Irish Economy

Savings Index falls in December, led by drop in people’s ability to save – but precautionary saving holds up during Christmas season


Key Highlights  Savings Index falls to 112 points in December from 126 in November Savings Attitude Index falls to 110...  



Irish Consumer Sentiment Ends 2016 On A Nervous Note


Modest monthly decline sufficient to push sentiment to 22 month low Increased uncertainty rather than notably weaker conditions undermining confidence...  



ESRI forecasts continuing growth led by domestic sources in 2017


GDP growth forecast at 4.2 per cent in 2016 and 3.5 per cent in 2017 Robust consumption and investment growth...  



Ireland records large increase in refugee resettlement but overall numbers remain low


A new report published today (Tuesday, 13 December 2016) by the ESRI finds that the number of refugees resettled to...  



Call for Papers: EUROFRAME Conference — Growth and Inequality: Challenges for EU Economies


Euroframe Conference on Economic Policy Issues in the European Union Growth and inequality: Challenges for EU economies  Friday, 9 June 2017,...  



The ESRI publishes a new medium-term outlook for the Irish economy


The ESRI published Ireland’s Economic Outlook: Perspectives and Policy Challenges today (5 December 2016). The research uses a new macroeconomic...  



Irish Consumers Stay Cautious In November


Irish Consumer Sentiment Index effectively unchanged in November Steady reading contrasts with marked changes in consumers’ moods elsewhere Irish consumers...  



The Product and Sector Level Impact of a Hard Brexit across the EU


The UK exit from the European Union (Brexit) is likely to have a range of impacts, with trade flows likely...  



Scenarios and Distributional Implications of a Household Wealth Tax in Ireland


This paper uses recently available information on the composition of household assets and liabilities to examine the impact of a...  



Irish Consumer Confidences Slides Further In October


Monthly fall not dramatic but sufficient to push sentiment index to 20 month low Poorer assessment of household finances the...  





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