Irish confidence rises

FINANCIAL confidence in Ireland has rebounded from an all-time low last year.

Insurance company Standard Life's latest Financial Confidence Index has crept up to 52.2pc confidence levels from its October 2010 rock bottom of 51.1pc.

Now in its fourth year, this survey of 1,000 adults peaked at 66.7pc in March 2008.

And Dubliners are the most financially secure group, according to the survey, coming in with a score of 55.7pc -- a jump from October's reading of 52pc.

The biggest confidence increase was for those aged 25 to 34.