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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...  



Quality of life problems differ by age group and social class


Research conducted by the ESRI and published in a report by the Department of Social Protection today (Wednesday 13 July)...  



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...  



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...  



Simple comparisons overstate differences between Irish and UK work incentives


Comparisons based simply on “top line” figures such as rates of income tax and welfare payments can overstate the differences...  





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