Economic Research Unit

The Economic Research Unit (ERU) provides commentary and analysis of economic and market events in Ireland, the UK, the Euro Area and US.

In addition to a daily blog and weekly update, the ERU prepares regular reports on the global, UK and Irish economies and also produces the Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse, a monthly indicator charting changes in consumer and business sentiment in Ireland. Our latest publications are available for download here.

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Dollar a little softer ahead of the Fed

18.09.2019 Daily blog

The dollar is a little softer against the euro this morning ahead of the Fed’s latest policy  announcement later today (7pm Irish time), trading at around $1.1050. The pound remains largely in consolidation mode after its recent gains, hovering around 88.5p against the single currency and close to $1.25 against the dollar, as Irish Foreign Minister, Simon Coveney, says he is […]

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Dr. Loretta O’Sullivan

Group Chief Economist
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Michael Crowley, Senior Economist
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Patrick Mullane, Senior Economist
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Conn Creedon, Senior Economist
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Andrew Hopkins, Economist
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