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# spending power

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# feeling good
Irish consumers haven't felt this good for 10 years
The figures from the ESRI and KBC Bank Ireland show consumer sentiment at its highest point for ten years.
# Power Struggle
Reddan refuses to accept Leinster have slipped behind wealthy Top 14 clubs
The 35-year-old says an acceptance of that narrative cannot be afforded.
# Moneyball
The Top 14 clubs' budgets make for eye-watering reading again this season
The average provisional budget for the 2015/16 season is €21.5 million.
# spending power
'The reality is that we are not going to be able to match France'
IRFU chief executive Philip Browne is aware of the ever-growing threat from the Top 14.
# European domination
Zebre might sneakily be plotting a Toulon-style world domination after adding another import
A 38-times capped Aussie scrum-half is a good coup for Zebre.
# spending power
Transfer season is underway in France as Ashley-Cooper signs for Bordeaux
The Top 14 club have been building impressively in recent seasons.
# Consumer Sentiment
Consumer confidence rises slightly in March
The marginal increase comes amid concerns about the looming property tax and cuts to pay outlined in the Croke Park II deal.