Irish Economy

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...  



Irish consumer sentiment surprisingly strong In June


Large monthly rise pushes sentiment to best level since February 2016 Jump may reflect reduced fears of hard Brexit after...  



Non-EU students and undocumented migrants among those illegally employed


The ESRI published new research today (6 July 2017) examining the illegal employment of non-EU nationals in Ireland. Illegal employment...  



National Economic Dialogue – Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June


The National Economic Dialogue takes place in Dublin Castle on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June. It is hosted by...  



Economic growth set to remain solid in 2017 and 2018


GDP growth forecast at 3.8 per cent in 2017 and 3.6 per cent in 2018 Domestic factors contributing to higher...  



Irish energy policy should prioritise sustainability, security and competitiveness regardless of Brexit impact


Research published today (Wednesday, 21 June 2017) by the ESRI re-evaluates Irish energy policy in light of Brexit, and makes...  



Consumer sentiment slips in May as risks remain and income gains disappoint


Sentiment Survey Suggests Conditions Slightly Better But Irish Consumers Aren’t Seeing A Boom Marginal monthly drop enough to prompt weakest...  





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