's not believed that the survey points to a return to the boom.

KBC Bank's Chief Economist, Austin Hughes, outlines some of the reasons behind the boost in consumer confidence: 

Consumer Confidence Highest In 17 Years

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We asked these people in Dublin if they feel more optimistic about the economy:


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