Irish Economy

House prices could rise by 20 per cent from 2017 to 2020


New ESRI research published today (14 November) analyses a number of demographic and economic factors to forecast trends in house...  



The Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index, October 2017


Saving sentiment on the up, driven by an improving environment for savers Half of Irish people are saving regularly compared...  



Irish consumer sentiment slightly weaker in October


Marginal drop in sentiment index suggests no major change in consumer thinking Household finances downgraded following September gains, possibly reflecting...  



Bank of Ireland and ESRI launch monthly Savings and Investment Index


Bank of Ireland and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) have announced that they are partnering on new monthly...  



New research asks which workers are paid minimum wage in Ireland


Today (1 November) the ESRI published a study, which was funded by the Low Pay Commission, to examine the characteristics...  



Irish consumer sentiment improves to eighteen month high


Modest monthly increase sufficient to boost confidence to best level since February 2016 Encouraging signs in September reading but no...  



Economic growth set to remain strong in 2017 and 2018


GDP growth forecast at 5.0 per cent in 2017 and 4.0 per cent in 2018. Growth continues to come from...  



New report examines how the increase in the state pension age in 2014 impacted the retirement rate of 65-year-olds


Today (Tuesday 3 October) the ESRI published Did increasing the state pension age in Ireland affect the retirement rate of...  



Slight pull-back in Irish consumer sentiment in August


Slight pull-back in Irish consumer sentiment in August Modest drop suggests sentiment remains positive but brittle ‘Macro’ views improve as...  



Irish consumer sentiment remains positive in July


July index up marginally to strongest reading in 17 months Positive Irish survey contrasts with weaker confidence elsewhere Consumers likely...  





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