Irish Economy

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...  



New legislation has narrowed eligibility for family reunification for refugees


The ESRI published new research today (30 May 2017) examining the process by which refugees and migrants reunite with their...  



Sentiment Survey Suggests Conditions Slightly Better But Irish Consumers Aren’t Seeing A Boom


April sentiment reading broadly unchanged from March or level seen a year ago ‘Macro’ worries ease marginally as Brexit/Trump fallout...  



Dublin Consumers More Cautious Than Elsewhere In Spite Of Better Sentiment In Early 2017


Rise in confidence reverses only half of the deterioration felt in Dublin in late 2016 Meanwhile, consumer sentiment nears late...  



New products and markets key to export growth


Note: Links to publications launched at this conference are available at the end of this article.  The ESRI will host...  



Irish Consumers Not Quite As Worried In March But Still Feeling Cautious


Slight increase in sentiment in March only partly corrects February’s decline Fewer reporting weaker Household finances the main driver. So,...  



New ESRI research examines the sensitivity of income tax and USC revenues to changes in income


Income tax (including USC) is the largest individual source of tax revenue in Ireland, accounting for over 35 per cent...  



Growth to remain strong in 2017 and 2018


GDP growth forecast at 3.8 per cent in 2017 and 3.6 per cent in 2018 Growth will be driven by...  





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