Irish Economy

Oireachtas Committee on Budgetary Oversight meets with ESRI representatives


On 7th September, Alan Barrett, Director of the ESRI, and Kieran McQuinn, Head of the Economic Analysis division of the...  



Rents increase in second quarter of 2016


PRIVATE RENTS ROSE NEARLY 10% ACROSS COUNTRY IN SECOND QUARTER 0F 2016 COMPARED WITH SAME PERIOD IN 2015 DUBLIN RENTS...  



Female labour supply likely to expand over the next five years


Recent trends in female participation in the labour market New research published by the ESRI today (Wednesday 14 September 2016)...  



Irish Consumers A Little Less Nervous In August


Sentiment index recovers  most of July’s post-Brexit fall Increased uncertainty a key issue for sentiment in Ireland and elsewhere Irish...  



Savings Index decreases as Irish consumers reflect dissatisfaction with government policy on savings


Key Highlights: The Savings Environment Index, which asks people if they feel it is a good time to save and...  



Irish Consumer Sentiment Softer But Fall In July Not As Large As Feared


Fall in consumer sentiment index in July smaller than declines seen in March or May Modest drop in headline figure...  



Angling research aims to boost economy


Anglers contribute €800 million every year Recreational angling is a vital economic activity in Ireland, supporting 11,000 jobs and bringing...  



Savings Index falls to its lowest level in almost two years, as younger people squeezed by rising property prices


Key Highlights: The overall savings index fell to 103 points in June, its lowest reading since October 2014 Drop led...  



Consumers Are Confused by Personal Loans


Consumers find personal loans confusing and struggle to choose the right one, according to a new ESRI report, An Experimental...  



Irish Consumers A Little More Optimistic In June (Before Brexit)


Good news on jobs drives uptick in confidence Consumers still struggling to make sense of rapidly changing economic prospects Brexit...  





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