Irish Economy

ESRI Director to Chair National Economic Dialogue


The National Economic Dialogue takes place in Dublin Castle on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th June, hosted by the Department...  



Latest ESRI forecast predicts strong GDP growth to continue into 2016


GDP expected to grow at approximately 4.6 per cent in 2016 Initial forecasts for 2017 indicate that GDP will grow...  



New ESRI Research Examines the Impact of Corporate Taxation on Attracting Foreign Direct Investment to Ireland and Other EU Countries 


Today, Tuesday 14 June, the ESRI published new research titled Corporate Taxation and Foreign Direct Investment in EU Countries: Policy Implications...  



Slower Rate of Growth in Private Sector Rents


The latest rent index shows that rents continued to increase in Q1, 2016, when compared with Q 4, 2015, although...  



Irish Consumers Increasingly Nervous In May


Irish consumer sentiment slips to fourteen month low Survey suggests no dramatic deterioration in circumstances but a clear downgrading of...  



Irish Consumer Sentiment Fractionally Higher in April


Analysis by Austin Hughes, Chief Economist, KBC Bank Ireland Irish consumer sentiment improved marginally in April, recovering less than half...  



Dublin Consumer Sentiment Improves In Early 2016 As Consumers Outside The Capital Become More Cautious


The latest quarterly ESRI/KBC Consumer Sentiment Index for Q1 2016, published 28th April, finds that consumer sentiment in the Dublin...  



Savings Index March 2016


Key Highlights: Savings Index rises to its highest level as the number of people who feel positively about the amount...  



Irish Consumer Sentiment Significantly Weaker in March


Analysis and press release for KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index for March 2016 Survey posts largest monthly drop in...  



Savings Index for February 2016


There were somewhat mixed results in February for the 3 main indices. The Savings Index remained unchanged from last month...  





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