Irish Economy

Economic growth to remain significant in 2018 and 2019


Strong growth is likely to persist in the Irish economy through 2018 and 2019, as indicated by the underlying trends...  



Satellite accounts needed to understand Ireland’s globalised economy


The traditional National Accounts published by the CSO need to be supplemented by satellite accounts in order to understand the...  



Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index shows greater optimism about retirement


One third of people say it will be ‘easy’ for them to live comfortably in retirement Savers split down age...  



Irish consumer confidence slightly stronger in May


Irish consumer confidence slightly stronger in May Sentiment index recovers two thirds of April drop Spending plans rebound but consumers...  



92 per cent of people say Brexit has not affected their savings pattern


Strong recovery in savings attitudes fuels gain in Savings Index – 51 per cent of people were regular savers in...  



Slide in consumer sentiment reflects more cautious Irish consumer


April sentiment slips to weakest level since December Increased global worries about trade wars and oil prices likely played some...  



New research examines the impact of the 2016 increase in the National Minimum Wage


The 2016 increase in the national minimum wage (NMW) rate did not lead to greater unemployment among minimum wage workers,...  



Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index falls to lowest level since launch


Overall Index falls back in March with fewer people saving and investing Savings sentiment deteriorating among the over 50s Irish...  



Signs of spring in March consumer sentiment?


Irish consumer confidence recovers after February dip Expectations for household incomes and spending improve Could this be hinting at the...  



Strong growth set to continue in 2018


In 2017, the Irish economy grew by 7.8 per cent. In 2018, GDP is expected to grow by 4.8 per...  





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